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jochen 2010-01-22 02:05 AM

Searching in OF
 
Hello

I cannot search to "words" in projects or tasks when they closed. Is it right ?

What means the blue colour when I type a letter or word in the search field.
Only a mark that I use searching at moment ?

Jochen

Toadling 2010-01-22 08:51 AM

[QUOTE=jochen;72146]I cannot search to "words" in projects or tasks when they closed. Is it right ?[/QUOTE]

You can search for any items that still exist in your main database (i.e. items that haven't been deleted or archived). [I]But[/I], those items must be visible with the current view bar settings. So if you want to search on completed actions, set your action filter to completed or to all items.

If you've already moved those completed item to your archive database, however, you'll need to perform the search there rather than in your main database. In all other respects, the archive database behaves the same way.

[QUOTE=jochen;72146]What means the blue colour when I type a letter or word in the search field. Only a mark that I use searching at moment ?[/QUOTE]

Yes, the search field highlights when your items are being filtered by an active search. I wish more OS X apps would adopt this very handy feature.

-Dennis

whpalmer4 2010-01-22 09:49 AM

[QUOTE=Toadling;72158]You can search for any items that still exist in your main database (i.e. items that haven't been deleted or archived). [I]But[/I], those items must be visible with the current view bar settings. So if you want to search on completed actions, set your action filter to completed or to all items.
[/QUOTE]

Just one tiny bit of clarification: by "visible" Dennis means that if you fully expanded all of the rows in the display, the item in question would appear. It doesn't have to actually be in sight for the search to work, however. So if you save a perspective that is grouped by due date, for example, and save the perspective with many of the groups closed, if your search target occupies one of the closed groups, it will still be found by the search, but it won't be displayed unless you open that group. Searching in your "today" view will still find things that are due tomorrow or last week, so long as they would be visible in the "today" view if everything was expanded.

Hopefully I haven't made things less clear :-)

jochen 2010-01-23 07:15 AM

Thanks Dennis and whpalmer4

Jochen


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