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[Request] In-Note Search #861

pshelly opened this issue Feb 6, 2020 · 3 comments

[Request] In-Note Search #861

pshelly opened this issue Feb 6, 2020 · 3 comments


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@pshelly pshelly commented Feb 6, 2020

Global search is really good in SN but in-note search is lacking. I have some workflows that heavily depend on the in-note functionality. I tried using global search but found it very annoying because of the following:

  • I am using Plus Editor
  • Highlight all behavior (out of focus)
  • No next match behavior (dedicated button)
  • No dedicated shortcut

Something like firefox's would be ideal. Everything accessible through graphical interaction and through shortcuts.


I find the found one on Minimal markdown editor is good but missing the buttons.

Idealy every editor would support it.

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@mobitar mobitar commented Feb 6, 2020

This is very hard to do given our multi-editor approach. However, most likely the stance we will take in the future is that we will built out these features for 3 editors only: plain, 1 markdown, and 1 rich text. Which those would be is TBD. This is definitely something we want to build, and we realize it's important, but it's going to take time.


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@bschlagel bschlagel commented Feb 12, 2020

Strong agree, this would be extremely useful. Even just for plaintext + one markdown editor for example, that would be awesome :)

Based on my experience I'd go so far as to say that if it's too hard to get this right for all editors, that's a very compelling reason to focus resources on a smaller # of editors, and perhaps even deprecate some of them going forward. Personally I would much much rather have one really great native-feeling markdown editor (long term, perhaps a custom base implementation that's easier for devs to extend / override) than the current situation of four different ones based on third party packages that all feel different and incomplete in random ways.


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@adambyrtek adambyrtek commented Feb 16, 2020

Agreed, as a new user I found the number of Markdown editors really confusing. In the end I settled on Markdown Pro and uninstalled all the others. I would much rather see one editor that integrates well and is officially supported for each use case (plain-text, HTML, Markdown, tasks etc.)

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