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I agree about the tag list problem (although maybe not on the solution). It takes me a good 15 seconds to scroll through my whole list. And they are sometimes nested 3-deep... This is just unworkable. There's no direct access, no search field, no tag management screen.

Search among tags is absolutely required. I have several hundreds of them, and I need to wait looong seconds for the alphabetic list to scroll.

May I add that a full-blown tag management window is also required. Especially since we have hierarchical tags. I often find myself adjusting categories when filing a note : discovering redundant tags, obsolete tags, tags that should be merged or split up, and even tags that are the result of typing mistakes.

Currently, the task has to be done with closed eyes, so to speak.

This is a minor irritant. I have taken to replace spaces with dots within tags. Yes, this is less logical (or aesthetically pleasing) than allowing spaces within tags, and having commas as separators, like in tags of Firefox bookmarks.

If a change is made, however, it would be useful to have a converting routine. I have tons of dotted tags, and I don't see myself renaming them one by one to replace dots with spaces, if sometime this becomes possible.

Also, the separator (or a least some of the available ones, if several) should be accessible with a single keyboard input, whatever the language.

Oh ! yes, very much so. I use Phrase Express instead, because the CN format is not to my liking. And please be generous in the selection of formats.

Phrase Express, a text expander and macro generator, does not have my preferred format, which is [1 oct 17]. So, when I need the date of the day in CN, I type "date" + Space + Enter, which inserts "1 oct. 17", then applies a macro to it to delete the dot. Ridiculous, but works.

I can see the point, but how would that work in practice ?

Downloading a part of the web and stuffing it somehow in the background, within the database, would be explosive in terms of size and processing power.

And where do you stop ? What if there are a hundred links or more, in a page ? Most of the links you wouldn't want, anyway. On a media web site, you'd be fighting to repel most of the links the page is trying to throw at you.

Also, how useful is it to import, wholesale, tons of text you haven't had the opportunity to edit ? Most pages need a minimum of pruning in order for the note to be readable, and many of them would be downright unusable without this step.

Wayback Machine is the answer to this problem.

I think it's more important that search within notes be more powerful, more intuitive and better explained. I'm hitting a ceiling there.

No problem. How do I do that ?

Hi Alex,

I've tried with any number of tags : one or six, the same thing happens. Ctrl + Backspace selects all the notes in the main window, and makes a search. After a while, it selects a specific tag in the left panel, which does not belong to the note I had selected in the first place.

I created a new notebook and the same thing happens, except that in some cases, it also opens one of the notes.

Thank you for the suggestion, and sorry for replying late. This does not seem to work.

I tried this, once with the last tagged note : the wait was very long after Ctrl+BkSp (3 000 notes in the database, many tags, is there a way to count them ?), plus it selected the wrong tags. The first selected tag actually belonged to the note, but the second did not and the other tags were not selected. From that point, clipping did tag the new note with the (wrongly) selected tags, therefore the result was useless.

I tried once more with an older note : the selected tags were the same than in the first instance, therefore even less relevant.

How is Ctrl+BkSp supposed to work ? Is it documented ?

Interesting, but actually not suited to my work. What this produces is an empty note with the required tags, a wrong title and a wrong URL.

Then you need to copy/paste the web page's contents, then change the title, then change the URL.

You don't take advantage of the automatic title feature of CN, which I have completed with some macros from other programs. You don't take advantage of the automatic saving of the URL that CN provides.

It breaks the clipping habit (this particular page does not get filed with Ctrl + F12), plus it breaks the natural tendency to decide about tags after having clipped the page, not before.

Also, it's quite unnatural to create a note only to erase most of it immediately.