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hakusa
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Treat x char as y char

Post by hakusa » Mon Feb 03, 2020 2:17 pm

An option to set underscores as space. Especially in windows there are many underscores and other chars scattered everywhere to make difficult to find what we searching for. A setting like treat x char as y char as well. These rules would be user defined. Also ignoring leading and trailing spaces. Currently if you Edit Filter > Search: "search:" and Macro: <search> then such default functions of Everything becomes obsolote. Some examples states might help search:
snap0000376.jpg
Type:
star child

And see the results like these by the help of the setting I suggested:
star_child
star__child
star;child
star'child
star.child
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NotNull
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Re: Treat underscores as space

Post by NotNull » Mon Feb 03, 2020 5:19 pm

hakusa wrote:
Mon Feb 03, 2020 2:17 pm
When I type:
star child
If a file/folder name has underscore like
star_child
Show this also in the search results.
That should already be the case. You might have a non-default filter enabled or activated one of the search modifier.

Try searching with these deactivated:
- Go to Menu:Search
- Make sure only "Everything" is enabled, like this:
2020-02-03 18_18_36-Window.png
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hakusa
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Re: Treat underscores as space

Post by hakusa » Mon Feb 03, 2020 6:12 pm

NotNull wrote:
Mon Feb 03, 2020 5:19 pm
hakusa wrote:
Mon Feb 03, 2020 2:17 pm
When I type:
star child
If a file/folder name has underscore like
star_child
Show this also in the search results.
That should already be the case. You might have a non-default filter enabled or activated one of the search modifier.

Try searching with these deactivated:
- Go to Menu:Search
- Make sure only "Everything" is enabled, like this:

2020-02-03 18_18_36-Window.png
Everything is enabled exactly as you have shown but I'm using this filter settings which is essential for me, it doesn't allow it.
Screenshot:
https://ibb.co/RPx1ny4

NotNull
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Re: Treat underscores as space

Post by NotNull » Mon Feb 03, 2020 6:31 pm

Screenshot (sooner or later that image will no longer be available and this might interest other people later on)
snap0000376.jpg
:


Your filter translates star child into "star child", meaning the literal text "star child".
Causing the search to change from: "find filenames with star as well as child in their names to:
"find filenames with the text "star child" in their names.

That is one of the limitations of your modified Everything filter.

Workaround:
use "" around you query:
- enable (your modified) Everything filter
- search for
"star child"


That will do a search for ""star child"", finding filenames with star as well as child in their names (as you intended).
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hakusa
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Re: Treat underscores as space

Post by hakusa » Mon Feb 03, 2020 6:53 pm

NotNull wrote:
Mon Feb 03, 2020 6:31 pm
Screenshot (sooner or later that image will no longer be available and this might interest other people later on)

snap0000376.jpg:


Your filter translates star child into "star child", meaning the literal text "star child".
Causing the search to change from: "find filenames with star as well as child in their names to:
"find filenames with the text "star child" in their names.

That is one of the limitations of your modified Everything filter.

Workaround:
use "" around you query:
- enable (your modified) Everything filter
- search for
"star child"


That will do a search for ""star child"", finding filenames with star as well as child in their names (as you intended).
For each search using quote marks is impossible. But maybe a setting like treat x char as y char as well. These rules would be user defined. Some examples states might help search:

Type:
star child

And see the results like these by the help of the setting I suggested:
star__child
star;child
star'child
star.child

NotNull
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Re: Treat underscores as space

Post by NotNull » Mon Feb 03, 2020 7:00 pm

Ohh ... this was a SUGGESTION. Totally missed that ...
Sorry!

Nothing to see here; please move on!

hakusa
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Re: Treat underscores as space

Post by hakusa » Mon Feb 03, 2020 7:25 pm

NotNull wrote:
Mon Feb 03, 2020 7:00 pm
Ohh ... this was a SUGGESTION. Totally missed that ...
Sorry!

Nothing to see here; please move on!
Your help is very valuable. By your post I've learnt the macro modification caused the problem. Thank you & Best Regards

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