I am seeing more strange behavior with “Enable Operators & Wildcards” checkbox.
As you can see in this video, the current behavior on DevonThink 3.9.2 is as follows:
“Enable Operators & Wildcards” is disabled (as I prefer)
I do a global search of a non-wildcard term (aka a single word that is not a pattern or wildcard)
I click the first result and the checkbox sets itself enabled.
I don’t need a wildcard search and at this point am just going through results.
Why are the search parameters changing on me?
Another behavior I have observed is with tabs.
Each tab appears to save its own search term and settings which is great, except that this wilcard option enables itself every time on the tab so that each time I disable it and switch tabs, it is enables again.
I can go all day disabling it on one tab, going to the next tab and it is enabled again. Go back to the previous tab and that one is enabled now too (despite that I just disabled it one second ago)
It is nearly impossible to turn this option off.
What is a better way for this parameter to work?
There should be a way to disable that option and it never enables itself again until I manually enabled it? Why is that not possible? I like wildcard searches. I don’t use them all the time but would like to sometimes. However, it should be possible to do it when I choose, not be forced every time.
If every tab saves its own search parameters (term options etc), then it should save the state of that parameter. If I disable it on tab 1, and it is enabled on tab 2, I should go back to tab 1 and it should still be disabled as I left it. Why does it re-enable itself?
I first reported this issue 2 years ago.
After much back and forth there was a workaround presented of some obscure flag I could toggle out of the usual preferences / app settings. I followed those instructions but never did get it working. I stopped thinking so much about it but still find myself unchecking that box many times in a day.
2 years later it still doesn’t work and seems even more broken with this tab enabling issue.