Problem with new saved searches


#1

I updated all my documents and placed the my queries into the new side bar; but now that I am at home I can see that they are not updating across my all computers.

Does that mean that those searches will only work in the computer they were created? I thought that they were going to be part of the metadata of each file and that they were going to be sync across devices. I am very interested in hearing what is the plan for the saved searches. Not having those queries sync across computers is a pretty big to me.


#2

Definitely agree.
The previous way of how saved searches were implemented looked rather better for me. A possibility to keep the searches within document seems to be a valuable feature.


#3

When you created them did you check “User for current document only” … if that’s not checked then the search will get saved into user defaults which is machine specific.


#4

I am thinking about:

Delaying a few days while I work on other stuff, but I may move back to text approach.


#5

Sure, I did, and appreciated this option. But the whole concept of editing saved searches within document’s text looks like a brilliant idea, and it would be sad to miss it completely.


#6

I did. I also tested that by creating a new set of queries and checking at work. It doesn’t sync.


#7

Ok, it’s likely then that the sync is removing the extended attribute where this info is stored.


#8

I was pretty sure that dropbox syncs extended attributes. Dropbox is what I am using to sync my files across computers.


#9

Urgh. That’s bad. If I’m going to the trouble of saving searches I hope it would be obvious I want those searches on all of my machines. I think this needs to be solved in a syncable way; we shouldn’t have to re-enter changes to our saved searches X times every time we have a change. (And perhaps more importantly remember to do it.)

In the meantime, where are user defaults stored, and how would we copy our saved searches from one machine to another?


#10

Hold off on that, I’m changing where saved searches are stored in next release.


#11

Cool, will do. Thanks!