Irritating search box behaviour

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02 Mar, 2018 09:03 AM

When searching for an email containing a text string, I focus the search box in the top-right of the UI and begin typing.

Within a second of typing, the text I entered is cleared and replaced with the string "label: inbox" To complete my search, I then have to delete the "label: inbox" and type my text string all over again.

How can I revert the previous behaviour where I could just type into the search field to filter my emails with those containing the string? I realise I can first navigate to the search "folder", but since I am usually working from my inbox, I would prefer to search from there rather than take these extra steps.

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Airmail on 04 Mar, 2018 05:01 AM

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    what beta version?

  2. 2 Posted by Patrick Rushton on 06 Mar, 2018 04:04 PM

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    Version 3.5.5 (475)

    Please see attached screencapture. I want to search for the word "airmail", but before I finish typing, my search string "airmai" is replaced with "label:Inbox"

  3. Support Staff 3 Posted by Airmail on 07 Mar, 2018 09:40 PM

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    please rebuild the account
    from preference > account > more

  4. 4 Posted by Patrick Rushton on 08 Mar, 2018 10:27 AM

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    If you mean the "clean messages cache", I have tried this and it made no difference to the search behavior.

    BTW, I believe the issue below is related, which is reported as fixed, but is still a problem in the current beta.

  5. 5 Posted by ranjit on 11 Mar, 2018 09:30 AM

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    came here to report this as well. like patrick i'm also on 3.5.5

  6. 6 Posted by Patrick Rushton on 14 Mar, 2018 10:30 AM

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    Unchecking "Suggested Search" in Preferences > Advanced appears to have resolved this issue for me.

  7. 7 Posted by ranjit on 17 Mar, 2018 09:45 AM

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    thanks patrick!

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