Find in search

Steps to reproduce

Starting from scratch, what are the steps to make the bug happen? The fewer the steps, the better.

Search a term using CRTL-f

Expected result

What do you expect to see after carrying out the steps above?

I expect to find the result and perform an action on it such as copy text.

Actual result

Instead of the expected result, what happened?

If the search target is buried in a long note, the search dialogue obscures most of the results. When you click on the target text, it returns the screen to the top of the note. There isn’t a way to navigate to that text.


Which operating system are you using? Which browser are you using? If you’re using a desktop or mobile app, what’s the version number of Dynalist?

Desktop, Chrome Windows 10.

Additional information

Additional comments

This is the only feature I can find where Workflowy is clearly superior. If you use ESC to search, it highlights the results, which can be copied or edited. I use search all the time to grab links or other bits of information. Do let me know if there’s a better way of doing this.

I can understand the part where you said the dialogue is blocking some text, but what do you mean by

? I tested around and the page didn’t scroll when I clicked on the search result text.

It’s great how you respond so quickly.

To be more clear…

  1. I CTRL-F and type the search term
  2. I scroll down to find the search term highlighted in the note
  3. I click on the highlighted term
  4. I am taken back to the beginning of the note
  5. The search term is still in the CTRL-F dialogue and I can copy or edit the text, but I am at the top again and the result is no longer highlighted, so I cannot “find” it
  6. I click in the CTRL-F dialogue and the term is again highlighted with the same result

Maybe there’s something I need to do after entering the search term. A return opens the hints, which obscures the note.

I lost it at step 4.

When I clicked on the highlighted term, everything is normal. I start editing it. I think a video would be really helpful, if you could provide one.

Can you share what term you’re search for? Is it a tag?

OK. I’ve discovered that it depends on the length of the note. This happens when the note is more than one screen in length and you scroll beyond the first screen to find the search term.

Wow, more than one screen in length… I guess that’s why I didn’t manage to reproduce it, it’s indeed not a common use case (I might be wrong though).

I can successfully reproduce it now. Added to the to-fix list, looks a bit tricky though. I’ll post updates here when we have any!

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