Search dialog with multiple search arguments

don Paolo Benvenuto donpaolo at
Sun Oct 14 11:29:08 EDT 2007

El dom, 14-10-2007 a las 11:14 -0400, Derek Atkins escribió:

> > What I like less is that at the same time the list of search criteria is reset 
> > to only the last search criterium (Date Opened in my case). For me this is a 
> > bit counter-intuitive. I'd expect to get exactly the same search results when 
> > hitting the Find button again without explicitly changing the search 
> > criteria.
> You're mis-understanding what's going on.  The last Query is
> retained and future searches are made off of that as the basis.
> If you look into the lower-left corner of the dialog you'll see
> four choices.  Those choices control how your new set of criteria
> get merged into your previous (and no longer "visible") set of
> criteria.
> Using those choices you can:
> * New search -- throw away your last set of results/criteria and start over
> * Refine current search -- This lets you search within the results of the
>   previous search; i.e. an "AND" into the previous query
> * Add results to current search -- this is an "OR" into the previous query
>   so the results from the new set of criteria will get inserted into the
>   results.
> * Delete results from current search -- this is a NAND operation, so it
>   will remove the results of the new criteria from the existing results.

Actually I get that all the options others than "new search" are greyed, not available.

Is it a bug, or have I something in my preferences that disables those options?

I have the 2.2.1 debian unstable

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