Tag search doesn't show all matches until service restarted

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nabsltd
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Tag search doesn't show all matches until service restarted

Post by nabsltd » Fri Jun 29, 2018 2:11 am

MainType 8.0.0.1135

I don't think I can reproduce this, but what I was doing was deleting some fonts that only existed in the MainType database and not on disk. I had given them the tag "Ghost" to make finding them easier. I also deleted a few that did have files on disk. None of these had the tag "Ghost" set, so I don't think it's part of the issue, but I want to be complete.

After I had finished deleting all fonts, I still saw that 6 fonts were listed as having the tag "Ghost", but none showed up in the search:
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Stopping and restarting the font service cleared it up, so no real harm done.

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Re: Tag search doesn't show all matches until service restarted

Post by Erwin Denissen » Thu Jul 12, 2018 12:24 pm

It might be a little confusing, but this is by design, so people can re-tag fonts without being interrupted by a refresh.

Nevertheless, we'll add this quirk to our to-do list, so we can see if there is room for improvement.
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Re: Tag search doesn't show all matches until service restarted

Post by nabsltd » Thu Jul 12, 2018 2:04 pm

Erwin Denissen wrote:
Thu Jul 12, 2018 12:24 pm
It might be a little confusing, but this is by design, so people can re-tag fonts without being interrupted by a refresh.
It's still a bug, because if I click "Start a new tag search" or do something else that makes font list not be tag search results (like a quick search, or clicking on a view or group), the "Ghost" tags are still shown. At that point, they should be gone.

Otherwise, it gets really confusing if I am tagging fonts and actually want to set some with the "Ghost" tag. Then, a tag search would show fewer fonts than I think I have tagged, based on the numbers beside the tags.

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