Photo Gallery's search box not consistent with regular Windows Search

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Music, Pictures and Video' started by Sean McLeod, Jun 8, 2006.

  1. Sean McLeod

    Sean McLeod Guest

    Hi

    I've been tagging a number of my images and performing some test queries
    against them. I've been using a combination of:

    - Windows Search UI via Start->Search the Index
    - Windows Gallery GUI to select/mutliple select tags on the left pane
    - Windows Gallery Search box

    What I've noticed is that the Windows Gallery Search box doesn't accept the
    same query syntax as the Windows Search UI. For example the following is
    allowed in the Windows Search UI but doesn't return any results in Windows
    Gallery.

    tag:quinton tag:marcelle

    In Windows Gallery this fails to return pictures tagged with marcelle or
    quinton.

    Typing just quinton by itself works, so it seems to match the text against
    tags automatically and against filenames.

    However I can't get this to work in the search box "quinton or marcelle" or
    "quinton and marcelle". It's probably seeing the complete query text as a
    single tag/filename.

    Is there any documentation on the query syntax and options for the search
    box in Windows Gallery?

    Any reason it isn't consistent with regular Windows Search? I can understand
    allowing shortcuts like not having to specify 'tag' but assuming it as a
    default, but I think it should in addition support the Windows Search UI
    syntax as well.

    Cheers
     
    Sean McLeod, Jun 8, 2006
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  2. Might want to bug this :eek:) Available options here:
    http://www.vistabase.co.uk/welcome.php?bugreport

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    Zack Whittaker, Jun 8, 2006
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  3. Indeed, feel free to bug it.

    I've also forwarded this to the program manager responsible for the gallery
    search feature. I'll post a reply when I hear back from him.

    -J

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    Thank!
    John Thornton
    Program Manager - Vista Photos Imaging and eXperience

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    John Thornton [MSFT], Jun 9, 2006
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  4. The Windows Photo Gallery did not implement the advanced query syntax that
    Shell implemented due to limitations in our architecture. There is no query
    syntax in the Photo Gallery, all terms are and'ed together automatically.

    Thank!
    John Thornton
    Program Manager - Vista Photos Imaging and eXperience

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    John Thornton [MSFT], Jun 9, 2006
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  5. Sean McLeod

    Sean McLeod Guest

    Yep thats a pity and a bit inconsistent between the UI tag selection in
    Photo Gallery and the search box in Photo Gallery.

    For example clicking on mutliple tags in the UI results in a search or'ing
    the selected tags, where as typing in the same set of tags in the search box
    results in an and'ing of them.

    Cheers
     
    Sean McLeod, Jun 9, 2006
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