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searching labels preceded by "~" in Windows not working correctly


I have 3 types of labels set up on 200+ tasks: *person, #action and ~tag_or_ subject. When I search the labels in the Windows application, it works for *person and #action (I get a list of all tasks that have the searched labels). But when I search the and ~tag_or_ subject labels, no tasks are listed. When I search all three types of labels on the iPad app, all three types of labels search perfectly fine. Is the "~" and invalid character to include in labels in the Windows application only? Or is there a bug that can be fixed?

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Howard Friedensohn
Replied on Oct 27, 2013 - 19:35 UTC

same problem in Chrome browser, latest version, Windows 7, 64-bit.

works correctly on iPad and Android versions.

David Trey  staff
Replied on Oct 27, 2013 - 22:12 UTC

Hello Howard,

I can reproduce this issue, but I'm not sure if this will be fixed. We strongly recommend not to use such special characters in labels that includes # and also *. Aside from practical issues such as the fact that we use # to enter a project through the search bar, there are technical limitations which can indeed cause such problems.

If you like to differentiate certain types of labels, please try to use color-coding instead.

Best regards,