Since the new updates (i don’t know exactly which, as i jumped from 2.1.35 to 2.1.43) anki browser searching worsened a lot IMO, from a practicle point of view.

I’m talking about adding `" "`

around every word, and `AND`

between every word. It’s so confusing and awkward to edit a search that it’s often better to write it again.

For example if i search for

`a b c d e`

now i get

`"a" AND "b" AND "c" AND "d" AND "e"`

…

so if i made an error and i want to search instead for a b c g e now i have to carefully select only the d, without deleting a `"`

because otherwise i’ll give me an error.

And this is with really searches like a b c d e, let alone more complex one… i mean it should get easier to use anki with new updates, not harder right?

For example

`deck:words ((a b c d e) or (a b d f g)) is:due`

that is a bit more complex but still crispy clear became

`"deck:words" AND (("a" AND "b" AND "c" AND "d" AND "e") OR ("a" AND "b" AND "d" AND "f" AND "g")) AND "is:due"`

I mean, just by looking at it it’s impossible to understand what is written between all those AND and " " without carefully analyzing every single word

PS. also complex searches became slower too, i don’t know if it’s related.