Search - make it simpler...

Just installed V8 Beta for MacOS. First impression: I don't like search ... Please simplify it
In fact, I prefer the search behaviour of V7, which is the list of items adjusts on the fly as I type in the search field.

Now in V8, as I type a search term, e.g. "Google", the matches drop down from the search field. This is not what I want. Instead, I wish the item list would just narrow down to those matching dynamically, like in V7

I see no reason to having to press two keys (Command + Return) in order to get the matching item list displayed. This should be automatic, saving me from pressing extra keys.

In fact, Quick Access Search does exactly that. As I type, the list of items adjusts. No need to also press Command and Return.

@1Password, If there is a good reason for this new behaviour, please explain. However, please consider restoring the old behaviour for search.


1Password Version: 1Password for Mac 8.5.0
Extension Version: Not Provided
OS Version: macOS 12.1


  • PeterG_1PPeterG_1P

    Team Member

    Hi @reinhard76, thanks for your feedback here. I have added your comments to our ongoing discussion about how to continue improving search functionality in 1Password 8. We appreciate hearing from you about this, and hope that updates to come will impress you! 🙂

    ref: dev/core/core#10777

  • slootsloot
    Community Member

    +1 on this. I was initially very confused by the new behaviour.

  • AppleeaterAppleeater
    Community Member

    Could you please add an option to revert back to the old behaviour?
    ( ) Use Classic Search Mode

    I'm also used to the old style, type in your search and press enter like in every browser.

  • AppleeaterAppleeater
    Community Member
    edited February 22

    Maybe an additional mode to "autocomplete for tags search" would be great.

  • PeterG_1PPeterG_1P

    Team Member

    Thanks for your additions here, folks. We're listening!

  • dmciverdmciver
    Community Member

    Umm... how about some advanced search features - I don't need to be typing more than necessary or banging my head on a wall trying to search a specific vault for details. If I've selected a vault and hit search - DEFAULT to searching that vault. Put a damn checkbox in there if I want to search across all vaults.

    HUGE step back in the interface guys. I am miserable on ver 8.5.0

  • rctneilrctneil
    Community Member

    +1 from me.

    The narrowing down the items list when typing in the search made more sense to me too in V7

  • PeterG_1PPeterG_1P

    Team Member

    Thanks for the feedback, @rctneil. I've added your +1 to our internal issue.

    ref: IDEA-I-289

  • kormockormoc
    Community Member

    Another +1 here. The search in V7 was intuitive and useful. V8's is much harder and I've taken to just avoiding it as much as possible. It makes 1password much less useful for me.

  • viswizviswiz
    Community Member

    +1 for bringing back the whole V7 search experience

  • aholtzaholtz
    Community Member

    +10 on this one. The auto-filtering of the main list from v7 should definitely be an option.

  • Jack.P_1PJack.P_1P

    Team Member

    Hi @aholtz:

    Thanks for your feedback on this as we continue to improve 1Password.


  • AshokleylandAshokleyland
    Community Member

    +1 !!
    Old behavior was a lot easier.

  • timkingmantimkingman Junior Member
    Community Member

    My issue with V8 search is that it doesn't match within words the same way V7 did.
    For example, if I have an item named "corpwebsite-prod", and I type "website prod" in the search box, V7 finds this item but V8 doesn't, either in the search drop-down or the "Show all matching items" list.


  • PeterG_1PPeterG_1P

    Team Member
    edited April 8

    Hi @timkingman, thank you for your feedback.

    You're correct, this doesn't work the same way it did in 1Password 7. There are some technical reasons for this, as one of our developers, Rob, explains here:

    But long story short, we are still working on the best way to make search work for everyone, and recognize the use case that you've highlighted for us here. Thanks again for sharing, and we'll keep working to create the best possible search experience.

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