Search functionality in the 8.7 Window app differs from search the browser extension

Community Member

Apologies if this is already discussed somewhere but I couldn't find anything relevant. When I search for "search" on this site all it comes back with is Forum search issues.

I have multiple entries in a vault such as:


When I search for ls01, it brings back only the bottom entry.

When I do the same search in the browser extension, it brings back all the items.

1Password Version: 8.7.0
Extension Version: 2.3.3
OS Version: Windows 10


  • viswizviswiz
    Community Member

    Sadly this problem is known since the release of the very first early access version of 1PW8. Agilebits sacrificed substring/partial search in order to support unicode. They are "evaluating" the situation but a fix doesn't seem to have high priority. For me it's a showstopper for switching to 1PW8.

  • PeterG_1PPeterG_1P

    Team Member
    edited May 11

    Hello @amyatt, thank you for this question.

    It's correct that this is a result of how 1Password 8 currently handles parts of words (or "substrings", as they're technically known). However, this is something our developers are looking at for potential improvements.

    And in the meantime, there's another way you can approach this. If you press ctrl + alt + f, a find dialogue will pop up, which should be able to help with the kind of search you'd like to do. Let me know how this works for you - and we'll welcome any feedback you'd like to offer! πŸ‘‹

    ref: IDEA-I-527

  • amyattamyatt
    Community Member

    Thanks, that works fine!

  • ag_mike_dag_mike_d

    Team Member

    Hi @amyatt, thanks for the quick reply. I'm happy to hear that Peter's suggestion is working for you. πŸ˜€

  • AliH1PAliH1P

    Team Member

    Hey @amyatt, I just wanted to follow up and share some good news! As of our latest Nightly (80901013) release, we've added substring matching while searching:


    If you're interested in trying out this functionality, you can navigate to Settings > Advanced and set the release channel to Nightly. You can then select About and Check for Updates to download the latest release.

    Let me know your thoughts!


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