Selecting the tags for this question is kind of annoying in the iOS app because the tag search is case-sensitive and my iPhone keeps "correcting" ios when I type on the dash.

The site tag search seems to be case insensitive, so I'd expect the app to behave the same.

  • the text entry field should be programmed to not be sentence case
  • even if caps are entered intentionally, the internal search should be case insensitive.

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This fix is also needed on the tags search on the main site feed browsing pane.

  • what tag were you trying to search on? – Ben Collins Feb 13 '14 at 0:13
  • If you type "ios-", the iPhone will change it to "iOS-" if you don't stop it, which returns no results. I'd expect the two inputs to return the same thing since tags can't contain capital letters anyway. – Tim Stone Feb 13 '14 at 0:16
  • I am not seeing any unexpected behavior. No autocorrection happens when I type, and if I search on [ios-app], I get exactly what I'd expect. If I search on ios-app, I also get pretty much what I'd expect (the latter produces different results than the former). I also tried varying the capitalization of each and continued to get the same results. Could you tell me your device model, iOS version, and app version? – Ben Collins Feb 13 '14 at 0:46
  • It's an issue with the field you use to select tags on the question, not the general search field. I have an iPhone 4 with iOS 7.0.4 and app version 0.1.14 – Tim Stone Feb 13 '14 at 2:29
  • Oh, ok. I follow now. – Ben Collins Feb 13 '14 at 3:33
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    @TimStone I'm having the same problem when I search the general list of tags (selected from the tab bar, not when tagging a question), are you saying it works for you over there? – Jack Mar 21 '14 at 14:51
  • @Jack At the time of writing that view didn't exist, but the problem is indeed replicated there as well. – Tim Stone Mar 21 '14 at 16:03
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    Please fix this, this is pretty annoying for someone like me who browses primarily by tag. – Joe Mar 23 '14 at 18:36

This will be fixed in version 0.1.45.

  • What do you think of making the field not autocapitalize too, since the tags are lowercase anyway? – mhlester Apr 10 '14 at 2:19
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    @mhlester sure, I can do that. Should ship out on the next version. – Arie Litovsky Apr 10 '14 at 13:21
  • secret feature request confirmed. thanks! – mhlester Apr 10 '14 at 22:44
  • @Arie can the no auto-capitalize please be applied in questions tags as well? – Shadow Wizard is Vaccinating Feb 18 '15 at 19:55

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