Search fails when looking for a file with the quick switcher


I have an issue with the quick switcher. I have a note called “Weekly notes”. When using the quick switcher (CMD-O) then “we no” finds the weekly notes file but “no we” does not. Even when I type “notes weekly” it does not find it.

Is this intended? I would expect that all words I put in the quick switcher are used to search for file names containing those words.

So I am not sure it is a bug or not but it is at least not how I expected it to work.


As far as I understand it, the algorithm for autocomplete matching is non-trivial and involves some design decision trade-offs; there’s no way to make it work for every kind of search.

See here for another discussion on fuzzy matching: Improve fuzzy search algorithm for better suggestions