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dev_note_search by Dediggefedde dev_note_search by Dediggefedde


This script is obsolete! please install the next version: Dev_Note_Search2!…

Installable userscript: Search within your Notes!

This is a working script! Install it if you want this!

This userscript adds a search-form in your note-section so you can search for usersnames, subjects, messages and dates.

This is an entry for deviantart-Related's collaboration-contest:…
=sugarpoultry has made a similar visual suggestion some time ago:…

You can search via Regex:
Normal words should be contained.
2 different words will pe separated with |: interview|promote will search for notes containing interview or Note.
To search for 2 words within one note use .*: interview.*promote
Search for patterns: "myd+. entry" will match "my 1. entry" "my 2. entry" "my 123. entry"
Not sure about nicknames? make wildcarts: "de.*fedde" will match my name, too!

Site-effect: Browsing pages and filtering will become much faster!

How to use

The first time you open the Note-search, it will have to index your notes.
For 300 notes this may take 10s.
Every time you reopen the note-search it will look for new notes and index them automatically.
However, when deleting a note, you have to reindex (with the button) it yourself.

To search simply insert search-words.


works well with...
firefox + Greasmonkey-addon,
chrome + tampermonkey,

Information for installing can be seen here:



Version 1.2:
Bug removed regarding read/unread icon
Performance enhanced, scanning and using should be a few times faster now.
Version 1.4:
Adjustedto new Tampermonkey. It don't like optional function parameters

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Given 2012-07-05
For years, deviants have wanted the ability to search notes. Prayers were answered when =Dediggefedde uploaded his script dev_note_search (based on =sugarpoultry's suggestion)!

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NightsCrimson Oct 18, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Does it work now?
I'm currently writing a new version^^ will be available in some days.
NightsCrimson Oct 19, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Okay then! I cant wait!
NightsCrimson Sep 26, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
What about saaaaay 15,300 notes?
well... currently it's not working right for any amount I think^^
I will have time again in some days... weeks... hopefully^^
NightsCrimson Sep 26, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Heheeh, okay then. I noticed it was a little buggy just now
Thank you so much for making this! One issue for me that no one else seems to have encountered: absolutely nothing happens when I click the search button. I'm using Firefox + Greasemonkey, things show up fine, doesn't crash, indexing is done, but clicking Search does nothing. I've tried restarting the browser and reinstalling the script. Any idea what could be up?

Hi! Thanks again for your comment!
Would you mind, testing this new version?
Shadow-Guardian0 Jul 31, 2013  Student General Artist
I still can't get it to work, my notes page looks like yours but I just cant get notes to show up  that I want. Do we have to fill in certain info and all the boxes?
So the script is running and installed correctly? e.g. using tampermonkey for chrome?
I'm sorry that I don't remember if you commented that before, but I couldn't find a previous commet.
When you click on the Notes-Tab at the top, is the search-form showing?

well, surprisingly it also stopped working for me without doing anything...
I will redo the script the following days.
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