Principal Changes of the July 13, 2018 Release

US Release: 13 July 2018

Expected AUS/CAN/EU Release: 20 July 2018


This release, we’re introducing major improvements to search efficiency! You can now use a host of keyboard shortcuts to navigate search without ever having to use your mouse. Additionally, you can easily find the metadata search terms you need with a visual breakout of metadata terms in their own column. Finally, you can expand all documents in the results table, so that when you group documents you are able to expand or collapse all document groups at once.


Search Usability Improvements

Keyboard shortcuts

We’re always striving to build the fastest and most intuitive search tool in the industry, and we understand that many users prefer using a keyboard to clicking a mouse. Now, you can access keyboard shortcuts to build a complex search without ever needing to use your mouse! You can press the ? key to access a list of shortcuts, or click the “?” icon in the top right corner of your screen.


You can now conduct these actions in search by just using your keyboard:

  • Find a term = f
  • Navigate across terms or containers = arrow keys (up, down, left, and right)
  • Rearrange a term or container = Shift + arrow key
  • Add “AND” operator = a
  • Add “OR” operator = o
  • Toggle logical operators = t
  • Negate a term or container = n
  • Duplicate a term = d
  • Delete a term or container = Delete
  • Open “More Options” = Enter


The search below is conducted entirely with keyboard shortcuts!


For more information on search, check out our article on search overview or visit the “Walk Me Through” widget on the bottom right of the homepage of Everlaw.

Metadata search terms

With this release, all available metadata fields, including aliases and user-editable fields, are broken out as separate terms under the Metadata header in the terms list. Existing searches will automatically be converted, so there’s no need to recreate any existing search. Combined with the revamped keyboard shortcuts, performing a metadata search is now more visually intuitive and faster!


Need to find emails to or from a certain person, or pare down by custodian? Simply click “f” on your keyboard and start typing the field name to add the term. Prone to using a subset of metadata terms all the time? Easily pin them to the search page from a menu of options!


“Expand all” in the Results Table

The “Expand all” functionality was one of our most requested features, and we’re excited to announce that it’s now available for you! If you’ve grouped documents in the results table, you will see an expansion icon at the head of the groups column. Here, you can choose to expand or collapse all groups within the results table.


Check out this article for more information about grouping in the results table. 

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