Keywords - are they still in Vista??

Posted: 05-27-2006, 10:59 PM
I've read on the web that keywords have been dropped from Vista. Is this true?

I notice however they are featured here, where it talks about tagging files
with keywords.

http://www.microsoft.com/windowsvist...horg.mspx#more

Keywords - are they still in Vista??


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Zack Whittaker
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Re: Keywords - are they still in Vista??
Posted: 05-27-2006, 11:20 PM
Keywords are still around - they're available as part of the "saving
dialogs" which are universal around Vista. You can add keywords or tags as
their commonly known as, so that the Indexer can index them better and you
can search for them easier.

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"me" <me@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
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> I've read on the web that keywords have been dropped from Vista. Is this
> true?
>
> I notice however they are featured here, where it talks about tagging
> files
> with keywords.
>
> http://www.microsoft.com/windowsvist...horg.mspx#more

Chris Altmann
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Re: Keywords - are they still in Vista??
Posted: 05-27-2006, 11:34 PM
No they aren't. Not in Beta 2 at least. The Office 2007 dialogs have some
metadata fields but none of the common dialogs for apps like Notepad or
Paint do. And there don't appear to be any global tag or keyword fields for
all files anymore, just whatever metadata a particular file format may have.

The link the OP posted has some outdated info and that 2nd screenshot is old
too.

Vista's metadata capabilities seem to have been neutered more than I had
first realized


"Zack Whittaker" <admin@zacknet.co.uk> wrote in message
news:OJn2KNegGHA.2416@TK2MSFTNGP03.phx.gbl...
> Keywords are still around - they're available as part of the "saving
> dialogs" which are universal around Vista. You can add keywords or tags as
> their commonly known as, so that the Indexer can index them better and you
> can search for them easier.
>
> --
> Zack Whittaker
> ZackNET Enterprises: www.zacknet.co.uk
> MSBlog on ResDev: www.msblog.org
> Vista Knowledge Base: www.vistabase.co.uk
> This mailing is provided "as is" with no warranties, and confers no
> rights. All opinions expressed are those of myself unless stated so, and
> not
> of my employer, best friend, Ghandi, my mother or my cat. Glad we cleared
> that up!
>
> --: Original message follows :--
> "me" <me@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:3AB981C2-84E7-4F10-B10B-E8F9305438FA@microsoft.com...
>> I've read on the web that keywords have been dropped from Vista. Is this
>> true?
>>
>> I notice however they are featured here, where it talks about tagging
>> files
>> with keywords.
>>
>> http://www.microsoft.com/windowsvist...horg.mspx#more
>
>

me
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Re: Keywords - are they still in Vista??
Posted: 05-28-2006, 12:09 AM
I'm referring to global tag or keyword fields and also the ability to ****
star files which you rate.
If this isn't in the beta thats bad news...

"Chris Altmann" wrote:
> No they aren't. Not in Beta 2 at least. The Office 2007 dialogs have some
> metadata fields but none of the common dialogs for apps like Notepad or
> Paint do. And there don't appear to be any global tag or keyword fields for
> all files anymore, just whatever metadata a particular file format may have.
>
> The link the OP posted has some outdated info and that 2nd screenshot is old
> too.
>
> Vista's metadata capabilities seem to have been neutered more than I had
> first realized
>
>
> "Zack Whittaker" <admin@zacknet.co.uk> wrote in message
> news:OJn2KNegGHA.2416@TK2MSFTNGP03.phx.gbl...
> > Keywords are still around - they're available as part of the "saving
> > dialogs" which are universal around Vista. You can add keywords or tags as
> > their commonly known as, so that the Indexer can index them better and you
> > can search for them easier.
> >
> > --
> > Zack Whittaker
> > » ZackNET Enterprises: www.zacknet.co.uk
> > » MSBlog on ResDev: www.msblog.org
> > » Vista Knowledge Base: www.vistabase.co.uk
> > » This mailing is provided "as is" with no warranties, and confers no
> > rights. All opinions expressed are those of myself unless stated so, and
> > not
> > of my employer, best friend, Ghandi, my mother or my cat. Glad we cleared
> > that up!
> >
> > --: Original message follows :--
> > "me" <me@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> > news:3AB981C2-84E7-4F10-B10B-E8F9305438FA@microsoft.com...
> >> I've read on the web that keywords have been dropped from Vista. Is this
> >> true?
> >>
> >> I notice however they are featured here, where it talks about tagging
> >> files
> >> with keywords.
> >>
> >> http://www.microsoft.com/windowsvist...horg.mspx#more
> >
> >
>
>
>
Chris Altmann
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Re: Keywords - are they still in Vista??
Posted: 05-28-2006, 01:01 AM
Tags and Ratings are there for some files. There is a tags field for Office
Documents, and JPGs, but not for PNGs, text files or MP3s. There is a
ratings field for MP3s and JPGs but not for text files, PNGs, or Office
Documents. It appears to be limited to the file formats that support the
fields or possibly to the search handlers that read and write the metadata
to/from the files. It sounds like we'll be at the mercy of MS and 3rd
parties for support of these fields.

As an added bonus, you can tag a PNG or a JPG in Windows Photo Gallery, but
only the JPGs tag is visible/searchable from the shell.


"me" <me@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:7D7B1A85-989E-4D5A-8086-7719727C5DBD@microsoft.com...
> I'm referring to global tag or keyword fields and also the ability to ****
> star files which you rate.
> If this isn't in the beta thats bad news...
>
> "Chris Altmann" wrote:
>
>> No they aren't. Not in Beta 2 at least. The Office 2007 dialogs have some
>> metadata fields but none of the common dialogs for apps like Notepad or
>> Paint do. And there don't appear to be any global tag or keyword fields
>> for
>> all files anymore, just whatever metadata a particular file format may
>> have.
>>
>> The link the OP posted has some outdated info and that 2nd screenshot is
>> old
>> too.
>>
>> Vista's metadata capabilities seem to have been neutered more than I had
>> first realized
>>
>>
>> "Zack Whittaker" <admin@zacknet.co.uk> wrote in message
>> news:OJn2KNegGHA.2416@TK2MSFTNGP03.phx.gbl...
>> > Keywords are still around - they're available as part of the "saving
>> > dialogs" which are universal around Vista. You can add keywords or tags
>> > as
>> > their commonly known as, so that the Indexer can index them better and
>> > you
>> > can search for them easier.
>> >
>> > --
>> > Zack Whittaker
>> > » ZackNET Enterprises: www.zacknet.co.uk
>> > » MSBlog on ResDev: www.msblog.org
>> > » Vista Knowledge Base: www.vistabase.co.uk
>> > » This mailing is provided "as is" with no warranties, and confers no
>> > rights. All opinions expressed are those of myself unless stated so,
>> > and
>> > not
>> > of my employer, best friend, Ghandi, my mother or my cat. Glad we
>> > cleared
>> > that up!
>> >
>> > --: Original message follows :--
>> > "me" <me@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>> > news:3AB981C2-84E7-4F10-B10B-E8F9305438FA@microsoft.com...
>> >> I've read on the web that keywords have been dropped from Vista. Is
>> >> this
>> >> true?
>> >>
>> >> I notice however they are featured here, where it talks about tagging
>> >> files
>> >> with keywords.
>> >>
>> >> http://www.microsoft.com/windowsvist...horg.mspx#more
>> >
>> >
>>
>>
>>
Zack Whittaker
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Re: Keywords - are they still in Vista??
Posted: 05-28-2006, 01:05 AM
Oh - ratings are still there so you can select almost any file and rate it -
simply select the "Choose details" option by right clicking on the details
bar at the top of the window to select it.

Also - the tags must still be in there. All the Office 2007 Beta 1/2
applications have the tags available there, and also they're able to been
seen in the "Choose details" option - so they've either removed it and
remnents are still there, or they've backpeddled a bit s

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of my employer, best friend, Ghandi, my mother or my cat. Glad we cleared
that up!

--: Original message follows :--
"me" <me@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:7D7B1A85-989E-4D5A-8086-7719727C5DBD@microsoft.com...
> I'm referring to global tag or keyword fields and also the ability to ****
> star files which you rate.
> If this isn't in the beta thats bad news...
>
> "Chris Altmann" wrote:
>
>> No they aren't. Not in Beta 2 at least. The Office 2007 dialogs have some
>> metadata fields but none of the common dialogs for apps like Notepad or
>> Paint do. And there don't appear to be any global tag or keyword fields
>> for
>> all files anymore, just whatever metadata a particular file format may
>> have.
>>
>> The link the OP posted has some outdated info and that 2nd screenshot is
>> old
>> too.
>>
>> Vista's metadata capabilities seem to have been neutered more than I had
>> first realized
>>
>>
>> "Zack Whittaker" <admin@zacknet.co.uk> wrote in message
>> news:OJn2KNegGHA.2416@TK2MSFTNGP03.phx.gbl...
>> > Keywords are still around - they're available as part of the "saving
>> > dialogs" which are universal around Vista. You can add keywords or tags
>> > as
>> > their commonly known as, so that the Indexer can index them better and
>> > you
>> > can search for them easier.
>> >
>> > --
>> > Zack Whittaker
>> > ZackNET Enterprises: www.zacknet.co.uk
>> > MSBlog on ResDev: www.msblog.org
>> > Vista Knowledge Base: www.vistabase.co.uk
>> > This mailing is provided "as is" with no warranties, and confers no
>> > rights. All opinions expressed are those of myself unless stated so,
>> > and
>> > not
>> > of my employer, best friend, Ghandi, my mother or my cat. Glad we
>> > cleared
>> > that up!
>> >
>> > --: Original message follows :--
>> > "me" <me@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>> > news:3AB981C2-84E7-4F10-B10B-E8F9305438FA@microsoft.com...
>> >> I've read on the web that keywords have been dropped from Vista. Is
>> >> this
>> >> true?
>> >>
>> >> I notice however they are featured here, where it talks about tagging
>> >> files
>> >> with keywords.
>> >>
>> >> http://www.microsoft.com/windowsvist...horg.mspx#more
>> >
>> >
>>
>>
>>

Chris Altmann
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Re: Keywords - are they still in Vista??
Posted: 05-28-2006, 01:26 AM

"Zack Whittaker" <admin@zacknet.co.uk> wrote in message
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> Oh - ratings are still there so you can select almost any file and rate
> it - simply select the "Choose details" option by right clicking on the
> details bar at the top of the window to select it.
>
The what at the top of where? These things do not appear to exist in my copy
of Vista Beta 2.
> Also - the tags must still be in there. All the Office 2007 Beta 1/2
> applications have the tags available there, and also they're able to been
> seen in the "Choose details" option - so they've either removed it and
> remnents are still there, or they've backpeddled a bit s
Like I said, some file formats (or their metadata handlers) support tags or
ratings, some don't.


me
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Re: Keywords - are they still in Vista??
Posted: 05-28-2006, 02:04 AM
that sort of makes sense I guess

"Chris Altmann" wrote:
> Tags and Ratings are there for some files. There is a tags field for Office
> Documents, and JPGs, but not for PNGs, text files or MP3s. There is a
> ratings field for MP3s and JPGs but not for text files, PNGs, or Office
> Documents. It appears to be limited to the file formats that support the
> fields or possibly to the search handlers that read and write the metadata
> to/from the files. It sounds like we'll be at the mercy of MS and 3rd
> parties for support of these fields.
>
> As an added bonus, you can tag a PNG or a JPG in Windows Photo Gallery, but
> only the JPGs tag is visible/searchable from the shell.
>
>
> "me" <me@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:7D7B1A85-989E-4D5A-8086-7719727C5DBD@microsoft.com...
> > I'm referring to global tag or keyword fields and also the ability to ****
> > star files which you rate.
> > If this isn't in the beta thats bad news...
> >
> > "Chris Altmann" wrote:
> >
> >> No they aren't. Not in Beta 2 at least. The Office 2007 dialogs have some
> >> metadata fields but none of the common dialogs for apps like Notepad or
> >> Paint do. And there don't appear to be any global tag or keyword fields
> >> for
> >> all files anymore, just whatever metadata a particular file format may
> >> have.
> >>
> >> The link the OP posted has some outdated info and that 2nd screenshot is
> >> old
> >> too.
> >>
> >> Vista's metadata capabilities seem to have been neutered more than I had
> >> first realized
> >>
> >>
> >> "Zack Whittaker" <admin@zacknet.co.uk> wrote in message
> >> news:OJn2KNegGHA.2416@TK2MSFTNGP03.phx.gbl...
> >> > Keywords are still around - they're available as part of the "saving
> >> > dialogs" which are universal around Vista. You can add keywords or tags
> >> > as
> >> > their commonly known as, so that the Indexer can index them better and
> >> > you
> >> > can search for them easier.
> >> >
> >> > --
> >> > Zack Whittaker
> >> > » ZackNET Enterprises: www.zacknet.co.uk
> >> > » MSBlog on ResDev: www.msblog.org
> >> > » Vista Knowledge Base: www.vistabase.co.uk
> >> > » This mailing is provided "as is" with no warranties, and confers no
> >> > rights. All opinions expressed are those of myself unless stated so,
> >> > and
> >> > not
> >> > of my employer, best friend, Ghandi, my mother or my cat. Glad we
> >> > cleared
> >> > that up!
> >> >
> >> > --: Original message follows :--
> >> > "me" <me@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> >> > news:3AB981C2-84E7-4F10-B10B-E8F9305438FA@microsoft.com...
> >> >> I've read on the web that keywords have been dropped from Vista. Is
> >> >> this
> >> >> true?
> >> >>
> >> >> I notice however they are featured here, where it talks about tagging
> >> >> files
> >> >> with keywords.
> >> >>
> >> >> http://www.microsoft.com/windowsvist...horg.mspx#more
> >> >
> >> >
> >>
> >>
> >>
>
Andre Da Costa [Extended64]
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Re: Keywords - are they still in Vista??
Posted: 05-28-2006, 06:41 PM
Of course Microsoft would support it in all their product, but what you and
I were expecting Chris was that all thirdparty applications would be exposed
to tagging in Windows Vista, but thats not the case.
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"Chris Altmann" <altmann@surewest.net> wrote in message
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>
> "Zack Whittaker" <admin@zacknet.co.uk> wrote in message
> news:u5vsuHfgGHA.2416@TK2MSFTNGP03.phx.gbl...
>> Oh - ratings are still there so you can select almost any file and rate
>> it - simply select the "Choose details" option by right clicking on the
>> details bar at the top of the window to select it.
>>
> The what at the top of where? These things do not appear to exist in my
> copy of Vista Beta 2.
>
>> Also - the tags must still be in there. All the Office 2007 Beta 1/2
>> applications have the tags available there, and also they're able to been
>> seen in the "Choose details" option - so they've either removed it and
>> remnents are still there, or they've backpeddled a bit s
>
> Like I said, some file formats (or their metadata handlers) support tags
> or ratings, some don't.
>
>

me
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Re: Keywords - are they still in Vista??
Posted: 05-28-2006, 07:42 PM
You could argue that's a restrictive practice. though I admit I'm not sure if
its technically possible to do 3rd parties without altering their files

"Andre Da Costa [Extended64]" wrote:
> Of course Microsoft would support it in all their product, but what you and
> I were expecting Chris was that all thirdparty applications would be exposed
> to tagging in Windows Vista, but thats not the case.
> --
> --
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> "Chris Altmann" <altmann@surewest.net> wrote in message
> news:uuDpuWfgGHA.4080@TK2MSFTNGP03.phx.gbl...
> >
> > "Zack Whittaker" <admin@zacknet.co.uk> wrote in message
> > news:u5vsuHfgGHA.2416@TK2MSFTNGP03.phx.gbl...
> >> Oh - ratings are still there so you can select almost any file and rate
> >> it - simply select the "Choose details" option by right clicking on the
> >> details bar at the top of the window to select it.
> >>
> > The what at the top of where? These things do not appear to exist in my
> > copy of Vista Beta 2.
> >
> >> Also - the tags must still be in there. All the Office 2007 Beta 1/2
> >> applications have the tags available there, and also they're able to been
> >> seen in the "Choose details" option - so they've either removed it and
> >> remnents are still there, or they've backpeddled a bit s
> >
> > Like I said, some file formats (or their metadata handlers) support tags
> > or ratings, some don't.
> >
> >
>
>
>
 
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