To allow quick navigation, even in a big data set, the global full-text search can find entities containing the search term in their name or aliases. It is:
Not case sensitive, e.g. aDa lovelacE will find Ada Lovelace
Full text, e.g. da Love will find Ada Lovelace
Unaccented, e.g. Lovē will find Love and vice-versa
You can use % as a placeholder, e.g. Ada L%ce will find Ada Lovelace
Additionally, a refined advanced search can be used to filter the results where more options are available:
Only entities edited by me - show only entities which you have created or edited.
Also search in description - searches in description and date comments
Classes - search only in selected classes, e.g. Place
This filter is only active if at least the from or to year is filled out.
If only a year is provide the from date will be YYYY-01-01, the to date will be YYYY-12-31
If only a year and a month is provided it will be the last of this month.
If the option Include dateless entities is checked, entities without dates will be found too.
Because entities can have up to 4 date values (time span for begin and time span for end) they will be added to the result if at least one date meets the criteria. E.g. a person that lived from 1540 to 1560 will be found when the from year value is 1550.