Browsing through the new Dashboard I noticed that my places have aggregated to just the city of Adelaide (South Australia) rather than individual suburbs. I’m not sure if this is different from previously, but there is definitely a difference in what is happening on the search.
Previously if I searched for Gardens it returned all photos with location “Novar Gardens” and “Fulham Gardens” etc. (both suburbs of Adelaide)
It looks like places are only searched if Place: is used, ie if I just enter “Fulham Gardens” no photos are returned. If I enter Place: “Fulham Gardens” I find them. Was this an intended change with the new search facility or unintended? Looks like a bug to me…
Also I notice that Places do a partial string search (eg Place: “Nov” will return all the “Novar Gardens” photos) but People and Title (and probably others) do not. Personally I’d love to see partial string search being the norm rather than having to wildcard but that may not be the general view. However, it is certainly working that way for Places at the moment.