I have metadata embedded into my images in a custom xmp namespace that I've defined. Unfortunately, Bridge does not search the metadata by default when I perform a search.
Instead, I have to open up the find window and explicitly tell it to include all metadata fields in its search in order for it to work the way I want it to.
Is there a way to make this the default behavior so that anytime I search using the search bar in the top right corner, it looks at the metadata by default?
Besides that, the quick search is only meant for the current folder and you first have to switch to the folder or main folder you want to search in.
The shortcut for Find is just as quick.
And using a custom field instead of the given IPTC world standard might not be working for other people or applications also. Think about working with keywords if you can't find your needs in the default IPTC options to keep your files usable globally.