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Windows 7: Is there an easy way to search the Tutorials only?

16 Jan 2011   #1

Windows 10 Pro X64
Is there an easy way to search the Tutorials only?

Many times I would like to search the Tutorials to see if there is one for a specific topic. Right now, to search the Tutorials only, I have to click on Search then Advanced Search, then enter my search args and scroll down to Tutorials.

Is there an easier way? If not, a Search Tutorials box would be nice

Edit: I see I can click on the Magnifying glass in the Search box at top right to bypass a few steps. I can live with that.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
16 Jan 2011   #2

Windows 10 Pro X64

Hmmm, then again perhaps not. For instance, I searched on

paging file change using

Advanced Search,
Search by keyword
Search in forums = Tutorials.

I expected to see this one listed but it isn't: Virtual Memory Paging File - Change - Vista Forums

so how do I use Advanced Search to search just the Tutorials and get reasonable results?



My System SpecsSystem Spec
16 Jan 2011   #3

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600

try this

My System SpecsSystem Spec

16 Jan 2011   #4

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient


I've found an easy way to search tutorials, you might to want to try it, too. Just bookmark Tutorial Quick Reference Index in one page printable form ( Windows 7 Forums - Windows 7 - Tutorial Index), then use the browser Find on this page feature to search.

Easy and fast. Sorry to say it but beats the h*** out of vBulletin's search functions.

My System SpecsSystem Spec
16 Jan 2011   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1

Why not just use the tutorial Index link there?

Windows 7 - Tutorial Index
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17 Jan 2011   #6

Windows 10 Pro X64

Searching the index doesn't do it as that requires you to specify the search arguments in the exact order they appear in any of the titles.

Searching for paging file change doesn't find anything.
Has to be
paging file - change.

Why doesn't vBulletins search find anything when I specify
paging file change with Tutorials as the forum to search? Sounds to me like something is briken.

Keri, your way is better than any so far so that's what I'll use for now but it means I have to use single word searches most of the time as I have no way of knowing how the author of the tutorial may have strung words together in the title.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
17 Jan 2011   #7

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

Some tutorials are at Vista Forums instead of Seven Forums, and are only referenced in the Tutorial Index here. This is why some of them will not be in the search results, but are listed in the Index.

You would just need to know the main topic/subject you are looking for in the Index, and go to that letter to find it.

For example, you could just click on "P" at the top and find "Page File" or "Paging File" listed in alphabetical order though.


Hope this helps,

My System SpecsSystem Spec
17 Jan 2011   #8


I've added a google custom search box at the top of the tutorial section on the "sf default ....." skins, it does produce better results than the lousy vbulletin search.

I'll test it out over the next few days and if it's working ok I'll add it to the other skins.

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My System SpecsSystem Spec
18 Jan 2011   #9

Windows 10 Pro X64

Works much better for me. A search for paging file change found the article I expected to see,Thank you.
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