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Windows 7: How to search this forum (or any WSF)

31 May 2010   #1

Win 7
How to search this forum (or any WSF)

Basic problem: whenever I try to search for similar threads in Windows Seven Forums I get all posts that contain any of the multiple search words entered.

eg: looking for posts regarding [live mail reply text color] results in all posts containing any of those words.

[live AND mail AND reply AND text AND color] - same results

["live mail" reply "text color"] - same results

note: the [ ] 's were not part of the search args - used here only to delineate the args.

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31 May 2010   #2

Windows 7 Professional x64

Try using a + sign between words instead of a space.

For example, to search posts containing BSOD and Memtest, search for BSOD+memtest.
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31 May 2010   #3

W7 Pro 64

Good question... the search here (and on many forums) doesn't seem to be that good.
when I just use Google I get better hits on ("sevenforum" than searching right from here. It seems google has better search algorithms and doesn't just search for keywords.
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31 May 2010   #4

Win 7

Thank you. the + worked (should have remembered from Internet searches a while ago).
Thanks also for the Google search tip.
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31 May 2010   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1

Wrapping it in quotation marks should also help.

"live mail reply text color"

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