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Windows 7: How to search the forums

05 Apr 2009   #1
MBernard

Windows 7x64 + XP Mode
 
 
How to search the forums

Hi

Is there a sticky somewhere that describes how to search the W7 forums in some sort of advanced mode - so that looking for "change default" doesn't return every post with either "change" or "default" in it, for instance? I tried searching on "search", but of course that returned many, many pages.

Thanks

Mary


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05 Apr 2009   #2
Barman58

Windows 10 Pro x64 x2 Windows 10 Enterprise x64, Ubuntu
 
 

Hi Mary,

The advanced search is available as an option from the search button on the ribbon.

Hopefully this will allow you to better find exactly what you are looking for

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05 Apr 2009   #3
MBernard

Windows 7x64 + XP Mode
 
 

Nigel, thanks. I should have said that I already have a link to that page. But I don't see anywhere a way of searching for an exact phrase, e.g. "default user" or for that matter "windows 7". I've tried "default AND user", I've tried " "default user" " (i.e. enclosing the phrase in double quotes). But whatever search strategy I try, I either get 'no matches' or matches for every occurrence of both terms.

Am I missing something?

Mary
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05 Apr 2009   #4
Barman58

Windows 10 Pro x64 x2 Windows 10 Enterprise x64, Ubuntu
 
 

Hi Mary,

At the moment that is the best we have , which is the default forum search.

I know we have a Google search, at the sister site Vista Forums which has all the bells & whistles, and I'm sure this will be added to this site as soon as practicable.

You should be able to use the Google "search this site" option, to gain the added functionality, until the actual search option is added.

I will mention this to the site admins to see when there are plans for inclusion
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05 Apr 2009   #5
z3r010

 

I've now added the google custom search to the dropdown and the main search page, this gives far better results
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05 Apr 2009   #6
RST101

Windows 7 Ultimate x64.
 
 

Well done z3r010 just what the forum needed.
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05 Apr 2009   #7
z3r010

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by RST101 View Post
Well done z3r010 just what the forum needed.

Sucking up will get you a long way around here
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05 Apr 2009   #8
RST101

Windows 7 Ultimate x64.
 
 

Why do you think I done it, I'm not just a pretty face you know
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05 Apr 2009   #9
z3r010

 

Lmao
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05 Apr 2009   #10
myzr7

Windows 7 Ulti. x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by RST101 View Post
Well done z3r010 just what the forum needed.
Yes for sure well done. Ask and you shall receive functionality. My that is awe-sum. Well done well done! I 'll take some of that "long way" lm
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