There is something very peculiar about the search function within this forum. I often don't get any results even though I'm using common linux terms in my search. Either that or I get far too many and it takes me forever go go through then all. I've come to use googles "advanced" search function to search instead of the forum search.
It looks like this in the search bar in Firefox: site:forums.linuxmint.com term1 term2 term3 ... Since you're using google to perform the search you have access to all of googles syntax.
Although that works it is a pain to go through that every time I need to do a search. There is a better way - create your own Firefox Search Engine for Mint Forums and add it to the "searchplugins" directory:
Create a new file with this contents:
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<search name="Mint Forums" method="GET" action="http://www.google.com/search" queryCharset="utf-8" > <input name="q" user> <input name="sitesearch" value="forums.linuxmint.com"> </search>
You may have to create the searchplugins directory first. Change altair and mwad0hks.default to your own values/home/altair/.mozilla/firefox/mwad0hks.default/searchplugins/mint-forums.src
You can also create an icon to go with that entry. It must be a 16x16 gif with the same file name as the scr file but with a gif extension, like mint-forums.gif and it must be saved in the same directory as the src file. Or you can use mine: Restart Firefox if you have it open and see if Mint Forums is listed in the combo box.