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Another way to Search LM Forums

Postby Habitual » Sat Mar 05, 2011 7:38 pm

AFAIK: This is a Firefox only technique:
Here's how to search forums.linuxmint.com easily

Goto http://forums.linuxmint.com/
In the Search box provided there, right mouse click and select
"Add a Keyword for this Search"
click it.
Dialog box pops up - Name: "Search Linux Mint Forums"
Folder: can be anywhere in your bookmarks.
Keyword: "LM" (but the choice is yours as usual in Linux)
Click Save

To use it, open a new Firefox tab and type LM <search_word>

Enjoy the Minty goodness!
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Re: Another way to Search LM Forums

Postby Oscar799 » Sun Mar 06, 2011 3:46 am

Thanks Habitual
I tried that - it works :D
This post does the same thing with Chrome viewtopic.php?f=42&t=55780
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Re: Another way to Search LM Forums

Postby viking777 » Sun Mar 06, 2011 12:18 pm

The trouble is that in general the search function on this forum is pretty poor. If I seriously want to search this forum I have to use a google search with something like:

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search term site:forums.linuxmint.com

This gives far better results.

I think it was Dr Hu that pointed that one out to me, it really works.
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Re: Another way to Search LM Forums

Postby Habitual » Sun Mar 06, 2011 12:28 pm

Well, I use several tools as an experienced Linux user.
a Google Custom Search on my iGoogle page is the main one.

Bottom line is I never trust 1 source for an definitive answer.
Unless it's Kendall, tdockery97, oscar799, vralak, richyrich, viking777, or Aging Technogeek coughing up the advice. 8)
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Re: Another way to Search LM Forums

Postby tdockery97 » Sun Mar 06, 2011 10:36 pm

Thanks for the nice compliment, Habitual.

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Re: Another way to Search LM Forums

Postby Habitual » Sun Mar 06, 2011 10:45 pm

You're welcome.

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