[SOLVED - Sort of] Forum Search Frustration!

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[SOLVED - Sort of] Forum Search Frustration!

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I am searching for information on a file manager, XFE. The xfe help file says, "XFE, X File Explorer File Manager" and this application does not seem to be rarely used but is rather common. So, why does a search for xfe tell me I can't do so? Seaching on "X File Explorer" won't search for the specific string but searches for each word even though I include quote marks around it? The forum search is pretty much useless unless it works like a Google type search! Perhaps I should go to Google and do a site specific search here? Please, can't this facility be improved?

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Re: Forum Search Frustration!

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kenj66 wrote:Perhaps I should go to Google and do a site specific search here?
I'm afraid that is, in fact, probably your best option.
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Re: Forum Search Frustration!

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I've had pretty good luck searching for info in this site via google. The search function on the forum site doesn't work that well, in my opinion.

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Re: [SOLVED - Sort of] Forum Search Frustration!

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OK, thanks guys.

The phpBB forum software has been around a long time. Now that I think about it, I have run into this same problem on other forums most likely running phpBB - it is very popular. NO EXCUSE! phpBB needs to fix this software. Meanwhile, I have other irons in the fire.

Thanks for alerting me that this behavior isn't my fault.

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Re: [SOLVED - Sort of] Forum Search Frustration!

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I usually use DuckDuckGo to find what I'm looking for here. Try:

"X File Explorer" site:forums.linuxmint.org
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Re: [SOLVED - Sort of] Forum Search Frustration!

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Umm.....

That didn't work at all! It returns, "No more results" Incidently, I use DuckDuckGo as my default search engine.

Thanks for trying to help!

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Re: [SOLVED - Sort of] Forum Search Frustration!

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Install site search in Firefox, this makes the job very comfortable. Not only suitable for searching the forum.

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Re: [SOLVED - Sort of] Forum Search Frustration!

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hpmc13 wrote:I usually use DuckDuckGo to find what I'm looking for here. Try:

"X File Explorer" site:forums.linuxmint.org
You need to use forum.linuxmint.*COM*, not dot org. I entered the following in DuckDuckGo and got tons of results:

site:forums.linuxmint.com x file explorer

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Re: [SOLVED - Sort of] Forum Search Frustration!

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Save time. Save steps. Save yourself!

Open a new browser tab and enter

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search_term site:linuxmint.com
and enjoy the goodness.

Usual search engine operators still apply...eg:

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search_term -SOLVED site:linuxmint.com
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Re: [SOLVED - Sort of] Forum Search Frustration!

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Cosmo. wrote:Install site search in Firefox, this makes the job very comfortable. Not only suitable for searching the forum.
There is also a "Search the Current Site" extension for Chrome. It works great.
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