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Search function on this forum does not work for me

Postby frsu » Sun Dec 09, 2012 4:37 am

I think I am getting old :(

It is impossible for me to just type a word in de search box and then get an answer.

Is there a special trick for this? :?:

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Re: Search function on this forum does not work for me

Postby xenopeek » Sun Dec 09, 2012 4:47 am

You can use your favourite Internet search engine instead. Just add the phrase "site:forums.linuxmint.com" (without the quotes) to your search. So let's say you wanted to find out about "upgrade kernel", you would use your Internet search engine and search for "upgrade kernel site:forums.linuxmint.com". This usually searches easier.
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Re: Search function on this forum does not work for me

Postby caf4926 » Sun Dec 09, 2012 4:48 am

Try this from google search
Lets say you want to search for nvidia

Enter this in google

Code: Select all

nvidia "site:http://forums.linuxmint.com"


Works best for me
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Re: Search function on this forum does not work for me

Postby frsu » Sun Dec 09, 2012 11:17 am

Thanks for the tips.

This means that the search function on the forum is actually not working as it should?

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Re: Search function on this forum does not work for me

Postby xenopeek » Sun Dec 09, 2012 11:48 am

It's working as it should, it is just limited in functionality.
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Re: Search function on this forum does not work for me

Postby frsu » Sun Dec 09, 2012 12:39 pm

For me 100% limited, I can not use it at all.....

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Re: Search function on this forum does not work for me

Postby xenopeek » Sun Dec 09, 2012 12:52 pm

It's not though, is it. Search for the word "kernel" for example, works fine. But you can't search for (only) words shorter than 5 characters and you can't search for a select set of very common words (like "linux" or "mint"), as that would just give you a useless amount of search results. Try a little more specific search and it will happily search for you.
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Re: Search function on this forum does not work for me

Postby lexon » Sun Dec 09, 2012 1:18 pm

I find it ranks between very limited and useless.
I do much, much better with a Google search.

I suspect the Powers To Be are putting all their effort into continually building Mint.
Many different forums I belong to have very limited search functions.
Again Google does a lot.
If you do not like being tracked by Google, use privatelee.qrobe.it

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Re: Search function on this forum does not work for me

Postby altair4 » Sun Dec 09, 2012 1:38 pm

I'm fairly certain this still works because I just did it myself on Mint14:
Searching Mint Forums - A Better Way: viewtopic.php?f=42&t=25794

You will have your own search engine pointing to mints forum but using google search instead of the forums search.
Please add a [SOLVED] at the end of your original subject header if your question has been answered and solved.

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Re: Search function on this forum does not work for me

Postby frsu » Sun Dec 09, 2012 3:21 pm

Try Mint menu. Aint that long enough?

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Re: Search function on this forum does not work for me

Postby altair4 » Sun Dec 09, 2012 3:40 pm

frsu wrote:Try Mint menu. Aint that long enough?

If that was directed at me - you're welcome.

I use that method all the time for all sorts of forums. Just replace "forums.linuxmint.com" with the forum url for Ubuntu or Debian or whatever to create another *.src file and way you go.:
<search
name="Debian Forums"
method="GET"
action="http://www.google.com/search"
queryCharset="utf-8"
>

<input name="q" user>
<input name="sitesearch" value="forums.debian.net">
</search>
Please add a [SOLVED] at the end of your original subject header if your question has been answered and solved.

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Re: Search function on this forum does not work for me

Postby frsu » Sun Dec 09, 2012 5:12 pm

Hi Altair4 :) Was not directed to you :oops:

Your method is to difficult for me. Will have to study your solution and the link to see if I can make this work for me. It would be nice if the search function could work like on other forums I visit. Maybe someday..... :wink:

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Re: Search function on this forum does not work for me

Postby MintyGo » Mon Dec 10, 2012 10:04 am

I can't use it either however having used the above tip from Google (the link) it worked fine.. Not sure this is yet resolved


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