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I'm not sure if it is possible with this forum, but is there any way to modify the search feature so it will find two or more separate words in a post instead of an exact phrase?

ie: search) hi you
would not find the post: hi, how are you?
So often are people told to use the search function, but unless you know the exact phrase, it won't return any hits.

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I'm not sure if it is possible with this forum, but is there any way to modify the search feature so it will find two or more separate words in a post instead of an exact phrase?

ie: search) hi you
would not find the post: hi, how are you?
So often are people told to use the search function, but unless you know the exact phrase, it won't return any hits.


use google. just put "site:http://forum.osx86project.org" in the query.

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Just use the 'and' command, so like install and nvidia for example.

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Just use the 'and' command, so like install and nvidia for example.

Don't work if I have 4 keywords:
ati 'and' osx 'and' 10.4.3 'and' centrino
or without the '
ati and osx and 10.4.3 and centrino
I still get and error message.

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Just use the 'and' command, so like install and nvidia for example.

Wow, it has been at least a decade since i used boolean terms in a search field, hadn't thought to do that.
(ok, well i do use -keyword sometimes to omit certain bogus results on google)

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Let me know if there is already a way solve my problem with the search function.

When I search for a word (i.e. boot), it returns posts that have the word boot in the individual posts. That's good, but I also want a way to search for a word only if the word appears in the topic of the post.

The problem with the search-all-posts-method is that I get too many pages of threads that don't address the topic I want to see, which makes my search inefficient.

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When you're in the forum, put your mouse over the forum tab on top and choose search. The advanced search has a feature to search titles only. :dev: It took me much longer than it should have to find that feature as well :hysterical:

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When you're in the forum, put your mouse over the forum tab on top and choose search. The advanced search has a feature to search titles only. :D It took me much longer than it should have to find that feature as well :dev:


That will save so much time. Thanks, jbjonas! :D





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