Using the Forum Search
A lot of users struggle with using the forum's Search tool to find relevant threads.
Save Your Preferences
Save your preferences so that you do not have to select the forums, search period, etc., every time you use it.
Filter Search to Restrict Results
For example, search only in thread titles.
Save Frequent Searches as a Web Panel
I very often search the Feature Requests forum when I suspect that a new thread is a duplicate of previous topics.
If you add this link as a web panel you can easily search for other feature requests simply by changing the search string from "menu" to any other term. Enclose more than one word in quotes to search for a precise phrase.
I reported a bug in the forum search:
(9151029264) Search Date Range Reverts to Saved Setting
If you save the date range of your search to your forum preferences, and then try to use a
differentlonger date range for a subsequent search, the new search will still use your saved preferences.
Searching the Feature Requests Forum
These are the settings that I use to search for feature requests. Open the link and save the results page as a web panel. Edit the search term from "Tiling" to search for any other topic.
- I limit the search to "Titles" to reduce the number of results
- I select all feature request categories except archived categories to include those tagged as DONE
- I set the time limit to Any date. The forum will soon be more than one year old.
After the recent forum update, the search field has disappeared and been replaced with a magnifying glass icon at top right, next the notification bell icon.