How to search the whole forum

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  • How to search the whole forum

    Looking for something in particular on Edge Matters? Before posting a new thread on the topic you are interested in, have a look through the forum using the 'Search' function to see if your question has been answered previously.

    (Please note that any sections of the forum that you have chosen to hide will be excluded from any search you perform).

    1. To search the whole forum for a particular term, make sure you click on the main 'Forum' tab (if you want to search one particular section of the forum, please see the mini-tutorial on 'How to search a specific section of the forum'):




    2. Then look in the top right-hand corner of your screen, and you will see this:




    3. Click in the search box, and you will see this appear which lets you choose how your search results will be displayed:




    4a. If you don't tick either of the tick boxes, and simply enter the term you want to search for and then press Enter, then the results will show: any threads with the search term in the title, and all posts with the search term in them in any thread. For example, a search for Spyderco showed the search results like this:




    4b. If you only want to show threads with your search term in their title, then tick the tick box next to 'Search subject only':




    4c. If you want to see any thread that has your search term anywhere in them, then tick the tick box next to 'Display results as threads' and you will see the threads themselves, rather than the individual posts that have your search term in them:




    Your search results will now be presented in your chosen manner.

    The post was edited 7 times, last by hughtrimble ().