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Thread: [HOW TO] Effectively Search On This Forum

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    [HOW TO] Effectively Search On This Forum

    Ok, I know this seems like it may not be necessary, but it can never hurt. Believe it or not, this book exists:


    The scary part for me was that it is over 300 pages!

    Part 1 - Basics
    The search engine does not include any search terms that are less than 4 letters. Common terms like USB and DVD are tossed out so a search for USB DVD Drive only results in results for the word Drive which is pretty useless.

    To get around this, make your 3 letter term a 4 letter one by using quotes and a space like this: "USB ""DVD "Drive. Notice how there is a space inside the quotes with USB and DVD. It will now give results that include USB, DVD and DRIVE.

    Part 2 - Advanced Searching

    Many times I am looking for a thread with a particular word in the title. Lets try Task Killer. As of today this query yields 31 results.

    If I click on the Advanced Search and enter Task Killer and select Search Titles Only:
    This yields only 1 thread.

    There is also an option for posts by a user. If you are looking for something that was posted by a specific users and a keyword or two (perhaps Garemlin's Task Killer post) by putting in Task Killer and in the username Garemlin
    This yields 2 results, one of which was the exact post I was looking for.


    Part 3 - Using Google to search the forum.
    You can use Google to search any domain if you need to. simply add the phrase site:www.DOMAIN.com at the end of your query.
    This will give you any results with Task, Killer and Garemlin on our site. It also allows you to use shorter phrases than our search (you can use two or three character words and not need quotes).

    Now, you are probably saying to yourself, I will never remember the site:www.DOMAIN.com thing because I am not a Super Genius like Frederuco.

    If you ever forget, you can simply use the Advanced Search for Google by clicking the gear that is on the top right of the results page. Then select Advanced Search and in the Narrow Results By section add the domain in question where it says site or domain:


    There you go. Hopefully that was not too painful, long or boring.
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    Excellent!
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    Cool, very useful indeed!
    Welcome To AcerTabletForum
    Please feel free to PM me if you need any help

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    Awesome! I thought I new everything, guess I was wrong.
    Sent from my A200 using Tapatalk 2

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    Quote Originally Posted by enRoot View Post
    Awesome! I thought I new everything, guess I was wrong.
    Sent from my A200 using Tapatalk 2
    But this is knew to you. :p

    Nice post, Frederuco
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    Can anyone help with my Acer Iconia tab tablet I turn it on and it go to the Acer log on screen and stop and go I turn it off and on and it stay the same any ideal


 

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