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Decorating By niccicola Updated 10 Sep 2009 , 7:44pm by grandmom

niccicola Posted 9 Sep 2009 , 10:47pm
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I can NEVER find what i am looking for if I use the search function on the site. So, I've tried a different approach, and now have better luck finding forum posts, pictures, articles, etc. on topics that I need to know about. Here's how:

Go to Google homepage. If you notice to the right of the search box, it says "Advanced Search". Click on that.

Type in what you are looking for in the "all these words" box, the first box. Then type in "" where it says "Search within a site or domain", the 8th box down.

and voila! excellent search results every time.

No offense to the search function on this site, but it is useless half the time.

6 replies
Writecakes Posted 9 Sep 2009 , 11:13pm
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Wow! That works great! Thanks so much for posting a great tip!

Gingoodies Posted 9 Sep 2009 , 11:25pm
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Thanks! Such good info.

mjk350 Posted 9 Sep 2009 , 11:41pm
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Thanks for posting about this. thumbs_up.gif

LULABEL Posted 10 Sep 2009 , 3:21pm
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Thank you so much for sharing. I too had the same problem and this works great!!

Heath Posted 10 Sep 2009 , 5:54pm
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you can also try out the new search tab at the top of the site, jackie did a whole bunch of work on the site search over the last couple days.

grandmom Posted 10 Sep 2009 , 7:44pm
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Heath, if we could have but one feature back, I would love to have the "return to thumbnails". Pretty please?????? I'll bake you a cake if you just give us Back To Thumbnails!

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