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jwinfl
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Joined: 16 Aug 2017, 12:37

Searching Forum

31 Mar 2018, 08:12

How can I search the forum for an exact phrase, example, "gui command list"?
I tried quotes, advanced search, etc. but none return only posts that have the phrase that is inside the quotes.
Thank you for your help.
garry
Posts: 2458
Joined: 22 Dec 2013, 12:50

Re: Searching Forum

31 Mar 2018, 09:50

search in autohotkey help for GUI
run, %a_programfiles%\autohotkey\autohotkey.chm
jwinfl
Posts: 41
Joined: 16 Aug 2017, 12:37

Re: Searching Forum

31 Mar 2018, 11:47

Garry,
Thank you for your reply.
Unfortunately, my question was "How can I search the forum..."?
In other words, I want to search THIS FORUM for an exact phrase, if possible.
For example; "gui text color" (text within the quotes) and only get posts that have that exact phrase in them, not every post that has gui, text or color in it.
BoBo
Posts: 3847
Joined: 13 May 2014, 17:15

Re: Searching Forum

31 Mar 2018, 12:28

https://autohotkey.com/boards/search.php :?: (clicking the tiny gear-icon within the forum searchs edit field)

Checking the whole forum using Google with its search parameters ...
site:autohotkey.com "my search terms" language:en

Hope that helps :)
jwinfl
Posts: 41
Joined: 16 Aug 2017, 12:37

Re: Searching Forum

31 Mar 2018, 15:02

BoBo,
Thank you for your reply.
Unfortunately, using google missed 98.4% of the posts in my quick test.
Test example, "gui" using the forum's search returns 14,393 posts, using google (site:autohotkey.com "gui" language:en) returns only 231 posts about 1.6%.
I was hoping there was a way to use the forum's advance search but it appears advance search just ignores quotes and I have no idea how to format the search so it will only find posts with a specific phrase.
garry
Posts: 2458
Joined: 22 Dec 2013, 12:50

Re: Searching Forum

02 Apr 2018, 04:03

I think exact search is useless ( autohotkey help was ok for me ) or learned from users script
... "gui text color" (text within the quotes) and only get posts that have that exact phrase in them ...

Code: Select all

Gui,2: Color, Black
Gui,2:Add,Text,       x10     y10  w40    vT1 cGray

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