How should I search the forum for a occurrences of a phrase?

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#1

I searched in Questions & suggestions about how to use the “mouse display” window, and received a lot of search results. However, when I tried to use the browser’s find on page to locate an instance of the phrase “mouse display”, no results were returned. How should I search to find instances of the phrase “mouse display” among the posts?


#2

I don’t know how to say this, but I think what tripped me up is that the category label in search results aren’t related to the results, they just provide a link back to the category, the way it was before the search. I guess I expected to be able to click in a search result to open the designated post. I’m not sure what it is about the format of the search results that fooled me. Never mind.


#3

Sounds like you have figured this out for yourself. For the benefit of others, here’s a screenshot giving some instructions:


#4

Not sure if I understand your question correctly.

To search for a string wrap it in quote signs, as @JMichaelTX has shown. This should work that way among all site searches and among all major search engines (well, I noticed that certain engines have started to ignore the quote marks, above all Google, but also the better ones, like DDG).

To do a search on the page I usually just invoke the browser’s page search with ⌘F.

But, somehow your post #2 tells me that the problem is a different one. Unfortunately I don’t understand it.


#5

Thanks. It was a perceptual issue on my part. :blush: