# Strange Search

#### panic mode

Joined Oct 10, 2011
2,167
hello, i noticed that search does not work as i hoped it would.
1. there is not enough filters
2. results are not sorted, top results are usually many years old.
3. every time one does search, the one and only filter is reset back to "All Type *". Filters should only be changed manually. it would be nice if default filter is to only look in the current forum section (Homework for example).

could something be done to improve this? or am I missing something?

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#### Ya’akov

Joined Jan 27, 2019
5,998
Not a substitute for a proper local search but you can use Google's advanced search tools and get decent results. Google crawls AAC very frequently so results can be within minutes.

#### cmartinez

Joined Jan 17, 2007
7,744
Not a substitute for a proper local search but you can use Google's advanced search tools and get decent results. Google crawls AAC very frequently so results can be within minutes.

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... loved what Google showed as related searches for your query ...

#### Ya’akov

Joined Jan 27, 2019
5,998
... loved what Google showed as related searches for your query ...
I know, I left them in because they were so good.

#### panic mode

Joined Oct 10, 2011
2,167
Hello Bertus,

Thank you for that.. . did not....

Thinking i must have been missing something obvious i went through menus and scanned all i could and still could not find it....
So what sorcery is needed to find that link simply by navigating the site rather than knowing the exact link?

Even if I click on search icon, and type "advances search", there is still nothing.
Clicking on SHOW ALL does not show all results, it takes me to parts search

@Yaakov
thanks for that... actually that is what i have been using but it is annoying to type so much since site name is long.
besides, forum has own search function, TONS of content so why not have the existing search perform as intended?
we have computers for one thing - to work for us.

#### hrs

Joined Jun 13, 2014
362
@Yaakov
thanks for that... actually that is what i have been using but it is annoying to type so much since site name is long.
You could consider a webshortcut if your browser supports it. The full URL of the shortcut is
Code:
https://www.google.com/search?q=site:forum.allaboutcircuits.com+%s
The syntax may be Firefox specific.
Now I can type this in the browser address bar
Code:
 aac "Strange search"
and get the search results as shown in the screenshot.

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