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Thread: Global search on forums from Windows OS

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    Default Global search on forums from Windows OS

    On Windows 10 the search button appears to be missing from the Forums page. If I navigate down to the lowest level of sub-forum I can do a forum search, but there appears to be no link to a search of all forums.

    The capability exists - if I extend the http address of the Forums homepage with search (which resolves to search.php) then that gives the Advanced search page - but it ought to be (and used to be) possible to get there directly.

    All this using the Firefox browser.

    A further Windows issue - there is no Support page in which to post this message! Even if the player isn't available on W10, the forums are.

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    I downloaded Firefox (v18.5) on a Windows 10 computer and it shows the forum Search. Is this what you are looking for?

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    Does changing the viewing style, bottom left make a difference?

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    Yes it does! My default had been Metro Fluid with no search box; Metro looks very similar and has the search box; vB4 has a rather strange interface which can lead to the advanced search.

    Thanks for the the advice.

    PS I'm not sure what Firefox v18.5 is - it isn't listed in Wikipedia's version history. Mine is 63.0.1.

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    I see now, yes I installed v63.0. Perhaps the 18.5 is the installer application version? My mistake as it is a while since I have used Firefox. This is what I saw as I installed it.
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    Good you have it working now.

    I have just looked again on Firefox with Metro (not Metro Fluid) and it shows search very top left. I am checking on a Surface Pro. A little strange why it does not show on your device. Anyway, good to hear you have it working.
    Last edited by dflat; 11-07-2018 at 03:03 PM. Reason: ran check on FF

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