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zachiedoo

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I've searched for tips on how to refine my searches, but found nothing. Is there a way to format searches so I only get results that include ALL keywords, not just ANY? I've tried a couple things but I'm not succeeding.
 

Juicy Box

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Sometimes using an internet search engine works, such as google.

The advance search on MR has more options as well.
 

zachiedoo

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What I'm looking for specifically is the correct operator/format for 'and' used by these forums' search.
 

Weaselboy

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"refine my searches" near "get results" site:forums.macrumors.com

I use this custom Google search of MacRumors for that type of query. Works much better than the somewhat limiting built in forum search.

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maflynn

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May 3, 2009
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What I'm looking for specifically is the correct operator/format for 'and' used by these forums' search.
For forum searches where you want a finer level of control, click on the search icon, select advanced search. From there you have a number of options, I prefer the Search Threads tab, but pick one that best matches your needs

From there you can select what you want, when it was posted, what forums, and/or what prefixes. You can omit older posts or newer posts using the newer and older options shown below.

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zachiedoo

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For forum searches where you want a finer level of control, click on the search icon, select advanced search. From there you have a number of options, I prefer the Search Threads tab, but pick one that best matches your needs

From there you can select what you want, when it was posted, what forums, and/or what prefixes. You can omit older posts or newer posts using the newer and older options shown below.

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I was aware of the Advanced search, but I wasn't getting any closer to my goal using it. But thank you.
 
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