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13 minutes ago, zitsky said:

What am I doing wrong on mobile?

Nothing. You can't search inside a thread on mobile. Go to the topic list for this forum. Look for a title that starts with Big Request: and you'll see it discussed there. 

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I dont think you are doing anything wrong -  Nothing has changed YET -the new app with the search thread facility is not available yet. I just pointed you to the thread now mentioned again to give you some hope for the future.

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3 hours ago, POA1 said:

The "This Forum" and "This Thread" are built into the app platform core. I don't think you could take them out of the app even if you wanted to. The app platform uses context sensitive searching. If you're in a thread, you can search the thread. If you are in a board/forum, you can search it.

 

I dont see Forum and Thread parameters on my laptop using Chrome and W10🤔

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It looks like the switch from the full desktop site to the mobile ones (blue secondary navbar) takes place around 1,200 pixels wide. I want to say 1,201 pixels is the exact CSS viewport breakpoint. What you see is a matter of screen size (viewport width) and not whether it's a computer or not.  I phone with a big enough screen, turned sideways, gets the desktop site. Hope that makes sense.

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11 hours ago, POA1 said:

It looks like the switch from the full desktop site to the mobile ones (blue secondary navbar) takes place around 1,200 pixels wide. I want to say 1,201 pixels is the exact CSS viewport breakpoint. What you see is a matter of screen size (viewport width) and not whether it's a computer or not.  I phone with a big enough screen, turned sideways, gets the desktop site. Hope that makes sense.

 

Well this is fun.

If i place my curser in the Search box, this comes up

 

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If i click on the magnifying glass with nothing in the search field, this comes up

 

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So I do have the ability to search inside a thread or forum on my laptop.

 

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6 minutes ago, John&LaLa said:

 

Your viewport size is
1366 × 657

But you still get the blue navbar and limited search? You're not using the top search are you? 

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1 minute ago, John&LaLa said:

So I do have the ability to search inside a thread or forum on my laptop.

That's good. No idea why the magnifying glass would be different... 

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6 minutes ago, POA1 said:

But you still get the blue navbar and limited search? You're not using the top search are you? 

 

Nope, here are my screen sizes on S9+

 

 

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Landscape

 

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4 hours ago, POA1 said:

That's good. No idea why the magnifying glass would be different... 

 

I posted about this earlier in this thread

"

 He is correct- when he uses his mobile there is no Search this Forum  link.

Also on a pc if you click on the part of the search where it says search you get the dropdown with the search this forum option BUT if you click on the magnifying glass it moves off the "forum" you are on page and so on the Big search menu that comes up again search this forum is not there."

 

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3 hours ago, Aulanis said:

 

I posted about this earlier in this thread

"

 He is correct- when he uses his mobile there is no Search this Forum  link.

Also on a pc if you click on the part of the search where it says search you get the dropdown with the search this forum option BUT if you click on the magnifying glass it moves off the "forum" you are on page and so on the Big search menu that comes up again search this forum is not there."

 

Thanks. I must have missed your post. As someone who used to design user interfaces, I don't remember the directive to 'deliver wildly inconsistent user experiences on different platforms." That must be new. 

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On 11/22/2018 at 5:45 PM, zitsky said:

That you for posting that.  The owner needs to know if people are dissatisfied.  Although I am not sure they will do anything about it.  Search has become overly difficult.  Also the behavior changes based on the size of your browser window.

The new improved search option is nearly worthless, IMO. It cannot be narrowed down to specific forums, with results coming back for everything. 

At least bring back the old search feature as the new one will only cause more questions than answers. 

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I just find it confusing that there are three different ways to search.  Each with it's own options.

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1 hour ago, floridalover5623 said:

The new improved search option is nearly worthless, IMO. It cannot be narrowed down to specific forums, with results coming back for everything. 

 

It depends on what you are working on  - even on my £20    7" tablet I can

search within topic or within forum -  even easier on a laptop/pc

 

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3 hours ago, floridalover5623 said:

It cannot be narrowed down to specific forums, with results coming back for everything. 

 

Yes it can. I think that there are plenty of instructions already in this thread.

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4 hours ago, floridalover5623 said:

The new improved search option is nearly worthless, IMO. It cannot be narrowed down to specific forums, with results coming back for everything. 

At least bring back the old search feature as the new one will only cause more questions than answers. 

 

There is a "This Forum" option if you are in the right place.  Best with full screen. 

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2 hours ago, Globaliser said:

 

Yes it can. I think that there are plenty of instructions already in this thread.

For example, if I'm in the Princess forum & I search for "TV" I get back results for TV in all forums. Carnival, Princess, NCL , Celibrity, etc.

With the old search if I was in the Princess forum I would only get results from the Princess forum. 

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30 minutes ago, floridalover5623 said:

For example, if I'm in the Princess forum & I search for "TV" I get back results for TV in all forums. Carnival, Princess, NCL , Celibrity, etc.

With the old search if I was in the Princess forum I would only get results from the Princess forum. 

 

You have to explicitly place limits on where the search looks.

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7 minutes ago, broberts said:

 

You have to explicitly place limits on where the search looks.

 

On mobile, it is difficult to limit your search.

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@floridalover5623

We probably need to know what you are working on to assist.

While you are in this forum  - scroll to the top.

On a pc on the righthand side is a box with "Search" in it and a magnifying glass.  Just click in the box where it says search and a deopdown should appear.     in the dropdown  see   This Forum - click that.

Then go back & click on the Search box and enter  TV   then click on the magnifying glass.  Should bring up the posts in this thread with TV in.

 

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6 hours ago, Globaliser said:

 

Yes it can. I think that there are plenty of instructions already in this thread.

 

3 hours ago, broberts said:

 

You have to explicitly place limits on where the search looks.

If you're on the mobile version of the site, you cannot limit your search to the current forum nor to the current thread. You can on a desktop (Well, technically anything that has a viewport width of >1,201 pixels) but you can't on mobile unless you type out the query. Ain't no way that's intuitive.  You'd need to know the forum node # or the thread topic #. For example, if you want to search this thread on a phone, you'd need to type this into the URL line:

 

https://boards.cruisecritic.com/search/?q="SEARCH QUERY TERMS"&type=forums_topic&item=2598124

 

Where you replace "SEARCH QUERY TERMS" with your query. That's darn near impossible to (1) figure out and (2) type accurately on a phone.

 

Hop on a phone, or resize your browser down to about 700 px wide and give it a shot. You won't see the "This Topic" or "This Forum" search options because they're not available.

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My instructions in the previous post are for a phrase search. To do an "ANY" (aka OR) search, leave out the quote marks.

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Desktop Search (when you click in the search box and get the dropdown.)

 

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Tablet/Mobile Search (also Desktop if you make the mistake of clicking on the little magnifying glass.)

 

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16 hours ago, Aulanis said:

@floridalover5623

We probably need to know what you are working on to assist.

While you are in this forum  - scroll to the top.

On a pc on the righthand side is a box with "Search" in it and a magnifying glass.  Just click in the box where it says search and a deopdown should appear.     in the dropdown  see   This Forum - click that.

Then go back & click on the Search box and enter  TV   then click on the magnifying glass.  Should bring up the posts in this thread with TV in.

 

Ah yes.....now I see it. I was just filling in the search box first without clicking within the search box first to narrow my search. 

Poor development compared to the old layout.

Thanks

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13 hours ago, POA1 said:

Desktop Search (when you click in the search box and get the dropdown.)

 

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Tablet/Mobile Search (also Desktop if you make the mistake of clicking on the little magnifying glass.)

 

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That was my problem from the start.

Thanks

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