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    Search question

    I'm confused about how to get back to a search result listing. Example, I did a search in the Outlook section for "synchronization". I went to a post to read it. I saw the "return to search" arrow up in the right hand corner. Then, I decided to read another message in the same thread. As soon as I clicked on that message the "return to search" arrows disappeared. Even if I went back to the message that had showed it the search, the "return to search" arrows didn't come back.
    So, in order to get back to my search results, I had to start the search all over again.
    What am I missing here? It seems to me that I should be able to repeatedly return to my search result.
    Thanks -- Dianne

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    Re: Search question

    Rule No 1: When opening a post in the search results, use Shift when clicking on the link to open the post in a new window. This means you will ALWAYS have the search results to go back to.

    Rule No 2: Always use Rule No 1.

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    Re: Search question

    Leif's advice is best, but Dianne, you may also be able to use the browser back-arrow to get back to the post with the "return to search" up arrow.
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    Re: Search question

    Tx Diane DearNOld

    I had just gone through that myself and forgotten Rule 1&2 so appreciate you asking for me <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15>

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    Re: Search question

    Anytime -- <img src=/S/smile.gif border=0 alt=smile width=15 height=15>!!
    Rule 1&2 work for me -- and thanks, Leif.
    It's not clear, though, why one should have to remember to open a new window when browsing in a search result -- possibly an idea for an "enhancement". <img src=/S/fanfare.gif border=0 alt=fanfare width=31 height=23>

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    Re: Search question

    I have to admit I always just use the back browser button to return - right back to the search results! No matter where you've wandered off to within the resulting thread, that button will always take you back to the search result with enough clicks.

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    Re: Search question

    I am finding that opening a second window is a good idea most anywhere on the net. Then I still have the original waiting.

    I use the back arrow a lot too but in the search it can mean going back quite a few clicks.

    Wht I hate about the search is that it only opens to the one post referenced and I can't tell what it is a part of. I like having the whole thread show. But I suppose if it opened that way there would be complaints that people had trouble finding the post referenced.

    You can please some of the people some of the time,,,but not all of the people all of the time.

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    Re: Search question

    > Wht I hate about the search is that it only opens to the one post referenced

    me too. I've asked for this, twice.

    It seems crazy to have one's options set to "show entire thread in flat mode", and have Search return just one message. What follows is an constant series of key/mouse strokes that could be automated and save execution and response time on the server, surely.

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    Re: Search question

    Try to keep in mind that this is a volunteer outfit, Chris. None of us, including the Wiz, can work at it 8 hours a day. Stuff that's actually broken (not just in someone's opinion, either) gets fixed first. Easy fixes come next. Everything else that's reasonable gets considered when time allows. And some requests that sound simple aren't.
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