Searching forums

Use the search control in the title bar to search for forums or forum topics that contain a specific word or phrase.

Before you begin

You can only search the forums that you are a member of and forums that have public access.


To search Forums for a specific text string, complete the following steps.

  1. Specify the scope of your search by clicking the Down arrow next to the Search field in the title bar, and then selecting one of the following options:
    All Forums
    Searches for the text string in the titles and descriptions of all the forums to which you have access, all the topics and topic responses contained in those forums, category names and descriptions (if forum categories are enabled), and forum and topic tags.
    This Forum
    Searches for the text string in the title and description of the selected forum, the topics and topic replies in the selected forum, and the tags in the selected forum.
    Note: You must have a forum already open to access this option.
  2. Enter the word or phrase that you want to search for into the Search field, and then click the search Search icon icon.

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