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May 16 2008, 10:40 AM
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Here's a few tips to get the best from the search facilties on our download section ...

If you're looking for a particular title then that's easy .. simply enter the name of it in the search box at the top of our pages (where it says "Search Our Downloads Here ...") or alternatively you can go to the downloads section and use the search there (freewarebb.com/downloads.html)

Here's how the download section looks ...
Fig 1.1

Notice from the above screenshot the "Search" button?. Well, go ahead and give that a click and you'll see a page like this ...
Fig 1.2

The first thing you'll notice is all the options but don't be put off by them, they really can make a fantastic difference in your search. Let's say, for example, you wanted to find the most recent files that were added to the "System Tweaking Utilities" category. Using Fig 1.3 as an example, you would first use the 'up/down' scroll bar to find the category you want to search in within the "In categories" section and then click on it. Then, further down in the 'and sort results by' area use the drop down menu to click 'submission date'. Pressing the 'Do Search' button will then list all the files in that category from the most recently added to the oldest. You could also reverse this to show the oldest files first by changing the "in Z-A" to "in A-Z" - you get the idea!.

Fig 1.3

If you want to be even more specific in your search and you have other details of the file you're searching for you could enter them as well. For example, if you know the authors website details you could enter those in the "Author's Website" box such as "freewarebb.com" which will then only return results for those items that have "freewarebb.com" listed as the authors website.

You can even limit the search to only show you files from specific dates such as a search using the similar criteria as above but with the date of "01/02/08" in the "Files submitted or updated after" box would only return files after 2nd January 2008.

So, now you'll hopefully have a better idea of the power behind our search facility and we hope you are able to get better results from any of your search requirements!.

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