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    Default A better Search tool for the Forum

    WOW! 19 votes with a 5.0 average.
    Beats any of my other threads.

    Well, in return, all I can do is try to make a "Better Search tool" ...

    Using google's relatively new "Custom Search", even more Relevant results can be found.
    Not only from this forum, but from many years of the original PICBASIC-L mailing list (I was there), as well as rentron.com and a few others.

    Plunk in the chip ... "PIC16F877A" and it'll show a link to the datasheet too. (usually)



    Give it a try ...
    Searching sites ...


    picbasic.co.uk/forum
    melabs.com/resources
    www.rentron.com
    list.picbasic.com
    and a few others

    Add this search engine to your
    Google homepage:
    http://www.pbpgroup.com/Search/plus_google.gif

    Unless I pay google $100 a year (ain't happening), they put adds in it. Just ignore them.

    If you know of sites that you think should be included in the search for "PicBasic Pro" code, let me know.





    Just in case you got used to the old "better search tool" ... it's still here.


    http://www.google.com/logos/Logo_40wht.gif
    Search WWW Search picbasic.co.uk


    Often times the built-in vBulletin search tool gives less than desirable results, and you can spend hours searching for something that's just "Right There". It doesn't sort by relevance, and ignores words less than 4 characters in length. So if you're searching for LCD or ADC, you may never find them.

    The Google "Site" search above will do a much better job.

    HTH,
    Last edited by Darrel Taylor; - 17th June 2011 at 17:07.
    DT

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    Thanks, It could also be my idea, because I had the same problem.

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    Cool

    Thanks Darrel. You did a great job.
    Don't worry be happy....

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    Thumbs up Superb!

    Just found this thread (I don't normally look in the FAQ) and I wish I'd found it sooner. I have found the 4 letter minimum search quite difficult to use in order to obtain the answers I'm after in the past. Exactly for the reasons you listed above - who starts a post with Liquid Crystal Display problem - answer; no-one!

    I have bookmarked this thread in my browser as I'm sure it will come in handy (plus I can't lose it that way!)

    Cheers Darrel


    Rob

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    Default Help starting thread / attaching files

    Can you direct me to the instructions on starting new posts and attaching files? In the past I've only responded

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    I think this covers most of it ...
    http://www.picbasic.co.uk/forum/faq....b3_board_usage

    But if you still have questions ... feel free to ask.

    DT

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    Default how to post

    hi DT!

    Can you please instruct me on how to start a new post or thread.
    I tried the link you've given above but it wasn't there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ria_river View Post
    hi DT!
    Can you please instruct me on how to start a new post or thread.
    I tried the link you've given above but it wasn't there.
    Go to the forums 'home page' and look for NEW THREAD.

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    Default Thanks!

    this has been a huge help. It's also the first bookmark on my phone! lol Use it all the time.

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    The "better Search tool" just got better.

    See post #1 in this thread.
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    Hi Darrel,
    I did some tests and they all passes.
    Great work,
    Regards,
    M

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    5 stars as always!

    Ioannis

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    Default Awesome, (of course it is!)

    Thanks again for your wonderful work.

    You have made this form of programming much more available to us by your efforts. Someday, I hope to send you a basket full of money from the profits on the widget that you helped to design. ;-)

    Now, if I can just figure out a way to get the PICsearch to work in my Foxfire toolbar... no, that has to wait until I get the other 112 projects off the bench.... so much code...so little time...

    Thanks again so much for your work.

    Mark

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    Thanks Mark,

    Not familiar with the FireFox toolbar, but you can bookmark the following page for easy access.

    Custom Search for PicBasic Pro
    http://www.google.com/cse?cx=0036661...%3Az4kc9dx55he

    I've been working on it a little bit.
    Setting "promotions" for well known and usefull threads.
    It's extremely time consumming, so not very many show up yet.

    But when you search for things like Configs, PID loop, USB, keypad etc, it will highlight recommended threads or webpages.

    Tons of fun.
    DT

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    Thanks for the link. Gives me a place to start.
    Mark

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