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djc1610
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 11, 2009 10:44 pm    Post subject: Searching Reply with quote

I was recently interested in finding a phone that has been shown to be compatible with my TomTom GO 730 (and I still am).

So I searched using the words "TomTom Compatible phone" and i got 35662 suggested posts but after a while I gave up as none of them I looked at (and I really none of them) had any relevance to the words I searched for.

Am I the only one who finds searching an almost useless past time?

If not please explain how I can improve the chances of getting a couple of relevant posts in the 35662 offered to me?
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 11, 2009 11:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Try selecting "Search for all terms". Although this still returns 323 they do contain all those words. If you select "Search for any terms or use query as entered" you will get every post that contains "TomTom" or "compatible" or "phones".
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djc1610
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 12, 2009 11:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Anita

That's just the help I needed.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 12, 2009 12:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

David, you should also check out the list of phones on the TomTom web site, try clicking Here to go straight to the list for the 730 - Mike
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 12, 2009 12:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

djchapple wrote:
Thanks Anita

That's just the help I needed.

Glad it helped. Thumbs Up
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JockTamsonsBairn
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 14, 2009 11:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'd also suggest changing "Display results as: " to Posts rather than Topics. This can save having to search through a 20 page topic for the 1 relevant post.
I only discovered the usefulness of this recently Embarassed

However, you can sometimes get rather peculiar results!! Even using "Search for all terms" a search for "TomTom Home" will return 32000+ examples. As far as I can see, this is because the word Home appears at the top of every page!
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 14, 2009 11:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

JockTamsonsBairn wrote:
Even using "Search for all terms" a search for "TomTom Home" will return 32000+ examples. As far as I can see, this is because the word Home appears at the top of every page!

Not at all, its because this wonderfull software creates so many problems that it crops up everywhere, if only I had a 1 for every thread answered caused be this useless software - dream on.......
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 15, 2009 5:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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