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Why does search default to OR - useless

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Has this been done to make search useless on purpose? Because it is assumed users are stupid? Very annoying.

Has this been done to make search useless on purpose? Because it is assumed users are stupid? Very annoying.

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McCoy
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higonnet said

Has this been done to make search useless on purpose? Because it is assumed users are stupid? Very annoying.

Could you be a bit more specific about "OR"  ?

The only thing that comes to mind is "Operational Research" ....

Maybe you could provide a screenshot  ?

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''higonnet [[#question-1234862|said]]'' <blockquote> Has this been done to make search useless on purpose? Because it is assumed users are stupid? Very annoying. </blockquote> Could you be a bit more specific about "OR" ? The only thing that comes to mind is "Operational Research" .... Maybe you could provide a screenshot ? If you need help to create a screenshot, please see : [[How do I create a screenshot of my problem?]] Once you've done this, attach the saved screenshot file to your forum post by clicking the '''Browse...''' button below the ' ''Post your reply''' box. Also see : https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/change-your-default-search-settings-firefox In case you're dealing with malware : https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/troubleshoot-firefox-issues-caused-malware ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Seperate issue : Your system details show that you need to update your Adobe Flash Player - you're running an old version, which can cause problems. Would you please uninstall your current version and install the latest version, which is '''31.0.0.108''' Uninstaller : https://helpx.adobe.com/flash-player/kb/uninstall-flash-player-windows.html https://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/ Note : some 'extras' may be offered in the download.

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Hello,

Well, I let myself go with irritation with this (and other) search engine. Sorry about that!

A default of OR or AND for terms in the search field is OK I suppose, but it seems to me the standard default should be AND.

In my case I was searching for info on an error message involving SQLite. I got 26 hits. So I added "installation" to my query and got 1974 hits. Not very helpful.

Regards

Hello, Well, I let myself go with irritation with this (and other) search engine. Sorry about that! A default of OR or AND for terms in the search field is OK I suppose, but it seems to me the standard default should be AND. In my case I was searching for info on an error message involving SQLite. I got 26 hits. So I added "installation" to my query and got 1974 hits. Not very helpful. Regards
McCoy
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And here I was thinking that your default search engine might have been taken over by some "OR" page .....

You mentioned "being stupid" - that would apply to me, cause I honestly haven't a clue what you mean by "Or" and "And" ..... (even though there is a nuance between the two).

I don't know which search engine(s) you use - maybe you could "have a talk" with their support  ?

And here I was thinking that your default search engine might have been taken over by some "OR" page ..... You mentioned "being stupid" - that would apply to me, cause I honestly haven't a clue what you mean by "Or" and "And" ..... (even though there is a nuance between the two). I don't know which search engine(s) you use - maybe you could "have a talk" with their support ?