[Suggestion] Use Google Search to Search within a Thread

Digital Doctor

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Lots of people want searching within a thread.
Many people have suggested they can't migrate to xenforo until search within a thread is available.

Albeit not as elegant as a xenforo core solution ... I think it still can be helpful ...

Idea: use google's site: searching but use the entire thread URL (not just xenforo.com).

This seems like it would be a very easy addon to make.

this was one of my favorite features of vb, and i miss it a lot in XF!
I was surprised to see this feature wasn't available in 1.0.
Absolutely hoping this is in 1.0.1 or 1.1
clean and simple
Even more critical for when add-on support threads here get into the scores of pages
proposed solution
This is a feature I miss frequently.
Search this thread"
This certainly needs to be added
I definitely need a search function

Digital Doctor

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If Search within a thread is not destined for xF 1.1, would xF consider this as a temporary option ?
It seems like it would be easy to implement.

Digital Doctor

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I made a custom google search that searches just the xenporta thread.

<div id="cse" style="width: 100%;">Loading</div>
<script src="http://www.google.com/jsapi" type="text/javascript"></script>
<script type="text/javascript">
  google.load('search', '1', {language : 'en'});
  google.setOnLoadCallback(function() {
    var customSearchControl = new google.search.CustomSearchControl('011890629337310223035:haqxwbojv1i');
  }, true);
<link rel="stylesheet" href="http://www.google.com/cse/style/look/default.css" type="text/css" />


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These are 3 options for searching in xenforo.

Option 2 and 3 don't need any major changes to the xenforo search area.

View attachment 17895
Or a drop down using icons, the magnifying glass would act as xenforo standard search which I want to keep.

When you click on the magnifying glass icon - you have the choice of using the standard xenforo search engine, or google's. You already can do this with firefox, if you want to see what I mean.