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Why doesn't electronics.stackexchange.com have a search q/a (site wide) feature? Or am I missing it? I see the "Tags" search, but is q/a posters didn't create a tag for the specific word/phrase you are searching site for, it seems time consuming to try to find.

Even when a use does enter tag, it only allows one word tags, not multi-word tags, which makes even search via tag cumbersome. (unless I am missing how to do multiple keyword tags too. :)

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    \$\begingroup\$ Other than the search box on the top of every single page? \$\endgroup\$ – Ignacio Vazquez-Abrams May 7 '18 at 15:33
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    \$\begingroup\$ Like.. Right on the top? BTW, the question if for Meta \$\endgroup\$ – Eugene Sh. May 7 '18 at 15:33
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    \$\begingroup\$ If you click on a tag, it will automatically search for that tag. You can see that multi-word tags can be searched by enclosing the tag square brackets. This is a search for questions with the tags "circuit analysis" and "resistors": [circuit-analysis] [resistors] \$\endgroup\$ – davidmneedham May 7 '18 at 15:43
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    \$\begingroup\$ The real question is why isn't the search feature prominent enough. We want new users to find the search bar without any difficulty, don't blame the user when this is a ux issue. Most sites have a magnifying glass icon in the search box. I think electronics used to have that icon but it somehow dropped off in the last redesign. \$\endgroup\$ – MarkU May 7 '18 at 22:40
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Very Top Left of page on dark grey bar, is located a slightly lighter grey search field with even lighter grey font description. One might not notice due to lack of contrast in 3 elements, or their mind tell them feature inactive because of grey combo is standard to indicate inactive elements. But once show, it is easy to see from there on out. :) enter image description here

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  • \$\begingroup\$ Har har.... okay, I gotta admit. I did laugh... It's a completely pointless question and thank god someone eventually asked it. On the bright side, you did answer your own question and now you understand where the search bar is. \$\endgroup\$ – user103380 May 10 '18 at 17:03
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    \$\begingroup\$ The method you showed in your screen shot only shows how to search for tags, if someone did not create a tag for the word you are searching for, it would not find those results. My point is Tag search is limited, and is not a site search. But no worries, someone else already answered before you and provide screen shot to answer where/how to do site wide search of all words. Then I added another screen shot after learning from them, that was even more clear where the site wide search is, because it is camouflaged. :) Thanks again. \$\endgroup\$ – Koldwater May 11 '18 at 19:17
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    \$\begingroup\$ Not enough hand-drawn ellipse... \$\endgroup\$ – Ignacio Vazquez-Abrams May 8 '18 at 0:13
  • \$\begingroup\$ @IgnacioVazquez-Abrams I'm sorry, I tried! But the option was greyed out in my screenshot-software, don't know why, didn't feel like investigating at the time. I will better myself next time. \$\endgroup\$ – pipe May 8 '18 at 13:30
  • \$\begingroup\$ Don't I feel silly. :) Even after viewing screen shot, I did not spot it. Then I read comment ".. top of every single page", and sure enough there it was. A slightly lighter grey square on the dark grey bar, with an even lighter grey font in it stating "Search on Electrical Engineering". Just a case of worst GUI design practice tripped me up. :) Would be better if search field was much lighter grey, with black text for some contrast to differentiate and make more noticeable. A little search icon on top right with other tools would help too, or some kind of design standard to help. \$\endgroup\$ – Koldwater May 8 '18 at 23:18

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