moderated Re: Question regarding searching:


If you're using IE you really do need to dump it, for starters.

Why You Should Dump Internet Explorer | Daniel Miessler        (Dec 2019)

The perils of using Internet Explorer as your default browser ...            (March 2019 – straight from the proverbial horse’s mouth)

Microsoft cybersecurity expert: Please, stop using Internet ...  (Feb 2019)

Microsoft security chief: IE is not a browser, so stop using ...     (Feb 2019)

Microsoft wants you to stop using Internet Explorer                    (Feb 2019)

12 reasons not to use Internet Explorer, ever | Computerworld  (June 2011 – Even more valid now)

And if you web search on “Why you should not use Internet Explorer” the list of returned results is long, and virtually unanimous in the expert (and non-expert) opinion that you should not.

Regardless of the browser you're using, if you want relative silence when trying to think through and compose your list of search criteria I'd suggest you do that step in Notepad, particularly for complex searches with many terms (often including the forced inclusion, +, and exclusion, -, operators).   After you've got it "perfected," or think you do, select all, copy, then paste into the search engine.  It also makes it easier to modify when you determine that what you thought was perfected is, in actuality, in need of more refinement.


Brian - Windows 10 Pro, 64-Bit, Version 1909, Build 18363  

Tolerance is the positive and cordial effort to understand another's beliefs, practices, and habits without necessarily sharing or accepting them.

        ~ Joshua Liebman

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