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Does the library search work for you?

Posted: Wed Mar 11, 2020 10:07 pm
by Charlie Schultz
Hi all,
I've had a couple people say that the library search doesn't work ("waiting on mimf"). If you could check it out and let me know if it works for you, I'd appreciate it. It is located here: viewtopic.php?p=18277#p18277

If it does not work, please let me know what happens and what browser you're using, thanks.

Re: Does the library search work for you?

Posted: Thu Mar 12, 2020 1:03 am
by Jim McConkey
Both work for me, and are reasonably quick. Firefox pops up a security dialog: "The information you have entered on this page will be sent over an insecure connection and could be read by a third party. Are you sure you want to send this information?" and I have to confirm before it will search on either. Chromium (open source Chrome) does not put up the warning. Maybe some browsers think the page is too insecure, depending on the user's settings.

Re: Does the library search work for you?

Posted: Thu Mar 12, 2020 1:23 am
by Peter Wilcox
Works for me on Firefox with the same security box. I'll be sure not to search for porn.

Re: Does the library search work for you?

Posted: Thu Mar 12, 2020 9:42 am
by Marshall Dixon
I'm using duck-duck-go for the search engine.

For both the old and new libraries I tried searching with quotation marks and the plus/minus signs. This came up “no matches found” in both libraries. I tried the example given “archtop*”... etc with no results.

Both libraries gave (a lot of) results with just the words typed in without modifiers.

Re: Does the library search work for you?

Posted: Thu Mar 12, 2020 11:35 am
by Bryan Bear
Both work for me in Chrome.

Re: Does the library search work for you?

Posted: Thu Mar 12, 2020 1:13 pm
by JC Whitney
Just tried both on an iPhone and both worked quite nicely.

Re: Does the library search work for you?

Posted: Thu Mar 12, 2020 6:37 pm
by Randy Roberts
Just tried again with windows 7 Pro [I know, but I hate 10 ] and Explorer and all searches hang up not returning anything back, just endlessly twiddling their thumbs in the ozone...

Re: Does the library search work for you?

Posted: Thu Mar 12, 2020 10:05 pm
by Charlie Schultz
Hey Randy, I found this suggestion on the web, maybe you can try it and let me know.

Go to "Internet Options" and then to "Content" and click on "Clear SSL state".

Re: Does the library search work for you?

Posted: Fri Mar 13, 2020 10:28 pm
by Clay Schaeffer
Hi Charlie,
I searched with Chrome and both links went to the search engine. I typed in a topic and it came up quickly.

Re: Does the library search work for you?

Posted: Sat Mar 14, 2020 7:08 am
by Simon Magennis
The search works for me with a "but".

When I do the first search it seems to hang up. Looks like it is not working at all. Eventually, feels like "forever" (maybe 1 min + :-)) the results get displayed. I actually gave up on the first test I had left the tab open so I spotted the results eventually. I then tested it systematically.

After that first search, it is very fast. Seems like the results are displayed almost instantly. I wonder could there be some sort of caching issue?

Re: Does the library search work for you?

Posted: Sat Mar 14, 2020 10:46 am
by Alain Lambert
Marshall Dixon wrote:
Thu Mar 12, 2020 9:42 am
I'm using duck-duck-go for the search engine.
That might be the problem. Just type you search in the MIMF search box! Not in your browser search

Works for me 100% Win10 + Firefox

Re: Does the library search work for you?

Posted: Sat Mar 14, 2020 10:53 am
by Barry Daniels
Exactly! We are talking about the MIMF search tool.

Re: Does the library search work for you?

Posted: Sat Mar 14, 2020 11:39 am
by Marshall Dixon
Alain Lambert wrote:
Sat Mar 14, 2020 10:46 am
Marshall Dixon wrote:
Thu Mar 12, 2020 9:42 am
I'm using duck-duck-go for the search engine.
That might be the problem. Just type you search in the MIMF search box! Not in your browser search

Works for me 100% Win10 + Firefox
Yes, I'm using the MIMF search function but my internet browser is duck-duck go. Using the modifiers, even the example given, doesn't work.

Just tried again before posting. Using the MIMF search engine checking the box “whole words only” and typing in the example returns “no results found.”

Am using iPad 11.

Re: Does the library search work for you?

Posted: Sat Mar 14, 2020 2:18 pm
by Charlie Schultz
Some of the search pages never got updated from http to https (my bad). I've just updated them now (be sure to do a refresh in your browser), so let me know if that helps (or hurts!).

Re: Does the library search work for you?

Posted: Sat Mar 14, 2020 3:15 pm
by Barry Daniels
I am not real knowledgeable about Duck Duck Go, but isn't it just a search engine and not a browser? If so, then you do not need to bringing DDG into the equation. The question would be, what browser program are you using?

Re: Does the library search work for you?

Posted: Sat Mar 14, 2020 5:03 pm
by Marshall Dixon
Barry Daniels wrote:
Sat Mar 14, 2020 3:15 pm
I am not real knowledgeable about Duck Duck Go, but isn't it just a search engine and not a browser? If so, then you do not need to bringing DDG into the equation. The question would be, what browser program are you using?
Would that be Safari?

Re: Does the library search work for you?

Posted: Sat Mar 14, 2020 5:07 pm
by Marshall Dixon
Would that be Safari? I have no idea of the difference between a search engine and a browser.

Re: Does the library search work for you?

Posted: Sat Mar 14, 2020 7:16 pm
by Barry Daniels
Yeah, Safari is a browser and that is what I use on my Mac. You should not use Duck Duck Go.

Go to the first post in this thread by Charlie and click on his links.

Re: Does the library search work for you?

Posted: Sat Mar 14, 2020 7:25 pm
by Randy Roberts
Charlie,
You are an unmitigated genius!
"
"Go to "Internet Options" and then to "Content" and click on "Clear SSL state"." fixed it!

Don't know what any of what you said means, but thanks.
Randy

Re: Does the library search work for you?

Posted: Sun Mar 15, 2020 2:09 am
by Jim McConkey
Duck Duck Go is a search engine, not a browser. It may be what he has set for his home page, but that will not affect the MIMF search engine. Safari, Chrome/Chromium, or Firefox should all work equally well on a Mac for the browser.