Android Question Searching the Forum...

Discussion in 'Android Questions' started by William Hunter, May 17, 2015.

  1. William Hunter

    William Hunter Active Member Licensed User

    I can find no way of searching the forum. Whatever happened to the great B4A app for doing this? No longer having that capability is a great loss.
     
  2. RandomCoder

    RandomCoder Well-Known Member Licensed User

    If you are referring to this http://www.b4x.com/android/forum/th...ew-and-search-the-documentation-offline.7393/ then it looks like it is no longer available and it is recommended to use the on-line search tool.
    If you are having difficulties locating the on-line search tool it might be because you need to scroll all the way to the right of the menu bar to see the search box when viewing on a phone or tablet. At least that's what happens on my devices, it's always much wider that the rest of the page :)
     
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  3. DonManfred

    DonManfred Expert Licensed User

    Ye
    s. It is not funny to read the forum on a phone ;)
     
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  4. thedesolatesoul

    thedesolatesoul Expert Licensed User

    I hope you meant: "Its not fun to read the forum on a phone"
    Nevertheless it was funny!
     
  5. RandomCoder

    RandomCoder Well-Known Member Licensed User

    I spend most of my time on the forum using either a phone or a tablet. Reading posts is not so bad but replying to or creating new threads can be a nightmare, especially when the predictive text kicks in, :mad:
     
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  6. Roger Daley

    Roger Daley Well-Known Member Licensed User

    I often resort to Google and enter "B4A query..... etc. ". It can be quicker than the forum search tool. A world info in the forum but not always easy to find.
     
  7. William Hunter

    William Hunter Active Member Licensed User

    My thanks to all who replied. While I did appreciate starting my day with a few chuckles, as elicited by DonManfred and thedesolatesoul, RandomCoder was spot-on with his observations.

    I do miss the B4A HelpViewer. It was like having an encyclopedia directed solely at B4A. What a great resource. I had a computer die, and when setting up a new system I was quite miffed that the HelpViewer was nowhere to be found.
     
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  8. Peter Simpson

    Peter Simpson Expert Licensed User

    @Erel used to have the Tapatalk plug-in connected to the old forum (2 forum designs ago). For some strange reason when Erel changed the forum a couple of years ago he never added the Tapatalk plug-in to that forum and he has not added it to this new updated forum design either. I find that to be a complete shame as I personally preferred to use the Tapatalk app on my phone rather than using the browser on my phone when browsing forums when I'm not in my house, I use Tapatalk with a number of forums on my phones and tablets. I have brought this topic up previously but it has fallen on deaf ears :(

    It's not difficult to add the Tapatalk plug-in to XenFono forums templates and it only takes a few minutes to do. I know Erel is an extremely busy person, but IMO not having the Tapatalk plug-in connected to this community is a shame :(
     
  9. Erel

    Erel Administrator Staff Member Licensed User

    The reasons that Tapatalk was not added are:

    1. (major) There were many discussions in Xenforo community about security issues related to this plug-in.
    2. (minor) The search engine and other features (like similar threads) are custom features so they will not work at all with this plug-in.
     
  10. Peter Simpson

    Peter Simpson Expert Licensed User

    I though that the security issues were all or mainly fixed @Erel, but then again there will always be issues with the Tapatalk plug-in and security, I've had small issues with that plug-in myself. Anyway that really does not matter as it's obvious that you will not be adding the plug-in in future, that's a real shame :(
     
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