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Why the title bar does not includes a search field?


jozin.cz

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Hi all,

How are you today?

Could somebody tell me why the title bar (the green heavy thing on top of website, which has ID "gc-header") does not include a search field?
I find it quite complicated that each time I want to search for a cache I need to go to the home page?
Why?

I have a workaround that I search using URL query, but that is too difficult for most fellow geocachers.

https://www.geocaching.com/play/results/?st=SEARCH KEYWORDS


Thank you.

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40 minutes ago, agash said:

This would be a nice feature.

 

You can have these with two workarounds:

1. use extension GC Little Helper II (https://github.com/2Abendsegler/GClh)

2. use browser key search. I added to firefox a Key search for 'https://www.geocaching.com/geocache/%s' and define key 'gc' , now you can type in adressbar "gc GC12345" and the cache GC12345 will be searched.

 

If you know the GC code, all you need do is browse to coord.info/GC123456.

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On 7/14/2022 at 2:24 AM, jozin.cz said:

Could somebody tell me why the title bar (the green heavy thing on top of website, which has ID "gc-header") does not include a search field?
I find it quite complicated that each time I want to search for a cache I need to go to the home page?
Why?

 

What would your proposed title bar search field search for? The GC code? Part or all of the cache name? Caches in a region? Caches owned by a particular CO? Caches found (or not found) by a cacher? The reason there's a separate search page is because there are so many different things to search for. But getting to it isn't that difficult or complicated, just click on Play in the top green bar then select Search if you want the results in a list or View map if you want the results on a map:

 

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On 7/14/2022 at 5:37 PM, agash said:

2. use browser key search. I added to firefox a Key search for 'https://www.geocaching.com/geocache/%s' and define key 'gc' , now you can type in adressbar "gc GC12345" and the cache GC12345 will be searched.

 

I created my own mini search engine using keywords to go straight to the related intended site, or recognizing a standard format. I can enter GC12345 in the address bar and the engine knows to go to coord.info/GC12345 (yes, lazy navigation, quicker than typing the full url :P), or even tb codes by entering tb xxprivatecode which converts it to the TB search by private code url. And many others.  Quite handy!  But a little technical...

 

The basic way you explain effectively accomplishes this same result :) (Chrome also supports this)

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