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(11 Posts)
FarNorth Wed 08-Apr-20 09:01:15

The search function on GN never finds any results for me.
Am I doing something wrong?
Does anyone get results from the GN search function?

Marydoll Wed 08-Apr-20 09:05:37

It's rubbish, rarely works properly for me.

I find the only way I can find recent items is by sorting by date.
However, that facility only works on my PC, not any mobile devices.

Curlywhirly Wed 08-Apr-20 09:06:45

No, I never seem to get any results either. I use google instead, usually get the results from them - weird!

MamaCaz Wed 08-Apr-20 09:07:01

On my laptop, I switch between the 'mobile site' and the 'desktop site', because for me, the search function only works on one of those - right now, I can't remember which, though!

FarNorth Wed 08-Apr-20 09:14:10

Wow, thanks MamaCaz.
I just changed to Desktop Site, on my mobile confused , and got some results for what I wanted.
Desktop is a bit too fiddly to use on the mobile all the time, tho.

FarNorth Wed 08-Apr-20 09:16:18

Curlywhirly, I might also give google a go, in future, to find things on gransnet. smile

MamaCaz Thu 09-Apr-20 19:07:33

Yes, I agree with Curlywhirly about Google often finding what you want on Gransnet too.

BlueBelle Fri 10-Apr-20 17:20:00

I use mobile on an iPad and can do a search successfully

phoenix Fri 10-Apr-20 17:27:49

Absolutely useless on my tablet! Very frustrating! angry

MamaCaz Fri 10-Apr-20 17:58:28

Reading phoenix's post made me check my own, and I realized that I made a mistake in my post of Wed 08-Apr-20 09:07:01.

It is on my tablet, not laptop, that I can get a working search function by going to the desktop site instead of the mobile site

(Scroll to the very bottom of the page to find where you can toggle between the two!)

Oopsadaisy3 Fri 10-Apr-20 19:59:34

I have to use my PC, I can’t search on my iPad