Improving your searches
In QtWeb, you can do a Google, Yahoo and Cuil search directly from the built-in search field.
Here are some tips for improved searching:
- Narrow it down.
- Use quotation marks.
- Try a negative search.
- Capitalization doesn't matter.
- For less typing, omit common words.
- Don't worry about word endings.
If your search is returning too many pages, try adding words. For instance, if you type "Paris," you'll get pages about the city of Paris, the Paris casino in Las Vegas, and Paris from Greek mythology. Type "Paris France" to limit the search to pages about the city.
If you are looking for an article titled "How to bathe a cat," put quotation marks around the phrase.
You can subtract words from your search. For instance, type "paris -france" to search for all pages that contain the word "paris" and aren't about Paris, France.
"Paris France," "paris France," and "paris france" are treated the same way by the Google search engine.
Small and common words are omitted by search, so searching for "bathe a cat," "bathe the cat," and "bathe cat" are all the same.
The search engine snips off certain word endings before searching. For instance, "bathe a cat" and "bathing a cat" are treated the same way.