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Search results vs. Exact match

I'm sure previously in the wiki when you typed in the exact name of a page or if user start typing and you select a page from the list presented, you would be taken directly to that page.

Currently whenever I use a wiki search field I always end up on the "Search results" page! Does this annoy anybody else? It is just plain frustrating.

Please restore the search function so that it works as it used to.
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  • I agree. I mentioned something similar in a forum once. It's frustrating to be sent to search results when you know the exact title of the article you want.
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  • One of the things I do in the browser now is I just type in the name of the article into the Address line, and if I've been there before my history usually pops it right up.
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  • I’m hopeful of a simple solution
    I agree with Steve. Janell's approach would work if one kept one's browsing history for an indefinite period of time, but few do this.

    I am reminded of the "keyword" search box in Ancestry.com's Learning Center, where articles are not arranged by topic and there is no subject index. The keyword is additive, so if one looks for "tax list" one gets all the items containing the word "tax" and all containing the word "list." Totally useless. The MD Archives has a similarly useless keyword approach. If one wants the 1783 tax list for a particular County, the in-house keyword search will give you all manner of pages mentioning it, but usually not the actual item in the first 50-odd results -- but a google search works beautifully.

    If there could be two different search boxes, one to keyword-search article titles and one to keyword-search in body of articles, that could be very helpful.
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