Did "explore" replace "search"? What if I still want to search??

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Why can't I search via the newest toolbar update? Now, instead of the search being on the left with the Stumble! button (which was convenient), it's all the way on the right. It DOES make a difference, especially with an ultra-wide monitor (and I'm sure I'm not the only one with a large monitor these days).
And now, the functions seem to have been dumbed down with the "explore" addition; instead of being able to search tags, I can only search through interests. If I want to search something simple, like 50mm, I can't. Why was the search removed? Can I get it back?

Tiffany Wallis

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Xian

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If you want to search the sites you've liked, you can go to your profile (www.stumbleupon.com/profile) and look for the textbox that says "Search your Likes".

Tiffany Wallis

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I don't mean that I want to search through my likes. I would like to search everything that is tagged via StumbleUpon. I used to be able to search for keywords, such as "wallpaper" or "beginner photography." Now, I can't search keywords; I am limited to what is listed as an "interest," which is too vague. I can no longer search for tags, especially multiple tags.

Gladsdotter, Champion

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@ Tiffany, This feature still exists on the Firefox toolbar, if you use Firefox. The toolbar search box there still has the function of letting you stumble by any term, even ones that are not available in the Explore box.

Tiffany Wallis

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Ah, one more thing: I am using Google Chrome. The search used to be available in Chrome, but it no longer is. However, it's still possible to search using Firefox's StumbleUpon toolbar. Why has it been removed from Chrome, but not FF? Do I have to stick to that one browser for stumbling from now on?

Gladsdotter, Champion

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There's no reason I know of that you can't stumble in multiple browsers. I do it often, since Chrome has features FF doesn't, and vice versa.

Tiffany Wallis

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Yeah, but Firefox is notably slower on my computer than Chrome is. I don't think I should have to open up a second browser just to use a function that was once available on both... it's really inconvenient to use both at the same time, instead of just one. I guess I'll just switch to Firefox for a week or two until I get an answer on whether or not they'll bring it back to Chrome.

Xian

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Tiffany, the function you're referring to has never been available through Chrome. The StumbleUpon Chrome extension does have the "Explore an interest" textbox on the right side which was added just last year.

Marina .

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i have google chrome and 10 days ago, i was able to search keywords..and now the function disappeared.

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