I was trying to find a specific article I read the other day and I couldn’t remember exactly how it was worded but I remembered a keyword. I typed quotes around it like I used to in Google but didn’t find any difference in the search. After some experimenting, I concluded that Brave Search must not have those hidden tricks that Google does? If this is the case, why has this not been implemented? I switched over to Brave to find results that Google wouldn’t show me but I’m having just as much difficulty finding it on Brave due to the lack of any features built in.
Interesting. I have just made a try with “ios 10”. You are absolutely right. Quotes have no effect.
This is weird as quoting phrases is a kind of standard in most search engines. Not only web search, but also databases and documents.
They never did get back with me on which commands are supported. And when I mentioned about adding it to Help articles, doesn’t seem to have happened. Also have to say, when was mentioned it’s being tracked
Then as a result, I’ve recently reached out to Jan and Brendan on Twitter, hoping to get some movement on it. Not sure the overall status from that follow-up. But I do see where Brendan tagged in Solso and ParedesLJavi.
If you do end up finding out any commands supported, would be great. But I will say that we’ve had a decent amount of people over the years complaining that Brave Search isn’t seeming to refine searches. At the very least, not using the same as Google did.
All I can say is I used them when I used google but since I have switched to brave…well I don’t use them. I don’t necessarily agree that they should be like google’s and I don’t agree they aren’t used…most people I know use google search refinements. I have used search refinements , as I said, for years (or search tricks or whatever they are called). I think the brave search team could do a lot to make search arguments more refine-able and they should do it their own way, not necessarily like google et.al.
Calling this feature a ‘power user requirement’ is pretty silly in my opinion. Even my 63y/o mom does this.
In this day and age, where search results are universally getting more and more cluttered with spam and irrelevant shite, the only people I know that never used this feature didn’t because they simply didn’t know it was an option.