Conquered the basics of searching, and ready to up your game? Let's dive into some tips and tricks for advanced searching. 🔥

Segmented search

Use faceted search to narrow down your search to a specific topic, maintainer, or contributor.

Just type your keyword in the search bar, followed by one of our search filters:

  • Within a topic: in:
  • Based on the state of a post (i.e. draft, archived, or published): is:
  • By either post maintainer or contributor: by:
  • By post maintainer: maintainer:
  • By post contributor: contributor:

You'll then see a list of options to choose from depending on the filter. The filter in:, for example, will show a list of topics.

Other filters

You can use quotes to find specific, exact phrases. For example, "search engine" will only match records that include the word "search" next to the word "engine."

To exclude a certain word or phrase from your search, use a hyphen ("-"). For example, "search -engine" will will only match records that include the word "search" and not the word "engine."

Unified search

You can search within a number of connected apps, all without leaving Slab. This includes Asana, Confluence, Dropbox, Google Drive, Jira, Slack, and Trello!

Just click the ⚙️ icon underneath Search Results to enable searching across your connected apps!

You'll be able to sort by type — when searching in Slack, for example, you can view results in Channel messages, Direct messages, and Group messages.

Note that each team member will need to enable this, as search results are limited to their individual accounts. 

Browser search

You can also search your Slab right from your browser! Here's how to get that set up: 

Chrome

  • Type your team's Slab url into the search toolbar
  • Hit 'tab'
  • Start searching! 

Firefox

  • Open yourteam.slab.com
  • Click “Add Search Engine” in the dropdown menu of the address bar
  • Choose the Slab icon

Next time you search in Firefox, just enter your keywords into the address bar and click the Slab icon on the dropdown menu to search directly inside your team's Slab!

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