Bookmark that will open to cleared default every time?

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Bookmark that will open to cleared default every time?

Post by ttgg » Sun May 07, 2017 2:22 pm

Hello, thank you for making SearchTempest available. I have read the faq and help sections, and also searched the forum. I recently started using searchtempest and placed a bookmark on my bookmarks toolbar so I could quickly access it when wanting to find something.

Browser: Firefox 53.0 OS: Manjaro Linux 64 bit

What I found was that it loads the original search that I made, including years, no matter what I do:

http://www.searchtempest.com/

Then I found this link here in the forum and put it on my toolbar.
Thread:
https://forums.searchtempest.com/viewto ... arch#p3800
"to clear your SearchTempest autos cookies:"

http://autos.searchtempest.com/?reset=1

It did initially clear the search, but then reverts to the new search I made when I click to open in a new tab:

http://autos.searchtempest.com/

On this one I can hit "reset search" and it does work.

My question is, how can I make a bookmark that will open a cleared search every time?
thanks for your time and any info!

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Re: Bookmark that will open to cleared default every time?

Post by Tempest Nathan » Sun May 07, 2017 3:34 pm

Hi,

So first off, we realize this is an issue. We're actually working on a new version of the site, which won't automatically populate the form like this. Instead we'll make the 'Your Searches' section easier to access, with the most recent search highlighted.

For now though, I would skip the autos subdomain, since that's mainly intended to be used through autotempest.com. If you're using SearchTempest directly, you can go to www.searchtempest.com. And if you go to http://www.searchtempest.com?reset=1 it will clear your previous search. (As well as any other options you've set! It might make more sense for now to just use the reset button on the search form when you want to enter a new search.

Again, we're working on it and will definitely improve this for the new version!

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Re: Bookmark that will open to cleared default every time?

Post by ttgg » Sun May 07, 2017 5:07 pm

Thanks for the quick response! Well, now I'm confused, both those links in your reply send me to my Dodge Caravan search, complete with year restrictions! Then, when on that Dodge search page, I use this link I have in my bookmarks, http://autos.searchtempest.com/ ,that clears the year restrictions but still has an old search "lpb 2ube". I then can click "reset search" and get back to square one. Glad to hear changes are afoot, thanks again
PS when I'm on the "dodge caravan" page, the reset button clears the search field but the year restrictions are not cleared.

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Re: Bookmark that will open to cleared default every time?

Post by Tempest Nathan » Sun May 07, 2017 7:39 pm

OK, I think there's something going on with the cookies cross-contaminating between the two domains. Basically what you'll want to do is clear all cookies from *.searchtempest.com domains. This link explains how to clear cookies from a single domain on Chrome or Firefox: http://www.thewindowsclub.com/clear-cac ... ic-website

Once that's done, stop using autos.searchtempest.com, and just use www.searchtempest.com. If you want to reset your history (and latest search), that www.searchtempest.com?reset=1 link should work.

All this will be fixed when we release the new homepage beta too!

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