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How to customize advanced or global search in Confluence?

Hello everybody!

My name is Kate, I'm a technical writer and 80% of my time I spend in Confluence (server version 6.9).

All my colleagues use global (or advanced) search in Confluence. You can see this field in the right corner of a top navigation bar. But there is a problem - this advanced search shows you EVERYTHING, but not exactly what you are looking for :) 

So here is my question - has anyone tried to configure this global search? For example, I would like to exclude some spaces and all attachments from global search. Maybe it's even possible to configure filters in a global search page? For example, you go to the global search page and some filters have been already chosen by default. 

 

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Hello Ekaterina,

Thank you for suggesting this. The search feature cannot be configured, but we have a feature request for this which has quite a few votes:

As a workaround, you could add the Livesearch Macro to a page and restrict the search that way.

Let me know if you have any questions about this.

Regards,

Shannon

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