For example, I wanted to check the Trello for Trello list to see if a feature request was already registered. When I search, it doesn't limit the search to the current board, making the search results considerably less than useful. Is there a way to limit the search to the current board?

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You can now limit your search to a specific board by starting your search with "board:xxx". xxx can be the board id or part of the title. For example I have a board called "Current Development ". To find the string 'searchval' on it I use:

board:current searchval
  • I use "board:current xxx", and I get no results.
    – BBaysinger
    Commented Sep 20, 2018 at 21:27
  • this works because you have "current" in the name of your board. It's not generic to always search for the board you're viewing.
    – northben
    Commented May 3, 2019 at 18:33

Right now, you can't, but search will be improving soon. We'll update here when you can do this.

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    Any updates on this? The search still feels not very functional a.t.m. Is there a feature request I can vote on and follow?
    – ripper234
    Commented Feb 7, 2012 at 10:18
  • +1 on this! Also it'd be great to have a checkbox option to not search archived cards for a given search.
    – Danny King
    Commented Apr 10, 2014 at 12:23
  • We've just released a big search improvement. Closing this question. Commented Apr 30, 2014 at 17:30
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    Can you answer the question on how limit searches with the new Search Features? I still can't find what I need.
    – TheGeoff
    Commented Jan 20, 2015 at 23:08

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