I just go to the top of the page and find the search button?? Click on the down arrow and away you go. But I don't use it very seldom as I think that I have read most of what has been posted and just retain it in my very short memory:rofl:
Also... Occationally the server will experience some speed issues, usually due to reports that are being run. During this time if the servers speed gets past a certain point the search function is halted until the server has recovered. It's automatic, usually momentary.
One other thing that works for me - If I am in one of the forums, sometimes it won't work - says "Done but with error on page" or something like that at the bottom of the screen. If I back out to the home page, then it works - I just use the advanced search function to get to the forum(s) I wanted to search.
Sometimes I run into this problem, sometimes not, but I am always able to search one way or the other.