I will take a look the tools, a short look revealed that i use already nice tools
Just you know i host my test forum only on my machine, no server or anything.
I use xampp cause it is easy to use and brings all you need in one setup, not saying it is the best to do.
But for my purpose i choose it and it went well
btw. i use windows 10 and its fine, my first windows was windows 3.1
and i had almost any major release since then.
I agree, some default settings for windows 10 are not wise chosen e.g. use online account, try to force Cortana on us.
But be honest, if you use facebook, android and so you don't have much secrets anymore :p by this i don't mean throw away our privacy!
back to topic,
i guess to have a single post view i need to take a closer look into "display.php" xD
I may need to install some of the developer tools to understand where it all begins and how to "get into it" and make it follow my will !
When i get you right you directly changed the files under smf > sources to implement the tags-search?