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I was just going to follow this tutorial

They say this: Edit the search results page, and modify the Refinement Panel web part In the Refinement category modify the Filter Category Definition to include the following XML:

However in the current project, there is no ribbon so I cant edit the page,even if I am the site collection administrator, I suppose they hide it for any reason.

How can I accomplish this task?

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How to do this step using a visual studio feature? – Esteban V Feb 23 '12 at 13:44
Is this using a custom master page? – Dave Wise Feb 23 '12 at 14:56
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Add a ToolPaneView=2 parameter in page url

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And then go to <root>/_layouts/viewlsts.aspx and navigate to the 'Pages' library and check in/publish the page. – Daniel Ziga Feb 23 '12 at 15:15
cool, this was what I was looking for!!! worked inmediately!!!! – Esteban V Feb 23 '12 at 15:24

You can find Edit Page option in Site Actions. This changes your result page into Edit mode. For more details about result page refer this link..

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