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How to search for closed questions on Stack Exchange network [migrated]

A while ago, I asked a question on Super User related to spoofing Caller IDs. The question was down voted and closed. It may be deleted (I don't know because I can't find it). I need to reference the ...
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How to quickly search for a specific MSKB article on microsoft.com?

Searching for a MSKB article on https://support.microsoft.com/search no longer seems to work. For example, searching for KB980869 or just 980869 both result in an "Oops!" page that links back to the ...
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How to search for the newest files in a Google Drive?

I am running a few file folders for a project in Google Drive. Quite often, collaborators upload or update files in the one of the folders. Is there a way to see the latest changes to the drive, so I ...
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Search Site on Google Exclude a Folder

I'm familiar with searching a specific website on Google. site:yahoo.com I'm in a situation where I need to exclude a certain folder. Which I would have expected to be as follows. site:yahoo.com ...
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How to get a list of all .svg files on Wikipedia.org and commons.wikimedia.org?

I do have a very slow internet connection. Nonetheless it would be fast enough to download a list of the files I'm looking for: I want a list of all .svg files on Wikipedia.org and ...
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How to search for website contains some keywords in its main domain?

I remember a website whose URL contains a specific word ("Hamilton", in my case) but I don't remember exactly the URL. I have tried google it with the keyword's syntax "Hamilton" feature of page but ...
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How can you learn about references to yourself online?

I ask NOT for want of vainglory, but because I've witnessed at least two cases in which an individual referenced in my question on StackExchange registers and responds only days later. Their timely ...
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How to search for the latest video of a certain duration from a particular YouTube channel

I watch documentaries regularly and usually visit Vice and BBC News channels in YouTube. I always look for the latest documentaries/news with a duration of more than 20 minutes. My question is: how ...
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How to distinguish the two different kinds of football from Google results?

If I search soccer, it inevitably excludes most of the non-American sources of the sport because they call it football. If I search football, resources for American football shows up in large ...
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Facebook Search Friend I may know ALSO lives in certain area

I want to use Facebook to invite potentially interested people to an event. That event being an Arm Wrestling Tournament. To efficiently locate people interested in Arm Wrestling criteria, I wish to ...
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Key to “Find Next” in Google Docs

When I press Ctrl+f on google docs, it lets me search the first occurrence of the string I enter, and it informs me about how many appearances of the string there are. But What key(s) can I use to ...
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Search for antique images [closed]

A lot of search engines allow you to search for images, but most of the time you will get modern photographs. I am interested in only returning searches with old pre-copyright era engravings like you ...
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How can I search WordPress comments?

I can easily search a WordPress.com hosted blog by doing the following (on DDG): https://duckduckgo.com/?q=site%3Ahttps%3A%2F%2Ff1metrics.wordpress.com%2F%20some%20search%20term But how can I limit ...
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How to search with punctuation excluded by search engines?

I know no computer science so struggled to understand How can I search for a keyword with special characters in Google Search?, but am I right that the most popular search engines (Google, Yahoo, ...) ...
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Firefox Keyword Search for Multiple Websites?

Firefox has a feature which allows users to create keyword/keyletter shortcuts for website-specific search engines. But the feature doesn't allow users to associate multiple websites with one ...
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How to check if a Google Books item is in the public domain without API?

I know the Google Books API, but if for whatever reason I can't access it, how do I check whether a book is in the public domain? For whatever reason, Google doesn't think this is an information ...
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Use my photo for a search by image

How may I use a photo which is on my computer, for a search by image? I have already tried to upload it to my Google+ Unlimited account.
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How to get more results per page at WorldCat.org?

I need to see 50 (or 100) results per page instead of 10 results per page when I am searching in the WorldCat.org database. Is there any way to do that?
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Searching for people on Facebook not using a conventional characters in their names

It's true not everyone uses their real name on Facebook, but there are some who doesn't even use "real" and generally used characters in it. For example one can keep their name β₳₮MAN on Facebook, ...
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Result starts with someone who is not a friend in Facebook search

I've noticed that recently when I enter a letter into the search bar, the first person that comes up isn't a friend of mine, but the rest are. Does anyone know why this person comes up first?
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Search for domain names

I want a list of sites that include certain word in its domain name, but not in the path. Example: search for bicycle must returns sites like bicycles.stackexchange.com, but not facebook.com/bicycle. ...
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Finding shared items in G Drive

In GDrive, how to find all item that I shared with anyone (not only one known particular person)? I have been sharing individual items to different people, and I now want to clean that. Can I ...
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How to search an old post in a Facebook page with hundreds of posts

I want to view a very old post in a Facebook page, e.g. this page, which contains hundreds to thousands of posts. Browsing manually through the post stack of the page is so tiring and seems to be ...
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How do I search GitHub Enterprise for a branch name?

Sometimes I know the GitHub Enterprise branch name that I want to be working on, but I don't know the actual repository/application name. How do I perform a search for a given branch name?
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Hide non-coworkers from Hangouts search

My company uses gmail for our work email. Frequently I accidentally open google hangouts with random strangers* - is there any way to just remove non-company people from the hangouts search entirely? ...
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Bing search for exact phrase containing “@”

When I search "@test" in Google, the results contain exact @test phrase (which is right) but in Bing it ignores @. Is there anyway to change Bing's behaviour?
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Is it possible to do a Boolean OR search on Trello?

Is it possible to do a boolean OR search (filter) in Trello? Like: (list:doing OR label:green) I tried the above (and variations like + instead of OR and removing the (). I also googled on it with ...
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Search GitHub for Android apps and sort by stars

I want to search GitHub for repos of Android apps, and sort by stars. Is that possible?
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How to rate my Flickr photos with one to five stars?

I would like to rate my own photos on Flickr in a search friendly way. Here is a typical search: Paris, 2013, stars: 4-5 How would I go about tagging or otherwise rating a photo for it to be ...
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is there any way to know which web sites put a link to a specific web site [closed]

I want to know is there any way to know which web sites put a link to a specific web site? is there any way to solve ?
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Using quick-search with startpage.com?

Opera offers shorthands to use with web searches. Recently I discovered startpage.com and would like to make use of it with the shorthands I am used to, replacing Google. From looking at the queries ...
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Multiple “from:” keywords in Outlook advanced search

I've tried this every way I can think of. Scenario: you have an inbox with five emails, each from a different person: personA, personB, ... personE. My goal is to write a search query that excludes ...
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Search more efficiently for videos containing specific people?

As an instantiation, I'm interested in finding all videos and interviews with US Supreme Court Stephen Breyer. So I typed in "Stephen Breyer" on youtube.com and was presented with ...
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Youtube Search Feature Alternative

Youtube's Advanced search appears to no longer work properly, and I want to do the follow: -Search within X Channel -With the search results: Related to a,b,c,d keywords Return from newest to ...
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Cannot find own outgoing Hangouts chat messages in history via Gmail search

I have failed to find any of my very own outgoing Hangouts chat messages in history via Gmail search, whereas the search finds any of Hangouts chat messages of another participant of the very same ...
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Default to All and hide retweets on Twitter search results

How can I default the sort of Twitter search results to show "All" instead of "Top" and have it exclude retweets? On Twitter I don't follow anyone or post anything, I just use it to search to get ...
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How to search based on part of file name in Google Drive

I'd like to be able to find all files in my Google drive that contain the string "_INSTRUCTION_" in the file name. Is there a way to do this? EDIT 1: When I search for "RMA2013", I should get a ...
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Is there a way to search Trello for cards that have a label?

I tried Has:label but without luck. We use labels to assign the urgency/progress on a card (Current, Urgent, Finished-Awaiting Review, Finished-Approved). When someone on our team starts working on ...
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Why is OkCupid showing me matches who live more than 5 kilometers away?

I'm using OkCupid, an online-dating and friend-matching site. I have set the site to show only matches within 5 kilometers of me. Unfortunately, the site seems to be showing me lots of matches who ...
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How to use Facebook Graph search to find pages by amount of likes?

How to use Facebook Graph search to find pages by amount of likes? I use for example: Shopping & Retail places in United Kingdom And It return all Shopping & Retail places from United ...
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Inline filtering of search results

How to filter search results on Twitter? For example with: a minimum of two replies a minimum of two favorites photos only videos only I have tried: USD (sell OR buy) filter:reply>=2 USD ...
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How to search multiple sites at once? [duplicate]

Is there any way to send a search query to several websites at once and browse results? For example, I want to buy edible paper. Paper on which you can write and take a bite off for a nutritious ...
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Outlook.com: searching deleted messages folder

Just recently the search box went dark and I no longer can search the deleted messages folder. Is there a way I can recover/turn on this function like before?
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How do I search for a tag within a specific Tumblr blog?

We created a group Tumblr page and tagged all the posts so we could search by topic. I can't seem to figure out how to do this just for our page. The tags are fairly common and pull up all kinds of ...
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How to search blogs on blog.com?

When I log into blog.com, I can not find a search function to look for blogs on blog.com that are related to a specific topic. In fact, I can hardly find other blogs except of mine. The only way to ...
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How to search with logic operators on Github?

GitHub has a search system, building on elastic search that has many advanced features like searching for repositories or users. Using Google, I can search GitHub for alternatives. The search syntax ...
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Why does search in Google Mail not find some substrings but others work?

Today I saw a very strange behavior when searching in Google Mail. I was looking for an eMail which contained an IP: 192.168.100.150. I couldn't remember exactly what it was, but I knew the first ...
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How to filter empty drafts in Gmail?

I want to use Gmail's search to find all my empty replies or drafts (mostly because I quite frequency click in the reply text area and create a new draft without meaning to). To test this out I ...
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Count word occurrences in survey feedback

I have a suggestions column in a survey feedback, that's being pushed from the survey provider to a Google Spreadsheet. I'm trying to do a bit of wording analysis on it. For example, I'm trying to ...
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Search with Wildcards and Quotations

I'm trying to find sentences of the following syntax (in French): "Paris, une ville ancienne, est la". Thus I typed the following into Google and Google Books: *, une * *, est la. Yet my search ...