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When I had to search for a large e-mail, I went for the try-and-see-if-it-works method, and used the search term size:5000000 to find e-mail of 5MB large, and that seemed to actually find all my emails larger than 5MB. I tried different numbers and it seemed to work consistently. Even though this operator isn't documented in the advanced search options, it ...


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This is not possible at the moment. If you look at the list of search operators, you'll see that the closest thing you can do is filter out all mails with an attachment. An alternative would be to use an IMAP client (such as Thunderbird) and then use that interface. Since you want that feature, express your needs over at the feature-suggestion site of ...


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Today, finally, I discovered a new search engine that doesn't ignore special characters: SymbolHound SymbolHound is a search engine that doesn't ignore special characters. This means you can easily search for symbols like &, %, and ^, or even less common characters such as ©, ¬, and µ. I'd like to share some information from their FAQ: Why ...


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You can use Perl regex in both the find and filters if you wrap it in a forward slash. from:(/(\@hp\.com$)/) Will match everything from the hp.com domain. It gets complicated very quickly because you have to escape certain characters. Here's one I use that matches multiple address and compresses several rules down to one: ...


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In the Gmail search box, type -label:inbox -label:sent -label:drafts -label:notes and press enter. That should give you all your archived messages. Once there, select All and then click Select all conversations that match this search to ensure that all messages are selected. Click Delete. They'd still go the the Trash though so you'd have to empty the ...


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No it is not possible. However, it depends on what you need it for. Gmail uses a very limited form of stemming based on whole words. For example, let's see if I can retrieve emails from phwd.lastname@gmail.com from:phwd - works from:pwhd.l - nope from:phw - nope So the closest you will get in this case, is if the person was nice enough to cut their ...


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Perhaps this is because when linking to Google+ members the + is a prefix to the member name. See, e.g, Google Kills Its Other Plus, and How to Bring It Back on Wired: Google wouldn’t disclose exactly why they phased it out, though it seems obvious that they’re paving the way for Google+ profile searches. When Google+ launched, instead of adopting ...


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In the right hand side of the gmail search bar there is a drop-down arrow- click it. The drop-down includes a date range option, and you should be all set from there


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According to Berkeley Lab Commons: Gmail search does not implement sub-string, partial word, wildcard, or regular expression searching. Your only alternative is narrowing things down with Advanced Search or trying multiple, simultaneous options in the search box


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Not exactly what you asked for, but I think it's as close as you are going to get. This site lets you enter an approximate location for departure, a range of dates and a price range and visually displays all the possible destinations within that range. http://www.kayak.com/explore/


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How to do this by setting up a custom search on Google Chrome: 1. Go to www.google.com 2. Do a search for +(site:stackexchange.com AND site:superuser.com AND site:stackoverflow.com) stuff) (Add in your other favorites to this list.) 3. Search. Copy the URL from the search results. It should look something like this: ...


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This isn't exactly the quickest way, but you could search by file types first, which might help you narrow down large e-mails. For instance, you could do a search for video file types (which are huge) first, like this: has:attachment (*.mov || *.wmv || *.avi) or zip files, like: has:attachment (*.zip || *.rar || *.7z || *.tar.gz) Etc., etc. Hope that ...


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Sadly you can't sort by size so you might find this article at Lifehacker on how to clear down your Gmail account useful. One of the recommendations is using the filename: operator to find larger attachments, e.g. filename:wmv


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Try SuperUser. From the FAQ: Super User is for computer enthusiasts and power users. If you have a question about computer hardware computer software


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There is an answer to the same question on superuser.com that you can reference. Jonathan Sampson's answer from that post: http://search.twitter.com from:username tax Or use google: site:twitter.com/username tax


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Mendeley is excellent: I use it to manage a collection of several hundred PDFs. Favorite features include its automatic renaming of files, in-line highlighting and note-taking, automatic lookup of paper metadata via Google Scholar, and great support for OpenOffice, Word, and BibTex. Its search capability is also very good. And, it's well-integrated with ...


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ITA Software, Kayak API Have you taken a look at ITA software's Matrix2? Again, it's not perfect, but it lets you define a 300-mile radius for departure and destination airports. It also allows for flexibility in the date or display of a lowest fare calendar. They don't have a public API, but they're the ones who power Kayak and many of the other flight ...


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Doesn't look like the "category" filter knows how to filter to the "Primary" inbox, but you can do it by excluding the other categories like so: in:inbox -category:(updates OR promotions OR social OR forums) Or, to show just unread messages in the "Primary" inbox: in:inbox -category:(updates OR promotions OR social OR forums) is:unread


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As the title says, is it possible to look up the Facebook profile which corresponds to a particular email address, if there is one? What's the simplest way to do so? Yeah, just enter the email address in to the search box. If that's known to facebook then it'll bring up that person.


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Google have just launched their own reverse image search; http://www.google.com/insidesearch/searchbyimage.html Now you can explore the web in an entirely new way by beginning your Google search with an image. Hope this helps.


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RevIMG is another one: RevIMG is a reverse image search engine. Traditional image search engine systems allow you to find images starting from a text, RevIMG works the opposite way: start the search from an image and returns you as result a list of links to web pages where the image or similar ones are contained. Used in combination ...


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I didn't find a way to search by email address and both of the people I was looking for were listed under pseudonyms which is common for obvious reasons but I did find some things. There is an advanced search feature I think it was formerly not quite as difficult to find as it now is with very recent changes where most searching seems to be done from a new ...


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I tried several things and found some things out. You can't change it by yourself. The most contacted address is picked when there are multiple ones. When you haven't contacted a person before, the most recently added address is picked. The order in which the addresses are listed up in the contact details is unimportant. It's sad that there is now way of ...


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There are some interesting articles around about using advanced Twitter search techniques to narrow down results. Most simply use the functions on the advanced search page or search operators to create interesting searches: 7 "Secret" ways to use Twitter Take Advantage of Twitter Search Operators


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Wildcards are not officially supported in Gmail, even if they are supported in Google Search. That said, I have been using wildcards to match hostnames and subject lines, and I have been doing this for 5+ years. However, since wildcards are an unsupported feature, the behavior changes from time to time. Filters that once worked will stop working after ...


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Google hasn't said, but the speculation amongst the Technorati is that it's related to Google+. Now that they've got The Plus and they're integrating it everywhere, they're likely reserving it for some specialized search related to Google+. What that might be? Your guess is as good as mine.


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Use Google Insights for Search (Beta). Just enter your search term(s) in the search box and hit Enter. You will see the top searchs and rising searches about your search term listed below.


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Reverse Image search engines like TinEye can be used to find this. "TinEye is a reverse image search engine. It finds out where an image came from, how it is being used, if modified versions of the image exist, or if there is a higher resolution version" I used one image url on it and results showed the 50 sites where it is used.


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You should be able to search your timeline with Qsearch Enter your query after authorizing the application and you should see something like the following There is also the option to search other timelines It searches the metadata as well so you can search for YouTube videos like



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