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Ways and methods to look up data and information from a service, index or some other collection of information

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Search Engines - searching for what I don't want in the search results [closed]

How do I get search engines from searching for what I don't want in the search results? For example: Search is for “Cowboy” and I get results for “Dallas Cowboys” and I want just cowboys? In the ...
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How to stop DuckDuckGo extension allowing visited URLs to still show in Chrome History/closed tabs [migrated]

I'm using Chrome Version 90.0.4430.93 (Official Build) (64-bit) on Windows 10. I installed the DuckDuckGo Privacy essentials extension today and then went to a new tab in Chrome. The DDG search bar ...
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How to search for hyphen- oder underscore-separated words in Google Drive?

For better compatibility, my filenames don't contain spaces. However Google Drive does not seem to support partial searching expect when separated by spaces. For example, if my filename is "...
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(How) can I search Google Photos by meta data like shutter speed?

Does Google Photos allow users to search by meta data? For example, I'm looking to browse photos with an exposure time of at least 4 seconds. I've tried searching for 'long exposures' in the search ...
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how to search multiple names if present in a website?

I was thinking if there is any way search in google or other way to see multiple names or title if present in a website (although different web pages) and show list of pages found with targeted names? ...
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How do I search for public lists using the web interface?

whenever I Google for how to search for public lists, I find evidence that this is possible. I even find official documentation on how to do it from Twitter. But this information doesn't apply to the ...
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Bulk Search Or Find a bunch of values at once

I have a list of order numbers that I get from one sheet & cross check whether they are there in another sheet (they shouldn't be, they would be the orders that we don't need so we delete them ...
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How can view the list of emails from the specific sender containing attachments with a specific file type in Outlook?

I use the Microsoft Outlook web interface. I tried the following, however it returns emails containing attachments with a different file type, because *.xlsx doesn't only apply to attachment. Using ...
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Google Drive search do not found Excel files by sheet names

I have several .xlsx file shared in Google Drive. When I do searching, Google Drive never found any file (on of those .xlsx) if searchable name is in second/third etc .xlsx sheet? If name which I do a ...
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Why do websites keep removing or hiding search options? [closed]

I've noticed that many popular websites are removing well-used features that should be easy to maintain. Youtube removed the ability to sort by oldest comment, Reddit hid the sort by controversial ...
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How to search Twitter but exclude hits on usernames?

When you search in Twitter from the web UI, tweets are shown if they match tweet content or usernames. So if I search for tweets about "fish" I'll find not only tweets that contain the word &...
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Is there OR in slack search?

Let's say I would like to search for all messages related to @JaneDoe @JaneDoe - gives you all the messages that tag her from:@JaneDoe - gives you all the messages she has written But I would like to ...
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How to view all the matching paragraphs in the web page in the search engine?

Not all search tasks are easy, sometimes several keywords need to be used to describe, and many web pages are very long, so many times there is no desired content in the title and abstract, so you ...
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YouTube videos from verified channels only

I would imagine for many YouTube users like me, it is a common nuisance to sift through YouTube's vast content to find the videos uploaded by verified sources (channels). I wonder if there is a way to ...
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How can I search YouTube including description and sort by date?

When I search YouTube normally, it finds matches including in video descriptions. But if I sort the results by upload date, then most of the videos are removed from the search, and it seems to only ...
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Can I search my own Facebook posts comments'?

I would like to search across all of my own Facebook posts, to search the comments section, to find anyone making a comment that includes the term 'Calendar'. Is this possible somehow?
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How can you search meta-data tags in Media Wiki / Wikipedia?

I'm not sure if meta-data tags / name-value pairs is what I'm referring to or not, but I'd like to be able to search Wikipedia's sidebar tags such as the ones displayed in the screenshot below:
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Does Facebook sometimes block the ability to search for private messages?

It seems Facebook completely dropped my support (but not for other people I know) for searching for messages. I can only look for conversation names (persons, pages or chat group names) or search for ...
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Search for “Flagged” doesn't work in Outlook.com

I only have one flagged message in inbox but cannot find it in Oulook.com by using the search. If I type "Flagged" I get a bunch of emails that have been flagged by sender but not the one I ...
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How to get around Twitter blocking text search within page (“find in page”)

(for the Twitter website on a computer - not app or mobile) If you use your browser's search function ("find in page") to search for a word on a page on Twitter that you are looking at, it ...
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No WhatsApp on Facebook

I have 2 Facebook pages. On the one page I have the option for the WhatsApp button but on the other one I can not find it anywhere. How can I get the WhatsApp option on my page.
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How to find photo posted several years ago. May have been posted on wall of deleted account

Several years ago I deleted my Facebook account. I since made a new one. On my old account, a friend had posted a picture that I would really like to see again. I think he posted to my wall and the ...
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How do I tell Google Photos that a photo should not be in the results for a search?

When I search my Google Photos for "lighthouse", some of the search results are not lighthouses, but merely similarly-shaped things, in the mind of the neural network: Is there any way I ...
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Use Regular Expressions to Add Text to Beginning or End of Cells

I have a bunch of words in a sheet in one column, e.g.: Study Guide 101 Meditation for Beginners Cheatsheet Lose Weight Fast What I want to do is add a word to the end of these in the cell using ...
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How to subscribe to a Craigslist search with RSS?

I'm signed up for alerts on a search, so got a result like: Subsequent emails will show new results since the last alert. Here are the first 20 results: which is fine. However, I'd rather have the ...
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Query Function - remove parts of entered term and carry out formula

I'm sorry if the title is confusing. In the List to Search tab, I've got a bunch of orders. What I do is select the dishes in a single cell in this manner: And I want to just dump them into the ...
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How Do I Combine Gmail Search Operators?

I was attempting to create a filter which would delete all emails alerting me that a website updated its terms or privacy policy. This is the search filter I'm trying to use to accomplish that +...
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Is there any way to filter YouTube videos by language?

Videos in search results on YouTube are often in languages different than the ones I speak and so, useless to me. Is it possible to either make them not appear to me at all (e.g. by some account ...
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Why is Google asking “Did you mean…” when it's the same word?

So Google comes up with this when there is no difference in the spelling at all What am I missing here?
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How can I search for a term that will match only the “city” in Google Contacts

I am documenting a process to get one's Google Contacts in a given city and plot them on a custom Google Map. The first step of this is to search in https://contacts.google.com/ for the city. However, ...
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Searching key words by topic

I'm wondering if it's possible to search some key words in a specific context. For example, I'd like to search the key words 'programmi portabili' in the computer science context. How can I do it?
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How do I search for usage of a generator?

Ideally, I'd like to end up with all domains using Discourse. Most discourse instances have a meta tag with Discourse's verion, beginning with <meta name="generator" content="...
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How to search keywords, filtered by - most popular, in (x) years/months on YouTube or Google search?

How to search YouTube (or via search engine like Google to reach YouTube) keywords, filtered by - most popular, in (x) years/months?
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How can I view all the pictures posted by an Instagram user on Instagram in a given location?

How can I view all the pictures posted by an Instagram user on Instagram in a given location? For instance, I would like to view all the pictures taken by https://www.instagram.com/au_suwisitp/ in ...
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How to browse by category on Deviantart?

I can't find anything on the terrible new eclipse version of the website. I can't figure out how to search by category anymore. It used to be that you entered your search term and the categories were ...
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How do I do a search for a phrase at the end of a sentence on Google Books?

I am trying to search for a string of words on Google Books and restrict the search results to sentence endings. For example, I would to search for "is the best." as the end of a sentence. ...
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Does Google have an || (or)? Particularly for searching particular sites?

Say I wanted to search site:wordpress.com site:livejournal.com gelato. Doesn't work, because it tries to && those results instead of ||ing them. Say I want to do this for a number of sites ...
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Switch back to the old Startpage search results

Startpage has been acting really strangely as of late and their support team is no help. The problem started on one random day when I opened the site and did a web search. For some reason instead of ...
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Data row lookup in separate big data sheet and placing it inside another sheet in Google spreadsheet

I would like to make a Google spreadshit for calorie tracking. In my head I imagine it as I would like to have a sheet where I will record daily food activity. And another DB sheet with all time ...
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How to set Stitcher as the default podcast client for Alexa?

Using the web interface for Alexa, I'm only seeing an option to set the default music player. How do I set the default podcast player to stitcher? The default podcast client is TuneIn, which, at ...
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Gmail : exclude conversation view while searching

is there any view to display results by excluding the conversation view while searching. When i search through large volumes of emails, AND if Conversation view is turned ON, several emails are ...
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Find-Replace with discontinous ranges

I am editing a Google Sheet with multiple peers. I need to do a Find-Replace on just my rows, say, rows 1:38 and 197:222. (Not permitted to sort the data.) I see many examples on the web of doing this ...
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How to activate keyword highlighting in search results of DuckDuckGo?

Is it possible to have the query words highlighted in the search results of DuckDuckGo? I really like the Google layout, which displays text passages with query word in bold fonts. Does DDG have a ...
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How can I search the comments on Instagram?

I'm looking for something akin to https://www.youtubextras.com/ but for Instagram feeds. I want to search the comments in all of the threads posted by a specific user. I know there is a phrase ...
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Search for torrents which contain a particular filename

From what I've seen, almost all torrent search sites only allow searching the torrent filename. I want to: Find which torrents include a file with a particular filename. Search for text inside the ...
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Is there a clever way to search YouTube comments of a specific video?

I found a service called Juphy which unfortunately did not work even though it said they offer searching through YouTube comments. I thought of scrolling down until all comments are shown and then ...
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Searching for all messages by user with Slack

Using Slack I'm attempting to find all messages by user but following is returned : I've tried search terms : in:@username and all:@username But same search result. How to find all messages in ...
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In Google Sheets I need to find a string and return true/false, or even a count into a cell so I can perform an action

In my example i have a column with Names of signs we product in our sighshop and I need to be able to isolate similar named signs So say I need to return a a value if the cell is Bud Light and only ...
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How to use QUERY to show data in Google Sheet using tags

I have a Google Sheet with 2 sheets. In sheet 01 I have this table. In sheet 02 I want to have a "Search by Tag" sheet. So, googling I got this formula =QUERY('01'!A2:D4, "select B,C,D where A = '...
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Is it possible to get SMS texts for tweets from a specific user that match certain words?

I know that you can send an SMS text from Twitter for all tweets that you get from a specific user. But is it possible to only send texts when a tweet is from a specific user and that also match ...

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