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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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Facebook search results algorithm

I'm wondering how this works. So I've been trying to find a certain person by name on Facebook for months now and it's returned many results all over the world, but not this person And trust me I've ...
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What is the search syntax for Qwant.com

Google Search has some nice syntax such as -keyword to remove results matching keyword, "exact phrase" to restrict results to contain the exact phrase or "required" to exclude ...
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How can I create a search box that only searches within a table in a wiki page in Confluence?

I have very long table with 2 columns: Column A Column B Word 1 Blahblah 1 Word 2 Blahblah 2 Word 3 Blahblah 3 Word 4 Blahblah 4 I'd like to hide it and instead ask the user to type a word in a ...
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Using Twitter advanced search to find retweets more than a year old

I'm trying to find retweets from a certain account using filter:nativeretweets for a specific time span; using the commands until: and since:. However it looks like this command won't work for ...
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Finding all pages under a given website

For a given website, I'm looking to find all pages under that website. For example, given "maryland.gov", I'm effectively looking for everything of the form "*.maryland.gov/*" (...
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How to exclude all terms except one word in title when searching YouTube or Google?

That is, how to find one-word-titled webpages in Google search results or in YouTube search results. For example, when searching YouTube for the word ‘verb’, I want only videos with the word ‘verb’ as ...
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Is it possible to search for events shared in a Facebook group?

I haven't found any way to do so. Even searching for the word "event" in the group doesn't give me any results, saying "We didn't find anything in this group". The group definitely ...
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Archive.org search by Title, Date, FullText simultaneously

Is it possible to search books satisfying 1),2),3) simultaneously in Archive.org ? 1) title contains food 2) added date is from 2015-01-01 to 2015-12-31 3) contents(=full text) of the book contains ...
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Any way to order Google search results by recency with descending date order?

As an example, I'll use "laughing cats" as the search term for "site:youtube.com". I'd like to sort or "order" the results by descending date (oldest to newest). Here's ...
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Search only headers and/or only in outline of Google Docs

I have a Google Doc with a large outline to move through the doc: If you have more than 100 headers, it is hard to find a header with a word like "MySQL" if that word pops up every now and ...
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Is YouTube's excluded search buggy?

Is anyone able to explain how YouTube's excluded search works? It seems to be buggy. If I type into search box: foo -bar I expect it should list all movies with phrase "foo" (either in movie ...
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Search websites whose urls contain a specific word

I'm wondering if it's possible to search all the websites whose url contains a specific word. Example: I'd like to search all the websites with the word ".uni??" in their url ("?" ...
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Is it possible to filter emails from addresses starting with something?

I deal with a public institution that sends emails from a variety of addresses such as portaligi1001@gmail.com, portaligi1002@gmail.com, etc. To my absolute dismay, when I type portaligi in my Gmail, ...
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Is it possible to assign search priorities in Google for specific websites?

Is it possible to prioritize Google search to show my favorite sites first? Basically I would like some sites, for example superuser.com, to display first in the search results instead of sixth, ...
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Is there a non-email/non-phone way of providing feedback to Amazon about improving UX on their site?

I tried to look at the "Help" and "Contact Us" section but couldn't find a way. There is a suggestion that I would like to give to Amazon which I feel will aid in filtering ...
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Can I pin a search in Slack

I would like to be able to search for a specific set of keywords and channels in Slack, and then "pin" those search results as a pseudo-channel. E.g. a search like "@joesteele in#...
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How to make a script through matching data and paste values to specified fields?

First I would like to point out the fact that I'm nowhere near to the level of a professional programmer. I'm only in the phase of learning and doing it as a hobby. I'm trying to create a script in ...
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used my personal laptop but wife signed into google account at home

unfortunately, I used my laptop at home on my network, but my wife had logged into her work google account. I noticed that google web activity is turned off in her account, its a setting not available ...
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Getting Captcha on every Google Search

I'm getting a reCaptcha on all Google searches that originate on my private network, with more than 80 users. Could anyone give me a direction how to stop this behavior? This started at November 22, ...
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gitlab web text editor: can you do regex replace with groups?

so in most regex text editors you can do a regex to capture something with groups. for example: hello (world) then replace with: new text \1 where the \1 becomes world in the gitlab web text editor: ...
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Google Sheet search to return data from additional rows below

=transpose(FILTER({Log!S:S,Log!Y:Y,Log!Z:Z!AB:AB},Search(B37,Log!S:S))) returns adjacent cells in all rows it finds. How can I also get cells from the same columns n rows below from where search ...
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How can I retrieve a txt list of "related" articles mentioned in the page of a specific article in MS academics

I have arrived to an article page in the Microsoft Academic web site and I want to create a .txt list containing the name, year, page link, and any possible information of the articles mentioned under ...
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How to remove the "-" at the end of these searches?

Whenever I type this on the YouTube search bar site:youtube.com inurl:"watch%3fv=0000" It shows results that start with "watch?v=0000-" but not "watch?v=0000". How do I ...
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How to filter emails by subject containing a word?

I want to filter all emails with subjects containing a word. So far I tried subject:(has: abc) but it doesn't work.
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what do "packages" mean in the context of a github search?

Just what the title says, and, for more context the pic below: You can type in the github search box from within a project repo, and, you are presented with the above webpage.
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Which search key to use for YouTube to deliver all live streams on the platform?

I'm wanting to do a study on YouTube, but for that I need to be able to load, from the platform's search bar, a search result that gives me all the videos on the platform and with that I filter for ...
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Filter emails by time of day for all days in outlook

I am trying to visualize all emails that were sent between end and start of day (20:00 and 8:00) in an outlook inbox. I don't seem to find an option to filter emails by time of day alone, the filters ...
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how to create a search engine for google chrome that translates query to certain language? [duplicate]

what to add to search engine URL to make it translate query to certain language before searching? for example you create a search engine from google image search and you want to search for (cat) ...
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Why doesn't shift+delete work to delete google search suggestions?

It used to be that pressing shift+delete when selecting a search suggestion on google would delete that suggestion (see here). Why did it stop working? Windows 7 Chrome Version 94.0.4606.61
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Gmail Label Search for Parent Label (including all its children)

GMail has some great features, one of which is label tagging to organize your inbox. However, I have a situation where I stuff all "waste of time" emails that sometimes I peruse into the ...
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How to search twitter by location?

How do I search for Tweets sent from a Location? Twitter help says there's a Place tab in Advanced Search. But there is none. I've tried Place:$place and Location:location but that is a plain text ...
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Search within a category page on a MediaWiki site

I'm trying to search for text on a category page of a MediaWiki website. But the search seems to only work on article pages. How can I also search on category (or all) pages on a MediaWiki website? ...
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more:pagemap: Google CSE does not work for me

I added PageMap with custom metadata to my site, but Google CSE search does not work with it. Why? https://cse.google.com/cse?cx=699512d39ef907935&q=tests%20more:pagemap:arweaveMetadata-Content-...
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Search a Column of Data & Enter a Specific Value based on 2 criteria

I have a sheet, where I will enter a bunch of data with skus into 1 column, and have search terms somewhere else. What I want is to automatically, look at the SKU AND the search term, and then bring ...
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How to search Gmail for emails sent to many recipients

I've been given the task of searching our company emails for emails that were sent to 10+ recipients, to check for accidentally included mailing lists. However, I've checked all the documentation I ...
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Someone famous retweeted me couple of years ago, how do I find it through advanced twitter search?

On Twitter, @Someone famous retweeted me some couple of years ago. I did not care for it then, but now I want to find it. I tried things like from:@famousguy filter:nativeretweets [@me] which did not ...
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Filter out chats in Gmail without "Don't include chats" option

Previously, in Gmail advanced search and when creating filters there was a checkbox called Don't include chats. But it's not there anymore. And now I'm getting chats in my Gmail inbox because of the ...
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How can I combine two search operators in the Microsoft Outlook web interface?

Blank space doesn't seem to work. E.g. when I use size:large hasattachment:true I see no results, Whereas both size:large and hasattachment:true used alone return results that are similar (i.e., I see ...
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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 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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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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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 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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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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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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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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