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Get Facebook to display my friends from a particular city

How do I get Facebook to show me just my friends from a particular city?
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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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Is there a way to pull or search for data from other sheets? [duplicate]

We use Google Sheets for tech commission sheets (track jobs and hours). Right now we have 2 years (2017&2018) in 1 set of sheets, 1 sheet for each month (jan 17, feb 17, etc). So instead of adding ...
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Youtube search keyword grouping

I tried to search YouTube with more than 4 keywords, but I think it limits the search within adjacent permutation subgroups within those keywords. Say I search for keyword1 keyword2 keyword3 keyword4 ...
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How can I search people on Facebook by name and by year?

I found out how to search by year range (https://www.facebook.com/search/25/30/users-age-2) - it shows people 25-30 years old. But how to add to this link full name (name / last-name)?
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How can I find the audio clips in a Facebook Messenger history

I have a long chat history with a Facebook Messenger user. There are a few audio clips in the history. I don't want to scroll through 30,000 messages and clicking on audio clips. Is there an ...
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URL is not on Google [migrated]

I'm trying to get google to index a site. But when I use the inspection tool, I get this generic advice. All links lead to more generic advice. Since the (exact same) process works for some other ...
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Is there a way to only view the results for one individual term on google trends?

I'm trying to compare JavaScript package managers such as yarn and npm on Google trends. Based on Compare Trends search terms I'm under the impression that when I type yarn on Google Trends its ...
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Determining what type of search result is returned by Wikipedia

When you send a search to Wikipedia using the: http://www.wikipedia.org/search-redirect.php?search=George Washington URL, it seems like this function returns 3 different manifestations of Wikipedia ...
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How do I find on the Internet hits for a word with a dash in the middle? [duplicate]

Background: I tried to find information about the tool python-config, but a Google search brought up mainly hits for python's config module. Digging a bit deeper, the issue is that Google treats the ...
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How do I search for posts in a Facebook group?

How do I search for posts in a group? tells me to click Search this group in the top right. But that option is gone. There was a magnifying glass (from https://webapps.stackexchange.com/a/58082/...
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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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Limit search results to a specific site with DuckDuckGo

Is it possible to limit the search to specific site using DDG? Much like site:*.co.uk on Google.
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How do you now search within YouTube channels?

There used to be a search icon when accessing the videos of a channel which would allow to search for videos only in that channel: Since the interface redesign this doesn't seem to be there any more. ...
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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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How to stop Google Docs automatically searching for an old “Find” query before you can enter a new one

In Google Docs the Find input field remembers old search terms, seemingly forever. When you use Command-F (control F) it does two things: it opens the find panel, but it also performs an immediate ...
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Where to find a list of Google search operators?

I heard once that there are some search keywords or operators that google could use to enhance the search results. One of them was "NEAR"... Say if I search "make" NEAR "great again" it would ...
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YouTube: How can a user filter search results by region or language?

I want students to be able to search YouTube for educational videos in their home language. For example, if a Dutch student wants to search for a Dutch video on Napoleon, a dutch result will probably ...
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Entire Column green if all cells in it are empty

I would like all columns that only contain empty cells to light up green. In the below picture these should be: C3:C8, D3:D8, E3:E8, L3:L8 What would be the correct custom formula for this? Bonus ...
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Changed Twitter username. Still showing in Twitter searches

If my Twitter handle were @johnsmith, and I were to change it to @johndoe, I'd expect that searches in the Twitter search input for the old username would now show no connection to the new name. On ...
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How to clear search history at Hotmail?

I have an email account on hotmail.com. I have searched a few words, using the left search bar, to find something in my emails. However, when I click on the search bar now, I still see those words, ...
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How to search within a product's reviews on Amazon

When looking at a product's customer reviews on Amazon, there used to be a search box on the right side of the page that allowed you to search for keywords within only that product's reviews. Amazon ...
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How to insert links to headings in Google Docs without brute force (incremental completion and narrowing)

Problem Statement This is specifically for Google Docs, not any other google products: I need to quickly add links to other headings inside the same Google Document, much more efficiently than what ...
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Forcing search engine to display stock quote in Chrome

Is there a way (extension, tag) to input a stock ticker into the Google Chrome search bar and return the relevant yahoo finance/ google finance/bloomberg page for a stock? Most of the time google is ...
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How to search a YouTube channel's videos by duration

I'm trying really hard to find a specific video on a YouTube channel that has nearly 1000 videos. The channel has a lot of short videos (<10 minutes), but the video I'm looking for was at least 20 ...
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How to search Google Groups for keywords

I went to https://groups.google.com and searched for boot ring seat, looking for a specific Usenet message that I know has those three words in it. No results. All right, I thought, maybe I'm ...
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How can I list all cards I am watching in Trello?

How could I list all watched cards (or as a further refinement all watched cards I am not working on)? I couldn't see anything immediately on the pages regarding watching, filtering or searching.
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On OkCupid, how can I search through questions I haven't answered?

I sometimes use OkCupid, a dating/friend-finding site. It works by matching up users based on their answers to a series of questions. But when I search through the set of available questions, the site ...
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How can you find or highlight all cells having validation in Google Sheets?

My spreadsheet has several cells that have had validation applied to them, but it would be nice to recheck them or switch the validation to a complimentary cell. After searching on Google and looking ...
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Is there a way to highlight specific words in search results?

Is there a way to highlight particular words in cells that I enter into the search window? Sometimes, working with a huge text we need to find only several words among long text and we have to read ...
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How to search notes in Google Sheets?

My spreadsheet has many notes added to its cells. I would like to find the cells containing a certain word, phrase or number. How to do this?
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How can I search for 'new' items ONLY in Amazon.ca?

I was trying to find a 'new' laptop in Amazon and failed. It is showing a lot of search results which includes 'old' and 'refurbished' items as well. I scrolled through 5 or 6 pages, almost all ...
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Code (in google sheet) to search text in Google Docs or PDF's or Google sheet

From GoogleSheet I would like to search text if it exists in docs, pdf files with matching file names (or fileID). Is there a way to do that? I am somewhat familiar with Scripting in googlesheet ...
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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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Incorrect contacts images when searching in Google Contacts

My company has its name given in each contact's details so I can display all contacts from that company using a search query. When I do so, I see some incorrect photos or no photos at all. When I ...
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How can I find pictures in Google Photos in which multiple people that I specify appear together?

I know how to use Google Photos to find pictures which have a given person in them, for example showing pictures of "Christopher" or "Michael". How can I find pictures in Google Photos in which ...
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How can I make google give me only top-level page results?

I would like to do a keyword search but with only top-level pages as result. For example, I want https://superuser.com as a hit but not https://superuser.com/questions/230975/ on my search. Only ...
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What is the best way to search a video with specific song in it on youtube?

Under any Youtube video there is a description of music/songs under it. What is the best way to search a Youtube video based on that song? I can search it by the name of that song in Google search but ...
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Creating a twitter search link that references the user that clicked on said link

I was wondering if its possible to make a link of the formhttps://twitter.com/search?q=itunes.apple%20from%3A&src=typd where the search is performed on the whoever is logged in when it is clicked. ...
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DuckDuckGo: Exact string search within a domain

I searched DuckDuckGo for site:wikipedia.org "advisary", hoping to spot some typos. To my surprise, DuckDuckGo replied with articles that do not contain the word "advisary", even thought I took the ...
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Search only subscribed channels in YouTube

Is it possible to search for a video in YouTube only in the channels one has subscribed (and not in all possible channels)?
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In Gmail, how can I find the oldest message from a person?

I want to find the first message that a specific person sent me, but I don't know when that was - except that it was ages ago. I know I can use the search operator from:janedoe but the result is ...
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How can I search for Gmail messages on a particular date?

I'm searching for a message on or about a particular date and rather than scrolling through my emails to go back about a year, I'd like to know a search method to only find emails from a particular ...
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Search engine for everything illegal, weird, immoral, anti-social and/or anti-government

I have been a Google user since time immemorial. However, recently, Google seems to filtering results based on its version of acceptable behaviour. For example, I want to be able to search for these ...
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Search public images in Google Photos

On Picasa Web Album, I can search all public photos via the explore features, for instance a search by tag: https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/view?feat=tags&psc=G&filter=0&tags=wikimania (...
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How to make Google Maps not show favorite places during search

I want my favorite places be visible when I don't search for anything in particular. However, I need them hidden when I put query for something, for example "Best buy". They get in the way of looking ...
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Search label by first characters on GitHub

I'm on GitHub. I can search like this: https://github.com/jenstornell/kirby-plugins/issues?q=is%3Aissue+is%3Aopen+label%3A%22Type%3A+Plugin%22 The query looks like this: is:issue is:open label:"...
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Number of YouTube search results not showing

When I search on YouTube and press enter the number of results not showing!!! Why?? I want to show results like this picture
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How to limit Team Drive search to a single team drive?

I'm trying to search for files with a particular term in a single specific team drive. But when I search, I get hundreds of results across 15 different team drives, most of which aren't the one I am ...