Questions tagged [search]

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

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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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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 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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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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YouTube Search Feature Alternative

YouTube's Advanced Search appears to not be working properly, as 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 oldest ...
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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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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 ...
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How to google for “extern void*”? [duplicate]

I want to search for a specific string that unfortunately contains google wildcards (*). How can I search pages where the exact string extern void* appears. (Some of you might have guessed that I am ...
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Is there an advanced search for SoundCloud?

I know I can filter results by license and some preselected ranges: But is there any way to do more than this? For example: Search for tracks between 2:30 and 2:45 in length Remove particular terms ...
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How can I search for one label but not another?

What search query will return conversations that have the label Reading but not the label Ignore? I've tried using label:reading -label:ignore but Gmail still returns conversations that have the ...
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Is there a search engine that allows you to search for a specific string including special characters that has similar coverage to Google [duplicate]

Let's say I want to search for "100-Coins Star" (with the speech marks to tell Google to search for that specific term). Google comes up with results for 100 Coins Star. Ignoring the spaces and dash. ...
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Order of operations when using <AND> and <OR > in a boolean search on Twitter

How does Twitter search interpret the order of boolean operators? Does it support parentheses for clarifying the order of Boolean operators? If one does a search like A AND B OR C AND D what does ...
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Is there a way to search for pages that display an image if you have the image URL?

Is there a way to search for pages that display an image if you have the image URL? Reverse image search is not useful for this as the image is far from unique. It is not the image contents that are ...
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Full list of YouTube search parameters? Goal: Search within a certain channel

I could not find a complete reference for all YouTube search parameters. I stumbled upon intitle and allintitle as well as the operators +word and -word. And the "exact search" which is by the way ...
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Twitter Search Operators for a particular word AND others

I have read the Twitter search operators guidance: https://twitter.com/search-home# but it's not clear whether you can search for a particular word plus other possible words like in the following ...
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How do you search videos that were uploaded on a YouTube channel in a certain time period?

I found a YouTube channel with news clips and needed to search a particular video which was uploaded in September 2011. I tried searching the video by tags but I cannot find it. However, YouTube doesn'...
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YouTube comment search

Everybody says that there is a comment search on YouTube, but I do not see any. I mean that I get this when go to the http://www.youtube.com/comment_search. Do proponents of this URL check it before ...
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Search in all GitHub repositories for files with a specific name

Is there a way to search for all files with a certain name in all repositories on GitHub? I've seen the advanced search form, but I can't see anything in there. If there isn't anything on the GitHub ...
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How do I find a contact in my Google Contacts list?

Whenever I type in a name I want to search for, which exists in my list of Google Contacts, it pulls up a blank card or tells me that no match exists, or nothing has been found. Any ideas why that ...
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How do I search for web pages that include a JavaScript file with a certain name?

I wrote an open source JavaScript library called ObjectId.js. I'd like to know who is using it. I assume most people (if anyone is using it) are including a local copy of ObjectId.js in their web ...
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How to remove spammy search results from Google [duplicate]

Often, when I search for something, I get results like www.<site>.com/Search/<my search terms>, which are nothing but the exact same search repeated on www.<site>.com and are of no ...
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Google Drive search function not searching correctly within documents

I have a folder in my Google Drive with just one document called "links". This document contains just the following text: java 5 enums enumerations full version When I type "enunms" [sic] in the ...
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Search YouTube and exclude certain terms from the video's title?

How can I search YouTube and exclude certain terms from the video's title? For instance, I want to search for "glass" but exclude videos with "Google" in the title. I'd like to stress that I want to ...
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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 for a specific word in all tweets for a given Twitter account

Given a particular Twitter profile, that contains tens of thousands of tweets, what is the best approach for: a) downloading the text (with date) of all tweets and/or b) search for a specific word ...
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How can I search Gmail for a Windows activation key?

Somewhere lost in my Gmail is a Windows key. It's by itself in an email but I cannot find it. It's formatted like so: XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX If Gmail supported regular expressions it would be ...
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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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Wikipedia global search (all languages), without using a third-party search engine?

Performing a search on the Japanese Wikipedia is easy: http://ja.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special:Search?search=%s Now, I want to perform a search on all language versions of Wikipedia. For instance ...
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Is it possible to include wiki markup in MediaWiki searches?

I tried to find improperly formatted URLs on Wikipedia by entering for a search query with wiki markup, but this doesn't return matches of this markup in Wikipedia. Does Wikipedia have any search ...
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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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Facebook `find friend box` visibility

The box is sometimes visible for a friend, as snapshot #1 & #2, and sometimes not visible for another friend, as snapshot #3. I don't know why. Why is that? "Search your friend" box is visible ...
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How to search for Metro-UI Windows 8 apps' repositories in Sourceforge?

When I searched in GitHub/Bitbucket everything was okay because of the repositories' names (and probably because of different search engines), but on this site it just lists the apps' names and it ...
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Is it possible to search over multiple Google Forums from one search box?

I've embedded several Google forums in our website, found at: http://appinventor.mit.edu/explore/forums.html, following the general guidelines found at: http://support.google.com/groups/bin/answer.py?...
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How to use Google Scholar to search key words in abstracts

I've noticed that I can search in Google Scholar for keywords in the titles or in the full paper content, but not in the "abstract only". Is there a workaround for doing that?
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How to use Facebook’s new search graph to find posts with specific words

I want to query the new search graph to find all of my friends’ posts which contain some word, say Vacation in Italy. How can I do it?