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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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Disable or remove YouTube movie recommendations

When I search for "movie 2010 trailers" to view trailers of movies that came out in 2010, I get flooded with recommendations to buy YouTube's movies and only 3 results are actual YouTube videos. http:...
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Who pays to drive traffic to Wikipedia?

I sometimes use Goodsearch.com, as it apparently donates a part of the advertising revenue to charity. Regardless, sometimes I see really odd behavior that results from non-commercial sites like .edus ...
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How do I search for unread mails with specific Google+ Circle in my Gmail?

I want to search for unread mails but with specific circle. Is it possible or I've to press next => next page and have to look it manually to find unread emails under specific Google+ circle - as ...
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Linking to region-specific Youtube search results

Until recently, I used to be able to use different custom search engines on my browser to get Youtube results specific to a certain region. To search for results adapted for Americans, I used: http:...
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Ctrl + F not working for browser page search when using Google Docs

When I do Ctrl+F in Google Docs, it shows the "document find view". What I would like is the "browser find view" when in Google Chrome. What keys do I need to press to do a browser Ctrl+F in Google ...
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Facebook fan page - search keywords

Apparently Facebook doesn't allow you to change the name of a fan page with more than 100 fans This is causing problems for one of my clients, as they've recently gone through this whole rebranding ...
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How to find the oldest article on Slashdot?

I just clicked on a link that was an article posted on slashdot in 2003. It discusses Python vs Perl and it was quite interesting to read the comments from that time. How can I find the oldest ...
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Is it possible to do partial word searches in Gmail?

Is it possible to do partial word searches in Gmail? For example, if I wanted to search for an email from Johndoe@gmail.com can I search for ndoe?
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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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Does Twitter have search operators like Google?

Twitter has an Advanced Search page but can we also use search operators on Twitter like Google?
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Service that shows most popular queries/keywords related to a specific topic X? [closed]

I know Google Trends/Zeitgeist. But what I'm looking for is a service where you can enter, for example "Politics", and then the service gives out the most popular queries containing "Politics"-keyword ...
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What's the simplest way to find someone's Facebook profile by their email address?

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? I know there is (or used to be) a ...
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How do I search the Amazon Kindle lending library through my browser?

I can't figure out how I can search the subset of books available for lending. Amazon's website search appears to only have a "Kindle Store" option. And on this help page I can see how one can ...
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Why did Google replace the “+” operator?

Google no longer accepts the + operator. If I attempt to use the + operator, I get the following message: The + operator has been replaced. To search for an exact word or phrase, use double ...
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Is there a way to use the NOT operator on Amazon?

Is there a way to use the NOT operator on Amazon? I'm trying to find books, and am finding it very frustrating to be unable to filter out books I don't want based on author or subject.
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Searching your old tweets in Twitter

My username is moo9000. But I cannot search my own tweets in twitter.com: https://twitter.com/#!/search/realtime/%40moo9000 Also looks like searching other users has problems: https://twitter.com/#!...
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Search all Google Contacts under same domain

I'm using Google Contacts and I want to search for all contacts ending with @example.com. I tried @example.com and *@example.com but it isn't working How do I do this?
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Search in Gmail only threads with N responses

Can I search only threads with N responses in Gmail? Something like: query mails:5
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Search for who “liked” a story on Facebook [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Find out who likes my website using the Facebook like button Finding websites that have been 'Liked' on Facebook? A story by the press about my company has received ...
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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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Search by tag in TiddlyWiki

I like the search by tag function on Super User. I can search any post tagged with both excel and macro using [excel] [macro]. Is there similar function for TiddlyWiki?
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Following multiple Twitter searches efficiently

How can I efficiently follow a bunch of Twitter searches, and see live results come up? They removed the RSS functionality so I can't just plug in a bunch of searches to my RSS reader like I used to ...
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Search for “google+” on Twitter without regular “google” in results

How do you search for "google+" on Twitter without results also showing the form without the plus sign (+)? I want to search for the literal google+ on Twitter. Unfortunately, the plus gets encoded ...
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Searching old news articles

Google News advanced search only lets me search news article by date from the last month. Is there any similar site where I can search for news articles or trends by date for the last decade or so? I'...
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Searching Twitter in the distant past

Is there anyway to search Twitter into the distant past. I'd like to know any occurrence of a term that was ever tweeted. It seems on http://search.twitter.com I can only search like one week at a ...
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Searching GMail for emails where I am one of many recipients

Is there a way I can perform a search in GMail which will return all emails where I have been listed as one of many email addresses in either the To: or CC: fields? Basically emails where I am not ...
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Searching a private Blogger blog

I have a private blog on Blogger, and I want to be able to search my posts, but when I try and do this, I get an error message saying 'The search feature is limited on this blog by owner's request'. ...
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Advanced YouTube search

Is there any possibility to find YouTube videos using advanced criteria except text search such as all videos uploaded by users with only one uploaded video total and between 40,000 and 60,000 views?
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What tools exist that can do string matching (ex. regex) websearches? [closed]

Is there any web search tool that can do the following: Perform a web search where one of the keywords is a string pattern, such as ####suffix, and will match the best result that matches a string ...
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How to search for product reviews without junk sites

When using a search engine to look for <product xyz> reviews, tons of useless sites are returned that don't give real product feedback. Is there any way to search for 3rd party information on a ...
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Using Twitter advanced search to find users that match certain criteria

Is it possible to use Twitter's advanced search function (or something else) to find people that tweet about a certain topic regularly, or that match a certain criteria? For example, I'm looking for ...
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Returning date in Google search results

Sometimes when I search for articles on the net, I would like to see the year of the article to see if it's relevant for my search. Is it possible to return that in the search result of Google search ...
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Can I restrict a Google Groups search to just Usenet?

When doing date-range searches on Google Groups I find many wrong answers from non-Usenet sources. Is there a way to only search Usenet on Google Groups?
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How to make the chat search box in Gmail show mobile number or other details when viewing contacts profile?

To make phone calls (not using Google Voice/Softphone but normal phones) or see some other details like Company etc. of a person whose details are added in my Google Contacts, I generally use the chat ...
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Search only in titles of posts in Google Reader [closed]

Is there any way to search only in titles in Google Reader? Most searches show results where the match is in the body of the post, but I would like to restrict it only to match if the keywords are in ...
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Searching my Twitter lists

How can I search tweets among the ones that belong to tweeters in one of my twitter lists? I don't seem to find a tool to do it. Maybe it's just me overlooking, but can you help me?
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How do I find a page with two specific links on it?

I used to be able to do this in Google, but with the increasing dumbing down of Google this feature no longer works. e.g. I want science related news so I use Google: +link:www.physorg.com +link:...
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Finding websites that have been 'Liked' on Facebook?

I was wondering if anyone has any ideas on how to find third party websites that have been 'liked' on Facebook. I can't seem to find a search function on Facebook for this, so I tried searching ...
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Find tweets about me

I'm not using Twitter because until now I didn't see the meaning of using it. On a public website with Twitter integration, I've uploaded a video. The users have re-tweeted my video and I'll like to ...
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Searching within Gmail's nested labels

Consider this setup in my Gmail inbox where I have 3 lists: mailing-lists/first-list mailing-lists/second-list mailing-lists/third-list If I want to search for all unread messages in any sub-label ...
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If I need to find documentation about a symbol, what's the best way to search the web? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to search the internet for terms with special characters For example, I wanted to know what the % meant in this python expression. It's the modulo operator, but I would ...
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Return results in Google Scholar with more than 25 citations

Is there a way to run a search in Google Scholar that only returns results that have more than 25 citations? Most of the good papers have at least 25 citations, but Google Scholar returns mostly ...
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Deep web search engines for emails? [closed]

Are there any other deep web search engines for email address other than spokeo and pipl?
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Find out who likes my website using the Facebook like button

Where can I find the details on who has liked and commented on my pages via the Facebook Like button that I've put on my website? I recently put the Facebook Like plugin on my site and now see that ...
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Explanation of how one can search youtube.com/music [closed]

Currently the youtube.com/music page looks like But these are the same artists over and over again. Example Name: Wiz Khalifa - Black And Yellow [G-Mix] ft. Snoop Dogg, Juicy J & T-Pain Date of ...
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Finding my own post on the wall of a Facebook event

A few months ago I posted something on a very active wall of a public Facebook event. It's the only thing I posted there. I might be able to remember some keywords if necessary, but I can't find a way ...
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How to get the 'From' address of each message in a Gmail search result?

I'm trying to get a list of email addresses based on a Gmail search result. My idea is: Logon to Gmail, perform search A Miracle Happens I have a list of the 'From' addresses, for each email I've ...
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Is there a search engine for looking up a pantone color by company that owns it [closed]

I know some pantone colors are registered to particular companies. For example there is a specific pantone for Tiffany Blue (1837). Pantone.com seems to let you search by code, but is there a site ...
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How to search content on the Lifehacker site?

I found out back in '06 there was a Firefox plugin that did it. But it's not out there in the add-ons area anymore.
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Search Engine that Doesn't Ignore Punctuation? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to search the internet for terms with special characters Is there a search engine that will not ignore punctuation marks (like $ % & ! @ #...)? I want to search the ...