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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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 ...
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Search tips and tricks [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Hidden features of Google I know of a few good tricks to search the web: Use the most appropriate search engine (Google vs WolframAlpha, for example) Use it extensively, and ...
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Image search server which finds all the same pages around the Internet [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Reverse image search engine I have a picture, locally or with a URL. I would like to find all (well all known) places for its copies, maybe slightly modified, cropped or ...
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Search messages in the (remote) past

I would like to search Twitter messages containing a given search term, but in the relatively distant past (one week), potentially with the specification of a timeframe where the search is performed. ...
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Search for a term in specific parts of the world

I'm trying to find specific (science-related) items in Google or any other search engine. I'd like to limit answers to those from Europe, Asia (but without China) and South America; specifically I'd ...
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How to search for links on one web site to another

Is there a way, using Google search or another major search engine, to search for all links to a particular web site on a different web site. For example, could I search for all links to Wikipedia on ...
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Help with Google Bookmarks search skills

Google Bookmarks is a good tools for me,but sometimes i need search tags , the query words should be like this:label:php And i notice the label are case sensitive if I need to search for more tag,how ...
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How can I search for multiple tags in Google Bookmarks?

Google Bookmarks is a good tools for me,but sometimes i need search tags , the query words should be like this: label:php if I need to search for more tag,how to input the query words ? label:php ...
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What's the best way to search for old tweets?

I find twitter search kind of buggy. Is there another way of doing that search? I don't mean tweets from a user (I use Google for that). I mean tweets from history.
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How to know which cities Google Street View are available?

Google just released Street View for some cities in my country. Are there some way to find out if a city is available on Street View? Is there a list of cities or a search tool?
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How to Find Twitter Accounts by Location?

I've met some wonderful people on Twitter and would like to meet more people from different places; it's great to read local tweets from all over. I'd like to follow some non-celebrities from ...
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How to search on Flickr with advanced filters like portrait, > x mega pixel etc.?

Flickr has an advanced search page, but it does not allow to specify search filters like minimal mega pixels, minimal dimensions or orientation (portrait vs. landscape) etc. Is there is some more ...
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Is there a way to keep gmail from inheriting the last search in the Google toolbar?

I don't know if it always did this, but it seems to have started recently. If I type a search in the Google toolbar, then later open up g-mail in the same browser instance, the gmail search box is ...
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View accurate search results count in Gmail

Is there way to view the search results returned in Gmail to an exact number? Let's say I have a friend, who knows this girl, who won't stop emailing him. He's filing for a restraining order, and he ...
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Is there a way to search only the “read” emails in Gmail?

Sometimes some mails that I need to search are mostly among those that I have read. Is there a way to perform this search in Gmail?
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Is there a way to make Amazon visually show me that a product can't be shipped to my default location?

I live in Italy but this may be a problem for many people who don't live in US. It often happens that for some reason a product can't be sent in Italy/Europe/somewhere. I don't know why and the ...
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How can I get Gmail searching to cope with bad spelling?

When I search for a word in Gmail I wish to find emails that contain misspellings of that word, as well as finding emails that contain the correct spelling of a mis-spelt search. The Google web ...
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Search restaurants (POIs) along a route with google maps

This weekend I was on a 7h trip and looking for the next favorite restaurant along the route. All had was an android cell phone and a pretty slow internet connection. My first try was the hompage of ...
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Search tips for Facebook

I'd like to do a search for video's that a friend posted, I've spent 15 minutes manually searching through their posts' and I still haven't found it. Can I filter out everything but video links? ...
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Is there a way to search labels based on stemming in Gmail?

Say I have the label Home/Family/Kids and Home/Family, is there any search expression that can match both of these with a single term? For example, I want to use a search query like label:Home/Family*....
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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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How to search Gmail with negation

The application I maintain sends error emails to me, which contain a build number and a description of the failure. I want to be able to search for specific messages from specific builds but Gmail ...
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Search only through tweets of people I'm following

Facebook has a feature that allows you to search through status messages that your friends have posted, but Twitter doesn't currently have that feature. Is it possible via the official Twitter ...
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Site for managing papers? [closed]

I initially kept my list of papers (mostly academic) organized in http://delicious.com/ as a set of links and in bibtex so that I can refer to them. But this approach has many shortcomings, not the ...
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Search Engine for 3D Models [closed]

I want to use Google SketchUp to design my rooms. Where can I find 3D Models to fill up the empty space in my designed rooms? Bonus points to search for similar looking 3D Models, based upon existing ...
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Reverse image search engine [closed]

Google, Bing and the others have image search option, but what I'm looking for is the reverse way: When I submit a photo, I want this web service to tell me in which places the image is located, and ...
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How to search the internet for terms with special characters [closed]

As I learnt from this post, Google has no ability to search for special characters. Let's say I want to search for ss!. Are there any other search engines that can achieve this? Please do not propose ...
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Can I make parental searches on Bing / Google?

Is it possible to make searches on Bing, Google or another search machine, that will only show results that is, for example, PG-rated? For example, if I wanted to send a school student to search on ...
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Do you know any Web Search apps where you can specify more engines/websites at a time? [closed]

Google is the Web Search engine that I use more often, but I would like to know if there are web apps where you can define a list of search engines or website you want to retrieve the data for, in a ...
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How Would I Search Gmail for Specific Entries from Outside of Gmail?

I am trying to figure out a way to come up with a tool or a way to search a Gmail account (info@mydomain.com) for bug entries without being logged in to the Gmail account. Our software generates ...
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How do you figure out the popularity of different search terms in Bing?

Google Trends lets you view the relative popularity of search terms, is there a similar service for Bing?
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Advanced Twitter search tricks? [closed]

Searching Twitter can be arduous. What are some tricks to searching Twitter? Are there additional options outside of the ones listed on Twitter's advanced search page?
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How do I find messages in Gmail that have attachments?

I know I can see which messages have attachments by the 'paper-clip' icon, but I need to find messages from a certain sender that have attachments. Is there a way to do this?
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Is there a web site for browsing or searching Apple's entire iTunes Store catalog, without having to install and use iTunes software? [closed]

Is there a web site for browsing or searching Apple's entire iTunes Store catalog, without having to install and use iTunes software?
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Search within library?

Is there a way to search only books available in nearby libraries in Google Books?
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How can I make my Gmail searches faster?

When I first signed up with Gmail, I was impressed by how fast I could search through my email. Now even simple single-keyword searches can take 5-10 seconds. Perhaps this is related to having over 70,...
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How do I search within someone's tweets?

I remember Jeff Atwood (@codinghorror) had posted a tweet about a new website, but I can't seem to find the link. Is there any way I can search within someone's tweets to find that link?
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How do I search a Wikimedia web site for ALL keywords

I have a Wikimedia site that I want to search for both keywords that I type into the search box. When I go to the wikipedia.org site and look at the help it says that I can precede words with a + ...
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Online similar images search engine [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Reverse image search engine Does anyone know of a search engine that allows you to upload an image and then find similar images on the web?