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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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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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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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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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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 can I find a message by Message-ID in Gmail?

For archival purposes, I am storing a list of emails. I would like to be able to later find a particular message in my Gmail account. A unique message identifier is its Message-ID. However Gmail does ...
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Is there a way to search through liked videos on my YouTube account?

Is there a way to search for specific videos in my like playlist on my account?
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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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Better way to search the Facebook activity log / timeline?

I'm trying to find a post I made on my timeline (aka wall) several months (or even years) ago, but can't find a way to search for it. I see there's a way to download my entire content, but that's very ...
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How to search in a single channel?

When I use the search box built into Slack, I'm presented with a choice of what channels to include in the search, but the most limited choice I can make there is "Include: only messages from channels ...
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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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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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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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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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Filtering issues without certain tag on GitHub

Does the current GitHub issue search engine provide any way for users to search for reports without certain tag? Classical use-case would be having a granular grouping such as [bug], [enhancement], [...
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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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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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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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Search by date in Google Inbox

Inbox is an awesome new way of emailing, there is no doubt about that, but lacks a very basic feature (seems so): search by other things than text, like a date. I tried with Gmail search keywords ...
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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 for a comment on Facebook?

How do you search for a friend's (or your own) comment on a wall post from months ago on Facebook?
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How to exclude archived items from search in Trello?

When I search in Trello, I usually want to exclude archived cards. But Trello seems to include them by default. I can manually add is:open to the search to exclude them. But how can I make this the ...
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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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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?
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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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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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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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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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Search within a category on a MediaWiki site

I'm trying to search for a keyword within a specific category on Wikimedia Commons. For example, like to search for "red flowers" within "Category:Flowers" so that I can categorize the images ...
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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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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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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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Exclude Pinterest pins of the same image from the same domain

Where can you set up a search filter in Pinterest to not have to see the same image or photo that's been pinned and sourced from the same domain? In this example, we've got a hankering for some ...
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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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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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Search for messages from non-contacts in Gmail

I'd like to clean up my Gmail inbox and want to search for messages from people who are not in my contacts. Ideally it would be something like: -from:(is:contact) but is:contact isn't an actual ...
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On what basis does Trello sort the search results?

I cannot determine how Trello search results are sorted. What field(s) (due date, label, title, etc...) is/are used when displaying a search result? I have done below test search, and the result ...
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Global find and replace in Trello

In Trello, is there a way to search and replace text across all cards in a given list?
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How do I search for old items I posted in my own Facebook timeline? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Better way to search the Facebook activity log / timeline? I was just trying to look up something on my own timeline (specifically, the last time I had jury duty). ...
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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 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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In Twitter, how can I search the hash tags related to a particular region?

In Twitter, how can I search the hash tags related to a particular region? Like #trends in New York.
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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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Choose which address of a gmail contact populates the 'To' field

I have a question similar to this one but slightly different. Some of my contacts have two mail address, an old one I shouldn't write to if I expect an answer and a new one. Now, I do not wish to ...
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How can I filter Twitter posts without links?

I was trying to search for Tweets via Twitter's search site: http://twitter.com/search Well if you use a keyword called filter:links in your search text box you get all posts which have links. Its ...
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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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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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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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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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How can I search reminders in Google Inbox, but not search emails?

I am using Google Inbox and I'm looking for all of the reminders in my account with "keyword" in them. Problem is that "keyword" also shows up in tons of my email (way too many to page through), and ...
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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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