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Can I search my own Facebook posts comments'?

I would like to search across all of my own Facebook posts, to search the comments section, to find anyone making a comment that includes the term 'Calendar'. Is this possible somehow?
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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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Use Google Scholar for searching words appeared within Keywords

I have two words which are "team" and "conflict". I want to search for all the papers that have these two words in their "Keywords List". Note that the Keywords mean not the general keywords related ...
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No WhatsApp on Facebook

I have 2 Facebook pages. On the one page I have the option for the WhatsApp button but on the other one I can not find it anywhere. How can I get the WhatsApp option on my page.
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How to get around Twitter blocking text search within page (“find in page”)

(for the Twitter website on a computer - not app or mobile) If you use your browser's search function ("find in page") to search for a word on a page on Twitter that you are looking at, it ...
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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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Is there any search language on Facebook?

As I know in the past it was possible to write some kind of queries in the search bar. For more precise search and sorting. But then people started to say that they can't use it anymore. Is it gone?
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Find-Replace with discontinous ranges

I am editing a Google Sheet with multiple peers. I need to do a Find-Replace on just my rows, say, rows 1:38 and 197:222. (Not permitted to sort the data.) I see many examples on the web of doing this ...
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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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How can you search meta-data tags in Media Wiki / Wikipedia?

I'm not sure if meta-data tags / name-value pairs is what I'm referring to or not, but I'd like to be able to search Wikipedia's sidebar tags such as the ones displayed in the screenshot below:
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Does Facebook sometimes block the ability to search for private messages?

It seems Facebook completely dropped my support (but not for other people I know) for searching for messages. I can only look for conversation names (persons, pages or chat group names). This directly ...
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Search for “Flagged” doesn't work in Outlook.com

I only have one flagged message in inbox but cannot find it in Oulook.com by using the search. If I type "Flagged" I get a bunch of emails that have been flagged by sender but not the one I ...
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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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How to find photo posted several years ago. May have been posted on wall of deleted account

Several years ago I deleted my Facebook account. I since made a new one. On my old account, a friend had posted a picture that I would really like to see again. I think he posted to my wall and the ...
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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 I tell Google Photos that a photo should not be in the results for a search?

When I search my Google Photos for "lighthouse", some of the search results are not lighthouses, but merely similarly-shaped things, in the mind of the neural network: Is there any way I ...
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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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How to/where to advanced music search by..?

Most important -"trending/most popular/view count in "Time (exmp. in year)" " "Genre-sub-genre( exmp: Electronic industrial)' " Second importance - "Mod(exmp, chill)&...
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Use Regular Expressions to Add Text to Beginning or End of Cells

I have a bunch of words in a sheet in one column, e.g.: Study Guide 101 Meditation for Beginners Cheatsheet Lose Weight Fast What I want to do is add a word to the end of these in the cell using ...
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How to subscribe to a Craigslist search with RSS?

I'm signed up for alerts on a search, so got a result like: Subsequent emails will show new results since the last alert. Here are the first 20 results: which is fine. However, I'd rather have the ...
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Query Function - remove parts of entered term and carry out formula

I'm sorry if the title is confusing. In the List to Search tab, I've got a bunch of orders. What I do is select the dishes in a single cell in this manner: And I want to just dump them into the ...
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How Do I Combine Gmail Search Operators?

I was attempting to create a filter which would delete all emails alerting me that a website updated its terms or privacy policy. This is the search filter I'm trying to use to accomplish that +...
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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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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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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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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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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 run web search by date and time?

Is it possible to perform Google search by date and time? Of course, I can restrict my search to some date interval. But how do I restrict the search to some intraday period? For example, I want to ...
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Is there any way to filter YouTube videos by language?

Videos in search results on YouTube are often in languages different than the ones I speak and so, useless to me. Is it possible to either make them not appear to me at all (e.g. by some account ...
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Why is Google asking “Did you mean…” when it's the same word?

So Google comes up with this when there is no difference in the spelling at all What am I missing here?
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How can I search for a term that will match only the “city” in Google Contacts

I am documenting a process to get one's Google Contacts in a given city and plot them on a custom Google Map. The first step of this is to search in https://contacts.google.com/ for the city. However, ...
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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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Searching key words by topic

I'm wondering if it's possible to search some key words in a specific context. For example, I'd like to search the key words 'programmi portabili' in the computer science context. How can I do it?
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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 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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How do I search for usage of a generator?

Ideally, I'd like to end up with all domains using Discourse. Most discourse instances have a meta tag with Discourse's verion, beginning with <meta name="generator" content="...
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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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How to search keywords, filtered by - most popular, in (x) years/months on YouTube or Google search?

How to search YouTube (or via search engine like Google to reach YouTube) keywords, filtered by - most popular, in (x) years/months?
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How can I search the comments on Instagram?

I'm looking for something akin to https://www.youtubextras.com/ but for Instagram feeds. I want to search the comments in all of the threads posted by a specific user. I know there is a phrase ...
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How can I view all the pictures posted by an Instagram user on Instagram in a given location?

How can I view all the pictures posted by an Instagram user on Instagram in a given location? For instance, I would like to view all the pictures taken by https://www.instagram.com/au_suwisitp/ in ...
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How to browse by category on Deviantart?

I can't find anything on the terrible new eclipse version of the website. I can't figure out how to search by category anymore. It used to be that you entered your search term and the categories were ...
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How do I do a search for a phrase at the end of a sentence on Google Books?

I am trying to search for a string of words on Google Books and restrict the search results to sentence endings. For example, I would to search for "is the best." as the end of a sentence. ...
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Does Google have an || (or)? Particularly for searching particular sites?

Say I wanted to search site:wordpress.com site:livejournal.com gelato. Doesn't work, because it tries to && those results instead of ||ing them. Say I want to do this for a number of sites ...
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Switch back to the old Startpage search results

Startpage has been acting really strangely as of late and their support team is no help. The problem started on one random day when I opened the site and did a web search. For some reason instead of ...
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Data row lookup in separate big data sheet and placing it inside another sheet in Google spreadsheet

I would like to make a Google spreadshit for calorie tracking. In my head I imagine it as I would like to have a sheet where I will record daily food activity. And another DB sheet with all time ...
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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 to set Stitcher as the default podcast client for Alexa?

Using the web interface for Alexa, I'm only seeing an option to set the default music player. How do I set the default podcast player to stitcher? The default podcast client is TuneIn, which, at ...
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Gmail : exclude conversation view while searching

is there any view to display results by excluding the conversation view while searching. When i search through large volumes of emails, AND if Conversation view is turned ON, several emails are ...
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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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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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