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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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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?
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Is there a workaround for Google Bookmark search problems?

I'm not sure if anyone else has come across this, but I'm getting incomplete results when searching my Google Bookmarks (not Chrome bookmarks). I have a link with the title including "headlights" ...
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How can I find all files in Google Drive where a user besides myself is an owner?

I'm an owner on all documents that I create, and whenever I share with someone, I usually give them at most "editor" permissions. So, I'd like to find all documents in which I have given another user "...
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Can I search a site for bad language?

I'm looking into some online tutorials that I would like to use in teaching kids to program. The author of some of these tutorials enjoys bad language, based on his twitter account. It would help me ...
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Is it possible to associate equations with theorems?

Suppose I wanted to find out about the Pythagorean Theorem by searching via WolframAlpha. This is trivial -- we can search directly for Pythagorean Theorem and get a wealth of information. But ...
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How to search for a question mark in Twitter

I have been searching for an hour trying to figure out how to use the question mark in a search, basically I'm looking for the string ?tag (as in the Amazon Affiliates Tag Link) I'm basically trying ...
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Outlook Web App gives incomplete result with the search function

I noticed recently that the searches I perform in my Outlook Web Application (Exchange 2010) are not correct. Example: If I perform a search of a recent email (less than 2 months for example) the ...
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How do I search for posts by date in Facebook Groups?

I'm trying to find the oldest post in a FB group. Is there a way to do this short of scrolling down to the very first post? It's rather impractical in my case, the group has thousands of post as of ...
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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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Possible to specify multiple sites to search using Bing?

If I want to search the site mysite.com on Bing, I can type: my search terms site:mysite.com Is there a way to specify multiple sites to search? I've tried: my search terms site:mysite.com,...
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Searching for populations of a list of cities

I want to create a list of all world cities named "Alexandria", along with their populations. Can a search engine do that? What could the query look like?
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Find photo info page for Flickr profile image

Given a Flickr static image (like http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8283/7753425102_02f23b5a21.jpg), I know how to find the info page for that image (http://www.flickr.com/photos/75151585@N07/7753425102/),...
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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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Determine Last Modified Date of a card in Trello

In Trello, is there a search term possible for determining the last modified date of a card? I was hoping to be able to search for similar to: is:archived last_modified:2 to find cards which are ...
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Searching Gmail for conversations created by some email

I know I can search Gmail using from:email (and many other helpful similar searches) but this will return all the conversations where email is the sender of one of the messages in the conversation. ...
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How to search for '{search text}' on Google [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to search the internet for terms with special characters I have been trying to do a literal search in Google for text exactly like: {example} I have tried all sorts of ...
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Google Maps latitude and longitude search without markers

When I search a latitude and longitude in Google Maps like: https://maps.google.com/maps?q=-25.454435,-49.33136 It always return me the locations nearby with those ["A", "B", ... ] pins: Is there ...
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How to find comments addressed to a person (“@”)?

In www.trello.com one may address a card comment to a user using @name. How may I search for comments addressed that way (i.e. comments addressed to me for example)? If one searches for @name one ...
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How can I create a filter for large attachments in Gmail? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I sort emails in GMail by size? In Gmail, how can I create a filter that will forward messages with an attachments larger than say 10MB to another account?
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Why Searching Gmail Doesn't Return Results If Searched Not From Beginning?

For example, when searching with "quest" for content containing word "questions" starting from beginning of word, Gmail returns result: However if searching with "est", no results are being returned.
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Improve mediawiki search by using Solr or similar? [closed]

Search on our internally hosted mediawiki installation is very poor. Has anyone found an easy way to get better search capabilities, like Solr integration or some internal spidering system?
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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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On OkCupid, how can I search through questions I haven't answered?

I sometimes use OkCupid, a dating/friend-finding site. It works by matching up users based on their answers to a series of questions. But when I search through the set of available questions, the site ...
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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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How can I get OkCupid search to show only matches within 5 miles of me?

Researchers have found that friendships are more likely to last if both friends live near each other.[citation needed] I'm using OkCupid, a free online-dating and friend-matching site. When I search ...
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Commands to search for YouTube videos via the search bar

If I enter title:"This Hard Land" -title:"Cover" in the YouTube search bar, I only get videos which contain This Hard Land and do not contain Cover in their titles. I'd also like to add a command ...
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Finding the most popular/active sites based on a topic [closed]

What's the best way to find the top sites based on a certain topic/category/interest? For example if I want to find the top few Apple sites that contain news/articles/reviews etc, can I find these in ...
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Search by thread rather than email in Gmail

Gmail seems to have a flaw insofar as it acts as though tags apply only to the first email in a thread rather than to the whole thread (or to all emails in a thread). This means that if I send an ...
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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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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 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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Why might Pinterest not show a pin in a search?

A friend of mine promotes his website by pinning pictures of his work on Pinterest. When searching the exact description, they don't show up. At all. Why might this be, and how could I go about fixing ...
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In GMail, is there any way to search for “long” emails that I have written?

Over the years, I've written a number of long emails to folks in GMail, and in some of them I think there were some interesting ideas I'd like to go back and look at and possibly do something with. ...
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Keyword Search for a comment in group wall

How do I search for a comment I made on a Facebook group wall post a long time ago?
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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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Excluding all URLs containing a specific word

Suppose I enter the following search string: msdn proxy website I get a list of results that contains (among other results) sites which have the word msdn in their URL. What if I want to exclude ...
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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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Incorporate results of a Twitter search into a list

I have a list that includes members who talk about a keyword extensively. I would like to extend the scope of this list and have it update with results whenever someone mentions that keyword across ...
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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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Is there a way to find a site by an image they link to?

I have the URL for an image that I downloaded, and I'm trying to locate the site that linked to it. E.g. http://12345.blob.windows.net/random/abc123.jpg The image hosting site is windows.net. Is ...
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Where is the search field on twitter.com?

I'm not a user of Twitter, and I have no intention to create an account there. There is no search box on Twitter’s landing page. What path should I follow to get to a page where I can search amongst ...
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In Trello, is there a way to search across all of an organization's boards?

"Search and Filter Cards" searches only the cards on the current board, as the name suggests. I would like to be able to search across all the boards of the organization, (subject to board membership ...
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Find tweets by app

I need to find all tweets made by a defined app. I discovered the "source" search operator that allows to do that. For example, here is the URL of the search to find all tweets made with Tweetbot ...
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Can I easily search for starred / flagged messages across all folders in Yahoo Mail?

I am trying to find functionality in Yahoo Mail which is similar to what Gmail and Outlook allow for "starred" or "flagged" messages. I would like to be able to star / flag a message, and then easily ...
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How do I search for a group in Facebook?

I am new to Facebook, and I can't find the way to search for groups I might be interested in. The search input text only returns Applications, Pages and People.