Search refers to the ability of finding any number of items of information with specified properties among a collection of items sharing the same type of properties.

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Search for a string in the whole Excel Workbook

How can I find all the occurences of a sequence of characters in the whole Excel workbook ? (Excel search is limited to the current sheet only)
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Indexing problems when Outlook 2013 is enabled in Indexing Options

The problem below occurs with Outlook 2013 and windows 8.1 and windows 10 If I enable in indexing options to search Outlook then the indexing service stops every time I search within “Indexed ...
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Search local OneNote and Web at the same time?

Is there a method to do a search in one place (browser or desktop) that can show me combined results for my local OneNote 2010 as well as do web results? For example, I can see my local OneNote hits ...
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Powershell search-string inside a variable (not text file)

I am trying to search for a string called "Hostname" from a variable "$a" which stores the output of "systeminfo" command but ran into issues. I am using "system-info" to gather a bigger set of data. ...
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Customize mac spotlight search extensions to categories - possible?

I love spotlight search, but some unusual file types get categorized as "Other", which means they end at the bottom of the search results. Is it possible to edit some plists or other config to add ...
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How to search within folders in Firefox Bookmarks?

Is there any way or addon that allows the user to search for bookmarks within certain folders. As of now if you use the search bark in bookmarks it will show results from all folders. This is quite ...
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Firefox - lock page positon while searching

I usually read a lot of code in Firefox. Sometimes I'm looking at a C function, and I want to highlight all occurrences of a variable in it. As I start typing the name of the variable in the find box, ...
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Increase size of file path pane in windows search?

In normal file explorer, you can resize columns by dragging them around using the little tab marker type things: In windows search, you can't do this for some reason! There are no tab markers to ...
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How to search in the whole windows network in windows 7?

I mean, if I'm in file explorer and I search for something in the textbox that's in the upper right corner while doing it on a hard drive or even in each net server I've access to I get the proper ...
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Is it possible search mutliple phrases in PDF at the same time?

Is it possible search mutliple phrases in PDF at one time? For instance let's say that I have few literals to look for inside pdf: 0123, BOOM, TAG, LOREM, IPSUM. Is it possible to find them in one ...
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Google search with double quotes includes some extra characters [migrated]

I am trying to search for an exact phrase but Google returns some results that have extra characters. For example I wanna search for this exact phrase: "quotation double quote" But in Google results ...
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Searching inside equations in MS word 2013

I have a question similar to this previously-asked question. But, mine is different. How can I search inside the equations I have written in MS-word 2013?
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Find largest versions of picture files

Following a server hard drive crash and recovery I now have a directory with 3000 pictures without a proper name or directory structure. There are about 300 distinct pictures, the rest are resized ...
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Search for applications in Linux Mint start menu when the application category is not displayed

Is there a way to have the Linux Mint (Cinnamon 17) start menu search return applications without the category they would appear under being displayed? E.g. return Octave when 'Octave' is searched ...
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Remove or lock Windows 8 “Bing Smart Search” as disabled for online searches. (Ie. only search computer, not online)

Is there a way, in Windows 8, to completely remove OR lock the online portion of "Bing Smart Search" (ie. windows 8 search feature) as disabled? Currently I can disable or re-enable the online search ...
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Installed SSD on win 7 laptop now outlook 2013 wont search emails

I cloned a hdd over to a ssd. the user came to me and mentioned while the computer is much faster for rebooting or saving large files outlook2013 no longer searches through emails I took a look ...
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how to search long_word under cursor in vim

I know you can search word under cursor in VIM by # and *, but that search does not work for something like 'long_word', e.g., if my cursor is as 'l|ong_word', then I search by # or *, word like ...
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Windows 7 search isn't returning any results?

I've got a folder full of photos and videos that I'd like to transfer just into a single directory (my camera creates a new folder every time you turn it on for some reason!) and apparently the best ...
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Do firefox “Keyword Shortcuts” still exist?

Back in the day, it was possible to define Keyword Shortcuts, also known as Custom keywords in Mozilla. These were similar to Smart keywords, except that they were defined from within the bookmark ...
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Recent emails don't show up in Outlook Web App

When I use the Outlook Web App I'll try and search for an email that is no more than a week old which I can see if I scroll down in my inbox, but If I try and search for that email it won't come up. ...
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How to speed up the “Agent Ransack” main functionality

This question is related with similar problem, in other search type app. (http://superuser.com/questions/830525/how-to-speed-up-the-search-everything-main-functionality) The "Agent Ransack" is a very ...
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How to speed up the “Search Everything” main functionality

The "Search Everything" (http://www.voidtools.com/) is a fantastic free software, but it lacks a very basic thing, which is to "Search within the current path". Currently, if you wanted to search for ...
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Match-Search function in Excel?

So I've got 2 columns. Column "Mess" has gazillions of random numbers x digits long. Column "Check" has specific sorted numbers. Now I make a 3rd column called "boolean". I want a function to check ...
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Searching across multiple documents for common words

I have the lyrics to a song. (.txt) I also have lyrics to 50 other songs. I'm looking for a way to analyse/search those 50 song lyrics with the lyrics to the first song, and find which one of the ...
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Replace multiple strings in multiple files

I think the title speaks for itself. How can I replace multiple strings in multiple files? For example, I have the following strings: home.php, blog.php, forums.php, contact.php, etc. And I want ...
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Searching for the same string after changing tabs

I am using Mozilla Firefox 32.0. In most cases when I search for a specific string on a page and do not get any satisfying matches I switch to another open tab and search for the same string there. I ...
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How to exclude outlook 2010 emails from windows-8 desktop search?

Like many power users, I have tens of thousands of emails in several imap accounts in outlook. When you search from the desktop in windows 8 (ok, I'm using the classic start menu, but there are other ...
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Youtube URL autocorrecting to “youtube.com___” in search bar

In the search bar in Chrome, when I start to type youtube, it will automatically give me youtube.com___ first. The first suggestion will be "youtube.com___/", and then "youtube.com__/", then ...
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Outlook search works only for “All mailboxes”

Have a weird problem with an outlook account (Office 365). Searching stopper working yesterday and today I did a scanpst and fixed two mailboxes (pst). Search works, but only if I choose "All ...
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How to ignore extra spaces in LDAP filter

My filter looks something like this &(extensionAttribute2=123456) I can foresee instances where the values might have spaces at the beginning or end of the string and I don't want to exclude ...
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Finding files matching certain criteria

I'm cleaning out an old external hard drive and want to be able to find files matching certain conditions. How do I exclude files containing certain strings in there names? I've tried using !~ but it ...
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Get search results using IP

What I want to do is give a search engine my IP and ask it to return all the searches I've ever made with my IP. From what I understand, search engines store all data of its users. Is this possible? ...
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Firefox modifying google searchplugin to not country redirect

I'm trying to modify the google.xml file in the browser/searchplugins folder in a way that it won't country redirect anymore. For example, to always reach the german google site, I have changed the ...
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Restore previous Vim search term?

Is it possible to save/restore Vim search terms in a map? For instance, I have the following in my .vimrc: map ,/ :s/^/\/\//<CR> If I have turned on highlighting (:set hls) previously in the ...
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How to be able to resolve multiple domains using /etc/resolv.conf on Linux?

I'm running Ubuntu 12.04 and I'm trying to ping the following systems: system0.oldcompany.com system1.fing.oldcompany.com system2.newcompany.com system3.thing.newcompany.com My resolv.conf search ...
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Windows Search does not index SSMS SQL files in Dropbox

Running Windows 7 Enterprise (64-bit), the Windows Search fails to find SSMS SQL files saved to a default location that ends up in Dropbox. Some details: My Documents live under a dropbox-controller ...
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Libre Office Calc - how to suppress search results window when performing a macro search?

I work with a macro that finds and replaces certain characters in a spreadsheet. I use this macro a lot and I don't need the "search results" window to pop up after every search since I am not ...
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Sublime text camel humps search

How can I perform "Camel's Hump" search like IDEA (or ReSharper) in sublime text? I mean typing "MLC" and getting suggested to go to MyLittleClass file.
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How to force Lync 2013 to lookup within local Contact List first and then perform a remote search?

In MS Lync 2013, everytime I type a name in ("Find Someone") textfield, Lync will bring results by querying server only, why? if that name is already added in my Contacts/Favorites List locally, it ...
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Search engines are gone from firefox

Suddenly after installing and uninstalling some toolbars, search engines are gone from firefox. If I go to manage search engines I see nothing. If I click Get more search engines I got nothing. The ...
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How to configure the search bar over the most visited sites on the “new” page in Firefox?

I'd like to use the search bar over the most visited sites tiles on the "new tab" page in Firefox. But currently, my search requests (e.g. "test") get redirected to Yahoo! and a land on the Yahoo! ...
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How do I search for “R” in software repositories? [closed]

The name of R consist of only on letter, and searching for it does not provide anything useful. How do I efficiently search in package repositories (and on Google, for example) for information ...
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Grep on specific directory structures

What I'm trying to accomplish: Search for the regular expression \b\$\w+ in all .php files that fall under this directory structure: foo/templates/*.php bar/templates/*.php ...
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How to avoid Outlook searching the whole e-mail trail

I often use the Outlook 2010 search, and it's a great tool. However sometimes I have a conversation with many e-mail exchanges (e.g.10-20). Then when I search for a specific text, I get 10-20 ...
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Search mails with attachment that are not signatures

If I use the Quick Select functionality in Thunderbird to show only messages with an attachment, I get also shown all messages that have a PGP signature as attachment. This is totally useless for me, ...
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Remove permanent search suggestion from chrome

I have an entry in chrome that will not go away: When I do a search for a C# programming question, chrome wants to change my search to begin with c/#. If I open a new tab, start typing c# search ...
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Windows Search for Video Codecs

Is it possible to search a folder for all video files using a certain codec? I got a bunch of video files from people, and one of the codecs used by some is giving me problems. So I would like to ...
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Search for images by “has Geotag data”

I have tens of thousands of pictures that I took. Some have Geotag data in their EXIF, some don't. I want to run a search on my computer to find all images that have Geotag data. How can I accomplish ...
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Windows 7 network search enters “sleep mode”

At work we have set up a local network consisting of 10 PCs (1 server + 9 clients) all with Windows 7 so we can have a shared folder where we will store all our working files (mostly Excel, Word). ...
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One Windows 7 Machine will not search mapped network drive

I have a Windows 2008 domain with Windows 7 Pro desktops. On the first Windows 7 computer in Windows Explorer I can click on a mapped network drive, type in some text into the search box in the top ...