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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Excel column functionality

i was looking for a function in Excel to do the following thing. I have a list with EAN codes (they're all in column A) with every EAN code there is a description of what it is (descriptions are all ...
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Thunderbird Quick Filter suddenly stopped working

I use Thunderbird, the version I currently run is 24.1.0. I used to search for messages containing certain IDs or addresses with the Quick Filter, but since yesterday somehow it stopped working. I ...
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PowerShell: find line but include proceeding and preceding line(s)

This is a conceptual question that I have only briefly thought through my head. I have idea how I might do it but it seems more complicated than I think I will make it out to be. A common need is for ...
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Anything faster than grep?

I am looking for a tool that will be faster than grep, maybe a multi-threaded grep, or something similar... I have been looking at a bunch of indexers, but I am not sold that I need an index... I ...
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Prevent firefox from converting characters to percentage format in address bar

I sometimes use archive.org to find the contents that are no longer available in their addresses. I've bookmarked the http://web.archive.org/web/*/%s and use a keyword to search faster. (see this) ...
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Keyboard Shortcut to activate/focus website's search box

Most websites have some kind of built-in search box. I'm wondering if any browser has a keyboard shortcut that will automatically take me to the website's own search box. I think that firefox ...
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Windows search with specific options

For example, i have two files: Textfile1.txt Textfile2.txt where first file is empty, and second contains string file1 Can I create a search query in standard windows explorer to match ...
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Search strings inside various test files with cmd [closed]

I have multiple text files containing thousands of emails for marketing. These files contain also other information than these mails. Is there any way using cmd to select all these files together ...
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How to remove search providers in late 2014 Firefox?

The latest Firefox (now v. 34) has changed the way it administers search providers, so that they can be selected or un-selected, also new ones can be added, but they cannot be removed. That is ...
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How to make CTRL+F ignore accents and diacritics when searching on page in Google Chrome?

When I press Ctrl+F in Google Chrome and type for example patnact I want patnáct and patnact to be highlighted on page. Since few week ago this feature has been disabled. Can I enable it again, if so ...
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How to find a specific row in Excell

I am looking for some formula in Excel like give me the number of the row which its first column is 5 and its second is 3 I have searched the web but I have found lookup, search, find and ... which ...
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How to exclude search results that match a URL instead of the content of the URL

Is there a way to tell major search engines to ignore search results where the matching phrase is in the URL itself and not the content of the URL? This came up while thinking about The First Number ...
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PyCharm is not searching the entire project

I have a project created in PyCharm. When I use the find tool, it only searches the page that is currently in focus. According to JetBrains, "PyCharm extends search and replace capability to the ...
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Enable query builder in outlook 2010 when administrator has disabled registry editor

is there a workaround to Enable query builder in outlook 2010 when administrator has disabled registry editor? I want to include an OR operator to search for "high value" in the body of email message ...
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How to search files at windows folder search that have dash

I found out that at windows folder search the letter dash "-" works as eliminating the following word from search results. However i have files that contains dash "-" So how can i filter them ? For ...
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Breadth-first search with ack or grep

When I search e.g. my home directory with ack (or grep), I normally want to know where I set a specific option. Since most config files are really close to ~ it would considerably speed up ack if I ...
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Office 2013 - I want it to select the remembered value in a find dialog

In my office install (specifically Word but I'm pretty sure it's common code) whenever I hit Ctrl-F to open the find dialog, the system remembers the last search string and auto-populates that value ...
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Search stopped working in Outlook

In Outlook 2013 the search hangs on "searching" and no results are displayed. It does this for all 4 email accounts connected to Outlook (all IMAP). It used to work. I tried rebuilding the index and ...
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Disable search suggestions in Windows 8.1

When i use the search in Windows 8.1, under the results like software and files, there is a sort of suggestion, and if I click on it it opens a search results page in Windows. How do I disable that? ...
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searching for a set of strings in Excel

I have set of terms and a set of strings that may or may not contain one or more of those terms. I'd like to search for if there is a match for one or more of the terms. Search terms (cells A1:A17 in ...
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Is there any way to search on active directory without defining the field to search?

I've tried to do a search for an element in both Active Directory Explorer and Softerra LDAP Administrator and either of them are limited in the fact that they can search only for item on an entry in ...
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How to find a certain code and grab it from html files on my computer?

After I have finished downloading a website... I have around 200,000 html files on my computer... I know that I want some of them not all of them ... and I want certain code in each html file... ...
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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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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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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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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 ...