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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Searching the web in Windows 10 start menu

It seems that it's should be possible to search stuff using Bing via the start menu. However when I type in text at the start menue the search is done only on my files ("search my stuff") Does anyone ...
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Mac OSX finder : how to use the finder search results?

When I perform a search in the Mac OSX finder. For example, if I search for "23" in a defined folder, here is what I find : So...what can I do then ??? I can't even select a file in the search ...
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Windows 10 Search can't find ANY applications. Even calculator

I have problem with Windows 10 Enterprise N x64. When I press "Start" and start to type application name it never finds it. I can't even find applications like "Calculator", "Microsoft Word" or any ...
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Windows 10 Search in apps behaves wierd

When i wanted to launch an app in Windows 7 (or Gnome), I pressed the windows key and typed the name of the app, for example, "Firefox", and pressed enter. Now in Windows 10 the Search Windows have ...
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How can I google search for a phrase with one word optional?

I want to search for all phrases "the [something] effect", with any word substituting for [something]. Thus "The Rosie Effect", the "The butterfly effect", etc, should all be included.
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Can I search the internet for a file by its hash value? [on hold]

Is there a website which crawls the internet for files and stores their hash values? I would like to find all occurrences of a particular file on the internet.
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How to replace text to nothing after some specific keyword?

I've a list like this (over 1000): Hello*123 Hi*259 King*555 I want to delete *123, *259, *555 from each line and want to make it like Hello Hi King How to do so? I'm using Notepad++
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To store wanted duplicates to fdupes locally and system-wide

I found today a great commandline tool fdupes which I describe here in Wiki page. You see that I have 2664 duplicates where some are wanted ones. I would like that the program remembers which files ...
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How to find an email using keyword in Outlook

I tried to find any email that comes from blocked.com Here is a screen shot of my search results: As you can see from the pictures, many emails show up in the search results, most of which do not ...
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Can I restore a lost Firefox add-on the name of which I've forgotten?

I upgraded my Firefox from 30 to 39 and one of my add-ons disappeared. I don't see it in Customize, and I can't figure out which of my add-ons it is or remember the name of it (I know, I have too ...
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How could I search a text file in Win7 and make it display matching lines

I have a large list of names that I have to search through many times a day. Using "find" in Notepad has gotten me by, but is there a way in the command line to display the matching strings by line ...
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Highlight all instances of a given word in a PDF.

I want to highlight, preferably permanently, all instances of a search result in a PDF. For example, I want to highlight all examples of the word 'class' in a piece about Karl Marx to make finding the ...
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Start text search from focus point in chrome

In chrome, when I start typing for a text search, it searches from the beginning of the document rather than from where I am looking in the document. Is there a way to do the latter? (currently I have ...
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How to search by image on my computer? [duplicate]

In a similar way to Google's search by image, I want to search on my PC. I have a similar photo with me, but not the exact one. How to do this?
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Show path of folder after following search result

Usually I click on open folder location. If not - I can't go to the containing folder. But if I want to view multiple results at the same time - that doesn't work. (open in new window doesn't allow ...
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Is it possible to give more weight to a keyword while doing a (Google) search? [migrated]

Say I want to search for an error message like The given filter instance must implement one or more of the following filter interfaces but in the context of MiniProfiler. Is it possible to give more ...
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How to search Internet for an author if the name contains a monogram?

I have problem searching for authors on a lot of websites if the author's name contains monogram. Here's the example: If I try to find every topics on a forum about "H. G. Wells", then I type "H. G. ...
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Weird Behavior In MacOSX File Find

I have these two searches. Why do they return different file sets? The shorter one seems to not return files that fit the requirement to contain "dona", but not contain "sams" or "mart".
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Keyboard shortcut to access search bar within website? Mac OS X

Using Safari, but curious if this is applicable for other browsers too. I use CMD-L to quickly access the address bar, but I'm having trouble finding a shortcut for quickly getting to a search bar ...
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Why can't I search through bing using 'Tab' anymore on chrome?

I use the 'Tab' key to search through various search engines on chrome a lot. I noticed recently that I can't search through Bing in the address bar itself using the tab key. I haven't changed any ...
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Firefox right-click “Search with …” on key shortcut

When I right-click on the highlighted text in Firefox, it shows an option "Search "text" with Google". Is it possible to set this option on key shortcut?
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Where are stored search engines in Opera?

So I had a lot of custom/manually added search engines in Opera (29) I upgraded my PC (new CPU,MOBO and RAM) so I couldn't boot Windows so I had to install new Windows but I didn't format partition ...
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How to find the folder where an e-mail is placed?

When I find e-mails using search option in Outlook I am not able to discover in what folder the e-mail are placed. How can I do that? I am using Office 2007 on Windows 7
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slocate - how to search a particular directory

Can anybody tell how I can search a particular path using 'slocate' (locate, mlocate)? It seems that, unlike 'find', slocate does not provide an option for the directory to search in, so at this ...
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search for a certain file or items in certain files [duplicate]

I am missing a file. how can I do a search for it on the whole system? default windows search does not return a result. it concerns a .txt file. can I do a search for strings which refer to the ...
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is there a parameter to inhibit IFilter feature on windows 7 search?

This question originates after this one. The two questions are independent even if they share a common problem basis so I'm asking this now hoping somebody can help me with at least one of the two. ...
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How can I change a Windows Search Indexing Options when I get the “you do not have permission to change the settings for this extension” (PDF)?

I have the problem I'm going to describe and hope someone can help me. OK, IMPORTANT INITIAL NOTE: I'm using Windows 7 64bit with SumatraPDF v3 (I uninstalled Adobe Acrobat Reader X) and PDFlib TET ...
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Windows - Search for folders containing “@” in their names

I use a system of folders to track tasks and projects, and my projects are represented by folders whose names start with the "@" character. I'd like a way to populate a list of my projects, that is, ...
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Software that takes an image as input and searches a specified directory for similar images

I'm looking for a program that lets me input an image and then search a directory for visually similar images (much like Google image search, except it compares the image with my the local files in ...
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Find symbol or image on PDF file

I would like to search for specific items on a PDF document such as CO2 with a circle around it. For this one, I was able to just search for CO2, and did not get many false positives. Now, I wish to ...
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Searching emails by date only brings up emails received two weeks ago or more

I just recently upgraded to Outlook 2013 when I refreshed my laptop at work. When I search my Inbox by date with a name of a coworker who sent me an email, it will only pull up emails sent two weeks ...
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Most efficient command to search the first line of many files (windows)

I am new to the windows ecosystem. I have been tasked with writing a program that will search several 10's (maybe even 100's) of thousands of files for a particular string. The string that must be ...
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Add Google as Default Search Provider in IE 11 [duplicate]

Google Chrome becomes more and more unusable: crashing, eating memory, etc. So I decided to come back to IE and use it as my default browser. Chrome used to be much faster. But not recently. It slows ...
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Why don't Outlook 2010 rules find the same messages that normal searches do?

I have a rule in Outlook 2010 that moves messages containing certain French words to my Junk folder: As you can see, one of the words is "découvrez". If I search for "découvrez" in my Deleted Items ...
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Wordpress & ElasticSearch - or any enterprise search

Let me be a bit boring and tell you what I've been struggling to do ;) 90K posts - each post is an app from iTunes or Android Play. Each post has custom fields - pricing, free, release date, etc… - ...
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How to search for lines using values from comma separated list in any text editor?

I have a big file with lots of entries. I want to filter all lines that contain any of the values from comma separated list. For example, I have data like: Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur ...
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How to add Google's “I'm Feeling Lucky” Search to firefox?

This has been asked before but none of other methods are working now. Previously we were able to set Address Bar search or Search Bar to I'm Feeling Lucky, but Firefox has put a limit on those ways. ...
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Windows 7 allowed bulk rename of folders in search results but wont let me rename them back

So I did a search for a parent folder with several subfolders with subfolders within them. I searched for DRAWINGS and got several hundred results. I tried renaming the results to DRAWINS -(1) ...
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How to search multiple file types from Windows Explorer search box?

I would like to use the Windows Explorer Search box to search for multiple file types. Is there any supported syntax to do so? I tried: *.docx *.xlsx *.docx, *.xlsx *.docx; *.xlsx *.docx or *.xlsx ...
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Mac OS 10.9.5 How to search all documents for a specific phrase?

We've read other questions similar to this and the answers they received but none of the answers proved satisfactory. We want to search the contents of all documents on our mac for the two word ...
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How do I locate and move image files by parameters/characteristics in an automated manner?

I have received a large set of images. Some in greyscale, others in color. They are all in a mix of tiff, png, jpeg, etc... They are all in my local drive. My objective is to separate those images by ...
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Find next in vimperator?

I'm new to vimperator. Like it for the most part, but a major problem for me is the inability to find next/previous using n and N. After I do /search_term, pressing n or N only adds to the search term ...
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How to copy-paste path statements for search results (Win 8)

Windows 8.1 I want to search my whole disc for folders whose names contain a certain text string. When I get the results, I want to be able to get a copy-pasteable path statement for each found ...
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Correct Outlook search modifier to find mail sent OR received by person?

Is there a modifier to find any mails either sent to or received from a given contact?
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There is a software who i can download the files from website/server? [closed]

For example i want to download all scans from the "emuparadise..me/magazine-comic-guide-scans/all" and all files is in links. I try the Downthemall and outwit but i cant make it to go to each link to ...
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Finding files on the hard disk containing specific text– Windows 8

I know that I created a file using Word and saved it at some time in the past. Now I need that file and I have no idea what I call it, but I do know that I use a specific and unique phrase in it. I'm ...
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Search multiple sheets for a term in one column each, copy all matching rows to a new sheet

We have a 3rd party supplied , multi tab sheet that I would like to filter and copy data to a new sheet. In the original sheet, all tabs can be searched for the term 8A in column C. I want any row ...
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Why do some wildcard searches produce different results when track changes is on?

In Microsoft Word 2013, I'm trying to set up an automated wildcard search, but the results I'm getting are different depending on whether track changes is on or off. In this example, I need to change ...
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How to perform pagination with Mandrill's search results

I'm working with Mandrill's API Messages->Search and am having trouble figuring out how to develop pagination into my client. I notice that the limit of a result return is 1000 messages returned, and ...
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To fix missing $FIftiMain in CHM file

I am trying to reverse-engineer $FIftiMain, info here into in CHM files which does not have them. The original CHM double search (in sections and in document) works only with this file. There are ...