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Adding custom search engines to Internet Explorer 9

How do I add Wikipedia and Google in the search bar in Microsoft Internet Explorer 9? Where in the settings do I add such custom search engines?
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Emacs line number

I am having problems obtaining a line number while within an emacs buffer. I have the following number in my initilization file: (setq line-number-display-limit 2000000), and I have verified that line ...
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How to find out on how many Web sites a word or phrase occurs?

For many search queries, especially those with phrases in quotation marks ("), search engines often state a very wrong number of search results on the first results page. E.g., For query "my house ...
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Google Chrome automatically adding websites to my list of search engines?

I have noticed that certain websites (e.g. Stack Exchange sites, Dell, etc.) are automatically added to my list of search engines in Google Chrome. They even add a keyboard shortcut to their entry. ...
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Search Keyword/Abbreviation in Internet Explorer 9

In Chrome I rely heavily on search "keywords" as a shortcut for searching specific sites. For instance to search Google I quickly type g some topic, or to search youtube yt funny video, Wolfram Alpha ...
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Is there a 'file indexer' for EVERY file on linux? [closed]

I'm using winXP and openSUSE... On win, I have 'search everything' tool, which indexes every file in comp.. Is there a similar tool for linux.. It saves me much time... Thank you... ...
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Change the default search engine for Firefox's address bar

I love the ability to just type something into Firefox's address bar and do a Google search. But I was wondering if there was some way to customize what search engine Firefox used?
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Firefox - built in search engine toolbar broken

When I change the order of the search engines (Toolbar -> Manage Search Engines -> Move up / down -> Ok) it changes the order, until I close and reopen the browser. I can't imagine that's the way ...
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Is there a neat / organized way to edit the Chrome Search Engines list?

I really want to sort by url, name, or keyword in a spreadsheet-style list so I can make changes quickly. Chrome 6 on OSX 10.6.
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How to really change Firefox search engine plugin's name?

I tried to change the search engine plugin's name (displayed in the drop down menu when you're switching search engines) but to no avail. I changed the os:ShortName tag in the search plugin xml file ...
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How to search specific file format on the internet for download purpose

For example : I want to search for specific file format (NES format) on internet to download.How to search to download from direct-link?
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Add google as my search engine again

Experimentally, I removed google from the list of possible search engines in the search bar on firefox. Now I can't find it again--apparently so few people need to actually add google that it's ...
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Why is Firefox searching with Bing when it shouldn't be?

I have changed the Firefox default keyword.url in about:config to http://www.google.com/search?btnG=Google+Search&q= but when I search from the address bar it goes to Bing. How is this possible? ...
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How to disable Microsoft hostname lookup “enhancements”?

Recently, I found if I enter a single word query "blah" into a browser (Firefox or Safari) on my home Windows machine (not connected to domain) then search is redirected to Bing, instead of my default ...
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Excel + Search Engine?

is there any way a spreadsheet program (like Excel) can communicate with a search engine (like Google or WolframAlpha ?) The perfect method would be a excel macro that could ask feed the search ...
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Can I search for HTML meta tags? [closed]

Is there a search engine that will allow me to search for specific HTML meta tag values?
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Software automatic content analysis of pdf files

Is there an open sourc/ commercial software which can perform automatic content analysis (to produce wishful summaries) in a large collection of pdf documents which have tagged meta-data for easy ...
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Why would image thumbnails not be showing in all search engines in all browsers?

For over a week now, when I search for a word at Google, it correctly gives me some preview image thumbnails: But when I click on "images", it doesn't show me any thumbnails: The same thing ...
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Generate metadata of all files in a dir?

We are working on a project that is quite big, and its stored in an SVN repository under different folders with many files all over the place. Quite often, it is hard to locate the document that has a ...
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How to get more search engines in Chrome right click?

Right now, if I select something and do a right click, the only search option I see is Search Google for 'whatever I selected' For example: How do I add more search engines to this list?
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Search for rot13 text

Is it possible to do web searches for ROT13 text? I guess you could type in the literal ROT13'd text you're after, but that'd only cover exact matches. Background: Became curious once I did a ROT13 ...
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Web browser/Software that search several search engines at the same time [closed]

Is there software that I can install to perform search on many search engines/portal at the same time. I'm doing a lot of research and I would need to check on google, bing, yahoo and so on at the ...
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Google Chrome's quick search in Firefox?

I recently switched back to Firefox from Chrome for a number of reasons, but there is one Chrome feature I really miss. For instance, I had the Wikipedia set to search with the keyword "w," so to ...
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Tool for searching & analyzing results from multiple search engines

Are there any tools/programs which can simultaneously search multiple search engines and analyze the results?
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How do I get country specific results when using iGoogle?

Since I signed up for iGoogle, my search results have become less useful. Before, results would be weighted towards my locale - UK - so that I'd get shopping results in pounds, and .co.uk sites first. ...
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Why do search engines often show a too large number of total results? [closed]

Whenever you try to search something in google or any other search engines .. They include total number of search results which always exceeds the simple/readable numerical value .. Where as the fact ...
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How can i know How many and which pages, files of my site are crawl-able by search engines?

How can i know How many and which pages, files of my site are crawl-able by search engines?
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Can I search the RapidShare-like servers for certain files?

RapidShare's answer to that question is: No, RapidShare protects the privacy of its users. Only the person storing a file on RapidShare receives the download link. That person can decide ...
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Common searching mistakes [closed]

I'm writing a paper on how to use search engines (directed towards people who weren't raised by Google) and I'm having troubling thinking of examples of bad searches (that people actually do). The ...
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How can I find StackOverflow answers in my search results easier? [closed]

In my every day Google, Yahoo, and Bing searches, how can I better pick out the results that are StackOverflow results? (Sure wish my browser knew I preferred getting StackOverflow results)
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Easy way to find out preferred search engine terms for topic?

Say, find out whether people search for "how to kill gorillas" or "guide to gorilla killing". This could be stupendously helpful for deciding on a web page title. I suppose you could go and do search ...
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How to search the web for punctuation or symbols

I'm trying to search the web for "!= null &&" for research reasons. Is there any search engine that will correctly search such an unusual query?
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unicode capable bittorrent search engine [closed]

Does anyone know of a way to search for bittorrents who's titles are in non english characters. In my case, I am looking for Korean language torrents, namely Korean TV Dramas.
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Firefox search engine for local google (.com.au)

Is there a way to make my Firefox 3.5 "Google" search engine use google.com.au rather than google.com? Ideally I'd like that change Ubiquity to do that as well.
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Does any search engine allows you to search within page html sources?

I have a url to an image and I am trying to search for all pages that have it in their sources. Is it possible?
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Firefox protocols and Google advanced search operators

When using the Firefox location bar as my search box I can't use advanced search operators like **site:*google.com hello* because this warning box pops up. Is there any way to get around this?
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What is the default search engine going to be in Windows 7? [closed]

Once Windows 7 finally ships in October, what's the default search engine going to be in Internet Explorer? Also, are there going to be any other web browsers installed by default (seems silly to me ...
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Does bing have advanced search operators? [closed]

I'm interested in search operators you can type in the search box, not the Advanced Search interface. Does bing have search opeartors? Where's the documentation for them?
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Why is the U.S. version of Bing better than the versions for other languages? [closed]

I'm pretty sure that most of you noticed the difference in the Microsoft search engine Bing when switching between languages on the top right corner! Actually the ones other than the United States are ...