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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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How to hide an app or a software from windows search in Windows 8.1?

I want to be able to hide a software/app, specifically 'Google Chrome' on my Windows 8.1 PC. Upon searching for the app/software, I don't want chrome to show up in the search results. Is there a way ...
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How to find a multiline partial regex match in multiple files?

I have a bunch of files. Every file can contain one or more matches for the following regex pattern: (foo)([\s\S]+)(bar) The matches can contain line breaks / multiple lines. I want to extract all ...
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How do I create a filter/extension to search the web and only return results from forums?

I'm starting to switch to non-google services and one feature I'm not finding is a way to limit general searches to only "discussions". I often find this kind of filtering very helpful for ...
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Search only headers and/or only in outline of Google Docs [migrated]

I have a Google Doc with a large outline to move through the doc: If you have more than 100 headers, it is hard to find a header with a word like "mysql" if that word pops up every now and ...
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Is youtube's excluded search bugged? [migrated]

Is anyone able to explain how youtube's excluded search works? It seems to be bugged. If I type into search box: foo -bar I expect it should list all movies with phrase "foo" (either in ...
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Whate are !g and !wiki called in Firefox Browser

I want to know the term used to denote !g [search term] and !wiki [search term] which is used in the search area of Firefox. Additionally, I'd like to know if it is possible to add a custom term like ...
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How can I search all email in Thunderbird for an exact specific word?

I want to search all my Thunderbird email (in all mailboxes and all folders) for the word authenticator. Using both the default Global Search as well as the Classic Search, I get hits for messages ...
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Search websites whose urls contain a specific word [migrated]

I'm wondering if it's possible to search all the websites whose url contains a specific word. Example: I'd like to search all the websites with the word ".uni??" in their url ("?" ...
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How can I search for a past clipboard item in Ditto based on the time it was placed in the clipboard (= saved in Ditto)?

Ditto is a program that saves each item placed on the clipboard allowing access to any of those items at a later time. How can I search for a past clipboard item in Ditto based on the time it was ...
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ConEmu breaking history-search bindings

I am using MinGW64/MSYS2 from PortableApps under Win10. I have enabled keybindings history-search-backward and history-search-forward in ~/.inputrc. This used to work ok, now it does not under some ...
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search for a substring in file name with built in windows search on Windows 11 [duplicate]

am using windows 11 and I find that the built in search facility is not working as expected. I have a folder like this and when I search it like this, I get no result. I would like the search tool ...
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How to disable all searching from the location bar in firefox?

(I found similar older questions, but their answers are now obsolete.) How can I completely disable searching from Firefox's location bar? In other words, if I type some search terms in the location ...
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How to remove Bing, from the universe?

I recently moved from Chrome to Edge. Great browser, except it wants to force feed you Bing. I've changed my default search engine to Google. However, I still can't remove bing from Edge homepage or ...
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How to search for exact word/phrase in multiple PDF/Epub documents at once?

I have several folders divided by genre and each folder contains many books which are in PDF and Epub formats. Right now if I want to find specific word/phrase I have to do this in a traditional way, ...
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Windows 10 Explorer search cant find files

While recently trying to located some lost files, I noticed that my Windows Explorer search was not functioning properly. As a test, I typed in a file I knew existed in a location: C:\Users\USERNAME\...
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Outlook query for 1 thing in subject line and 2 things not

I use a browser to access my Office 365 email. In my experience so far, the search syntax is the same as for the Outlook desktop application. I tried the following search query: subject:"meeting ...
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Make Search Via Windows 11 Start Menu Search Contents

How do I make Search on the Windows 11 start menu (and on the Taskbar) search file content? I have a file named "test1 xyzzy test2.txt". It contains "abcde abcde". Searching &...
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Microsoft Store showing completely irrelevant results

Microsoft Store is showing completely irrelevant search results A few days ago, I downloaded Kali Linux and Ubuntu (WSL) on my windows machine. The first installation of Ubuntu didn’t work, so I ...
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What's (if any) the formula to get multiple matching values in LibreOffice Calc? [duplicate]

Suppose I have the following data: A B 1 idx1 VAL1 2 idx2 VAL2 3 idx3 VAL3 4 idx4 VAL1 5 idx5 VAL4 6 idx6 VAL1 7 idx7 VAL1 8 idx8 VAL2 9 idx9 VAL5 10 idx10 VAL3 Is there a LibreOffice Calc ...
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Searching the internet for things forgotten by Google [closed]

I am trying to dig out information from the internet published in online forums long ago (2000ish). Over the years I have seen that most of this information has disappeared from google. Is there any ...
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How do I do an incremental search in word 2007?

Sounds like a straight forward problem, but I cannot find a proper solution. Ctrl+f only gives the search dialog box and it doesn't have an incremental search option. I cannot find away to open the ...
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Outlook search does not appear an email when I cut a letter

First i want to say that I am new to StackExchange and this is my first question. I have a problem with outlook search. I check on the StackExchange and I couldn't find any answers. I have received an ...
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How can I exclude one or more drives (hard drives) from my search when searching in My PC in an explorer window in Win10 Pro?

I want to search my local hard disks and my removable USB thumb drives while excluding my Google Drive (G:). I'm trying to search using an explorer window using the search box (F3). My location bar is ...
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How to search our Outlook GAL for several thousand addresses to see if they are present without scripting

I have a list of a few thousand user email addresses that I need to confirm if they exist in our GAL. Rather than search one at a time, I need to find a way, preferably without having to run a script (...
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What does the `Let Windows Desktop Search search for PDF documents` option in Sumatra PDF do?

When installing Sumatra PDF, I see the Let Windows Desktop Search search for PDF documents option. What does the Let Windows Desktop Search search for PDF documents option in Sumatra PDF do? Does ...
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Why my windows search index is 255 GB in size and how do I reduce it?

I try to search something on one note and it doesn't work. So I check windows indexing service. It says Indexing in progress. Search result might not complete during this time I look for that on the ...
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Webpage search in Firefox counts but "doesn't display" all search results

There is a search option in Firefox you can use to search for a text string on a website: I noticed on sometimes it shows an x amount of results but when you go through the different results it "...
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Notepad++ search window not focussed on "Find what:" anymore after pressing "CTRL+F"

Issue Description On a Wine Notepad++ installation, I am noticing that my Notepad++ installation does not automatically put my caret/cursor in the Find what: textbox that is inside the Find menu. ...
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Adobe Acrobat Reader DC: searching the whole word may not work

Searching the whole word does not work neither in "Find": nor in "Full Acrobat Search": To compare: in ST4 it works as expected: Is it a bug? Host OS: Windows 10, 64-bit. ...
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"Exclude Directories from extended Search" fills automatically

My Problem is, the "Exclude Directories from extended Search" fills automatically and i dont know why. I prefer, that every Directory is indexed. How can i prevent Windows from doing that? ...
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How to use file content search from Windows 10 as fast as macOS Spotlight?

I haven't used macOS, but I saw on a glimpse the other people using it and the search result from it was near-instantaneous, including the file content search. I think its name is Spotlight. I use ...
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Search Banner Windows 10

When searching on Windows 10, I have an annoying banner with text/logo (above the 'All Apps Document Web More' tabs). Does anyone know how I can find how to edit/remove this? EDIT: This banner, in ...
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How to check if two cells of a list are also in another list/range

I have two sources of data, both of which I formatted in the same way. That way, I'm left with two lists of two columns each, ie I have four columns total, say, List1DataType1 (Excel Column A),...
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How to search only within bookmarks from the Microsoft Edge URL bar?

Question Is it possible to only search within the bookmarks from the URL bar? Example Firefox has this feature, where you can prepend a search with an asterisk and then the search is only applied to ...
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Force Brave to open URLs as URLs, instead of searching

I want to go to this site defined in /etc/hosts and my local web server: mysite.old Now, when I type that URL in the address bar, Brave just sends me to Google Search, instead of to the desired site. ...
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Unicode: searching using a similar character (same graphene, but different codepoint)

I was searching both in Word and in Zotero for "Trickle-", finding no results. That's because the string I was looking for is actually "Trickle‐". What's the difference? The first (...
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Select all rows that have equal content in specified set of columns

I have a dataset with quite an enormous amount of both rows and columns. In order to see if some of my automated data cleaning has been succesful, I'd like to see all rows that have equal values in ...
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How can I force Outlook 2019 to notify changes in the email store to the gatherer of Wsearch?

Configuration: Edition Windows 11 Pro, Version 21H2 OS build 22000.348 Experience Windows Feature Experience Pack 1000.22000.348.0 Microsoft® Outlook® 2019 MSO (Version 2110 ...
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How to eliminate public listing of my email address? [closed]

I get way too much junk mail that I am not thinking of ditching my email address. I am think it is in part because my email is publicly listed somewhere? Can I search my email listing on google etc so ...
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Search for emails from either address A or B

In Outlook 2016 (Microsoft Exchange): I want to search for emails that are either from abc@email.com OR xyz@email.com. Is there a way to use the OR operator when searching for emails in Outlook?
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How do I get rid of Trending Searches in Firefox Desktop when using Google search engine?

N.B. - Trending searches are not the same as search suggestions. Search suggestions happen when you type in a term like "dance" and it finds various dance-related terms to search on. ...
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Blocking single webpage of a website

I want to block google homepage, but want search result by typing keyword in browser's search bar. I tried extension and host file approach, but it will make all of google in-accessible. So I don't ...
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Excel - I want to get all the cells adjacent to a keyword on a page onto another sheet

I'm using Excel to track what I do every day, which includes a lot of qualitative data, and at the end of every day I write down how many hours are spent in each of several categories. I definitely ...
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Firefox fails to find telephone number in table displayed by FritzBox, but Microsoft Edge does

When I display the table of completed phone calls in FritzOS 07.28 on my 7490 via (German) "Telefonie->Eigene Rufnummern->Sprachübertragung", there are many phone numbers. However when ...
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How to search Windows registry REG_BINARY for matching data

How can I use the Windows Registry Editor 'Find' feature (or some other method) to search for a REG_BINARY key who's binary data contains byte sequences that match a specific value? That is, many ...
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Windows 11 search box doesn't appear

I just updated to Win11 on one of my PCs. Only on this PC, the taskbar "search" magnifying glass doesn't pull up the search box (it turns colors to indicate it's active but no search window ...
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how to search a document split across many webpages

A university catalog is split on many webpages according to the hierarchy of the university, as opposed to, say, a single PDF document. There is a root URL and then various departments are under that ...
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Browser context menu to search link text

When we want to search some word(s) on browser, we just need to highlight in text and right-click and select one search engine on browser context menu. I'm wondering if anyone knows a way to search ...
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Adobe Acrobat Reader DC: how to disable incremental search (search as you type)?

The problem: the incremental search (search as you type) is slow. It causes freezes. It may lead to unexpected results (1, 2). I want to disable the incremental search. How do I do that? Version: OS: ...
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Chrome - OriginType is controlling Search Engine Setting

My Chrome's default Search engine is set to http://search.5k8zh0i.com/s/e/search And i was not able to remove or change this settings as all the options were disabled. It says "OriginType is ...
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