Questions tagged [search]

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 all windows in a Notepad++ session

I've recently discovered and much more quickly became spoiled by a brand new chrome extension called "Search all tabs." Now whenever I work with any application that is heavy with tabs, all I want to ...
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How to search inside images in Windows 10? [closed]

I had seen this answer. Agent Ransack is used to search inside the files. Such as pdf, txt, doc and etc. But I have many images with texts, I want to search the keywords inside the images too. There ...
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MS Word terminate wildcard in advanced search

Is there a way to termiante the wilcard in the search, when I want to search for example for two words? Let's say I have the following words awesome mouse awful albatros awesome albatros awful mouse ...
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how to search embedded excel data in OneNote

I would like to ask a question I have been confused for a long time, I spent lots of time to search on Google, but I couldn't find further interpretation about it. The historical background is I ...
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How to automatize web search for a large number of items? [closed]

I have a database of records and I need to know what of them are not represented in a web database. Utilizing the simplest web search engine I would have to enter the records separating them [] OR [] ...
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search files containing a certain text/string 'within a given range of the file' [closed]

Is there a 3rd party windows program that can search files containing a certain text within a given range of the file. ex1) Find all files containing 'orange' in the 10th~20th lines the file. ex2) ...
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When i search in WayBack Machine, http://archive.org/, using chrome.omnibox it add %3A to my URL on archive.org

My search engine settings for http://archive.org/: Search engine: archive.org/web Keyword: ar URL with %s in place of query: https://web.archive.org/web/*/%s ...
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Multi criteria, multi row search in Excel

I am working on a data set in excel that looks like this (image). I want to create a matrix as shown which maps the distance between each pair of nodal points. By using helper cells, I could map ...
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How to remove uninstalled apps from search results?

When using the Start Menu to search something that has been uninstalled, it still shows up there. It does nothing when pressed, and right-clicking doesn't work, even after reinstalling the app. I ...
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How can I fix the search function bound to the windows key in gnome, centos 7 if it has disapeared?

Until about a week ago, pressing the windows key in centos 7 (gnome), would bring up a handy quick search, and task switcher. Now when I press it, I still see the task switcher, but search has ...
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How can I search with the `OR` operator in Chrome web browser?

Using Chrome's find on page function CTRL+F , how can I search with the OR operator? i.e. search for aaa or bbb within the webpage that Chrome shows? btw , I prefer not to use Extension or plugin
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Excel - extract multiple instances of text “CVE” from data dump where CVE appears multiple times

I am looking to use Excel to extract multiple instances of text "CVE" from data dump where CVE appears multiple times. This dump is in one csv where each cell could have 1-10 instances of CVE followed ...
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I can no longer search a shared calendar

We have Outlook Office 2019. I had our IT guy remote me in from home a few weeks ago and we struggled with search results (in both my email and calendar). I then had him set my laptop up with remote ...
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Outlook: Order of precedence for search operators?

This Microsoft Outlook page shows how one can combine search conditions using Boolean operators. Is there a documented order of precedence for the operators? I use (1) Outlook 2019 desktop ...
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How do I disable Bookmark Suggestions in my Chrome Search bar in 2020?

While searching/navigating the web I often use the address bar to get to where I want to go, but I see that Google Chrome is combing through my bookmarks to make suggestions based on my bookmarks. ...
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How to highlight serach with / and ? but not * and # vim [migrated]

Is there any way to have vim highlight the search with "/" and "?" but not when putting cursor on a word and pressing "*" or "#"? :set hlsearch and :set nohlsearch turn it on and off for both.
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Is a macro the best solution?

Im looking to have excel display all totes that have an expiration date less than or equal to todays date. It seems using a function is not an efficient option...so would using VBA be a better option, ...
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Why did my Google search results suddenly change to have boxes around them? [migrated]

Boxes around my Google search results only appear when I'm logged into my Google account. They appear regardless of my browser and I can't figure out how to get rid of them
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Enable Internet-based features in Windows 10 Search

For some reason, internet-based features are not appearing for me in the Windows 10 search box (such as web searches, image recognition searches, etc., though email and contact search does work.). ...
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How to quickly search for files when adding attachments in Thunderbird?

When attaching files in Thunderbird the Windows Explorer appears which includes the search bar. In Mac OS, using the search bar is very quick and you can search over the file system, so it's easy to ...
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Search in zathura bookmarks

Is it possible to search in bookmarks and "subookmarks" created from table of contents? I need to read 1200 pages MCU datasheet and fast orientation in bookmarks is necessary. This feature is for me ...
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Outlook 365 Search in specific folders

I want to ask a similar question like this one, but for newer Outlook versions. Within an email account, I can search for specific messages which are in the folder with the name "folder name" with ...
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Nested IF, SUMPRODUCT, SEARCH function

Preface: I am NOT a data/excel person I am trying to search a cell for multiple lists of substrings(?) and return a value if found. Essentially I want to ask: If the cell contains any of these ...
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PDF Reader that allow for searching for spaces (“ R ”)

How can I readily locate references to the R programming language in a paper (PDF) that is 500 pages long? Foxit reader and Adobe Acrobat Reader both ignore spaces in the search box, so " R " (...
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How to output most common strings in a text file?

Background I have a text file containing a list of databases and entries in those databases. Example text file: Database 1 1. Book about abc. 2. Thesis about abc. 3. Book about xyz. Database 2 1. ...
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Finding a folder in a large structure on a mounted NFS share

Imagine you need to find a folder using some pattern, like you do with find. find . -iname "*foo*" However in a situation with a mounted NFS share with large number of items it is very time-...
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Check and replace file same name only

Example: Folder 1 has A to Z file name Folder 2 has only V to Z file name I want to move then replace file in Folder 2 only with same name from file in Folder 1. is there a cmd/script...etc to do ...
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Find file on hard drive and delete if it exists

A legacy program created a file at one of two locations, either inside C:\Temp\*\FileToRemove.txt or C:\Windows\Temp\*\FileToRemove.txt, and I need to remove this file from the computers on the ...
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Make windows 10 file search match whole filename instead of just beginning?

Is it possible to do document searches by whole filename from the Windows 10 Start menu, without having to open an app? Up until Windows 8 this was possible and, through Classic Start Menu, remains ...
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How to open existing instances of apps from windows 10 Start Menu?

Coming from Mac, I'm used to opening apps with search. I'm trying to do the same with Windows 10 (Press Windows key, type in "Program Name", press enter), but this always opens a new instance of an ...
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(Notepad++) Change dot on specific line to commas

i have problem i'm using Notepad++ and i wat to change commas to dot in specific line. exemple : <KEYFRAME TIME="10" > <WEIGHT>0,4774</WEIGHT> </KEYFRAME> </TRACK> &...
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Remove @google from top bar in firefox

I'm using duckduckgo as my only search provider and in the latest firefox (75?) its top bar added "Search with google". I have checked about:config and I have note found any way to remove it. Anyone ...
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How to stop Windows Search from auto excluding repository folders?

Windows search indexer is adding most paths to repository folders (both .git and .svn) to the exclusion list. I can remove them manually of course, but each time i rebuild the index - they are re-...
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Search results in Acrobat DC

In Acrobat Pro 2015, on a Mac, one could browse the advanced search results with the keyboard arrows. Hitting the down arrow to the next result would automatically move the PDF to the page on which ...
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Can I change the default search behavior in Brave?

I've noticed a change in the way that Brave handles non-URL text typed into its version of the omnibox. I'm not sure whether this is a change in the way Google search results are presented in this ...
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need raw query to show flagged emails OR emails with red category

what's the proper raw query for me to utilize if I wanted to show only emails I've flagged OR emails I've categorized with the red color? I'd like to pull both these types of emails in one smart ...
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Excel: Function which gives location of a cell containing specific text

I've had a look around on google but have only been able to find formulae for checking whether or not a cell contains a given piece of text, however what I'm looking for is slightly different. I ...
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How to show only files with match in VsCode?

Often when I search for something I would either: Search in one type of file only Exclude certain filetypes Show only filenames with matches Unfortunately my search bar often looks like this (with ...
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outlook raw query for emails having a category and flagged as important?

I'm confused how create a smart folder in outlook that utilizes a raw query for emails having a category and flagged as important tried something like category:yes to begin, but i'm not seeing any ...
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“File mask” of “Find in Path” command in Pycharm 2019.3.1 (community edition) does not contain *.py option

I will like to use the "Find in Path" -CNTL-SHIFT -F command to search for words in .xml and .py files but when the File in Path screen comes up, the file mask only contains 3 extensions - *.xml, *....
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Are Chrome 'Other search engines' synced when logged into Google?

Are Chrome 'Other search engines' synced across devices when a user is logged into their Google account? See: chrome://settings/searchEngines > Other search engines Exploring the data that is ...
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Mining plain text

(original title: grep in terms of paragraphs not lines) This question is motived by fzf, which allows me to locate a certain file in my huge file system fuzzily and incrementally, providing a very ...
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Firefox: greater than 3 characters is not a TLD

VERY ANNOYING quirk of the Firefox browser that I haven't been able to solve myself. When I type in the URL bar something like array.concat with the intention of searching for the MDN documentation, ...
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Windows 10 search can't find a file

Can somebody explain me please why Windows 10 can't find the file which surely exists on the disc? Web applications can make really complex fulltext search BUT Windows is not able to find a file. ...
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Always open search queries as time-sorted list in Thunderbird 68?

Thunderbird 68 has a useful index based search feature across all emails, which is much more convenient than using the old search interface for most queries. However, I find myself repeating the same ...
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Recursive search for matches in two files

On the second day, I'm trying to find a solution. There is a CCC directory; we include subdirectories with numbers 1 2 3 ... 500, in each subdirectory there is a file named A1, containing one word (...
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How do I search for a word/phrase between page x and page y of a PDF file?

While working with a 700+ page PDF for school, I need to search for words/phrases in the current chapter we're in but most "Find" features on PDF viewers will give me results from all over the PDF. ...
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How to Disable Touchpad gestures in windows?

Windows latest update has introduced some two finger gestures, how to disable ?
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Search from task bar stopped working [duplicate]

Using Windows 10 Pro 1903. When I type something to the search box, nothing is showed. I saw a lot of solutions on the internet by restarting, reinstalling Cortana. But there is no Cortana in my ...
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How to fix Feb 5, 2020 No task bar search results bug in Windows 10? [duplicate]

There is a new issue in Windows that is preventing mostly any use of the START button with you keyboard. Did anyone figure out a fix yet? This is the official statement I saw Editor's note from ...

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