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I would have thought that Calendars would be searchable, but opening up the Calendar, and clicking on the search button searches websites via Google web search, but does not search my Calendar.

This is on a Motorola Photon 4G Android version 2.3.4 (not rooted).

How do I do it on the phone (it is possible from a desktop browser).

I have installed the Google Search app, and tried to add Calendar to the list of applications it would search, but there is no entry for Calendar.

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Consider yourself lucky -- on spiffy shiny brand-spanking-new Android 4.0.4, the search button does nothing. –  offby1 Apr 1 '12 at 4:55
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On Ice Cream Sandwich, the search button is in the "..." menu:

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offby1's comment on my main post says the above does nothing. Are you able to use that search feature to find your own calendar entries from your phone? And if so, what is the make and model of your phone and specific Android version? –  bgoodr Apr 5 '12 at 14:15
    
@bgoodr: the search works perfectly, I think offby1's comment was referring to that in many handset with Android 4.0, like in my Galaxy Nexus, there is no dedicated search button as in previous versions. –  Lie Ryan Apr 5 '12 at 16:27
    
@bgoodr: offby1 could also be referring to older Android handsets like Nexus S or Galaxy S that gets updated to Android 4, it's certainly plausible that some of those handsets have a poorly tested upgrade that broke the hardware search button, but that would probably be the exception rather than the rule. –  Lie Ryan Apr 5 '12 at 16:42
    
Ok thanks. I'm out of luck on this handset. I'm puzzled by Google has dragged their feet on something as basic as searching Calendar on the Android for versions of Android < 4. I mean, can it be that hard, really? –  bgoodr Apr 7 '12 at 4:41
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It looks like you have to launch the Calendar app, then you can open the Options menu and choose Search. Then you can search your Calendar. If you've got a Search hard key, you should be able to press that as well once you're in the app.

Note that on Honeycomb and Ice Cream Sandwich, the Search is going to be in the overflow menu.

I looked and there's no Search Provider for Calendar for some reason, which is necessary if you're going to be able to search that app's data from the main search box on the home screen.

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Well, I'm sure that works for you on your phone, but it does not on mine. First, clicking on the menu button shows Settings, and not Options. Second, when Settings is viewed, I see no entry for Search at all. I'm conclude that there is no single "Calendar app" that has the same look and feel across all Android phones. –  bgoodr Apr 5 '12 at 14:12
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