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Lollipop upgrade email search function

I just did the lollipop update on my droid turbo. I can't find the search function in email. Does anyone know how to search emails?
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How can I change the search engine from Yahoo in the “Firefox Search” search provider?

When I installed Firefox yesterday, I immediately set my default search engine to DuckDuckGo and removed Yahoo from the list. Today, I discovered that Firefox has a search provider built in for when ...
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Google photos search doesn't search gdrive photos?

While using google photos with gdrive visibility enabled I can't search the images of drive or google doesn't make collections or face recognition to those images in Drive
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How to disable TTS after voice search in Chrome?

When I use voice recognition to search in Chrome, it sometimes speaks the first found result (for instance, when I say "Wałbrzych", it tells me aloud basic information about this city from Wikipedia). ...
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How to see browsing history longer than past month?

Can you view browsing history for longer than the last month? When I look at browsing history the only options are yesterday 7 days a month If I wanted to see history of 2-3 months prior how ...
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Search for files using Droid Explorer

I have a Samsung Galaxy S4 rooted. Is it possible to search for files using Droid Explorer and Windows 7? If it is possible, how can I do it?
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Google Search Bar Widget is gone from Galaxy S5, it is not in the widgets section anymore

My Google Search Bar went missing (I did not delete it). Every fix says to hold down the home screen and re-add it, however, it is NOT in the widgets section anymore. It is completely missing. I've ...
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Google search pops up unwantedly on Galaxy Mega

Android 4.4.4, Galaxy Mega. Google search interrupts my YouTube viewing quite frequently. in settings the option "voice command" is disactivated. What can I do to disable google search from ...
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unable to remove google play store search history [duplicate]

I see the list of internet word searches every I go to google play. No matter what settings I use the words are still there. Show searches I made on the device. But only in google playstore. It could ...
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Is there any way to make the Google Play Store wishlist more useful?

The wishlist in the Google Play Store is barely useful. It doesn't seem to be sortable or searchable. Is there any way to make it more useful? I've been using the MarketMarks app to get around the ...
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Trying to search email on exchange server with android phone

I have setup a corporate email account on my android phone and it syncs like it should 1 month's worth of email. When I search for email, it only returns results for the email that is synced on the ...
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Is it possible to add more search providers to the Google Search?

In the Google Now/Search application, when you view the settings, you get a list of all the applications that can be searched. Is it possible to develop apps that can add more search providers to ...
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Searching for installed App by name

I used to have a HTC Hero with had it's own search button. When being in the application selection menu I could press the button and then search for an app by typing it's name. Is there similar way to ...
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How can I add a custom search engine to Chrome (beta, stable…)?

Call me dumb, but, I don't see an obvious way to do this. I want to add duckduckgo.com as the main search engine in Google Chrome for Android (beta, stable...)
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K-9 Mail: Search in Message

I use K-9 Mail for Android. Recently I tried to search for text in a (rather long) email, but could not find any possibility to do so. Long-pressing the menu button results in a search field, which ...
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Does Adobe Reader on Android support search-by-whole-word?

I have an Acer Iconia Tab. I would like to search some PDFs (RPG reference documents) for "whole words", as normal search doesn't properly find short words. Is it possible with the Adobe Reader on ...
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How to search one word in Firefox address bar with Google, not OpenDNS? [duplicate]

When I search only one word (which isn't URL) in address bar, Firefox treats it as URL and Website Unavailable notification is displayed with OpenDNS search page. How to replace OpenDNS with Google ...
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Music Search Lockscreen Widget History

I have a Nexus 4 running 4.4 (kitkat?) and I use the Music Search widget while listening to the radio on my car. I have discovered the name of that song or artist I wanted to know many times, but now ...
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How to set the default search engine in Android to use SSL?

If I use the "widget" of my Android 4.1.1 (on my "samsung" i9220) then I can see that it isn't using SSL. How can I set it to use it??
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Does GooglePlay search show different results for different cities?

I have a few different Android apps and for some reason, one is very heavily downloaded in India and Nigeria. And the others have at least 35% US downloads. Would anyone know whether the GooglePlay ...
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Search a PDF for a specific phrase

Is there a way to search the text of PDFs? For example I want to be taken to the page with the word "dog" and have it highlighted? I can't find a way with Amazon Kindle or ezPDF reader. Initially I ...
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Remove built-in search-engines in Firefox Nightly

I don't use the default Firefox search-engines, so I like to be able to delete all the Amazon, Twitter, Google nativelly installed on every Firefox version. Using current and beta version of ...
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How to search Android Applications by size?

Is there any way I can search or filter android apps by size less than 1MB or 2MB on any android app store? I have a low end android phone with less memory and installation space. Light weight apps ...
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Find matching keyword within Android using search

iPhone has a finder option that enables the user to search the whole phone for the matching keyword that we enter. Is there something similar for Android?
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How to stop Time Warner cable search on Firefox for Android?

I went into about:config and have the following: browser.search.defaultenginename Google browser.search.official true browser.search.order.1 Google keyword.URL https://www.google.com/search?p= ...
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Is there a widget for Twitter search?

I'd like to monitor Twitter for certain keywords. I wonder if there is a widget which displays live search results on my home screen, which are automaticly updated at a certain interval. I've tried ...
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Looking for a launcher similar to Launchy, Synapse or Kupfer (with type to find and launch app feature)

When using a normal computer I like to use a launcher to quickly launch applications and perform other tasks. Examples of such launchers are Quicksilver, Launchy, Gnome-Do and Kupfer (which I ...
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How do you set the default search engine in firefox?

In firefox if I type a bunch of words instead of a web address and hit go it does a google search. You can install addons for other search engines and they appear in a list below the address bar and ...
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searching emails in s3

I want to search for old emails/senders/subjects etc. in my samsung galaxy s3 email app. There doesn't seem to be a search function. Any ideas how to do this, or alternative mail apps which you can ...
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Easy question: How do I search for apps on my S3?

I know (N00b) but I see the Google search bar for performing internet searches. But I don't see where a quick search for my phone's content is, like you would find on an iPhone by moving to the search ...
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How can I sort, filter and tag files/images in Android ICS 4.0?

A little background Im a bit into graphic design, digital painting etc, and I like to draw on the run, away from my desktop. For drawing, I often need reference materials - some pictures of things I ...
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Android Jelly Bean: fix search button [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Samsung Galaxy S3 - after AT&T over the wire update - google search doesn’t find installed apps I just upgraded my Nexus S from Android 4.0.something (I forget the ...
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Changing the voice used on Nexus 7 for Google Now search

I have recently bought a Nexus 7 from the Google Play UK store and it seems to be configured as a US tablet in that the voice on the Google Now search is an american woman, whereas on my Nexus S when ...
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Is there an app for searching installed apps? (Dumb Search alternative)

I have been a victim of the infamous "let's turn off anything that Apple might have a patent for" aka "dumb search" on the Galaxy S3, and looking for a simple way to return my phone to the 21st ...
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Can the Samsung search key be remapped without rooting?

I'd like to be able to change my search quick-key from Google, probably to DuckDuckGo, as it has some great shortcuts, and has a short, readable privacy policy. However some cursory research suggests ...
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Is there a way to index and search all data on my phone?

After taking a look at my options, I settled for Android-Sync to sync the Nexus with Outlook. One of the issues I have, though, is that Android-Sync in its Notes and Tasks applications doesn't ...
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Opening Google Search results for music in PowerAMP?

Is it possible to have Google Search open music files via PowerAmp instead of the default player? I have tried to see if there is a default music player, but it's not set. Music is listed under ...
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How do I remove the search bar in ICS?

Is there a way to remove the search bar from all of the home screens in Ice Cream Sandwich? I have a Nexus S, which already has a hard-button for search, so the search bar is redundant. Long ...
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Is there a search app for Android with no-tracking privacy policy?

On the desktop I use ixquick to avoid Google tracking my searches. But on Android it is even worse since I am logged in and Google can track everything I do. Is there an app for ixquick or for another ...
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How do I remove the search bar?

On my Android 1.5 MID, there is a Google search bar in the main screen. Does this have any value to me if I don't use the Internet? How can I remove this from the main screen?
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How do I set custom search engines in Android?

For years now, on every browser I own, Firefox, Opera, Chrome and Internet Explorer, I've assigned w as a shortcut/keyword to the custom search engine ...
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How can I search for emails on an IMAP (or exchange) server? [closed]

Is there an app that can search emails by subject, sender or body text through the IMAP4 protocol? Alternatively, is there an app that caches the email headers for all messages and searches them ...
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Browser's default search engine [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to change Android device's default search engine? I bought a Samsung Galaxy S II, and when I typed into the default search bar, it sent me and my search to the ...
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How do I search emails on Honeycomb?

I have multiple email accounts set up on Honeycomb. To my disappointment, I couldn't find any way to search my email. On my Froyo phone I can do this from the options menu. How can I do this on ...
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Why is “search application provider” eating 90% of my Android CPU?

According to the "OS Monitor" app, the core "search application provider" is eating most of the CPU on my HTC Incredible S. There are multiple log messages with the following error : "Failed ...
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How can I search for a contact by its phone number?

Is it possible to search for a contact by phone number in Froyo ? How ?
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Searchify results not showing up

I have installed Searchify on a HTC Legend running Froyo. Unfortunately, it none of the commands are appearing in search. Any suggestions on how to fix this?
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How can I search for different types of items on my phone?

I recently got a Samsung i5800. I was hoping that the search widget would search everything on my phone - contacts calendar, memo - but it seems all it does it to search contacts. Can anyone ...
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Can I disable the hardware 'Search' button?

I'm teaching my 85 year old mother to use her first phone. Her first ever bit of computing. The first use is texting and I've removed all the apps from the main screens except for the messaging app, ...
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Search on Android Market website?

Am I just blind or is there no "search" option on Android Market (??) if you go to the website from your desktop computer? If not, should I use some 3rd party search engine for the Market or should I ...