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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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fulltext search txt and html

I want a full text search File manager for my Nexus 7. Lifehacker writes about ES but after trying it out, it doesn't do full text search What would be your choice? I have mostly .txt and .pdf files ...
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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?

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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How can I search in all contacts but display only a group?

I use a personalized view for my contacts (only "My Contacts" from Google). The drawback is that searching within the "Contacts" app only returns results within these selected few. Is there a way ...
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Search by Organization in People

I have the new HTC and I cannot search in my people app by Organization. I, as suggested in a previous Q&A, have "Company" marked HOWEVER in the card it is called Organization and therefore cannot ...
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How do I filter installed widgets and apps on Android 4.3?

Android 2 had an option to filter apps and widgets by name (with the search button). Now, on Nexus 7, to add a new widget I need to swipe through up to 10 pages of widgets. So is there some way to ...
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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 ...
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How to change Android device's default search engine?

I am trying to play with Android...To change the default search engine (now is Google, or add more selectables) when I press the "search" button on the device. Is there anyway to do it? I have HTC ...
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Is There A Browser Which Makes It Easy/Possible To Search From The Address Bar?

For those familiar with the Google Chrome browser, I'm looking for the feature which basically treats the address bar as a search bar when not navigating to a site. I would find this handy since it's ...
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How can I see what people are searching for on the Android Market? (i.e. Google Insights for Android Market?)

I'm interested in launching my application to the Android market, however I'm not sure if there is a market for my idea. Is there anyway to see what people are searching for on the android market, and ...
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Modify search in Google Maps

Is it possible to edit a search that I have made previously when using Google Maps on Android? The situation I have sometimes is that I make a search in Google Maps but it doesn't quite give me the ...
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How to restrict Android Market search results to a particular publisher?

Is there any way that I can restrict searches in the Android Market to just show apps from one particular publisher? For example, if I wanted to just see apps from Google, searching for "Google Inc." ...
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How to use the Search box on these Stack Exchange sites with the Galaxy S?

When I type something into the search box at the top right of the main page, I get a Next key instead of the Go or enter key. If I enter text in search, pressing Next takes me to the interesting tags ...
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How can I stop Android from automatically searching a term when I choose it from my search history?

Currently if I search for something like "Why am I so awesome," then at a later time I want to elaborate on that search and start typing in "Why am..." my search history will show the previously ...