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search for filenames on entire android device tree using ADB 'find'

How do I use the 'find' command on ADB to search the entire android file tree on a rooted device, including sub directories, for any filenames containing the word 'prop' ?
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How do you search for specific apps installed on Android?

How do you search for specific apps from installed apps on Android and the list them out? I need to search all apps installed on the device to check if three specific apps are among them. If yes, then ...
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How can I search for a specific word in an email thread in Gmail for Android?

I have opened an email thread (aka conversation) in Gmail for Android. I would like to search a string (e.g., word or phrase). How can I search for a specific word in an email thread in Gmail for ...
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Search Arabic text

How usually the Arabic searching works in android. I need to search the non-vowel-ed Arabic against the vowel-ed Arabic ( with Harakat). For example, the user will type بعد and I need to get the ...
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Is there any way to search for a word on any app?

I want to search for specific word a long twitter thread on the Twitter app. Is the only way to do that is on the browser?
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How do I set keywords to search my app in All Apps search among other already installed apps?

I'm not asking about keywords searching for my app in the Play Store, but for searching in the "All Apps"/app launcher feature in Android (swiping up gesture from the device's home screen). ...
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Is it possible to search emails and texts via a single interface, similar to iOS spotlight search?

I am looking for a way to search for text in both text messages and emails simultaneously, similar to Spotlight Search in iOS. Is this possible in Android? I'm running Android 11 on a Pixel 3.
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How to find the files (.apk) of a certain app like Google Play Services

I have a rooted device and I tried the find / -name "*Play*" command and got some files from com.google.android.gms and a couple of Playlists but nothing like Google Play Services.apk I ...
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Remove Google Search Bar from LG W10 Alpha running Android 9

I have a LG W10 Alpha running Android 9. I think it's close to stock Android. I tried various suggested ways to remove the search bar on the home screen but none of them seem to work. Go to Apps ->...
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Android s1O plus, contacts unsearchable

I have owned several Androids now. Searching contacts has never functioned properly. In my current s10 plus it only shows results of people you've had recent calls with if you've never called the ...
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Chrome “Touch to Search” does not work

You can turn on "Touch to Search" on Chrome for Android by going to Settings > Sync and Google Services > Touch to Search. This should allow you to merely tap lightly a word in a ...
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When using Google Chrome on my phone, Image Search does not return results

For the past two days, I've been having an issue with google Image Search in Chrome on my Pixel 3XL phone. When I try to search for images, say "Tree" for example, the following error is ...
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How search for similar images in the phone? [duplicate]

I am looking for an equivalent functionality that is available on the desktop Google Search page: upload an image and search for similar ones. Unfortunately once Google recognizes that I am on the ...
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How do I get rid of the search suggestions in Chrome?

I want to remove these suggestions on chrome for android, but I cannot find how to do it anywhere. Can someone help me with this? Once I type a letter the normal suggestions appear. I just don't want ...
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Search Selection

Whenever I select something in Android, sometime I get the option to search the web and sometimes not. Are there any plugins to always have this option?
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Switch between search engines on Brave Browser

I am using the Brave browser on Android and would like to know if there is a way to switch easily between search engines. This feature exists for Firefox and Opera who provide small icons of different ...
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How to search entries in the dialer contacts by both first name and last name?

I have Android 10 on my Nokia phone which uses AndroidOne program, i.e. it has the standard Google dialer app installed. The display settings in the app are set to "Sort by Last Name" and "Display ...
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How can one remove the animation when searching for a string in a web page in Google Chrome for Android?

How can one remove the animation when searching for a string in a web page in Google Chrome for Android? For example searching for "law" with the "Find in page" Chrome feature on https://en.m....
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How can I search for a specific string in an email thread in Microsoft Outlook for Android?

I have opened an email thread (aka conversation) in Microsoft Outlook for Android. I would like to search a string (e.g., word or phrase). How can I search for a specific word in an email thread in ...
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How do I search the SD card with standard Android File Explorers?

My Android Pie SD card storage looks like this: . ├── Android | ├──data | | ├── com.amazon.mShop.android.shopping | | | └── ... | | ├── com.amazon.venezia | | | └── ... | | ├── ...
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Is there a smart way to find an app with the features I want?

Is there a smarter way to find the app I want? Basically, I'm searching the app store for a note-taking app that will suit my needs, and the number of apps is large. So, my approach is to find the ...
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Equivalent of the Control + F to search text in PDF

Is there in Android an equivalent of the control + F search in texts and OCR PDF? In browser we have "find in page" options. But for PDF I didn't find such option. Is there shortcuts to make such ...
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How can I search for a sticker or emoji on Line for Android?

How can I search for a sticker or emoji on Line for Android? On Line for Microsoft Windows I can use:: (Tap to enlarge)
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Swipe down to search in the Google launcher?

My phone runs a Pixel Experience ROM which has a stock Google Launcher that I like a lot. I do not wish to change launcher. I used to have a Huawei device, and it had a feature that you could swipe ...
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Xiaomi Swipe up brings Browser, how to change behavior?

After updating to the new MIUI 10, swiping up from the home screen now brings the stock browser rather than the former default (Google search).. and there is no option to change that behavior.. how ...
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How do I change what “Web Search” in Gmail opens as its search engine?

Question Summary How do I stop Samsung Internet from popping up when I select text in Gmail and click on the 'Web Search' "button", and instead bring up something else, such as DuckDuckGo search, or ...
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Make google searches and “Ok, google” open in broswer, not Google “App”

Is it possible to change my settings so that the results to me asking a question through "Ok, google" or typing on the search bar in my home screen, open in my default browser instead of the Google "...
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Advanced “Find in page” in Google Chrome mobile?

Regarding the "Find in page" feature of Android's default and/or Google Chrome web browsers: Is there a way to fine-tune the search parameters in order to search for strings with more precision or ...
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YouTube update enforcement bypass? +Reasons why the old YouTube app is superior

The time bomb of YouTube's legacy versions has exploded:The “later” button to postpone the update has disappeared. YouTube is copying WhatsApp's update mesh. I really wish to keep using a legacy ...
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limit app search to apps only in android 8

I have a google pixel 1 that I recently updated from android 7 to android 8. In both android 7 and 8 I can drag upwards from the bottom of the home screen to go into a view that shows all apps. At ...
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Is there any method to search particular texts in a certain app?

I need to search some certain texts in a certain app. These texts are real-time and server-sided so they only appear when I am using that app and tap (+) button. Have any third-party app(s)/non-...
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Android IMAP client with working search option

OK, so far I've tried Gmail, K-9 and BlueMail email clients. I can correctly setup my IMAP server, and I'm able to send and receive emails. The problem is when I try to search for an old email I ...
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how can I search for my contacts by only providing the words not start from the beginning?

I am using Android mobile phone. In the Contacts, I find out that it can only search for contacts if I provide the words start from the beginning. For example, if my friend is called "David". I could ...
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Restore Google Search to home screen

How do I restore the Google search bar to the home screen of a Motto z?
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Music Player that allows searching id3-tag field “comment”

I am using the id3-tag "comment" field to assign tags that characterize the content of songs to mp3 of my music library. The contents of a comment field of an mp3 file could look like this: upBeat ...
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Delete search history from android settings app

In Android, it's possible to search for a specific setting by tapping the magnifying glass icon at the top right corner of the Settings app and typing. However, I haven't found a way to remove earlier ...
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How to find in which folder / app group is an app icon?

I honestly feel stupid asking this question, but here it goes: I cannot find a way to locate in which folder/app_group I misplaced an app icon. If I use the search in the app drawer (go-Launcher Z or ...
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Identifying similar-looking (but not exactly the same) image files on Android?

So quick background, I save a LOT of pictures from all over the Interwebs onto my phone storage, and some tend to be the same picture, just edited or compressed (or yada yada). And when they don't ...
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My new Galaxy S8+ is set to Norwegian Language

Swith to Norwegian as Country/Area for Bing. It defaults to Chine When trying to use Bing as a search engine, it comes up with chinese, but I can't see how to change it to norwegian or any other ...
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Searching Installed Apps Marshmallow 6.0.1

I installed an OTA update today on my Moto X Play which supposedly addressed some security issues. The install went smoothly with no obvious hiccups during the process however after the update and ...
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Change “OK Google” hotword

I want to change the Hotword for the Google Assistant. Is it possible to change the hotword from "OK Google" to something else? Do i need a rooted device?
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Default google search country

I am normally fairly astute at being able to change settings etc, however, I have hit a problem I cannot overcome and thought to ask here: In android chrome, when I perform a search the searches (as ...
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Google search not working properly - logcat included

Nexus 6 Android 7.1 I've been having an issue where I will hold the home button down to pull up search, tap on the search bar to bring up the keyboard, and within a few seconds the search bar clears ...
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Google search keeps closing

Nitrogen ROM 7.1 on a Nexus 6 I've been having an issue where I will hold the home button down to pull up search, tap on the search bar to bring up the keyboard, and within a few seconds the search ...
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Trouble with finding an app on play store

I'm using Android 6.0 (non-rooted) phone and looking for an application called call tools optinno. Though it can be easily found by searching on net : https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=...
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Can I link a variable to File Opened Event in tasker?

I want to link a variable to the File Opened event in tasker. But I can't...Is there any other way to check which file or folder is opened right now...but this event profile is only allowing me to ...
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How to move google search bar to bottom of home screen?

I have moto g4 plus rooted phone with Xposed installed. Google search bar is at the top of screen and it is inconvenient to reach it every time to search for apps. Is there a way to move it to the ...
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Setting's “Search” function doesn't work properly on Android N Preview 3

In settings of Android phone, there is a search button in the Action Bar and it cannot give me what I want to search. I find it works sometimes but 90% it doesn't. The 2nd image shows the very ...
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How to search for a specific email in a long thread in GMail for Android?

My inbox is full of long conversations (threads), each of them often having 50 or more emails. I find that the search function in the GMail app on Android is virtually useless with an inbox like this. ...
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Why does VLC show deleted files?

I have the VLC app in my ASUS phone and when I search via the subtitles-option in the downloads section, it shows files that have been deleted. I downloaded apps to see if they exist and searched the ...