Questions tagged [search]

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Howto 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 ...
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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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How to pin Google search bar to top of screen Droid Z

I deleted my Google search bar. All the answers I can find about this say to find it in the widgets and bring it back to the home screen. But before it was deleted the search bar was above the home ...
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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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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 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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Intermittent Success of using Google Voice Actions “Search in App” Command

I am unable to successfully use the Google System Voice Actions "Search in App" action from the Google App (com.google.android.gms.actions.SEARCH_ACTION). S3: Android v4.3; Google App v5.8.58.16.arm ...
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Upload explorer error

I am trying to upload some files from my phone to a few sites. Unfortunately, the file explorer doesn't show the files in any of the following lists... Recent, downloads, etc The files are in the ...
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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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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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How can I disable/remove this voice search BUTTON?

I have followed instructions to disable voice search on my 6.0 device but this button remains in place on the lock screen. Clicking this button takes me to a locked-up white screen which has no ...
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VLC for Android — Search function doesn't work for files in external SD memory card

I have VLC for Android v2.06. The Android is v7.1.1 This screenshot shows the the screen I get when I tap on "Settings". Here, next I click on "Directories" to choose which directories to add to my ...
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Find a number in Contacts using only last 3 characters?

I have a problem that's affected not just my current (Pixel 3A) mobile but others I've had recently. When someone rings my house phone and doesn't leave a message I normally check if they are in my ...
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How do I make the little Google search bar widget open the results in Google Chrome rather than in the Google Assistant

My Google search bar widget that I have on my home screen used to have the little G on the left side and a microphone on the right. Now it seems to have been hijacked by Google Assistant because it ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Open firefox and start typing to the address bar immediately

Is it possible to set up firefox such that whenever it opens, it is "focused" to the address bar? So that whenever I open firefox, the keyboard opens as well and I can immediately start writing to the ...
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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 ...