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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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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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how to add custom chrome search engines on android [duplicate]

One of most powerful productivity tools i use on chrome is custom search engines. However I was wondering how i can do the same thing on chrome android? I went through the settings on chrome android, ...
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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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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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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 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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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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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 most ...
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How to delete search history from Settings app?

In Android, it's possible to search for a specific setting by clicking the magnifying glass in the top right corner of the Settings app and typing. However, I haven't found a way to remove earlier ...
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equivalent of the Control + F

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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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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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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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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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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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 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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Trebuchet search application by name

I use CyanogenMod 12.1 (Android 5.1.1) with the Trebuchet launcher. How can I search for an app by its name, if I don't want to have the Google search installed?
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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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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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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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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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How to find a paid version of an app? [closed]

I want to buy Clash of Clans pro version and install it on my device. I found that this game has pro/premium version available. I went to Play Store to install it. I searched this game's pro version ...
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which apps are these!! we stay in brazil [duplicate]

I want to know the name of these apps .. i want to track my sister.. she doesnt let me touch her phone.. i just want to know the name of these apps.... i want to know the name of the apps.. the 3 ...