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How to find a paid version of an app?

Not every developer creates and puts a premium version of an app separately into a market. A developer can have a single app but have mechanism to make the user unlock certain parts of the app by ...
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How can I add a custom search engine to Chrome (beta, stable...)?

As of chrome v39, this still can't easily be done; however, you can hack it. From the XDA post SomeNickName referenced: Install a Terminal emulator or use adb shell if you're familiar with it. ...
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Setting's "Search" function doesn't work properly on Android N Preview 3

I cleared data and cache from settings app and it's worked for me. Not factory reset and clear cache from recovery. I went into settings>apps>allaps,settings>storage and clear cache and data
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How do you search for specific apps installed on Android?

You can use free and open source AM Pre-release app. You can search for any installed app by its name and package name. You can sort apps by label, package name, user apps, system apps, disabled, ...
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Why does VLC show deleted files?

Actually what you see is "Downloads History", not "Downloads Directory". So the item will remains even though the actual file has been moved/deleted. Same concept like web browser downloads history,...
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Xiaomi Swipe up brings Browser, how to change behavior?

after lots of research... I have come to realize that you should remove the stock browser completely in order to restore Google search app as the default... removing the browser requires a computer ...
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How can I add a custom search engine to Chrome (beta, stable...)?

With newer versions, you need to open the search engine first, do a search, then Chrome will add it on its list. If you then go to Settings -> Search engine, the search engine you visited will be ...
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How do I set custom search engines in Android?

With Firefox: Tap the menu button next to the address bar: Tap Settings. Go to Search. Go to Add Search Engine. Add a name and a search address (e.g. Wikipedia and http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/%s) ...
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How to delete search history from Settings app?

Note: I've tested this solution on CM12. Three answers saying the same thing but are rather extreme in their approach. I want to remove one query out of dozens I made. Why should I remove everything ...
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How to delete search history from Settings app?

Clearing the Settings App data will not reset any of your settings to their original state, but should clear the search history. In the settings, navigate to your apps and find Settings and tap on ...
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Why does VLC show deleted files?

Go to Settings, then Application manager, then click on VLC, then click on Storage, then Clear cache and Clear data, then restart the application. I did that and it worked just fine.
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Is it possible to add more search providers to the Google Search?

Whilst it is possible for apps to make themselves available to be searched, each applications needs to be updated to implement app indexing in order for them to show up in this list. I don't think it ...
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How can I search for a sticker or emoji on Line for Android?

LINE for Android provides in-line sticker suggestion when directly typing on the chat input text field. To enable/disable this feature: Go to Settings (the cog-wheel icon on the top-right, this can ...
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Change "OK Google" hotword

UPDATE: According to a comment below, the OpenMic+ app has been taken down by the author. According to Google Help Forums, this feature seems not to have been implemented yet: At this moment, ...
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Setting's "Search" function doesn't work properly on Android N Preview 3

What worked for me on Android 9 was: Find system app "Settings Suggestions", open app info, press force stop, press storage and hit clear cache and clear storage buttons.
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How can one remove the animation when searching for a string in a web page in Google Chrome for Android?

This is a longstanding problem[1][2][3] with no solution in sight. Some Reddit users argue[1] that if you click on the sidebar instead of arrows on the top, you get the same no-smooth-scroll ...
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How can I search for a specific string in an email thread in Microsoft Outlook for Android?

Unfortunately, it is not possible as of today with Outlook version 4.0.90. You can always open the mailbox in your web browser and use the Find in Page functionality.
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How can I configure Android so that the keyboard appears by default when clicking on the settings search box?

According to this topic on stack overflow, this is defined by the application. The app must request the keyboard to be displayed when the cursor is on the field. They say that, in small screen devices,...
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Change search engine in search bar on home screen on Android 11?

One of the answer from this question on the Fairphone forum about the same issue indicates that you must reset either reset the phone. It reflects the response from Fairphone support: Support ...
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search for filenames on entire android device tree using ADB 'find'

Use: find . -name "*prop*" .: represents the current folder. -name: option to find files by name. *prop*: filenames that contain the word prop. OR as mentioned by @alexs on the comment, ...
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How to find the files (.apk) of a certain app like Google Play Services

You won't need root for that, but can utilize the pm command either on-device from within a terminal, or via adb: adb shell pm path com.google.android.gms | awk -F':' '{print $2} will give you the ...
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How do I get rid of the search suggestions in Chrome?

Those are suggestions that you can turn off. Go to the Chrome menu on the browser toolbar. Click Settings. Click Show advanced settings (on the bottom) In the Privacy section, deselect the "Use ...
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Equivalent of the Control + F to search text in PDF

Based on your comment that you often use Adobe Acrobat, the app offers the same process as Google's PDF viewer. When reading a document, you must click the magnifier. You can then enter the word(s) ...
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Equivalent of the Control + F to search text in PDF

Are you using Google's PDF viewer? If so, there should be a magnifying glass on the top right where you can search from.
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Advanced "Find in page" in Google Chrome mobile?

With Chrome for Android, you can't perform "advanced" search for example using regular expression. There are extensions such as Chrome Regex Search or find+ | Regex Find-in-Page Tool that ...
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YouTube update enforcement bypass? +Reasons why the old YouTube app is superior

Google services framework does this. if you disable it, you get YouTube back, but google play can't load.
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Restore Google Search to home screen

open your lock screen . long click on your home screen click on widget section select google search drag it to your desire location on screen.
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Delete search history from android settings app

You can delete the files "search_index.db" and "search_index.db-journal" located in, data/user_de/0/com.android.settings/databases/
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Searching for installed App by name

The Google Search app is able to search the applications on your phone. On 4.1+ this can be done through a Google Now search. On many devices, this is accessible by swiping upwards from the home ...
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Search for files using Droid Explorer

Currently, no. You cannot search from within droid explorer for files. This is something that I eventually want to do, but have not yet had the time to do so. (I am the developer of droid explorer).
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