I been looking and can’t find the duplicate GUI or search bar to start using it. Do I need to be a certain reputation to access it?

I don’t see it in a google search a ask question search and it gives you related titles.

I’ve also looked in Are there examples of searching better? under the comments and related questions and can’t find it.

Any direction would be fine

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    Doesn't this fit the bill, or is it something specific I've not heard of that you're after?
    – W.O.
    Commented Sep 1, 2021 at 3:51
  • @ARogueAnt. it looks like this i.sstatic.net/sBexD.png and this i.sstatic.net/94XzK.png
    – Big Joe
    Commented Sep 1, 2021 at 3:59
  • To get it to work properly can be tricky. Typing your exact title finds no results, but deleting a word from the beginning and end at least finds something; removing other random words either improves or gives too many results. It could certainly use some improvement, rarely it works very well.
    – Rob
    Commented Sep 1, 2021 at 4:30

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You've been able to dig up some very old screenshots, well done :) It looks a bit different now, but it's still found in the same place. It is part of the 'flag dialog': under each post, there's a list of links, and 'Flag' is one of them:

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Choose 'a duplicate' (of course, this option is only available for questions, not for answers):

But, to be honest, this duplicate finder is not really good at finding duplicates. I always use the regular search and Google or other search engines are even better (or so I heard). I see now you received some suggestions already in the comments to your earlier question.

Do I need to be a certain reputation to access it?

Yes, flagging requires 15 reputation, so you'd be able access it here, and on Photography Stack Exchange. You don't need to have the privilege to cast close votes, but if you do, you can also reach the duplicate finder via the 'Close' link.

  • I think I’m gonna take the approach from daily living and finding new things by tapping or pressing every button to see what it does so I’m familiar with it. I would have never thought or used the flag button to find a tool. Should have seen it
    – Big Joe
    Commented Sep 1, 2021 at 4:46
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    Curiosity will get the best of you! Another tip: hover over certain UI elements (e.g. those post menu links, or timestamps such as the x mins ago under this post).
    – Glorfindel Mod
    Commented Sep 1, 2021 at 4:47
  • I’m on mobile 100% of the time I can’t hover over anything. I use the responsive website. I gotta poke around 😀 I can’t take you for some reason @Glorfindel something is up
    – Big Joe
    Commented Sep 1, 2021 at 5:01
  • @Glorfindel many of my question are closed as duplicate. So can you help me how can I find duplicate of question. MSE search isn't too good to find duplicate Commented Sep 1, 2021 at 5:17
  • @JitendraSingh you could have a look at the comments here as well. Also, it gets better the more you practice. Don't worry, you'll get there... I still use MSE search, mainly because tag filtering works quite well once you know which tags to use.
    – Glorfindel Mod
    Commented Sep 1, 2021 at 5:42

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