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Is it possible to search some keywords in title only? [duplicate]

I am trying to search the posts whose titles contains some keywords, e.g. "all types of". So, I used this tag and a pair of quotation mark "" title: "all types of" the results shown above are ...
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How can I get the top x questions for a tag or set of tags based on number of views?

Is there a way to make a bookmarkable URL of a Stack Overflow search that yields top x questions for a tag or set of tags, based on number of views? Basically, the frequently asked questions. Looks ...
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Searching for words in question titles

I'm trying to search for questions that have specific words in their titles using the intitle search feature, but it seems that it does not return any search results. Using this feature, I tried to ...
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Answer links copied from search results don't onebox in chat

Once, I searched for a previous answer I wrote here to help out someone who was asking about a similar thing in chat. I copied the link to the answer I was looking for from the search results, and ...
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Search fails to find matching issues

When I search for the string "cwlogs.push.reader" "reason: timestamp could not be parsed from message" on Google, one of the top results is the following Stack Overflow question: AWS Clouwatch ...
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When not logged in, why is my search limited to 500 hits?

In answering this question I stumbled upon some peculiar behavior. No account: 500 hits Incognito mode: 500 hits I'm not sure why this is... Question: When not logged in, why is my search limited ...
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How do I search for multiple tag combinations at once?

I would like to search for questions with foo and bar OR foo and foobar. So written in JavaScript it would look like this: if ((foo && bar) || (foo && foobar)) {} How can I achieve ...
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Text field and tabs becomes wider while fetching results in Users search [duplicate]

Whenever I add some text to search for users, the text field and the tabs on the right becomes unexpectedly wider. I'm using Firefox 72 and Chrome 79 on Ubuntu 18.04.
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Why does quoting [ ] characters not search for the [ ] characters in a post title?

I know there is a question recently about the usefulness of the filter. This is mentioned in the question title as "[Filter]". The full title is: Let's disambiguate / burninate [filter] When I ...
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Why some phrases auto recognised as tags and other not [duplicate]

In Stackoverflow when I search for angular it show me the tag [angular] and so I can follow it and when I search for vue or react it isn't. Angular search: Vue search: When I search for [vue] it is ...
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Tapping the back button clears search query and results [duplicate]

After searching question by tag and opening a result, tapping the back button is clearing the tag used to query and the results. Reproduce: tags → [tag] → tap a question → tap on the ...
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Using the “Search all sites” on the “All sites” page does something unexpected

I wanted to find the link to the site the name of which I forgot but knew a term it has to do with, so I went to https://stackexchange.com/sites which can be found by clicking "All sites" tab link ...
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Allow search to recognize smart quotes the same way as straight quotes

Search has a feature: enclose any specific phrase you're looking for in "quotes", and it will search for that exact phrase. However, that operator only works with "straight quotes", and not “smart ...
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Why does “Witcher” returns “Witch” in results?

This is about movies.SE but you can try this on other sites too, but it may not yield results. https://movies.stackexchange.com/search?q=“The+Witcher” gives over 300 results while the tag 1 has ...
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Use the search API to query Stack Overflow Teams questions [closed]

We have Stack Overflow for Teams at my company. Is it possible to use the search API to query questions there?
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security.stackexchange.com: It was not possible to perform this tag search at this time due to an unexpected error

When I go to: https://security.stackexchange.com/ I see: It was not possible to perform this tag search at this time due to an unexpected error. OS: Windows 10 Browser Chrome, incognito (78.0....
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Search for answers of some user to questions in my favorites

On Physics Stack Exchange I searched for infavorites:73067 user:dddd where dddd is the numerical user ID of some user, and got one result. It is the one question by the user that I marked as a ...
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How to find questions I didn't answer?

May be it is trivial, however I try to write query which find questions without my answers, and I fail (so question can already have other peoples answers but not my). This is what I try so far: ...
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Remove/change the “Ask a question” in the search popover overlay on top of the page

When you click in the search field at the top of every page, you get shown some extra information for searching. It includes a brief explanation about the search syntax as well as link to show more. ...
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Synchronize search pattern with opened tab from the user activity panel

Currently opening any user profile automatically adds an "user:id" string into the topbar's search field. For instance: In case of switching between tabs on the Activity panel it would be ...
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Can we add “sortby:OPTION” (ex: “sortby:votes”) to search? Ditto for “page:#”

We could use the obvious syntax sortby:OPTION, where OPTION is one of: Relevance Newest Votes Active All it would take to implement this would be to insert tab=OPTION& after the question mark ...
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Don't reset search bar in top bar after searching on stackexchange.com

When searching on a Stack Exchange site, your query is shown both in the top bar and just above the search results: However, this is not the case when doing a networkwide search on stackexchange.com. ...
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How can I browse stack Exchange as a “Look at this nice trick”-kind of site?

The title of this question is not really clear, so let me rephrase this: From time to time I stumble upon some piece of code or program of which I think: "Wow, this is incredible handy ! Such a pity ...
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Show tags in “Similar questions”

Actual situation When searching on stackexchange you get a list of search results. Each topic also contains a list of its tags below it. When adding a new question, after typing the title, a field "...
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Expand tag filter with additional options

Sometimes I want to search questions which are marked let's say with c# tag and either .net or .net-core and are not marked with entity-framework. But, currently it is not possible. It would be great ...
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How can I always show the search bar at a medium window width?

My preferred window width is wide enough to have plenty of space between the left-hand icons and the right-hand icons, but too narrow to have the search bar displayed. How can I cause it to be always ...
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Search has become much harder to find on narrow windows

Since very recently, search has become a lot harder to reach. First, the keyboard shortcut s no longer works. status-completed Second, there used to be a reasonably wide text box at the top of the ...
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The search box width is increased in the stackexchange.com header

The width of the search box in the stackexchange.com's header is increased suddenly. Previously in the StackExchange.com, the search box width is less, and there is enough space in the right and ...
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Add a way to exclude messages from specific rooms when searching chat

Some sites use a chat bot to post all comments made on a given site into a chat room, in order to provide a permanent archive of all comments posted on that site. There are reasons for and against ...
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How best to find all my own posts where I employ pronouns?

Using the Stack Exchange Data Explorer (SEDE), Google, or another tool, how can I search for posts, comments, and other content I've written over the last 11 years for common English pronouns? ...
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Searches are missing posts when using favorites quick buttons and manual searches

Not sure where to ask this question, if it belongs some where else comment so and I'll move this. But why is this post: Python Pyglet Using External Fonts For Labels not showing up on this filter: ...
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Do tags in results pages work properly? [duplicate]

When I run a search (as this one https://stackexchange.com/search?q=wikipedia) and then I click on a tag, I have always Page Not Found. Is it ok?
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Search for a tag didn't find the obvious result despite relevant synonyms and description text

I searched at https://stackoverflow.com/tags for windows forms and the search for tags did not return the desired tag winforms. There is even a tag synonym called windows.forms I'm surprised this ...
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Send users to the correct site's tagged questions from the SE search results

In the search results of stackexchange.com/search?q=*, allow people to click on a tag and go to that website with the tag page open. For example, https://stackexchange.com/search?q=regex shows me ...
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“Search all sites” returns no results regardless of search term

Currently, there is a bug in the search feature on stackexchange.com. Namely, it always says that "Your search returned no matches." regardless of which term I type into the "Search all sites" box. ...
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Search for “similar questions” across multiple sites?

After typing the title of a question, the "similar questions" are displayed. Is there any feature, that would provide such suggestions across all (or a configured subset of) stackexchange communities?...
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Issue with “Advanced search options” help page link in the “What is a locked post?” help page

In the end of the What is a locked post? help page of every Stack Exchange site, there is a link Advanced search options, which is redirecting to the "How do I search?" help page. The "Advanced ...
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Is there a way to search among all of my questions from all sites?

I know I can see all of my questions from all sites. But I can't search among all the questions.
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Search bar’s tooltip popup hasn’t closing on tapping on many areas

When the top bar tooltip for the search is visible tapping anywhere on marked with FHRC areas doesn’t close the tooltip (FHBC) on my iPad:
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Advanced mathematics search tool

Last year there was an advanced search website for Stack Exchange mathematics (maybe for other sites, I don't know) where you could input part of a formula, and it would list all Stack Exchange ...
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'Tips for searching' dialog takes some time to load

On clicking the search field, the searching tips dialog appear. However, it doesn't appear immediately, it takes some time. It can be noticed that the dialog is empty for like < 500 ms and then ...
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New search on mobile as full site breaks layout

One thousand words: The search hints are obsuring the search box, which isn't particularly helpful. My screen has an admittedly small resolution of 360x640 720x1280 I'm using Chrome on Android I'm ...
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One of the new search hints is wrong

There's a new popup helping you with searching, but one of the hints is wrong: Searching for score:3 will return answers as well as questions, and it's not the number of (up/down)votes which counts, ...
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Issues with the new popup guide for searching [duplicate]

I just noticed that addition. Searching for posts by author does not need the brackets [], and can be clearer as to what "1234" is. A new user may think 1234 is a username example. Tag guideline can ...
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Searching for own unanswered questions seems to no longer work

I am trying to get a list of my unanswered questions (or questions with no accepted answer) across the Stack Exchange network. There is an old meta question asking exactly that. Its answer suggests ...
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Why is the site so set on putting down new users?

Disclaimer: If I mention any users in this post, I am not attacking them personally. I do not know them and think that they are good people. I am slightly new to this site, why is it that so many ...
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Lists of questions sometimes don't show how many answers

Sometimes lists of questions don't indicate how many answers they have received: Yes this particular question has not only received an answer, that answer has been selected: Why doesn't the list ...
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Query for no. of many questions I have answered which are closed later

Is there a query to know how many questions received answers before they are put on hold and I am one of the users who wrote an answer before the question is closed? If it looks confusing, let me ...
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How to use a search regex for tags in the Stack Exchange API

I want to simulate the question search using regex behaviour of Stack Overflow using the Stack Exchange API. For example, using c++* for tags will give questions which have c++ as prefix in tag such ...
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Search comments by commentator's user-id [duplicate]

Often I find comments showing the commentator is quite knowledgeable and able to express concepts in a poignant way, and I would like to discover more comments by such a user (in a similar way one ...

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