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How can I limit search results to questions with exactly five tags?

You can't with the search capabilities as found on the site. But you can with the Stack Exchange Data Explorer. Here is an example query that implements the search criteria you asked for. ;with ...
rene's user avatar
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Multiple tag query only shows two tags

We have some code that prevents anonymous users from issuing oversized tag queries, because in the past that has been used maliciously by issuing huge tag unions from botnets. The code currently ...
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8 votes
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Can't search multiple tags but exclude a specific tag

You can do it using parentheses with spaces around wildcarded tag. E.g.: ( [python-*] ) -[python]
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Unparsed HTML shows on search result page

This snuck in with the fix for a bunch of weird truncation and escaping bugs a couple of weeks back. Given there's no particularly good reason to highlight search terms in the tag excerpts to begin ...
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Possibility of using booleans in the query parameter of /search/excerpts

The q parameter roughly supports the same syntax as the search field on the sites, so you can do boolean logic on tags, provided that you use square brackets: Query API search Site search Number of ...
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What, if any, is the purpose of duplicate [maintenance] tags in the search results linked from the banner indicating the site is in read-only mode?

The second tag is the now merged synonym site-maintenance, which redirects to the main tag maintenance. It should just be dropped from the URL/search entirely.
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Searching for questions which only contains selected tags and nothing more

Just like Search for singleton tags on questions, it's currently only possible with a SEDE query. But since there are many tags which don't have any influence on your ability to answer the question, ...
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Most recent questions filtered by tags and country

Here you go, it's not too hard. Please take a moment to read the awesome tutorial so that you'll be able to build queries like this yourself. There's also a dedicated chatroom for help with SEDE ...
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Tags with "+" in them broke recently

This should now be fixed; sorry about that. Edit: well, I fixed half of it: the tags on the right should work fine, but now switching tab is unreliable with tags like C++ - working on that too! (...
Marc Gravell's user avatar
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Too many tags requested (search limited to 25 tags)

The tag limit for searches appears to have been removed or increased in several places. No known tag limit (200+ tags) Searching multiple tags (https://stackoverflow.com/questions/tagged/1+or+2+or+3+...
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Please implement tag-search for the all-site search. Help users find which site to use

It's really a hack hidden away in a completely different feature, but there is a very easy way to do this already. In any case, it may be obscure, but at least we don't have to maintain it. (I would, ...
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Tag search doesn't work properly

You can add parenthese with spaces to the excluded tags or OR block to get the expected result. [c#] or [java] or [winforms] ( -[android] -[android-studio] ) is:question or ( [c#] or [java] or [...
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How can I receive "immediately" notification about new questions posted that meet certain search criteria?

If you take a look at the https://Stackexchange.com/filters you can see how to create a filter that you can subscribe to via RSS or email. Email updates are limited to a frequency of 15 minutes or ...
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Duplicate results when i am searching tags on SO

You're getting results for all posts, not only questions. The first post in your search results is of an answer, that's what the "A:" prefix means. The second result is a question, indicated ...
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Searching for questions which only contains selected tags and nothing more

In addition to the query from @Glorfindel, this query let you select all not closed questions that have an arbitrary number of tags. You can enter two, three, four tags separated by semi-colons. -- ...
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Can't search multiple tags but exclude a specific tag

With the addition of custom-filters there is another way to be able to do this. Going in the custom filter page and filter by the following tags: not python and python-3.x or not python and python-2....
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Duplicate results when i am searching tags on SO

To be clear it's not showing the questions twice - it's actually showing you the question and then the answers to the question (if there are any). Search returns both questions and answers. If you ...
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Can you list only the questions in tag search in the iOS app?

is:q as rene mentions does work. Your problem was that you were using the wrong site to search; there are no awk questions on Meta Stack Exchange. (click to enlarge)
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Is there a way to sort unanswered "my tag" questions by date, newest first?

There is a way to do this, but not by using the unanswered tab, instead use an advanced search with intags set to "mine" and specifying answers of 0: https://stackoverflow.com/search?tab=newest&q=...
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Can I search for 2 different tags at the same time?

Using your examples, you can search [css] or [jquery]. This will result in this, which shows posts with both css and jquery tags, or only one of the two.
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Wildcard tag search does not expand to full list of matching tags

Actually, if you try [arcgis*] again it will probably return a different selection of tags. Trying that gave me back different tags list then the one presented in question. Typing [arc*] or [qgis*] ...
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Search posts with specific combination of tags

Use "the following tags" option in a custom filter: If you want more power, this fills the search bar with a search, so you can search within those questions (and answers) for keywords or ...
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Search for tags with wildcards but exclude one

Try ( [google*] ) -[google-chrome] - mind the parentheses and opening space! The parentheses corral the wildcard's expansion, and once that expression is done, any questions with google-chrome are ...
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Can't search multiple tags but exclude a specific tag

If you don't mind that results can be stale for up to 7 days, you can leverage SEDE. I have created this query that let you include tags (wildcard) and exclude a tag. select distinct top 100 p....
rene's user avatar
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How can I receive "immediately" notification about new questions posted that meet certain search criteria?

There's an RSS feed for each tag. You'll still have to set up a RSS client locally to alert you in a suitable fashion. RSS feed of your favorite tags explains this in some more detail although the ...
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Difference between tag search and keyword search results format

The Stack Exchange search engine is smart/perky enough to convert a search for a single tag to a redirect to the tag's page. At that moment, you're not in the search results anymore; you're in a part ...
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Duplicate results when i am searching tags on SO

One is answer and other one is question. If you want to filter further, you can use is:q or is:a in the search bar. Related help center article: How do I search?
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I've broken the search using a wildcard

Spoiler tip: I included an AND operator between the last status tag and the feature-request tag. This unlocks the white search bar This is a big misconception. You can type any ordinary text in ...
Pandya's user avatar
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Duplicate results when i am searching tags on SO

All current answers here missed the simple and honest mistake made: using a comma. In order to show questions having two tags, just have a space between them, no comma: This way you'll get only the ...
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