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This tag is for questions about the built-in search functionality of this site powered by elasticsearch.

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View unanswered questions with most recent first

At https://tex.stackexchange.com/questions?sort=unanswered the answers appear to be listed in order of number of votes. Which means it basically never changes (most voted first). Is there a way to ...
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A search of a code string within my posts doesn't work

I'm searching my posts which contain \multicolumn{1}. I tried with: code:"\multicolumn{1}" user:me and code:\multicolumn{1} user:me but they both give 0 results, whereas there is at least one ...
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Questions or answers containing \cs_set_eq not found

If I search on TeX - LaTeX for \cs_set_eq, only one result is returned: "Q: Patch font with LuaTeX" whereas e.g. this answer contains code containing \cs_set_eq. Do you know what's going on?
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Search questions without comments

I was wondering if it is also possible to search for questions which are unanswered AND also lack any comments? I could not find it here or using Google.
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Search posts that contain code

How to filter search in TeX.SX to those have code in them. Also how to search inside the codes themselves.
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Number separated from the rest of the sentence

I don't know how this is called and so I can't find information about it, and don't want to post a repeated questions. I have sentences which end in "weight 1" or "line 2". And latex separates the ...
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How to search for duplicates and handle them?

Finding duplicates for a question, if they exist, is not always easy. What techniques can I use to find question duplicates? How should duplicates be handled?
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Only two questions show on a newly launched session

When booting up a new session (presumably with an empty cache), the number of questions on the new page is exactly two. The option to increase this to 15/30/50 entries is offered (and the change, once ...
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Duplicate questions

Before posting a question on the forum, I check for answers related to my question. As always, I do not find any answers pertaining to my topic and ask my question. Nevertheless, a lot of my ...
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How to search for \list but not list?

I'm looking for questions on the main site that have \list in their body but need to avoid question that have list. Is there a search syntax I can use?
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Why don't we start converting all the questions into FAQ by document intention (Thesis/Presentation/Resume/CV)?

We can put related questions about common templates, packages available to use and so on. And use repeated questions as an indicator that it's a frequent user issue. Using the interface as currently ...
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How to ensure the better organisation and availability of knowledge on TeX.SX?

TEX.SX is a source of knowledge such as online encyclopedia (i.e. WP) but experts focus on (question/answer model). The issue facing online encyclopedia is how to get one source of knowledge available ...
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Is full text search not working any more?

Just recently I was looking for some questions with a particular word in the title or the main text, but search no longer seems to find them. For example searching for the word "gender" yields ...
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how to start looking at the question archive starting at a known place in the middle?

there's probably already a question on this, but i couldn't find it. i've been out for a few days, and would like to review what has happened while i was away. i know the number of the last question ...
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How do I search for an answer by a particular user

Sometimes I remember that someone wrote a very nice answer to a question. While I remember the author, I don't always remember the question asked. Is there a way to search the site by focusing on ...
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How to find your own questions with unaccepted answers? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to find my questions for which I have not accepted an answer I can't find an easy way to review all the questions which I have asked which a) have at least one answer and ...
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Using search effectively

There is surprisingly little on meta about search, which is a shame because it's the main tool for avoiding duplicate questions. This question asks the way of searching for a particular character, and ...
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Is it possible to search for a LaTeX command including its backslash?

I think a search for \widthof on any other command with backsalsh shows also results without considering \. Is it true? How can I make a search for a command and not for its name?
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A list of visited questions or the total list of questions as they appeared

Is there a way to get a list of visited questions (by me) or the list of all questions as they appeared (arrived at) TeX SX?
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How to find my questions for which I have not accepted an answer

I am looking for a way of listing, in first-come-first fashion, the questions for which I have not chosen one of the answers.
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Restrict search function to favorites

Is there a way to restrict a full-text search to my favorites in TeX.SE?
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cursor jumps in search form, garbles input while typing

Lately I was searching on tex.sx from the search form at the top of the page. After a first search, I positioned the cursor somewhere halfway in my previous search terms and started to type additional ...
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Is there a way to find posts from this community on MSO?

I frequent Meta Stack Overflow (MSO). Sometimes I stumble upon posts there by members of this community, i.e. users of this site, and often I find these posts interesting. Is there an effective way to ...
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How can I find my deleted answers

Is there a method to search for deleted answers, at least for those that have access to them? Did not see anything under the Advanced Super Ninja Search Options on the Search Options Page. I don't ...
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Use {braces} when searching for tags?

Should the system allow the use of {braces} (in addition to [brackets]) to search for tags? I know that one can limit the scope of a search to a subset of specific tags by enclosing them in [brackets]...