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How to use GPG with Gmail?

I would like to read and write GPG encrypted mails within Gmail. I found FireGPG, but the support for Gmail has been discontinued (and I am using Google Chrome as a browser). What is the most ...
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How do I get Gmail to ask me to be a mailto handler again?

I noticed that when I open up Gmail on Google Chrome, a popup near the top asks me if I want to let Gmail be my "mailto:" handler. If I select "No," I'm assuming that Gmail will no longer ask me to ...
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2answers
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YouTube stops buffering when video is paused

For some reason YouTube isn't buffering videos whilst they are paused. It started happening two months ago. At first I thought it was just a global change by YouTube, but after venting on Twitter I ...
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Is there a web view of my synchronized Google Chrome bookmarks?

Google Chrome synchronizes my bookmarks between computers. When I am away from a computer that has Chrome on it is there a way to view these bookmarks on the web?
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Disable the Google Plus red notification number on Gmail, Google search, etc

How can I disable the big red number showing on the Google account bar that comes from Google+ activity? Whenever there are new notifications from Google+ the box turns red showing a number or count ...
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1answer
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How can I set up Trello desktop notifications?

What do I have to set up in Trello in order to get pop-up notifications through Google Chrome? There's a bug on the Trello development board about strange desktop notification behavior, but I haven't ...
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Facebook chat only page

I don't remember exactly how I got to it, but I opened a page (external possibly) that only showed the chat interface of Facebook. It was quite similar to the gabtastik screenshot What I wanted was ...
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YouTube videos automatically set to mute

YouTube videos have all started playing with the audio slider set to mute. I can slide the volume on for each video to hear the audio, but when opening a new video it's also automatically set to mute. ...
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Any plugin to control GMail message editor with keyboard?

I want to use GMail's various rich-text capabilities with the keyboard. For example, I want to type Ctrl + M to indent, Ctrl + Shift + M to dedent, and do all the other actions (like adding a link or ...
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Is there a way to disable YouTube HTML5 video player in Chrome?

A few weeks ago, YouTube started showing half of their videos in HTML5 player for me. Is there a way to force it back to using Flash player only (in Chrome)? (I'm opted out of HTML5 trial at ...
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How Can I Prevent Gmail from Opening a New Tab when I Switch Accounts?

It seems that about 2 weeks ago, Gmail began always opening a new tab (in Chrome at least) every time I switch Accounts. Previously it only opened new tabs when I logged into a new account, but if I ...
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What is the best Google Chrome extension for Delicious? [closed]

I use a Chrome extension which works very well with Google Bookmarks, allowing syncing with local bookmarks and easy adding and reference to existing Google bookmarks. The Delicious extension that I ...
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Limit search among a set of websites with Google Chrome

What setting do I need to adjust or create to make the search in Google Chrome limit itself to a pre-defined set of websites? For example, I want to search all the Stack Exchange sites ...
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1answer
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What information is being accessed by a third party that supports “log in with Google”?

There are some applications that you can add to Google Chrome. However, some of them require you to log in to a Google account. During that process you get a message along the lines of "xxx is asking ...
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A clear understanding about Mozilla Firefox web applications

I have seen lately a concept of installing open web applications in Firefox and Google Chrome just like extensions here . While the site says it as a installable websites. It looks very similar to ...
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How can I force Google Maps to update “My location” when I move?

I travel a lot and I use Google Maps to help me get around a lot. The My location feature is very handy when you're lost and find a WIFI hotspot but it has one problem. My Location likes to cache ...
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When using Chrome, why does Twitter's home page redirect me to a search for “searchTerms”?

This has been going on for some time. Whenever I type twitter.com into Chrome's omnibar, I am redirected to https://twitter.com/search/%7BsearchTerms%7D?source=desktop-search. Given the tweets showing ...
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2answers
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Is it safe to install Google Chrome extensions which explicitly state needing access to my data on all websites?

I'd like to install a Google Chrome extension (in particular, StayFocused) and it warns me that it will have access to my data on all websites. I find this quite scary as I'd like to keep some ...
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How can I have Google account bar tabs open in the same window?

I'm taking about the account bar that's at the header of the page, not the Google browser toolbar or the tabs in Chrome itself. Is there a way to configure the Google account bar to open items in the ...
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Task alerts ala Outlook with Google Calendar/Chrome?

The only feature i miss from outlook after we made the switch to Google Apps at work is the alarm popup that rised when you programmed it. Outlook had lots of options when programming the alarm or ...
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How to make Google search not redirect

When I click an entry in the Google search results, it first queries Google server and then redirect to the page. For example, search foobar gives: <a ...
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1answer
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GMail stuck in redirection loop in Chrome

I can't access GMail through Chrome as it displays an error message saying that too many redirections were triggered. This probably has something to do with the system time as I have to reset it on ...
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Force Google Reader to always use HTTPS [closed]

Gmail always use HTTPS but it is because Google enforces it. So how about Google Reader? Is it possible to always open Google Reader using HTTPS (other than typing it explicitly in the URL location ...
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GOOD online IRC client for freenode on Google Chrome OS? [closed]

I wonder if there is a good online IRC client especially for Freenode, besides http://webchat.freenode.net cause that one really, really suck :) There are no notifications, you can't save your ...
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1answer
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Why my Gmail goes partially unencrypted whenever I start writing a new message?

When I enter my Gmail account (Ubuntu precise, Firefox with a few addons—AdBlock, WOT, Ghostery, HTTPS Everywhere) the encryption of the page works normally (snapshot 1), and keeps on doing so until I ...
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How can I add a shortcut on my desktop to a document in Google Docs?

I would like to have a shortcut on my desktop to a excel document in Google Docs? How can I create a shortcut (icon) like this? I use Google Chrome as web browser.
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How to resize a message in Gmail even narrower?

Gmail message windows can stretch far and wide: And they can be narrowed, spilling text over into the next line, while keeping all text visible. But at a certain point (about 450px wide), ...
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Disable twitter's keyboard shortcut

For the simple reason sometimes I want to search the timeline using Command + F and when I try it some shortcut will be activated and I'll be moved away from the timeline after having loaded many ...
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Disable YouTube HTML5 player in Chrome

I'm running Chrome on my Mac and all of the sudden videos started playing in the HTML 5 player instead of the Flash player. I am not in the HTML 5 trial, the button says Join instead of Leave and I ...
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1answer
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View YouTube videos in Gmail?

I have this annoying problem with YouTube videos, and the problem is the viewing experience. One or two weeks ago, when I clicked on YouTube video in Gmail (from "Your Personal YouTube Digest" ...
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Why Is Google Drive convinced that I'm offline?

Okay, this is messed up. I opened up my budgets spreadsheet as I do every week, and realized that I could only edit 1-2 cells before everything would freeze up. Inspecting the UI, I found a tiny ...
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How to set up a local Google Omnibox search with predictions? [closed]

I am from the UK and like to browse from Google.co.uk. When I am in a foreign country, the browsing from the omnibox goes to the local version, such as Google.co.il. When I try entering a custom ...
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Do I have to be an owner of the website in order to create a Google Chrome app for it?

I want to create some apps to add to Google Chrome (so they appear as an app in the "new tab" page) that are nothing but a link to websites like Facebook, Stack Overflow, etc. Can I publish it to the ...
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2answers
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Opening files directly in Google Chrome [closed]

I'm frequently opening files from websites (e.g. doc files) and is seems Chrome is missing the option to open it directly instead of saving it first (like possible in e.g. IE, FF, Opera). Any hack ...
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3answers
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What are the advantages of Chrome Web Store? [closed]

Is Chrome Web Store going to be just another web directory managed by Google for their own purposes? What would be the benefit to a regular user of web applications if and if not using the Chrome ...
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1answer
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Sort Gmail by Date? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is it possible to sort your email in GMail by something other than the date received? Is there any way to sort Gmail by date in the web interface? The priority inbox is ...
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How can I force support.microsoft.com to display KB entries in English?

My browser's language preferences are set to (in order): [de-DE], [de], [en-US], [en], which works perfectly okay for 99,999% of websites I visit, since my mother tongue is German, with the notable ...
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1answer
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How can I make Trello auto-login when Chrome starts?

Does it make a difference if I use the same account I use for Chrome? I really need it to be starting up when I ever I start Chrome, without having to sign in every time.
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1answer
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StumbleUpon bookmarklet to favorite any website (not the ones I get to using their toolbar)

The situation is as follows I want an easy way to thumbsUp/favorite any websites which I didn't stumble upon using StumbleUpon but I want it among my other favs (to also cusomizes my future ...
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1answer
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YouTube videos reload when I replay them?

When you start a video, there is a light grey bar which indicates the loading of the video. How come when I replay the video (by clicking the 'replay' button or by clicking somewhere random on the ...
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Twitter randomly fails to load in Chrome [closed]

I've been noticing over the last few weeks that when I try to load Twitter through Chrome, it will randomly decide to hang on trying to load the page, showing nothing but a blank white page, like the ...
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2answers
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How do I get rid of the big blue bar at the top of Google?

How do I get rid of this big blue bar at the top of Google: It is really annoying! I am running Google Chrome on a Mac.
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Difference between bookmarking and installing an web app in Chrome?

What is the difference between bookmarking an web page (or web app) and installing an web app in Chrome? Is there any performance improvement for installed web apps? Or any other benefit?
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1answer
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Tabbing out of the “to:” field in Gmail

I noticed recently that I can't seem to hit Tab to move on to the Subject field in Gmail. Pressing Tab simply inserts a tab, which is rather useless in the To field. Is that new or have I just not ...
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1answer
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What kind of data does TrelloScrum keep?

TrelloScrum is a Chrome extension for doing Scrum in Trello. It 'has access to all your Trello data'. Does it transmit anything to a server? If so, what information does this server retain?
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Google Trends keeps coming up in Chinese

I'm having a problem with Google trends: it keeps coming up in what it looks like Chinese. I tried to eliminate several potential causes: Signed out of my Google account -> still in Chinese. ...
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Chrome doesn't display URL gadgets in Google Sites

I own a Google Apps domain, and I've built a site in Google Sites. Within the site I've embedded some gadgets, added by URL. The problem occurs when I open the site in Chrome: the gadgets aren't ...
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Certificate error for Gmail

Over the past couple of days, I have been trying to access Gmail in Chrome by navigating to https://gmail.com. As seen in the error below, it says the server identifies itself as mail.google.com not ...
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1answer
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Gmail: Recover deleted email from browser cache

I've permanently deleted an important email from Gmail Trash folder. And as I understand it, there is no way to recover the email from inside the Gmail application. But, I figured that my browser ...
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Where are all the not-free chrome extensions?

The chrome webstore seems to allow for apps that cost money. However, I can't find any of them in the actual webstore. What does this mean? Are paid apps just hugely unpopular and a bad way to go? ...