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Permanently turn off new Google Maps and go back to old one

I found new Google Maps slow, useless (routes with only two points) and wrong. Is there any way, I can turn it off completely and go back to favored old Google Maps? Or is this — as with ...
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How do I figure out my Google OpenID URL?

I'm trying to log in to the CakePHP website using Open ID: http://ask.cakephp.org/users/login The most correct looking URL I've found is: https://www.google.com/accounts/o8/id ..but I can't properly ...
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How to use Google's web cache to view a page [duplicate]

I have this Google webcache link of Forbes.com: ...
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Google copy link location annoyance? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Turning off Google search results indirection Sounds like a stupid question, but this really bothers me and I don't see an easy workaround. Every time I need to post ...
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Can I exclude spam domains from my search results? [duplicate]

Sometimes when I search for something, there are plenty of links to sites with no content (those who only have the premade templates which the search terms), spammers, and leechers (as in copying ...
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Keyboard shortcut to access the first link in a Google search page?

What is the keyboard shortcut to access the first result in a Google search page? Any "hacks" would be fine, as long as it does not require the mouse.
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Does Google read my email?

I'm considering getting a Gmail account. I've always been hesitant about privacy with Google, though, and especially with the new privacy policy (which is hard to understand), I have some questions: ...
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What can you NOT find on Google?

Google claims to be fair, and it is in the company's interest (most of the time) to scour the Internet for anything and everything that its spiders can access. I want to know: What type of ...
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How do I search for “do a barrel roll” without Google … doing a barrel roll?

My brother and I used to play Star Fox 64 when we were kids, and when we did dog fights, we always loved doing barrel rolls so I decided to search for the quote that they always said the game in ...
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How can I stop Gmail from serving me auto translations based on my IP address?

When I go to Gmail website (FireFox, if this info is needed) with a different IP (IP from Germany), they automatically translate the page to German. How do I stop this behavior (in other words I want ...
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Unauthenticate Google OAuth connections

I authorized access to my account by an application that turned out to not work. Now I want to remove the authorization in case it was malicious. How could I do this?
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How to search something on across multiple sites with a single Google query?

I tried (search term site:stackoverflow.com) OR (search term site:superuser.com) OR (search term site:stackexchange.com) search term site:stackoverflow.com,superuser.com,stackexchange.com search ...
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Adding Pagenumbers to Google Drive Presentation?

Can someone tell me how can I add page numbers to my Google Drive Presentation? I've read that it should be under "Insert" but there's nothing even remotely relevant there. Here’s a screenshot:
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Convert time zones with Google?

Can I convert time zone calculations (18:30 CEST to GMT+1 for example) with Google?
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How can I use Google as OpenID provider after Google +?

For Google+ users, the www.google.com/profiles/me URL redirects to the user's Google+ profile. How can I use Google as my OpenID provider now?
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Google Contacts: Groups vs Circles

Since the integration of Google+ into Google Contacts took place, you have the ability to organize your Contacts into either the former Google Contact Groups or the new available Google+ Circles. ...
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How can I recursively set ownership of Google Drive files and folders?

We recently moved from Dropbox to Google Drive for our whole company and I used one user account to move everything into Google Drive. Now most/all of the file/folders are owned by one account. The ...
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Where can I find a list of the sites I've +1'ed?

If I go to my Google dashboard I can see the most recent +1 I made (below), but where can I find all the other websites/pages I've +1'ed?
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Is there a way to make phone calls from Gmail when the new hangouts is enabled?

Gmail currently provides free domestic calling for users in the US and Canada, directly in the Gmail interface. It uses the Google Video Chat plugin to allow voice calls to be made to regular phone ...
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How to see all Search Results in Google Calendar?

I am trying to search for all instances of a calendar event however I seem to only get a subset of them. For instance I see "26 results for my search query" yet I only see 5 results. How do I get to ...
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What are best practices for organizing Google Docs for the enterprise?

My company has 20 people. We all use Google Docs. As I continue to get Docs sent my way, I'm organizing them (via collections), but I realize everyone else is organizing them as well. This is a great ...
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How to delete all events on many dates all at once but not the whole Calendar in Google Calendar?

How to delete all events on many dates all at once but not the whole Calendar in Google Calendar? I tried to click on a date that got an event to delete and dragged my mouse to 2 days after that date, ...
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Is there a way to tell Google to speak to me in English, instead of German? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to test google.com outside the US? I live in Switzerland, and Google insists on speaking to me in German instead of English. I don't understand German. It's so ...
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Is it possible to sync MS Outlook with specific Google Calendar?

I wish to sync my work's Microsoft Outlook calendar one-way with Google Calendar so that I can view my events all together on my Google Account. I wish to create a new Calendar on Google Calendar ...
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Google 2-step verification from 2 devices

How can I add a second device to a Google account to generate the one time password with? I have added my iPhone (with the Google Authenticator app) during the 2-step verification setup wizard but I ...
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How does YouTube know my Google identity without my explicitly connecting?

I've found that recently when I visit YouTube, I am automatically logged in with my Google/Gmail Account. I don't like this at all. I do not want my video browsing history tied up with my Google ...
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How to change links of the Google bar?

I'm using Chrome, and I want to change the links of the bar, but I don't know how. It could be a Greasemonkey script, but I don't know how to write it.
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Setting Google results to stay in a language, regardless of location

How do I keep the Google search results in English regardless of where I am searching from? Google is a genius at knowing what ads to show me and what particular language to show me the ads. If I ...
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Does Google log your search to your Google account?

When I go google.com and do a search while being logged in to my Gmail account (or Google account). does Google log that search to that specific account or will it only log that search to the ...
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How does Amazon know what I have been searching on Google?

I was just browsing at some products on Amazon, without being logged in to Amazon, and then I noticed at the bottom the 'Recent Searches' box - which showed searches I had made from Google and had ...
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Google search engine alternatives [closed]

We all use the Google search engine, and it makes life easier. It's the best at the moment, but that doesn't mean that there won't be rivals or alternatives to Google. Are there any search engines ...
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Can I have 2 recovery phone numbers in my Google account?

When I travel abroad, it often happens that my original carrier is not valid, which means that sometimes I have to change my phone number to another carrier when I am in another country. So ...
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What will Google do with my data?

When I give data like Email, documents or my search history to Google I trust that they will keep my data secure (from hackers, employees, foreign governments, etc.) keep it private only use it for ...
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How do I search an image with specific resolution using new Google Image Search

As you know, there was an option available in Google Image Search known as Search image with specific screen resolution, option name as Exactly but recently Google changed the approach and am not ...
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Why should I use the Google Authenticator app instead of SMS?

I use Google's two-factor authentication, because I know that access to my email account is the skeleton key to all my other accounts. And... it's pretty annoying - I'm frequently swapping computers ...
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Is there a way to switch accounts in Google analytics?

I have several Google accounts. In products like Gmail or Calendar I see my address on the top right corner and when I click on it I can switch to other accounts I'm logged in with. But in Google ...
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Limit Google “trusted computer” auth cookies to 30 days

It looks like Google's two-factor authentication has switched to using long-expiration cookies for remembering "trusted" user agents, instead of the 30 day expiration previously used. This seems ...
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How can I get rid of the “+You” tab on every single page from Google?

I've just been forced to leave Google Plus and Google Profile. As such, I'd like to not have "+You" leading every single page from Google. Is there any way to do so without resorting on client side ...
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Download Files to Google Docs?

Is there a way to download a .PDF or whatever in such a way that it would skip my local machine and be directly uploaded to Google docs? If that's not possible, is there some solution where I can set ...
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How does Bing know the terms that I had recently Googled in the past month?

After I typed "a" into Bing, a list of terms that I had recently queried in Google appeared in purple. How does Bing know what terms I recently Googled?
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Is there a way of disabling Google's password recovery feature?

I have a YouTube channel which is under a different Google account to my normal one. I have a secure password with it, and an alternate e-mail address set up, but I thought I'd see how secure the ...
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Can the Trello Android App support multiple Google Accounts

I have two Google accounts (for work and personal). This works fine in Chrome, but is there an easy way in the Android app to switch accounts? Thanks
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Does sharing Public posts with an additional circle make a difference in Google+?

In Google+'s “Add circles or people to share with...” box, I can enter “Public”, making the post visible to/shared with everyone. I can also enter a circle, with or without the “Notify about this ...
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How can I delete a paid Google Apps Business account without stopping my Postini service if I use Postini for the same domain?

I use Postini spam protection for my example.com domain. My example.com production email is not hosted by Google. I also have a paid Google Apps for Business account for the same example.com domain. ...
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Search for publicly shared files on Google Drive

Is there any feature in Google Drive to search for files and folders shared publicly by other users? I have uploaded some e-books online and I need to know how the public users can access them without ...
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Add non-Google login option to Flickr account

I signed up to Flickr using my Google account. This has become a major usability headache since I moved to China: While flickr itself is not blocked here, Google's authentication redirect dance (which ...
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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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Alternatives to Google webapps? [closed]

I find myself using Google products most of the time. These are Google Search, GMail, Reader, Picasa, Groups, Documents, Maps, Translate and so on... They are not bad generally, but I think I might be ...
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How to disable Google's doodle

I am at work, and wanted to Google something, but then I saw the Halloween Doodle (and I played with it). Now I have no idea what I was searching for. How can I disable Google's doodle, to stop it ...
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Does Google+ actually delete content I want deleted, or do they just hide it, like Facebook?

I always had a vague notion that when one deletes a post or comment in Facebook that they don't actually delete it. Instead, behind the scenes they simply mark it to not display. This irked me ...