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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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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 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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How to synchronize Basecamp and Google Docs automatically?

Is there a way to synchronize Basecamp attachments with Google Docs? Are there any products on market doing this?
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Shortcut key to “Save Note” in Google notebook

Whenever I do some edits in Google Notebook (the browser app) and I want to close the window (since I have finished editing), I will have to hit the "Save Now" button. I'm wondering if there is any ...
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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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How to change setting in Google Groups with not gmail email address?

I don't have a gmail address (and I don't need one). I've been invited to a discussion group hosted at Google Groups. I accepted the invitation and now I can receive and send messages to the groups. ...
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How do we actually do list sorting in Google Bookmarks (alphabetical order)

I use Google Bookmarks and I’d need a way to sort all my lists in alphabetical order. The "My lists" current has itself sorted in last modified order... and although that’s useful, it is more useful ...
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Google Ad Words Vouchers

I have three Google Ad Words vouchers but no account yet. Is it possible to combine these vouchers when I open my new account?
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Google Docs scattering my uploaded content

I've uploaded a folder which is full of other folders and files into Google Docs Webdav. After the upload was finished, I checked through the webdav and the website and everything was scattered. What ...
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Will Google track me less if I pay for Google Apps for Business?

I'm increasingly freaked out by the relevance of ads I see across sites. For example, I receive a joke mail about planning a trip to Antarctica, and now I start seeing Antarctica travel ads across ...
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Limit a Google search to history only

In Google, I want to seach for words "rungs" "lunar module" but I want to search only the pages I have visited in the last 7 days. Does anyone know how to do this?
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Backup archive of Google Groups messages?

Is there a way to download all the messages from a Google Group? I've tried searching for a good solution, but it seems the only way is to actually download the individual .html files for each thread ...
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How to subscribe by email to a Google Groups mailing list with daily-digest option?

I'm setting up a Google Group for use as a mailing list with a non-technical audience. I want to be able to allow them to perform all necessary actions without using anything but their email address. ...
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How to detect invisible users on google chat

I have found several web pages that explain how to find if a user is invisible by sending them a message. One of the websites had a link to a page explaining a way to detect an invisible user without ...
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Make “Switch account” menu default in new Google multiple sign-in interface

Google's new interface requires an additional step to switch accounts: Click email/ID in upper right-hand corner Click "Switch account" (This is the additional step.) Click account or "Sign in to ...
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Merging Conflicting Google Accounts

I believe the answer is no, but I think that just having the question out there may let the community work together to figure out what we can do to get what we are looking for done. My organization ...
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How to show the translation of a webpage in Google?

I used to find there is "translation" click-able for translation of language of each webpage found by Google. But I don't have it anymore. I was wondering how to show the translation of a webpage in ...
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Shift events in Google Calendar

Is there a way I can shift all events in my Google Calendar, +/- a week?
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How to customize URL search conditions on Google

I want to be able to tell Google if [some string] is in the URL, don't include as a search result For example: If I want to do a search for "popcorn", the first thing that comes up as a result ...
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So what's wrong with my iGoogle page? [closed]

Look at how messed up it is: http://i52.tinypic.com/2wdva54.jpg This only happens on this PC (regardless of what browser I'm using - it looks like that in all browsers I use). But it works normally ...
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How can I search Google for domains rather than pages?

Say I want to search for job sites in Alberta, Canada. One way to proceed is to do the usual Google search for them and then somehow loop through the results for the domains that seem to correspond to ...
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How do I change the interface language in Google Groups?

Today I logged into Google Groups and, to my horror, that the interface language changed to Hebrew, probably because I'm accessing the site from Israel. (I speak Hebrew, but rather not use it on the ...
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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 Blackle actually save energy? [closed]

Blackle.com boasts about how they save energy. However I was watching a video (2:30 for the bit concerning my post) the other day with a professor showing how LCD screens work. That the backlit is ...
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How to search for words only if they are in the beginning of a sentence?

Is there a way to specify the following in Google search ? I want to search for a word only in the beginning of the sentences. So it should be in capital letter. thanks
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Is there a way to import my booksmarks, e.g. favorites or delicious, into Google plus 1?

Since I have my booksmarks there, putting them into Google might make searches better without a lot of manual training. EDIT 8/16/11: a script that does this would be fine too.
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How do I restore the 'tasks' Gmail gadget?

I accidentally undocked then closed it, and I don't know how to restore it.
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Chrome address bar Google search engine

I am using google chrome as a browser and fire up empty tags and type directly to the address the search query. The problem that raises is despite the fact that I had defined google.com as a default ...
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Personalising Gmail canned responses

There is a great tool called 'canned response' at Gmail but how can I make it produce responses that are customised? Sample template I want to create: Dear %FIRSTNAME%, Thank you ...
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Google Analytics only tracking obout 10% of my online orders

I am using Actinic Ecommerce software and have enabled Google Analytics tracking. The tracking itself works fine. But when it comes to the Ecommerce order tracking i am having problems, it registered ...
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Bookmark to Google Reader for a specific account

I have multiple Google accounts including a personal account, and a Google Apps account for work. I want to create a bookmark will send me to my work Google Reader account directly where I have ...
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Can I restore Google Analytics website profile which has been removed?

I was operating a web site profile using Analytics. When I changed my site domain, I add new profile and deleted old one. I want to restore the old one now. No way?
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Google contacts moving from My Contacts to Other Contacts

For some reason a subset of my Google Contacts are being moved from the My Contacts list to the Other Contacts list. Unfortunately this has the effect of removing them from my iPhone as I have them ...
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Does Google serve results that are anchor links?

Can a result from Google ever be an anchor link "into" a document, like for example http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_of_Tyre#Early_life (As opposed to ...
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How to turn off Google's page preview in search?

How to turn off scripts in Google Search, in particular the page preview?
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Speeding up the removal of pages of a deactivated website from Google cache

I just deleted a old blog from Blogger that barely got any visitors. How long will pages from it keep showing up in the Google cache? Is there a way that I can I make Google forget about it faster?
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I have evidence that someone is accessing my Google account, what should I do?

I have evidence that someone has been accessing my Google account since I started to login to use a variety of services. I did not have this problem when I was using my Google account exclusively for ...
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How does application specific passwords with Googles two-factor auth work?

When you activate Googles two-factor authentication you will have to use some application specific passwords for applications that don't support two-factor authentication. How does the application ...
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Don't Google profile links work as OpenIDs any more?

For years I've been using a http://www.google.com/profiles/name.surname link as my OpenID. I've also used it to log in to StackExchange sites because If I've just pressed Google logo to log in there ...
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Adsense with Google App Domain?

I'm trying to login to google.com/adsense with my Google Apps credentials, but it says the service is not available for that domain. I've been looking in the apps Dashboard how to activate it with no ...
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Search for recipes that contain a specific ingredient using Google Recipe

How does one search for recipes that contain a specific ingredient, in this case "tomato sauce", using Google Recipes? I do not want to specify the recipe name, just the ingredients. ...
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Can gmail's archive feature save storage?

If we archive a mail in gmail, is storage saved? I mean, is the file compressed well? Gmail can search in archived mail. If it was really compressed, the searching was very hard job. But they can. ...
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POSTing to google search

Are there any terms and conditions preventing me from setting up a minimal search form which POSTs to google? I.e. just a single text box with a 'search' button, that searches for pages on my site, ...
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Google Docs file upload limit

I am trying to load a 1.8 Mb .docx file into Google Docs and getting the following message: "This file could not be imported because it is over the 1 MB limit." I have no idea why this may be, ...
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Google Realtime: how to search for messages from a specific Twitter user?

For example, how would you write a search query that returns the recent updates from the Twitter user @google (and not return updates from other users that just happen to contain the word "google")? ...
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How do I add contacts to CC for a group in Gmail?

I like to use the Groups feature of Gmail to quickly send an email to a certain group of people that are generally always included on certain emails. For instance, I have a Family group so I can ...
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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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Google 2-step verification fails with FeedDemon

When I enable Google 2-step verification, FeedDemon sync with Google Reader fails. FeedDemon reports the following error: FeedDemon was unable to login to your Google account. Please check that ...
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Which apps that use Google Account sign-in are currently incompatible with 2-step authentication?

I decided to opt for Google's 2-step authentication for increased security. After setting up my Android device with the Google Authenticator and also configuring backup phones and printing out the ...