Questions about Google on a broad level and concerns one or more of the following web apps: Google Search, Google Maps, Gmail and Google Voice

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How do you delete a free Google Apps account?

I have looked over the article regarding deleting your Google Apps account many times, but after attempting to follow the steps, there is no visible way to delete the account. My admin console looks ...
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Setting up Google Authenticator without giving a phone number?

Google's support page at http://support.google.com/accounts/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=185839 states that if I set up two-factor authentication from my Android device, it will offer me a chance to ...
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Totally confused by YouTube / Google+ integration

HELP! I'm losing my mind. At some point YouTube had me choose to create a new "channel" linked to a new "google+" profile -- maybe I had the option to keep my old gmail-linked channel -- I can't ...
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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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Any way to auto-add “&hl=en” to URLs of Google services?

Google tries to "help" users understand English language content in its various services like Google Groups when the reader is located in presumably non-English speaking territories. There are a few ...
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Display all hidden chat members in Gtalk

Gtalk doesn't provide groups in chat window. If I am online, I am online for all. If I am invisible, I am invisible for all. So, I see a very large list when I get online. For me, say for example, few ...
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Normalizing and grouping dates in Google Spreadsheet

I have a spreadsheet pulling together various readings taken of hours heater has run, electricity units use for that period, and outside temperature. For the last 3 months, the electricity usage and ...
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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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Wrong Google Drive Account

I have the wrong Google Drive account linked to my Trello; how do I correct this? The email address I use to login is the correct email for Google Drive, but the files are not showing when I want to ...
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How to get IP address from Google web history

Robbers have stolen my laptop and it seems they are using my Google Account on Chrome. Can I find their IP addresses from Google web history? Gmail shows me only the last ten logins and I need more. ...
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Google Apps Email for new Primary Youtube Email

I have a YouTube account that I want to change the primary email for but every time I try to add a alternate address it says it is already associated with another google account. The email is a ...
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Delete YouTube channel in order to unlink G+ from YouTube

I want to get my old YouTube username back and completely abandon the nightmare that carries the name Google+. In order to do so, I need to delete my G+ channel, and in order to do that, I need to ...
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How to Customize Google homepage Taskbar?

How can I customize the Google Homepage Taskbar? By Default it shows: Web Images Videos Maps News Shopping etc....and have to click on More to get Books, Calenders, Docs. Is there anyway I can ...
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Google weather gadget/widget like the one on search

When searching for "weather " with google.com like http://www.google.com/search?q=weather+cupertino a formatted weather forecast with icons is shown before the first actual search result. Is there a ...
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Is it possible to automatically re-share files shared to a Google account?

Is it possible to set up one Google Account so that it automatically re-shares anything shared with it to another account? I tried doing it with IFTTT, but the Google Drive Channel has no Triggers, ...
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make dynamic array blank based on adjacent values in Google Spreadsheets

I'm attempting to indicate certain months that fall between the end of one period and the beginning of another. I have the months of the year in column C: values 1 through 12. It's a running ...
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How to download all Google Search images results

Is there a way to automatically download all the images that Google shows up on Google Image Search? I do not want to download the thumbnails and only the actual images in their actual sizes.
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How to recover Google bookmarks from Google Chrome

How do you recover your bookmarks from your Google account? The bookmarks were made on a different computer, using the same account.
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Google Apps Email - how to add several domain names?

I signed up for Google Apps for Businesses, paid (I guess) $5 a month for this service. My primary goal is to use Google Apps for email accounts for my projects (with custom domains). I added one ...
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Does google store search queries etc typed into its text box that are never actually sent like facebook allegedly does?

I think I read somewhere (I definitely read this somewhere on a hackernews article) that facebook stores the text you type into your text box while using facebook even if you don't send it, i.e. if ...
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Lost account - My Gmail account is now blank

I have just logged in to my Gmail account to check on an email received about a job and my account is empty. It is as if I have just opened a new account! This is an email I use for work and I have ...
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On Google Drive is there a way to connect Adobe Reader using “Connect more apps”

I want to open PDF files using Adobe Reader on the Google web drive. There is no problem on the local Google drive, but when on the web, one has to use various apps offered by Google that are ...
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Joined a Google group now shared files appears to Google Drive?

I recently joined a Google group and upon joining several shared files started appearing in my Google Drive. Is there a way to prevent this from happening without leaving the group?
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IP Address from Web History

The web history help page (https://support.google.com/accounts/answer/54068?hl=en&ref_topic=14148) states that along with search results it collects the IP address data for each search, i.e., an ...
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Why does searching Google Drive turn up no results after moving files from Dropbox?

I have recently moved my files from Dropbox to Google Drive. However, I get no results from searching my Google Drive. Does anyone have an answer about why?
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I want to link my Google/YouTube account to my company YouTube account

I have some company videos I would like to upload to my company YouTube account, but Microsoft movie maker won't let me upload them as it says my "Google account is not linked to a YouTube channel. ...
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How (can?) you search the Google Trash for a particular folder that was deleted?

A bug in Google Docs sync created a 16 GB duplicate folder on my desktop and when I deleted it it deleted the source fold (of which folder(1) was a duplicate). So now I want (hopefully!) to restore ...
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Prevent the cell from expanding to the size of cell contents in a Google Docs spreadsheet every time I open the doc?

I know how to "Wrap text" to make this happen, but my issue is I am having to do this EVERY time I open a google doc. It is a quick couple of clicks, but it adds up. Is there a way to make is so the ...
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iGoogle dynamic themes on other websites

Now that iGoogle is being shut down, is there a way to add the dynamic themes to another webpage? I cannot seem to find a suitable replacement (Google+ does not support backgrounds, let alone dynamic ...
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Google Drive - Shared documents appear twice

I am creating a folder structure in google apps drive whereby (this is for a school) there will be a school class folder, within this, an Assignment Name folder, then a name. Now, I need permissions ...
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How can I set translator link in the new Google design?

I see Web, Images, Maps, Shopping and More, but even in more there is no Google Translator. Why are Shopping and Books links, but no Translator link? How can I get it back? In the old design, with ...
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Time delay for image to be displayed on Google's search engine

I have uploaded an album from to Picasa to Google and I made it publicly viewable on the web. When I search on Google, my photos are not displayed. Is there a time delay between sharing them and ...
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How I selectively turn off Google Chat Notifications on Per Machine Basis

I have two machines (Windows + Ubuntu) that both run Chrome and might both be open to Gmail. I use chat and hangouts extensively throughout the day, but would like only my Ubuntu machine to play ...
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Google Apps Admin account username and password lost

I created an Google Apps business (free edition) account for my friend back in 2012. After that we never logged in to that account. Now today when tried logging back in we don't remember username or ...
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Losing Google Apps primary domain

A long time ago I got a free Google Apps account using a DynDNS domain. Since then I've added multiple top-level domains. DynDNS has changed a lot since I started using them 4-5 years ago, and they ...
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Infinite redirect loop after search performing from Google search box in Google Chrome. How do I fix it?

Got redirect loop after any Google search performing from Google search box (see screenshot below), while search from Omnibox (google default search engine) does not induce any redirecting. Tried: ...
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Contact picture in Google Hangouts not showing

I have this friend in Google Hangouts that will always appear with no profile. Even though he has no Google+ profile and I have stablished a custom picture in Google Contacts, I still see no face. ...
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Searching for content within Google Drive doesn't find a known document

I've created a Google Document in web-based Google Drive with, for example, Freddy Kruger as the only two words. The filename is: test document I've exited the document and confirmed it exists ...
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Referencing multiple files in a single form field

I have a google form that is collecting archival data for a specific collection. We initially created a "Photo" column/question that allows a link to a photo to be saved with the record. (The photos ...
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How would I report a problem to Google?

Suppose I find a broken sentence, or a feature that is not working. Is there a way to report this to Google in situations where there is no link to their Feedback System? Can you describe briefly ...
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Where to place google rich snippet markup.xml

Google introduced local business option into its webmaster tools data highlighter. Where to place the resultant markup.xml or code? In the site footer or particular page (eg: contact page)? Or simply ...
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How do you resolve Google Analytics: Inpage Analytics error for website that have to redirect from http to https?

I get the following error, while using inpage analytics: Error: The Website in your settings (http://www.example.com), redirects into a different domain. (http://example.com). In-Page Analytics ...
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How to get my business' Google reviews to integrate into Google+ page?

Can someone help me figure out how to get the name of my business modified in Google Local (Google Places) so that the reviews associated with that listing will get integrated into my business' ...
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Gmail login information has been lost

I have several Gmail accounts that I manage from one Gmail account. I set this up on the configuration POP/IMAP tab, inside my Gmail account. This allows me to be able to send emails with one of the ...
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Reply to developer in Google Play

Can an end user reply to developer comments in Google Play? I did not find any reply button, how can we do so?
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Blank Screen in New Post with blogger.com

I am no longer able to post anything new or edit a previous post. I get a blank white screen. I have deleted cookies, cleared cache and updated my browser. I use internet explorer, but have also ...
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How can I use HTML formatting with the recent changes to Gmail?

I was typing up an email to a friend and wanted to use the HTML <del> strikethrough tag. But it doesn't work. Gmail used to allow you to just insert HTML. Now, it's been "dumbed down". I ...
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Unable to reset administrator password for Google Apps

I have been trying to reset and administrator password for my domain however I have been unable to. I have attempted following the instructions as per below link. however they appear to be out of date ...
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embedding editable Google Calendar

We are a small company and want to have an internal calendar (available on <some-internal-ip>/calendar) where we can track customer visits, travels, conferences, etc. Ideally it would be a ...
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Google Analytics- Different Reported Visitors for the same day in different views

In Traffic Sources > Overview I can see traffic on March 26th at around 8000. This is shown when multiple days are selected in reporting period. When March 26 is selected as the only day the ...