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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What is the purpose of the presence of Google Docs in Google Drive?

I was under the impression that by using Google Drive, I can edit my files in MS Word or Excel and it will all sync but apparently I can't open .gdoc .gsheet in MS Office. So basically, aside from ...
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How to highlight code in Blogger?

I am using Google Blogger (www.thecloudavenue.com) and would like to highlight the code. I tried a couple of ways, but not satisfied with the results. Can anyone share how they have done it?
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Track and administer OpenID permissions on Google account

How do I track and administer all my OpenID permissions on my Google account? For example, I signed in to an OpenID-enabled site. If it was a new site I visited, I'd get a permission request page to ...
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Setting a Google+ vanity URL like plus.google.com/me [duplicate]

Where can I set a vanity URL for my Google+ profile? Ideally I would like to be able to have my current profiles.google.com URL brought over in case Google decide the profiles are now valid for Google ...
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How do I change my primary Gmail email address on Google Accounts

How do I change my primary email address on Google accounts? (My current primary email is a Gmail address which seems to be the problem.)
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Is there a free alternative to Google that improves privacy handling?

Google tracks searches and also sends search data to visited sites in the HTTP referrer headers, and this information can be tied together to allow someone to look at what you have been searching over ...
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Are GitHub sources parsed by Search Engines?

I used Github search which is good though sometimes I like to use Google's parameters for better search handling of what I want. site:github.com foreach Unfortunately for the first few pages, I am ...
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Where to report Gmail problems?

my gmail address is acting really strangely, it doesn't receive emails from certain email addresses, even though some emails get through. I've checked filters, SPAM, all folders - no problem there. It ...
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How can I email a photo from Google plus via gmail?

I have a photo under Photos on G+. I want to email it to someone. Ideally, I could do this from Gmail, but if I can do it from G+ that would be great. I don't see any way of doing this from Gmail. In ...
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Is it possible to add a creative commons embed to a Google Doc?

I've written some basic training manuals using Google docs, and would like to release them under a creative commons license. I plan to use the Google drive "Publish" feature to release it to the web, ...
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Google Groups: Enable posting by email

I am participating in a Google Group, and it is not possible to post by email: Delivery to the following recipient failed permanently: foo@googlegroups.com Technical details of permanent ...
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Is there a way to create a doc directly inside a collection?

For the life of me, I wasn't able to figure out how to create a doc inside a Collection. When I click the Create button, the document is always created at the root level, and I have to find the ...
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Gmail/Google search: change color of top bar back to white from new black [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to change black Google bar back to white? Some time ago, Google changed the color of the top bar ("Web Images Videos Maps News Shopping Gmail more") to black. How ...
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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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Bing - Is there a NCR site for it?

Just like Google having an NCR (No Country Redirect) URL, does Bing have one? Basically, I am looking for a site URL which will take me to the US - English site?
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Picasa people tags in Google contacts

I use face tags in picasa,and picasa allows me to choose people in my Gmail contacts. Is there a way that I could get that person's icon in picasa to show as that same person's icon in my contacts? ...
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Can I send support questions to Google via email?

I've got an issue with a Google app that is nonstandard, so I'd like to write a detailed explanation to the Google support team instead of using the standard forms. Which address do I have to send my ...
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Google Search to show only results with IP addresses

Is there a way that I could get Google Search to return only results with IP addresses in the URL? Please let me know. Thanks
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Add custom links to Google's black navigation bar

Is there any way I can customize Google's black nav bar to include a link to my Google Music beta account? I figure there might be an Google Chrome extension or something that would allow me to save ...
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How much of the internet is indexed by Google? [closed]

I heard some friends talking about Google's indexing percentage. They were saying that Google estimates the size of the whole internet as 5 million terabytes, and Google only indexes 0.04% of it. ...
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How can I see all the albums that have been shared with me in Picasa Web Albums?

I can't find the page where I could see all the albums other users have given me access to.
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How do I consolidate my Google logins?

Google has the ability to add email addresses to your account, but if you've already made a different Google login with an email address, you can't add it to your account any more. Is there any way ...
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How to sync/backup “my documents” to Google Drive

Google Drive (at $2.49 for 25gb) seems like a great option for cloud storage. But I'm looking for a program to backup/mirror/sync my documents folder to Google Drive. I've been looking for ...
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How to search this on Google?

It's a little meta... .. But how do I "properly" search for something like Visual C++ Executable Stack on Google? (See below for an illustration of the problem.)
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On Google search, is there a way to disable autocomplete but keep Instant?

Google Instant has gotten to a level of speed that makes it extremely usable. Now that I like it, I'd like to turn off autocomplete, which seems to get in the way of the Instant results, more than ...
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Sharing Gmail task lists

How do I share Gmail task lists? Not emailing task lists, but sharing them, like a Google Doc or Google calendar.
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How do I reload/refresh the contacts birthday's calendar in Google Calendar?

I recently removed a number of contacts from Gmail but their birthday's still show up in my contacts birthday's calendar I subscribe to. I unsubscribed/resubscribed to the calendar but the birthdays ...
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Graphing Google results for various phrases

What is the easiest way to make graphs like these? Is there an app for it? http://xkcd.com/715/
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Use Google as an OpenID without logging into the rest of it?

Every time I login to Google as my OpenID I stay signed-in. This can get annoying as I feel safer searching Google without being logged-in, even if my dynamic IP is logged. Obviously I can just ...
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Can I apply Google's “Scan and Match” feature to music I have already uploaded?

With Google's "Scan and Match" feature, I understand that when I go to upload new music, Google will scan the music prior to uploading, and if Google has a copy already, it just adds their copy to my ...
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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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How can I tune the set of items shown to me by Google News?

I have a local news section (for Seattle, WA, if it matters) set up on my Google News homepage. Most days, all it shows me is sports news, however, which do not interest me at all. I want to somehow ...
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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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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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Gmail - problem with Hangout and filters

I've set up filter in Gmail to label all mails/chats/hangouts with my wife. Filter is quite simple: from:her-email-address@gmail.com set label "Wife" never send to spam But now every ...
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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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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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Can mail admin read my chat?

I have a company email, hemc@companyname.com, which is managed by my company admin and it is hosted on Google Apps mail services. I want to know whether the admin can check my emails or my chat ...
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Google Sets and alternatives?

Where did Google Sets go? I can't find it. Is it gone? Are there alternatives?
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What file format or coding standard is a Google Document in?

So if Microsoft Word uses .docx (formerly .doc), what 'format' is a Google document in? How does it all work? Does it just use the HTML standard to make up the document on the page you're working on? ...
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How to get Google to convert (for example) bytes to gigabytes

I know I have done it in the past accidentally. Maybe this was a feature that has since been turned off? If someone knows, I would appreciate the tip. Some documentation of the exact syntax would be ...
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I have 3 Gmail accounts and I want only one of them to be associated with my Google+

I have 3 Gmail accounts. I have created a rule in Gmail settings to link all these three to the primary one, meaning I can change my "from" field to be any one of the three and I get all mails from ...
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How to view the folder size in Google Drive?

In Google Drive, you can use Sort split-button and choose Quota Used to show the size of each file there. However, folder sizes are not shown. I guess it's really a basic requirement in order to ...
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Why does Google Plus email my whole family when I share a post?

I frequently share photos from Instant Upload with my Family circle (which has 7 people in it). Every time I do this, I make sure that Also send email to Family is unchecked. However, every time, I ...
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Creating Google+ Account without Gmail address

Google allows us to use many of its services without having a Gmail account. But when I visit Google+ and click on the "Sign Up" button, it asks to select a new username and create a new password. Is ...
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Changing Gmail account belonging to my Google+ account

I've had the same Gmail account now for 5+ years. I have a Google+ account associated with that Gmail account. I want to change my email address, so I created a new Gmail account. How do I associate ...
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How to un-merge Google Apps and Gmail Account?

I have Google Apps account and was login into it using mail.google.com/a/my_domain_name and I was using my person Gmail by going to mail.google.com. Now, I got some email from Google, and when I go ...
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Export Google Plus1 without web scraping

If I'm going to use it, I want to know I can get my entries out. While I can get my entries from my profile page, that only shows some at a time. If I had hundreds that could get tedious. Is there a ...
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How do I delete text messages from Google Voice?

I want to delete about 3 text messages from Google Voice. How? I only have the option to delete the entire conversation.
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Is there a way to remove overlaying events in Google Calendar?

Is it possible to change behavior of these events to stack next too each other instead of overlaying?