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Regaining Google's Old Style Homepage Layout? [closed]

Google Chrome's recent update and of its homepage has incorporated smaller website thumbnails underneath its search dialogue box. I prefer the old layout where you could switch between larger website ...
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How to make google.com not redirect to my country's local version of Google search? [duplicate]

When I try to load google.com in my browser (Firefox), Google redirects me to its local version of Google Search for my country: Notice how, even though the URL is google.com, the page is ...
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New Google URL open up when I type google.com

When I type in google.com, it redirects me to this URL: https://www.google.co.in/?gws_rd=cr&ei=LMQxUoCCO8qfiQfSl4HgAw What does &ei=LMQxUoCCO8qfiQfSl4HgAw mean?
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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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How to get definitions of a term through Google

I used to be able to search define:xyz on Google, where xyz is a term I want defined. It's not working any more or it only shows one result and no link to see the rest. Here's an example: I tried ...
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Is it possible for one to disable Google's suspicious login attempt detection?

I am traveling quite a bit and due to that, I'm being requested a confirmation code by Google, which requires the use of a mobile phone I am unfortunately unable to use due to differing cell networks ...
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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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Is it possible to get Gmail Password sent to my recovery email address?

I want my Gmail password to come to my recovery email address without changing the password. Is it possible. If yes, how can it be done?
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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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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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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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Writting equations in Blogspot [duplicate]

I have created a blog in blogspot. What I need to do is to write equation in the blog so adding Mathjax would be great to add in the blogspot. Am I asking in the right platform? If not then please ...
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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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Hide who a Google+ post is shared with

How can I hide who a Google+ post is shared with? Currently, it looks like anyone I share a post with can see who else I have shared the post with.
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Google account time out

Is it possible to set a time out for my Google account to sign out my Google session in any device? I'm worried about not sigining out all my sessions, specially at the work desktop.
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How can you google search for pages updated recently? [duplicate]

I seem to recall years ago google had a feature where you could search for pages updated "last year", "last month", "last week" etc. Especially when searching through forums, is there's away to filter ...
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How to auto sync Yahoo! contacts with Google Contacts

I'm using Yahoo! as my primary mail agent, so my contacts are there. Now I decided to put all my contacts from different social networks (LinkedIn, Facebook, Thunderbird..) onto one Google Contact; ...
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Can one still get a free Google Apps Standard account?

I know there was a workaround that was working a few months ago to get a free Google Apps account for one user, however, when I tried the workaround this morning it didn't seem to be working. Does ...
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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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How to download our Google Web History?

In Google Web History, I can view all my past web searches. How can I download this data, instead of viewing them page by page on the website?
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What does gws_rd=cr in the URL indicate?

On opening Google.com, gws_rd=cr is added to the URL. This has been happening only for the past day or so. What does this indicate? Why did this start showing up recently? I have been using the same ...
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2-step Google Authentication for Facebook?

I'm very confident for my account on Google, Dropbox, and Lastpass when they allow me to log in using two factors the username+password the Google Authenticator's code generated from my smart ...
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Google Calendar Tasks Not Displayed

Can anyone tell me how to display tasks in my google calendar? I can only see my tasks when I go to gmail. I need the ability to see the tasks in my calendar. When I go to settings - the TASKS option ...
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Login to Google without going to “Google Accounts”

At work, they blocked personal email. Our IT staff couldn't find a good way to block only Gmail so they blocked ALL Google accounts. I asked my supervisor if all Google sign-ins should be blocked and ...
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Google group breaks the sent-to email—how to avoid it?

I have a group in my Google Enterprise account, that includes 3 other users. I need that when someone sends an email to the group (group@nonce.com), it will be sent to the individual members, but the ...
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Google Calendar not showing updated entries from iCal URL

I've created a new Google Calendar to display entries from an iCal URL. Both methods, described below, were used to accomplish this: Google Calendar → Other Calendars → Add by URL Google Calendar → ...
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Searching with Google Maps from desktop then transfering route to phone

I use Google Maps on my phone for transit instructions and to find my way around. The problem is it's hard to work with a small screen and typing in complex addresses is a pain. I noticed sometimes ...
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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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I deleted an account off of a website and it still shows up in Google searches?

Well pretty much I had two accounts that I really wanted to delete from 2 websites because they were embarrassing . I deleted both of them but whenever I search my name up on Google both of the ...
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How do you view all the cached versions of a web page?

I was wondering if there is anyway to view an older cached version of a website than the one that shows up when you click cached on google.
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How to sign in to YouTube and Google with different accounts?

One of my accounts got cancelled and I can't sign in to YouTube because it redirects me to the cancelled account page. Also I can't use the YouTube email as my main account. Is it possible to use one ...
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Cant go invisible on google chat on my computer after installing hangouts on my cell phone

Oops! You are not invisible because you're logged into Google Talk from another client, device, or location that doesn't support invisibility. I uninstalled the hangouts from my phone & made sure ...
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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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What happens if I integrate my work Google account with my personal Google account?

I have two Google accounts, one for personal with a @gmail.com address, and one for work with a @mycompany.com address. I created the @mycompany.com account to use a separate Google calendar for work. ...
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Where are the DNS settings for my Google domain?

I purchased a domain through Google but I can't find the DNS settings page anymore. It used to be available from the control panel but not anymore. How do I access the DNS settings?
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Recover Gmail password using Google Apps admin user [duplicate]

I'm not sure if this is the best site to ask this question so sorry in advance. Last year I bought a domain and I created a Gmail account and registered the domain in Google Apps. Now I don't ...
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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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Is it possible to transfer ownership of a Google apps managed Youtube account?

I know it's not possible for normal Google accounts, but is it possible for Google Apps accounts ?
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Recover Google account [duplicate]

I have created a Gmail account some time ago. I still know the login, the recovery address (also used to forward emails, but the forwards do not work anymore), but not the password (which was a random ...
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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 can I access the US Google page and doodle from abroad?

I am located in Israel, and would like to access the American Google home page and "Doodle". Even when I choose the "google.com" option on the google.co.il page, the US page it takes me to does not ...
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How can I dock Google Hangouts inside the browser window, instead of floating or docked on the Windows system bar?

As of right now, when I run the plugin it is docked at the bottom of my screen on the Windows system bar. I preferred how Talk was docked in gmail. Is there any way to get that behavior back. NOTE: I ...
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Google Image Search - New tab

Ever since Google's new Image Search format, it's not respecting my "Open each selected result in a new browser window." setting. When I click on an image, it will open the selected link in a new tab, ...
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Does Google login automatically in Gmail?

Does Google log in/out automatically log in Gmail, if I registered the same Google ID and Gmail ID? And vice versa,i.e. Gmail log in/out auto log in/out Google ID as well?
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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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How to Signup for Google Inactive Account manager?

How do I sign up for Google Inactive Account manager? I have gone through support.google.com, read pages related to Google Inactive Account manager but I have not been able to find any link that would ...
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Google Docs doesn't do copy/paste and requires me to install Google Drive

Today I've got this message, when tried to copy data from my Google Docs spreadsheet: It says I can't use copy/paste if I don't install the Google Drive app. It seems this message is bound to ...
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How to export all items from Google Reader? [duplicate]

Now that Google Reader will soon shut down I would like to export/save all content. All archived items not just subscriptions or starred items. Anyone know of a way? Someone suggested ...
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How do you select which Google profile is used with the Google Bookmark Bookmarklet?

I have 2 different gmail/google accounts. I'm usually logged into both. When I set up Google Bookmarks and dragged the bookmarklet to the toolbar, all was well. It was associated with the right ...
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Merging two Google accounts

I currently have two "general" Google accounts. I set up the first several years ago to use stuff like Calendar, Contacts and also Analytics. I didn't want to use it for e-mail, as I already have an ...