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My replies are missing from Gmail threads when using 3rd party mail clients

When using gmail in 3rd party email clients (iOS Mail, Sparrow for Mac and Airmail for Mac), my replies are missing from threaded conversations. Take the following example; Bill emails Jon, Sue and ...
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Unable to Request Different Custom URL For Google+

I received the notification on Google+ Page pre-approved custom URL and would like to request for a different URL. On the Google+ Help Page, it stated there that we can request a different URL but ...
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Custom domain with Google App Engine app

I have setup my GAE app with my registered domain. And from the Admin page: Your users can access myapp at: https://myapp.appspot.com http://www.myapp.com *Note: app name is not actual However, ...
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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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Share a shared calendar OR automatically copy all events to one calendar

I have an iCal format calendar that's generated by my employment scheduling software. I have that calendar imported into my Google Calendar, and it works very well. However, I want to be able to share ...
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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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'Only the owner can change permissions' option is not inherited to subfolders

Recently I have tried to share a folder with subfolders using the 'Only the owner can change permissions' option (the option that appears at the bottom of the sharing dialog window). The folder that ...
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Privacy when signing in with Google

Lately many websites allow users to sign in using their Google accounts, which seems to be fine, but I am a bit worried about privacy issues... I have been taking a look, and most of the information ...
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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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How can I view my starred items across all Google tools?

I'm a fairly heavy user of Google tools & am wondering if it's possible to view all items starred in each application. For example, I remember reading about in something recently and am trying ...
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Google translate OCR supported alphabets

Google translate support input from camera (OCR), but which alphabets they support? They support latin for sure, but what about other (arabic, cyrillic, thai, chinese, ...)?
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Add links to new (2013) Google top bar?

Google decided to remove the black bar from the top of all their sites and replace it with links to Gmail, Images, and an icon to pull down other Google apps. Is it possible to add links to that ...
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how do i change my google e-mail account address without losing my stuff? [duplicate]

I got my google email when I was quite young, and the name is kind of childish. I want to change my email address but not lose my google account, my youtube, my chrome start page, etc. any ideas? I ...
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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 [duplicate]

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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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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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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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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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 ...