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What happens when you no longer pay for your Google storage?

Suppose you pay $5 every month for 100GB and you fill it with stuff. What happens if you don't pay after a while? Will Google hold your stuff hostage until you pay or will they erase it?
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Using Multiple email via gmail

I have a gmail account which i using for years. Now i have bought a domain for which i set up with google app. Now what i want to know is that. What i want is, using couple of email address to one ...
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How can I switch Google back to the white background instead of the image?

Recently my Google home page starting having a background image. I like the plain white background. How can I switch back to the white background?
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Google Trends keeps coming up in Chinese

I'm having a problem with Google trends: it keeps coming up in what it looks like Chinese. I tried to eliminate several potential causes: Signed out of my Google account -> still in Chinese. ...
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How can I go to previous Google doodles? I want to try solve the Alan Turing doodle

I found this link: http://www.google.com/doodles/finder/2012/All%20doodles It does not however let you interact with the interactive doodles, like the Alan Turning code solver. I want to be able ...
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Gmail got hacked - how should I report?

My Gmail recently got hacked and quite a few messages were deleted. I got the password back, and they didn't send any email or try to impersonate me -- just deleted quite a few messages. Do you think ...
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Why does Google sometimes display more pages than can be viewed?

Take a look at this query: http://www.google.ca/search?q=site:stacklist.quickmediasolutions.com At the bottom of the page, it shows 5 pages, but when I click on 5, it jumps to page 3. Why is that?
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Google Movies showing placeholder images

I have been using Google Movie Showtimes to browse movies. However recently something has happened with the site, and the movie posters have all been replaced with placeholder images: What can ...
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How to enable dictionary search in Google?

Ho do I enable Google dictionary search in Google web results? If I do a google web search (e.g. for the word 'pertain') in my private gmail account, I don't get any Google Dictionary definitions. If ...
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Is there a way to download all Google docs?

I know that you can download a ZIP file of all Google Docs, but I have so many documents that the download fails and Google sends me an email with a list of errors about exceeding file size. What is ...
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Re-Validate primary domain for Google Apps for business

Hi I am setting up Google Apps for business for a client. They had someone set it up previously for and it has sat there dormant not being used. When they validated the primary domain they did so ...
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How do I fit Google Drawing canvas to actual shapes?

I have a Google Drawing amongst my Google docs files with a huge canvas. The shape I drew within the image is a lot smaller than the canvas though. How can I tell Google Drawing to automatically ...
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How can I reduce/ remove YouTube results in Google search?

I've noticed YouTube videos getting a lot of 'love' from Google in recent searches. This is actually quite annoying. One recent search yielded 10 unrelated videos on page one! Is it possible to ...
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How do we set refresh-rate of Google Docs published document?

Hi all when I publish a Google Docs text file onto the web, it is set to update automatically every 5 minutes. I would like it to refresh itself more frequently. I was wondering is there anyway to ...
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Search Google Images for minimum 640x480 size by default

I generally search for images using Google Image Search and after any search, I select the minimum size as 640x480 from the left pane of the page. Is there any way to set a minimum size for Google ...
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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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How do you get Google to retrieve your hacked and deleted emails?

My Gmail account was hacked a while ago, and because the hacker setup a forward that deleted as it worked, I lost a month's worth of emails. Google help (oxymoron) said that I could never get the ...
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Re-enable Google Drive results for Gmail searches in Google Apps for Business

Google Drive documents results used to be shown below Gmail search results. That option was a labs enabled tool where when you searched Gmail you would see matching Google Drive documents below the ...
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Using “Google 2 Step Verification” while on vacation

I'm using Google 2-Step Verification and I'm about to go for vacation. My biggest concern is that I will not have my phone with me and therefor will not be able to receive texts with code whenever I'd ...
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Can I have application-specific passwords without 2-step verification for my Google account?

Is it possible to use application-specific passwords on Google without going through all the hassles of the 2-step verification authentication? What if I don't want to tie myself to a phone number on ...
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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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How to disable SMS in Google's 2-step verification?

Everytime I log in on a new device or browser I get the SMS text message with the 2nd step digits. It's pretty annoying. I already have the Google Authenticator to calculate my digits and it works ...
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How can I register a username for YouTube?

My friend has a Google Account, iwantthis. She has the iwantthis@gmail.com e-mail address, but at registration, she wasn't able to register the iwantthis YouTube name, insted she has ...
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Gmail/Google no longer has an “All Contacts” list?

Today I noticed that Gmail nor Google Contacts offers a way to list "All Contacts" any longer; my contacts are now split between the groups I made and "Other Contacts". Is there any way to list all ...
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Device-specific Google Contacts password without 2-step verification

I'm setting up a new phone to synchronize with my Google Contacts, Calendar and maybe Mail. However, I feel very uncomfortable entering my central Google password into the phone. What happens if it's ...
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Relatively painless way to merge email and Google accounts?

I've got into a bit of a mess with my email situation, and am looking for a way to resolve this as painlessly as possible! I have one Hotmail account, and three Google account. Just to complicate ...
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Google Reader auto-mark read possible? [closed]

I'm using Google Reader, there is a function that allows us to mark all as read which is really good, but I was wondering is there anyway to Mark the RSS as read automatically when they come in?
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Does Google Bookmarks show us how many total bookmarks we have?

Does Google Bookmarks show us how many total bookmarks we have? I've searched high and low for such a basic feature that I think it is really weird that there isn't such a feature!
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What is the solution for data recovery of Google Bookmarks?

In Google Contacts, we are able to do a restore of our contacts (data) in case we accidentally deleted all our data or something bad happens. So I am assured that as long as I can login to Google ...
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A filter for gmail emails that comes from x and has the subject either starting with y OR ending with z

I want to create a filter for messages that comes from x and has the subject either starting with y OR ending with z. I know the process of creating filters, however how do I specify starting with y ...
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Google Search with Regular Expressions [duplicate]

Is it possible to use regular expressions or very simple regular expressions in google search? Like search the term "goog?e", where the ? indicates a character or a number.
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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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Choose which Google Account when accessing Google Groups?

I have a personal Gmail account, and a business Google Apps account. Throughout the day I am logged into both mail interfaces in my browser (Gmail and Google Apps Mail). With the fairly new feature of ...
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Google voice and gmail call phone - one and the same thing?

I registered for googlevoice about a half an year back and have been using it to call Canada from US. It DOES consume my normal T-mobile minutes. Just yesterday I heard about the gmail phone call ...
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Google Groups search: Limit search by date (1981 - 1989)?

Google Groups contains an Usenet posts dating as far back as 1981. I want to search the Usenet archives for some historical references. How can I limit my Google Groups search to only be between two ...
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How to fix a repeatedly hacked Gmail account (where 2FA is enabled and passwords are changed)?

A friend of mine came to me for help with this issues. Her Gmail account has been hacked and keeps sending out spam emails to her contacts. This is happening to her on a monthly basis. Each time it ...
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How to search for an email address in Google

You know how there are operators and other functions to make Google Search easier… Is there such thing for searching email addresses? For example, if you wanted to search in a website, you can type ...
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Using secondary domain for Google Hangouts URL

My primary domain name is foobar.com. My secondary domain name is fizbaz.com. When I create links in Google Calendar to do a Hangout, the URL always includes foobar.com no matter what, but I'd like ...
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Suspicious Gmail login - by Google ??

I received a "Suspicious sign in prevented" email this morning for one of my Gmail accounts. I changed my password just in case but upon inspecting the email details it looks odd. It was accessed by ...
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How to change font type, size, and colour in Google form

How can I customise the background, font type&size and the color of a Google form?
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How can I reorganize App Launcher icons on a Google Apps Account?

Google recently added the option to drag icons in the App launcher as shown in the animation below: I've done that on my normal Google account, but I am unable to drag around apps in my Google Apps ...
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Google Image Search - Specify exact width with any height?

The Google image search has the ability to search for images with specific dimensions. For example, you can search for an image with an exact pixel width and height of your choice. However, if you ...
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Can I cause a Google web search to take a long time?

Doing a Google search is normally very fast, despite the fact that the web has probably millions of terabytes of data, due to the fact that Google employs algorithms (like indexing) which allow for ...
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Syntax for google's graphing calculator

I frequently use Google's ability to plot functions to get a quick view of what a function looks like, for example: sin(x), x^3. However, some operators that work when given a number, like 3! * x, ...
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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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How to make all Google products appear in English?

Most of my accounts on various Google products are on English, but some consistently appear on my native tongue, Croatian (for example, Webmaster tools). I don't like this inconsistency, and would ...
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Gmail “suspicious sign-in prevented ”. Suspicious or not?

Yesterday I got an email from Google saying that my Hotmail adress had been compromised. Snip below. Someone recently tried to use an application to sign in to your Google Account, ...
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Is it possible to turn off Google Search's word filter?

I've noticed that search suggestions (such as "marijuana", "The Pirate Bay", and various "swear words") are now being censored, i.e., not appearing in search suggestions despite being popular ...
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Is it possible to search for a specific HTML tag within a site using a search engine?

I want to search a single website for pages that do or do not have a canonical URL specified (<link rel='canonical' href='http://www.site.com/pageCannonicalUrl.htm' />). Is it possible to do ...
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Direct link to Google Voice (or other Google applications) to log in as a specific user

I use multiple Google accounts for email, documents, and Voice. If I go to Google Voice, it will recognize whatever my most recent session is and use that. This is almost always my work session, so I ...