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Youtube account suspended, What now?

My youtube account has been suspended for the video that I have created. And I still suspect if it has broken any law. What to do now? Can I reinstate my youtube account or the least create a new ...
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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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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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What happened to Google Answers?

I was browsing around Google recently, and I found a link to Google Answers. Now I didn't even know there was a Google Answers, but when I clicked the home button, I got this: Does anybody know why ...
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Gmail hacked, no IP alerts

Recently my Gmail was hacked - I was suddenly signed out of Gtalk and my password no longer worked. I was able to reset my password by following my secret question/answer. When I logged in again, I ...
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Interesting ways to use Google [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Hidden features of Google In what way that differs from its main purpose do you use Google in your everyday life? For example, to check if I use a word combination ...
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How to get a Google Profiles name?

I already have a Google+ profile with this ugly long URL: https://plus.google.com/106542087505398120198/ I recently discovered in this LifeHacker article that the author has a much shorter Google ...
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Is Google's new URL shortener service g.co already usable?

Some time ago, Google acquired the domain g.co as an URL shortener exclusively for its own services (e.g. Tech Crunch). So far, I haven't seen it in use anywhere, and it would be very useful for long ...
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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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In Google Spreadshets, how can you loop through all available sheets not knowing the total count?

I'm keeping stats for my daughter's baseball team. I have a sheet for each game, each one identical in structure. I want to create a summary sheet that totals numbers from the other sheets. How ...
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Can I restore Google Analytics website profile which has been removed?

I was operating a web site profile using Analytics. When I changed my site domain, I add new profile and deleted old one. I want to restore the old one now. No way?
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Can I rename email's address in Google Apps for your domain?

I have a .pl domain with Google Apps for your domain - mostly for email management. Now one of the users in this domain want to change her email address to a new one (surname change). What is the ...
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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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How can I remove spam filtering in Gmail? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I disable the spam filter in Gmail? Is there any way disable the spam folder and let all my messages come to my inbox?
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How can I save a set of directions in Google Maps?

How can I save a set of directions in Google Maps? If I have some directions that I searched for, How can I save these so someone else can use them as well?
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How can I request a Google pseudonym?

I am looking to request a Google pseudonym. I am just looking for where I can submit this request to. If anyone is curious, I am looking to have soandos be my psudonym for my Gmail account. (~30,000 ...
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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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Is it possible to automatically add people to a Google+ circle by their Google Profile ID?

I have exported a list of profile IDs I've been following on Google Reader. Is it possible to import them as a circle in Google+?
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Google Docs file upload limit

I am trying to load a 1.8 Mb .docx file into Google Docs and getting the following message: "This file could not be imported because it is over the 1 MB limit." I have no idea why this may be, ...
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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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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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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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Can the Trello Android App support multiple Google Accounts

I have two Google accounts (for work and personal). This works fine in Chrome, but is there an easy way in the Android app to switch accounts? Thanks
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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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Can I change someone else's display name?

Some contacts in my Google talk list are showing their username instead of their full name. Is there a possibility to show their full name instead? I don't like the strange names in between. I am ...
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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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Is there any way to transfer files from internet website to Google Docs directly?

Suppose I have the file www.abc.com/temp.zip. Can I directly transfer it to Google Docs without downloading to the computer first?
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How do I change the interface language in Google Groups?

Today I logged into Google Groups and, to my horror, that the interface language changed to Hebrew, probably because I'm accessing the site from Israel. (I speak Hebrew, but rather not use it on the ...
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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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Access Google Search tools faster

A feature in the google search I use often is the specification of the search area (in my case Switzerland) to find a product in my country. But since some days this so important feature has been ...
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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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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?

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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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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Public Upload into a Picasa Album

Is there any way to Create a Public Upload Page to a picasa Album so that whom ever I give the link to can upload images to my picasa Album ?
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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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Does deleting a folder from disk also remove the pics from Picasa web albums if the folder is synced?

I have a folder that I am deleting now to recover some space. The folder is synced to Picasa Webalbums and the icon looks something like this (with a lot more pics) Does synced mean that next time ...
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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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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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Where does Google get its dictionary data?

Use "define:" in Google and you will get dictionary definitions and etymologies. For instance: define: dictionary. Where is Google getting the definitions, etymologies, and pronunciations? I doubt ...
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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 ...