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Google weather gadget/widget like the one on search

When searching for "weather " with google.com like http://www.google.com/search?q=weather+cupertino a formatted weather forecast with icons is shown before the first actual search result. Is there a ...
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How can I download all photos from Instant Upload (Auto Backup)?

I've been uploading via Instant Upload (a.k.a Auto Backup) from my Android phone now for about a year. There are many photos and now I want to download them all to my computer. However, I can't ...
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Why is Google not accepting my phone number?

I'm trying to create a Google account but I fail the verification. The problem is that I get this message: This phone number format is not recognized. Please check the country and number. I have ...
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How do I not show my real name when commenting in a Google Doc, while signed in to my Gmail account?

I have a Gmail account and it has my real name on it. I don't know how to keep everyone from seeing my real name if they visit my account. I also do not know how to keep people from seeing my name ...
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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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Why can't I see the offline option in Google Drive on my chromebook?

The help section says to go to settings but all I see is an option for language, nothing for sync or "offline"
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Show search results from my Google Bookmarks while doing a Google search

When I do a Google search, is there way (or setting) to show results from links stored in my Google Bookmarks (if any) at the top and then after that results from web? As of now, I have to search in ...
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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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“An error occurred while communicating with the server. Reload” error in new Google Groups

When accessing Google Groups I get the following error: An error occurred while communicating with the server. Reload The error happens only when I'm logged in and when the new interface is ...
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Does google store search queries etc typed into its text box that are never actually sent like facebook allegedly does?

I think I read somewhere (I definitely read this somewhere on a hackernews article) that facebook stores the text you type into your text box while using facebook even if you don't send it, i.e. if ...
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How to open MS Office docs with Google Drive by default?

Is it possible to set up Google Drive to open my .docx, .pptx, etc files by default like how it works with Google Docs files? I don't have MS Office installed so it's pretty annoying to have to upload ...
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Can I create a new Google Apps user with the same email address as an existing alias?

I’ve got an Google Apps for Business account, in which I have a main email address that I use for everything related to my company—studio@... I created an alias of this called careers@... which I ...
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How to force google to not mind my location during search

I look information about Tour de Pologne, the problem is that I want to know what foreign services say about it, I want to watch their videos with their comment but because I live in Poland I get few ...
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How does Amazon know what I have been searching on Google?

I was just browsing at some products on Amazon, without being logged in to Amazon, and then I noticed at the bottom the 'Recent Searches' box - which showed searches I had made from Google and had ...
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Unexpected “waiting for localhost”? [migrated]

So I ran into something that kind of worried me today. Lately my computer has been kind of slow and I'm dealing with that, but today when I opened Facebook in Google Chrome, I noticed a message in the ...
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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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How to recover Google bookmarks from Google Chrome [closed]

How do you recover your bookmarks from your Google account? The bookmarks were made on a different computer, using the same account.
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How to make Blogger show the last modified date of any post?

How can I make Blogger show the last modified date of a post? When I edit an old post in Blogger, is there anyway to list the last modified date somewhere? anywhere?
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How to subscribe by email to a Google Groups mailing list with daily-digest option?

I'm setting up a Google Group for use as a mailing list with a non-technical audience. I want to be able to allow them to perform all necessary actions without using anything but their email address. ...
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Wrong Google Drive Account

I have the wrong Google Drive account linked to my Trello; how do I correct this? The email address I use to login is the correct email for Google Drive, but the files are not showing when I want to ...
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Google+ auto invite after putting a contact in google circle

I've moved my 1000+ contacts into google circles which I thought of as contact categories. Prior to creating my circles and assigning all my contacts to the appropriate circle I checked my profile ...
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Gmail Alternate Username

On my Google Account link https://www.google.com/settings/personalinfo My core Google account of coreAddressLongSilly@gmail.com lists an Alternate username of alterUser Primary email ...
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Is it possible to automatically re-share files shared to a Google account?

Is it possible to set up one Google Account so that it automatically re-shares anything shared with it to another account? I tried doing it with IFTTT, but the Google Drive Channel has no Triggers, ...
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On Google Drive is there a way to connect Adobe Reader using “Connect more apps”

I want to open PDF files using Adobe Reader on the Google web drive. There is no problem on the local Google drive, but when on the web, one has to use various apps offered by Google that are ...
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How to get IP address from Google web history

Robbers have stolen my laptop and it seems they are using my Google Account on Chrome. Can I find their IP addresses from Google web history? Gmail shows me only the last ten logins and I need more. ...
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Problems with 2nd Gmail address affecting Blogger and Google+ profile

I have a small business and I have a blog using Blogger (http://straightforwardconsultancy.blogspot.co.uk) which I set up using a Gmail address and later connected to a Google+ profile. All was fine ...
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Lost account - My Gmail account is now blank

I have just logged in to my Gmail account to check on an email received about a job and my account is empty. It is as if I have just opened a new account! This is an email I use for work and I have ...
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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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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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How do I figure out my Google OpenID URL?

I'm trying to log in to the CakePHP website using Open ID: http://ask.cakephp.org/users/login The most correct looking URL I've found is: https://www.google.com/accounts/o8/id ..but I can't properly ...
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Add existing Gmail account to an existing Google account

I have created a Google account using a Microsoft email, Hotmail in particular. Let's say that this account is google_account@hotmail.com. I also have a separate Gmail account, let's say it's ...
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261 views

Totally confused by YouTube / Google+ integration

HELP! I'm losing my mind. At some point YouTube had me choose to create a new "channel" linked to a new "google+" profile -- maybe I had the option to keep my old gmail-linked channel -- I can't ...
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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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Make dynamic array blank based on adjacent values in Google Spreadsheets

I'm attempting to indicate certain months that fall between the end of one period and the beginning of another. I have the months of the year in column C: values 1 through 12. It's a running snapshot ...
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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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884 views

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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Delete YouTube channel in order to unlink G+ from YouTube

I want to get my old YouTube username back and completely abandon the nightmare that carries the name Google+. In order to do so, I need to delete my G+ channel, and in order to do that, I need to ...
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Can an IP address be incorrect?

Today while doing a Google search, I noticed at the bottom of the search results page a city and state that is not mine and the phrase "From your Internet address." I don't know if this has always ...
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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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Transfer data from a form to a new spreadsheet

I have a simple form that inputs entries into a spreadsheet in Google Doc's. All I want to do is open a new sheet and import the data from the forms spreadsheet so I can manipulate it in my own way. ...
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How to make Google speak British English?

Google.co.uk and google.com spell World in IPA differently. But if you press the speak button, both pronounce it as /wərld/ (AmEng). See screenshot from and from How can I make sure Google UK ...
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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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Any way to auto-add “&hl=en” to URLs of Google services?

Google tries to "help" users understand English language content in its various services like Google Groups when the reader is located in presumably non-English speaking territories. There are a few ...
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How can I access google.com outside the US?

I live in the UK, and whenever I visit google.com I am redirected to google.co.uk, but I want to see my website's rankings on the US version (I presume the results are different). Is there a way to do ...
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Can the employer view my Google/YouTube history (on Google Apps Platform)?

I left myself signed in to my work Gmail account on my personal computer. I am not using Chrome. I had an internet session that was not suitable for work. At all. This included Google searches and ...
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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 do I tell Google that the supposedly suspicious activity was me?

Since a few months ago, all Google web apps have been telling me that they suspect suspicious activity on my account: "Warning: Someone signed in to your account from a different location. Was it ...
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Adding a Google Hangout button to my site. When visitors click it, is there anyway for it to initiate a hangout with me?

Basically, I am adding a Google Hangout button to my Contact page. The idea is for my visitors to be able to press the button and for it to initiate a Google Hangout with me. Is this possible? Is ...
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iOS Sync Device Name [migrated]

I have set up Google sync on my all my devices as I use the iOS Chrome app. When using the Chrome app I click on 'other devices' and my iMac device name shows up as iMac-2. I was wondering if it's ...
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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 ...