Questions about Google on a broad level and concerns one or more of the following web apps: Google Search, Google Maps, Gmail and Google Voice

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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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Google Fonts make use of CSS3? [on hold]

Just a quick question. Does Google Fonts just make use of the technology of CSS3? (Which means they just host fonts in their servers, instead of ours. And let us load their fonts, with some of their ...
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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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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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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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automatic date filling in column B when column A has a value in Google Spreadsheets [duplicate]

What function I need to choose so that when in column A I enter a value , the date in column B to fill automatically ? I tried to do this : B2==if(istext(A2),today(),"") The problem is I the date ...
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display google search results over whole page

When I search using google, the results page only takes up less than half of my screen. The longer titles are even cut of, such as: Bla Bla long title about ... even though the page has enough room ...
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How do I delete text messages from Google Voice?

I want to delete about 3 text messages from Google Voice. How? I only have the option to delete the entire conversation.
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How to make Google's interface always be in your chosen language across products - not just search

I would like to reference and revisit the following post - How do you make Google's interface always be in your chosen language? - that has yet to be answered sufficiently. Unfortunately none of ...
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How do I switch back to google.ie from google espana? [on hold]

How do I get back to google.ie from google espana?
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Avoid Download and Upload in Google Drive to Share when I am not owner

I have been shared a folder by my client and I am not the owner of the folder. I know that sharing this folder is not possible, however presently I am forced to download the folder and upload it ...
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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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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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Recurring email in Google Apps for Business

I need to send out weekly reminder emails from my Google Apps for Business account but it is going to be tedious and error-prone to have to manually remember and send the emails out. Can I automate ...
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Assign an event to multiple calendars, one shared calendar and another topic related calendar which is not shared

I want to assign an event to multiple calendars without making a duplicate the event in each calendar. I need to share one calendar with family and coworkers for scheduling purposes, but not share all ...
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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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Why does Google Plus email my whole family when I share a post?

I frequently share photos from Instant Upload with my Family circle (which has 7 people in it). Every time I do this, I make sure that Also send email to Family is unchecked. However, every time, I ...
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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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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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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 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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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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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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How does Google Plus' Photos guess which photos to include in a story?

I took about 30 photos on differente places (in Azores), different days, using my DSLR. I uploaded those photos with minimal metadata to Google's Photos. Some weeks later I get a notification saying ...
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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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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 ...