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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Force Google Apps users to change password periodically

I found your script of forcing users to periodically reset passwords very helpful, my issue is that I manage multiple GApps accounts, and I'm not sure how to run the script for isolated organisations ...
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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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Why does stackexchange success while many other Q&A sites fail? [on hold]

Google, Yahoo,.. many have question and answer feature, what makes stackexchange different?
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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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My google account has an email address that is no longer correct

My google account has an email address that is no longer any good. How do I change my google account email address
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Google account without a phone [duplicate]

Is there a way to create a google account without a phone number‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌?
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Google indexed pictures or content

is it possible to remove content which is indexed in google? sorry if i am asking the question in wrong forum, let me know where to ask this otherwise. some pictures of mine and certain statuses are ...
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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 Google Apps Admin monitor the chat history of users?

This may sound a too silly question. My company uses Google Apps for all the employees . So all of them have example@companyname.com as their official email. I understand that there would be an admin ...
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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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default gmail account

my daughter logged in to her gmail account and it seems to be the default; when I open gmail, hers is first choice, then mine; she lives in another state and only used her account here once. How do I ...
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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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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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Why is ReCaptcha sometimes really easy and sometimes really hard?

Sometimes reCaptcha asks you to identify a slightly crooked number and a Google Street View scanned street number. Other times, it's mixed-case, barely legible text. Is there a reason for this?
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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

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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Setting up Google Authenticator without giving a phone number?

Google's support page at http://support.google.com/accounts/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=185839 states that if I set up two-factor authentication from my Android device, it will offer me a chance to ...
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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 can I search “c— language” in google? [duplicate]

How can I search "c-- language" in google? How does google deal with these kind of special characters?
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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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Google Form, How to add Hyperlink?

How can I add Hyperlinks in Google Form?
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Searching for video format like searching for mp3

Based on this question, I can use this: -inurl:(htm|html|php) in title:"index of" +"last modified" +"parent directory" +description +size +mp3 "name_of_what_I_am_looking_for" To search for all mp3 ...
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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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How to import objects from My Maps to Google Places

We have a map with hundreds of points but they don't appear in Google Maps search. I was told that if I put them in Google Places, they will appear in maps search. Is this true? And if it is true ...
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Automating tasks in the web browser [migrated]

I would like help with the following: I need to know how to automate a web browser (either Chrome, Firefox or Safari) to perform the following task. Take a word from a .txt file housed on my hard ...
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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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How to disable Google translating the search query language?

My primary language is English and all the settings are set accordingly but I am fluent in a number of languages and use to search for things in them too. When I write a search query in a particular ...
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How to disable Google's doodle

I am at work, and wanted to Google something, but then I saw the Halloween Doodle (and I played with it). Now I have no idea what I was searching for. How can I disable Google's doodle, to stop it ...
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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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How to search for things within this year with Google?

How to search on Google for things within one year? I found that when we want to find some tutorials, they are outdated and not useful anymore. So I want to restrict the search within one year.
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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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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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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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“SSL search is off” notification on Google

The Problem Since this morning, I have been getting pop-up notifications on Google SERPs like this one: Looking up at my address bar, Google indeed wasn't using HTTPS. The Background SSL ...
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Is there any way to tell Google to use a particular account for all Google services by default?

I typically use 2 Google accounts simultaneously in my browser. So whenever I fire up any Google service like Google Maps or YouTube or Google Search, it uses one of the accounts. The problem is that ...
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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 Drive The app is currently unreachable

I am trying to open document files from my Google Drive account. But I am unable to open any file. Getting same message every time : "Google Drive The app is currently unreachable." How can I ...