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Is there a way to search in Google using regular expressions (regex)?

It would be very useful if Google provided a regular expression search. Is there a way to do this? (OBS: I am not talking about false regular expressions like site:, filetype:, AND, OR or "Text". I ...
27
votes
4answers
14k views

Is there a way to share/synchronize contacts between Google accounts?

My wife and I each have our own Google accounts for Gmail, calendar, etc. Obviously, we know some of the same people. We'd like to keep the contact information for those people shared or at least ...
27
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2answers
7k views

Google copy link location annoyance? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Turning off Google search results indirection Sounds like a stupid question, but this really bothers me and I don't see an easy workaround. Every time I need to post ...
26
votes
25answers
7k views

For a software development project, what is the best type of wiki? [closed]

I am trying to set up a wiki/management system for a software project and keep getting confused by the myriad of options available. I have seen TWiki and Plone before, which bill themselves as ...
26
votes
1answer
33k views

How does one add a new line in a cell in a Google Spreadsheet?

I pressed return to make a new line in a cell of my Google Spreadsheet. That just moved the cursor to the next cell. How does one add a new line in a cell?
26
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8answers
12k views

What limitations does Google Spreadsheets have in relation to Microsoft Excel [closed]

Office licenses are expensive. What features of Microsoft Office are missing from Google Spreadsheets that would be of value in ordinary personal or business use?
26
votes
1answer
25k views

What does Treat as an alias do in Gmail?

When you set up a new account on Gmail to be able to send messages from that account, one of the options to choose from is Treat as an alias. The only documentation I found about the feature is this ...
26
votes
1answer
140k views

How exactly does MEGA's download work?

When you download a file from the MEGA service, you are shown a pretty download progress bar within the browser. Once this progress bar reaches 100%, your browser then begins to download the file. ...
26
votes
1answer
2k views

Why do some people start their tweets with a dot?

Nowadays in my Twitter feed I have started seeing Tweets with a preceding . (dot) in them. I don't know why they do so. Here is such an example. Why are they wasting their one character for .? ...
26
votes
6answers
32k views

Bugmenot (registration bypasser) alternative that doesn’t suck? [closed]

I used to love Bugmenot...but then they started blocking more and more sites. Now I'd say a good 75% of the time I try to find logins on bugmenot, the site is blocked. Is there a service like bugmenot ...
26
votes
2answers
3k views

Is it possible to create a Gmail filter that works on arbitrary headers?

(Not a dup: this very similar question really asks about the DeliveredTo header). Bugzilla provides a number of headers telling you why you received a mail, such as X-Bugzilla-Reason. How can I ...
25
votes
2answers
48k views

Google Spreadsheet formatting a cell with wordwrap without switching modes?

How can one format a cell to have wordwrap in Google Spreadsheets? I've tried Shift+Enter, but that doesn't seem to work. One thing I know works is to place the Spreadsheet into List Mode and then ...
25
votes
4answers
60k views

A faster way to access Strikethrough on Google Docs

I use a document on Google Docs as a simple to do list. I hate it that I have to access the Strikethrough command via a menu. Is there a hidden keystroke to toggle Strikethrough or perhaps a way ...
25
votes
7answers
43k views

How to set up Gmail to show more than 20 results per page when searching?

I've configured Gmail to show 100 messages per page when I view my inbox, and this was pretty straightforward. But when I search for something, it still shows 20 results per page. Can I set this to ...
24
votes
2answers
499k views

How to use Google's web cache to view a page [duplicate]

I have this Google webcache link of Forbes.com here: ...
24
votes
2answers
1k views

How, exactly, does a Facebook worm work?

I initially had assumed that a FB friend of mine was spreading a malicious link because she had innocently accepted an app and given it privileges, but she says that's not the case. See the exchange: ...
24
votes
3answers
4k views

How do I share a search query from Google?

Let's say I want to share the results from my query. There seems to be a lot of meta data in the query string. Which variables can be removed from the URL to still give a functioning Google search?
24
votes
3answers
6k views

Is there any way to see traffic sources to a Github project?

A lot of people just starred one of my Github projects overnight (yay!). Is there any way for me to figure out where this influx of traffic came from? Does Github provide any kind of analytics?
24
votes
2answers
619 views

How can I search Google for a negative number?

It only rarely happens, but once or twice I've found it desirable to be able to search the web for a set of search terms that includes a negative number. Unfortunately there doesn't seem to be any ...
24
votes
7answers
1k views

Any good alternatives to delicious? [closed]

With delicious potentially shutting down what am i to do with all my saved bookmarks? I know i can export them, but what service can i import them into? Ideally i would like something that: Has a ...
24
votes
2answers
27k views

How long do I have to watch a YouTube video for it to count as a view?

YouTube videos have views. How long do I have to watch a video for it to count as a view?
23
votes
9answers
7k views

Where can I store my private bookmarks online? [closed]

I want to store my bookmarks online, but I am not interested in sharing them with other people. I used to use myhq.com, but the interface is too clunky. These days, bkmks.com fits almost all my ...
23
votes
7answers
2k views

How can I throttle an over talkative person I'm following on Twitter without unfollowing?

In my stream of people I'm following usually one person tweets way more often than everyone else. How can I restrict the feed to show just a representative sample, or a maximum number of tweets per ...
23
votes
9answers
1k views

Are there any important features from Microsoft Office that a college student would miss if he switched entirely over to Google Docs?

I'm going to get a laptop for college, but I don't want to pay for Microsoft Office if I can avoid it (yes I know I can get it at a discount - I'm trying to figure out if I even need it). Are there ...
23
votes
3answers
13k views

Why does Google not consider dot in usernames of Gmail addresses?

E.g.: If your Gmail ID is abc.xyz@gmail.com, it considers this the same as abcxyz@gmail.com. Why is this so?
23
votes
6answers
25k views

Multiple dropbox accounts on one PC?

Is there a way to have a PC connect to multiple dropbox accounts? I have a personal dropbox account which I use to sync files across multiple PCs and that all works fine. However, someone who ...
23
votes
3answers
533 views

How do I ensure that what I post on Facebook stays private?

On Facebook, how should I adjust my privacy settings so that my posts stay private?
23
votes
2answers
3k views

How can I read all answers on Quora without having to register?

Quora only shows its first answer on a question's page, the rest gets blurred out. It then asks the user to register to read all the answers. I really do not like such bullying tactics and I hence ...
23
votes
1answer
72k views

Change subject line in new Gmail compose window

With the old compose format, there is a section to edit the subject line. However, I'm not seeing this with the new compose window - am I missing something?
23
votes
3answers
4k views

How do I move a list to another board in Trello?

I can easily drag cards between lists, and I can also rearrange the lists in a board but I am not seeing a way to move a list to another board? Is this possible?
23
votes
2answers
5k views

Outline of Trello used for Web Project / Design Management [closed]

Does anyone have a good layout for using trello in Web Project / Design management? I've got a team spread over the world and would like to switch from Basecamp (I think) to something like Trello ...
23
votes
1answer
7k views

Is it possible to disable Google+ notifications of newly Instant Upload photos?

Is it possible to disable Google+ notifications of newly Instant Upload photos in the big red square at the top right corner of the Google pages? I would prefer for Google Plus not to notify me about ...
23
votes
2answers
15k views

Embed Google Spreadsheet in Google Document

Is it possible to embed a Google Spreadsheet into a Google Document à la Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Word? How about a chart from a Spreadsheet?
23
votes
2answers
4k views

Forwarding as attachment instead of inline using the GMail web client

Everytime someone sends a mail to my company's support email address, it reaches my boss. He then forwards the mails to whoever of us he thinks could be helpful, usually with a message like "Could you ...
22
votes
6answers
6k views

URL format for Google's I'm Feeling Lucky

I have 3 or 4 keywords I want to send from my PHP page to Google and return one page as if I had gone on to Google's site and searched using "I'm feeling lucky." Does anyone know how to supply the ...
22
votes
6answers
3k views

Can I use Gmail for my email domain?

I use my own domain for email, so that I can use multiple email addresses when shopping online, subscribing, etc. These are all redirected to Gmail. I have created some addresses under that domain ...
22
votes
6answers
616 views

I want a new unique online identity - how to find one?

I want to start a new online identity and use a single common identifier on as many sites as possible. What web apps or other methods are available for me to check if my proposed nickname is already ...
22
votes
6answers
3k views

Can I exclude spam domains from my search results?

Sometimes when I search for something, there are plenty of links to sites with no content (those who only have the premade templates which the search terms), spammers, and leechers (as in copying ...
22
votes
3answers
14k views

Can I host my own instance of Trello?

I like using Trello, but my company might block the site at any time so I am uncomfortable really depending on it. Is there anyway to buy a version to host within my company?
22
votes
6answers
162k views

Can I change my Gmail email address?

I have a stupidly long email address on Gmail and would like to get it changed, or even just get a new one, but I can't see how. As soon as I log in on Google it knows who I am and signing up for a ...
22
votes
9answers
10k views

Is there a way to export starred items from Google Reader?

I am familiar with exporting/importing RSS feeds, however I would like some way to backup the thousands of starred items that I have collected in Google Reader. I don't even necessarily need to be ...
22
votes
1answer
208k views

How do I delete all my mail from my Gmail account?

I want to clear my mail from my Gmail account, but don't feel like selecting every message (also the archived ones). Is there an easy way to delete all my mail from Gmail without having to delete my ...
21
votes
9answers
22k views

In a Google Spreadsheet, how can I force a row to be a certain height?

In a Google Doc spreadsheet I would like to have each row the same height no matter how much text is in each cell. I have tried "resize row" but no matter how many pixels I put in, the row expands ...
21
votes
2answers
9k views

Can my Google+ contacts know in which circle I put them?

Is there any way for my contacts to know whether I have put them in circle "Close friends" or "Annoying acquaintances" ? In Facebook, groups can be public. I could not see that directly on Google+, ...
21
votes
5answers
26k views

Gmail rejects SMTP password with 2-factor authentication

I am using the Mail app on Mac OS X to access my Gmail account using 2-factor authentication. The app is configured with an application-specific password and it works fine for a few days: email can be ...
21
votes
3answers
11k views

How do I delete a board in Trello?

Is it possible to delete a board in Trello? I see how to pin or unpin it, or add it to an organization. Best I can come up with is remove everyone else from it and set it to member visibility. Guess I ...
21
votes
4answers
6k views

Merge two Gmail accounts or make one an alias of the other

How do I merge two Gmail accounts, or at least have one be an alias for another? I have two Gmail accounts: email1@gmail.com email2@gmail.com I would like some way to merge both of these accounts ...
21
votes
2answers
7k views

How do I find the earliest / original instance of an image on the web?

I'm curious about the etymology (aka "origin") of this image I found on the web: How would I go about finding the earliest websearch result for this image? Yes, I can use TinEye to find other ...
21
votes
4answers
19k views

Header numbering in Google Docs

Is there a way to automatically number headings in Google Docs? It used to be possible with CSS but this feature isn't supported anymore in the new Google Docs version.
20
votes
4answers
801 views

Can I access GMail through SSL?

Is there a way to access GMail securely over SSL?

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