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14answers
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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 ...
35
votes
1answer
106k 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?
35
votes
3answers
7k 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?
35
votes
2answers
35k views

Is it possible to link to a specific portion of a Vimeo video?

I would like to share a link to a Vimeo video and have it queue to a specific frame for beginning playback. Specifically, I would like to point out the Loss Aversion section of the Everything is a ...
34
votes
20answers
1k views

What is Wolfram Alpha good for? [closed]

I typically use Google for any data-gathering I need to do. Recently, I tried out Wolfram Alpha. This thing is pretty interesting. But I couldn't think of any use besides figuring out what the ...
34
votes
4answers
69k 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 ...
34
votes
2answers
38k views

How to group data in a Google Spreadsheet?

I have the following table in a Google Spreadsheet: Name | Value A | 10 B | 100 A | 20 B | 200 C | 1000 How can I create another table based on a query: select name, sum(value), ...
34
votes
2answers
19k views

How did this guy hack Twitter's 140-character limit?

Today I was surprised to see that a guy has hacked Twitter's 140-character limit. The message consists of 930 characters. How could this be possible? The direct link to this tweet is here. For ...
34
votes
1answer
3k views

What is the meaning of the little colored boxes (badges) on avatars in Trello?

My avatars have little little colored boxes in the lower right corners, sometimes yellow or green. Under the Members list I also have a blue box - I guessed this was an "owner" indicator. I didn't ...
34
votes
3answers
11k views

View/compare revision differences in new Google Docs document

In the new version of Google Docs is it possible to view/compare revision differences as you used to be able to do to see the changes highlighted. I know you can view previous versions but what I ...
33
votes
3answers
2k views

Linking directly to a specific point in time of a YouTube video

If I find a video on YouTube that I want to send to a friend, but I really only care about something at the two minute mark, can I send him a link that will start at two minutes into the video for ...
33
votes
4answers
137k views

How do I undo a thumbs down on Pandora?

I accidentally gave a thumbs down to a song I really like. Does anyone know how to undo a thumbs down for a song on Pandora's website? Edit: I can't reach the song in my immediate history
33
votes
3answers
11k views

How do you update a GitHub repo fork in the web interface?

I have a Github repository that I forked from some other project several months ago. It is now several months later and the original master repo has changed. I would like to update my repo to reflect ...
32
votes
6answers
37k views

What is the easiest way to format code when pasting to Gmail?

I often write mails that partly consist of source code, like Java or C (or any other arbitrary code). In order to get the formatting right, I always have to: Paste the code Indent it correctly ...
32
votes
9answers
11k views

Label outgoing emails in Gmail when composing the mail

I try to label every single conversation that is in my Gmail inbox. For incoming mails this is super straightforward. I just hit L, type the first few letters of my desired label and hit Enter. So far ...
32
votes
4answers
12k 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?
31
votes
7answers
54k 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 ...
31
votes
4answers
64k views

How to view an attached email in Gmail?

If I receive an email, where somebody has attached an .eml file, how do I view that in Gmail? I'm presented with a link to "View as Text" or "Download". If I "View as Text", I get the raw view of the ...
31
votes
2answers
209k views

How can I block app and game invitations once and for all in Facebook?

I want to block app and game invitations once and for all in Facebook. How can I do it so they cannot disturb me anymore?
31
votes
9answers
3k views

How can I back up all emails stored in my Gmail account?

How can I back up all emails stored in my Gmail account? Can some or all labels be preserved?
31
votes
6answers
35k views

How can I subscribe to a Google mailing list with a non-Google e-mail address?

Some projects host their mailing lists on Google Groups, like this: http://groups.google.com/group/mojolicious I'm an old-fashioned guy, and I don't like reading mail on the web. I would very much ...
31
votes
2answers
2k views

How to find a list of sites that I've authenticated with using my Google OpenID?

I use Google's Profile feature when logging into sites that support OpenID. Is there a way for me to get a list of all the websites that I have logged into using my Google Profile as my OpenID.
31
votes
4answers
946 views

How can I send a fax online? [closed]

I am currently using a DSL connection and there are no dial up connections that I can use to easily switch my computer to a fax machine. Is there a good online service that can send a fax (PDF ...
31
votes
2answers
45k views

YouTube stops buffering when video is paused

For some reason YouTube isn't buffering videos whilst they are paused. It started happening two months ago. At first I thought it was just a global change by YouTube, but after venting on Twitter I ...
31
votes
2answers
117k views

Google Docs, make a single page landscape

I have a really large table and I need to add it to a portrait document. Is there any way to make a single page landscape in Google Docs? In word you could add a "Section break" and do that. I hope ...
31
votes
9answers
193k views

Force YouTube to always buffer the entire video before playing

When I'm watching a YouTube video it will only buffer the next 30 seconds or so. This is something I want to avoid because when trying to watch 1080p videos it will keep pausing because it has to ...
31
votes
2answers
4k 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 ...
30
votes
25answers
11k 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 ...
30
votes
5answers
23k views

Add new alias to Gmail without SMTP (forwarding-only address)

I used to be able to go to Accounts and Import → Add another email address you own and add an email account that's only a forwarding address. That is, it's not a mailbox and I don't have SMTP access ...
30
votes
3answers
64k views

How can I search for Gmail messages on a particular date?

I'm searching for a message on or about a particular date and rather than scrolling through my emails to go back about a year, I'd like to know a search method to only find emails from a particular ...
30
votes
3answers
90k views

Remove email address from suggestions in To field on Gmail

Gmail keeps populating the To field with an out of date e-mail address that I no longer contact. The email address isn't in my address book but I did use it a lot previously (the contact has since ...
30
votes
8answers
23k views

How to view the parent folder of a Google Document?

Often I have the direct link to a Google Document (mine or an organizational shared one) and want to find documents that are stored within the same folder. To do so, I would need to determine the ...
30
votes
2answers
339k 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 ...
30
votes
8answers
13k views

Search in Gmail - How to search the mails without reply?

I'd like to do a search in my Gmail to find out the mails that I sent without reply. I tried this, but it doesn't work: label:sent -has:reply it seems that the 'has' operator only accept ...
30
votes
11answers
20k views

In Google Drive, is there a way to search files located in a particular folder?

In Google Drive, is there a way to search only the contents of files within a particular folder (instead of files within the entire drive, as is the default)?
30
votes
6answers
36k 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 ...
30
votes
4answers
61k views

How can I read an IMAP account via Gmail?

Is it possible to read an IMAP email address via my Gmail account? According to the docs I have found they only seem to support reading of POP3, but I find that a bit weird?
29
votes
5answers
28k views

How can I only search the Primary inbox in Gmail?

With the new Gmail inbox, I've gotten into the habit of ignoring everything that's not in the Primary inbox. I don't care about anything that's in any of the other inboxes (inboxen?). When I search ...
29
votes
2answers
77k views

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 ...
29
votes
2answers
2k views

What does 'MT' mean in Twitter?

I keep seeing 'MT' used in much the same way that 'RT' is frequently used. What is the difference? Should I be using 'MT'?
29
votes
2answers
7k 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 ...
29
votes
8answers
17k views

Automatically sync Meetup events with Google Calendar [duplicate]

Is there anyway to automatically have my Meetup event calendar sync up with Google Calendar, or even Outlook? Update I want to do this for all of my groups at once (not each individual group)
29
votes
4answers
16k 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 ...
28
votes
7answers
2k views

How can I send a Windows executable via Gmail?

Gmail seems to prevent the sending of Windows .exe files as attachments. What's the easiest and most reliable way around this?
28
votes
2answers
110k views

Link to specific sheet in Google spreadsheet

I have a complicated Google spreadsheet with many sheets and a table of contents. Is there some way to create a link to the sheet names so that with a click one can go directly to the sheet? That is: ...
28
votes
3answers
16k views

How does Gmail decide to thread email messages?

Sometimes I'll notice false positives (includes an email that isn't part of the thread) and false negatives (misses an email that should have been part of the thread). How does Gmail decide which ...
28
votes
8answers
34k views

Text to columns conversion in Google Spreadsheets

How do you do a text-to-columns conversion in Google Spreadsheets? For example, I have the following data string in one cell: 5,233,6,2,6,7,2,2,6,6 I want to break it apart by the comma separator ...
28
votes
3answers
8k views

How do I make a script public in JSFiddle?

If I have a private script, how can I make it public? According to JSFiddle, the script must be the base version and have a title. My current script has no title. I tried entering in a title and ...
28
votes
4answers
21k views

How often does Google Calendar update its “Other Calendar” feeds?

I subscribe to a couple of external calendar feeds from my Google Calendar (within a Google Apps account) and am curious to know how often they get updated. For example, I have a subscription to my ...
28
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 .? ...

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