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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 ...
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8answers
498 views

How can I be certain that a URL-shortened link I click isn't going to send me to a dangerous or unwanted site?

When I see a shortened URL, I'm always hesitant to click it because I don't know where the link is going to go. (In the worst case, it may lead to an XSS exploit against a site that I'm logged in to) ...
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4answers
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Is there a hack to force Twitter not to convert words like ASP.NET to links?

Currently, Twitter converts anything that has dot inside it into a link, e.g. ASP.NET becomes http://ASP.NET, Any.DO becomes http://Any.DO etc. I currently make a space if I want the word to stay the ...
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7answers
18k views

Access Gmail Chat without opening Gmail?

I seem to recall there's a URL you can use to access Gmail Chat directly without having the whole Gmail window. Does anyone know the URL?
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3answers
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Is it possible to find the thumbnail of an existing Imgur image?

There's a rather large image in a Stack Overflow post that I'd like to replace with its thumbnail and a link to the full-size image. I know Imgur generates thumbnails for its images when you upload, ...
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7answers
924 views

What technology is behind Web App X? [closed]

Is there some app/blog/site on the net that describes what technology is behind each Web Application? I would love to read about which wonderful technology that is powering the big WebApps like ...
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2answers
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Which carrier should I use for Google Voice?

Sometimes a website (e.g. Amazon) will ask for a mobile phone number so they can send you a text message (e.g. to track a shipment), but they also ask you which carrier you use (e.g. AT&T, ...
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2answers
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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 ...
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7answers
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Create a Google maps link to a specific location

I'm looking to create a link to a specific location using latitude and longitude for positioning, however I would also like to be able to add a marker onto the map as well, at the same location. This ...
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10answers
379 views

What web applications are available for mindmapping? [closed]

Relevant additional information would be features, offline usage, mobile integration and pricing.
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7answers
8k views

Is it possible to add story points and velocity tracking to Trello?

I really like what Trello can do if only it could also have story points and trajectory for projects. Is there any way of doing that?
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6answers
7k views

How do you handle dependencies between cards with Trello?

I was wondering how people handle dependencies between cards in Trello. If one of the cards needs to be Done before work can begin on another one, what do you do? These cards are big features, each ...
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6answers
17k views

Any alternatives for Twitter RSS after native service is shut down? [closed]

Twitter's RSS feeds used to be in the form https://twitter.com/statuses/user_timeline/username.rss; then they moved to https://api.twitter.com/1/statuses/user_timeline.rss?screen_name=username. ...
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7answers
22k 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 ...
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3answers
14k views

Can I control how often Gmail polls POP3 accounts for incoming mail?

I use Gmail to handle my mail, but it's mostly imported by Gmail from an external POP3 account. Normally this works fine, but I;ve had some instances where Gmail has gone almost 24 hours without even ...
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9answers
21k views

Is there a way to get email notifications when someone tweets?

I would like to know if there is any way in which I can get email notifications when only "specific" people tweet on Twitter. Further, would it be possible to filter these alerts based on some ...
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3answers
2k views

How do I subscribe to a private RSS feed in Google Reader? [closed]

I want to subscribe to a private RSS feed, however when I paste the link into Google Reader's +Add Subscription, I get an empty feed. How do I get Google Reader to authenticate my private RSS feed?
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2answers
29k views

Send urgent mail in Gmail

Is it possible to set the "urgent" flag in Gmail for outgoing mail? I'd like to be able to flag time-sensitive emails as such.
20
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3answers
2k views

How can I import Facebook events into my Google calendar?

I get a lot of invitations via Facebook, but I keep track of my schedule with Google calendar. Is there any way to automatically import or sync my Facebook events to my Google calendar?
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4answers
5k views

How can I find my comment on a Google+ post when no one has commented after me?

Let's say you make a comment on a Google+ post and someone comments on the post after you. You'll receive notifications with links back to the post. Even if you have disabled notifications, you can ...
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2answers
24k views

How do I just show online people in Gmail Hangout (formerly Talk/chat)?

The new Google Hangouts in Gmail option seems interesting, and while it shows my most recent contacts, most of them aren't online (some never are because of the Google account they use). Can I sort ...
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8answers
6k views

How can I know if a website is logging my IP address?

Is there any way to check that when I visit a site, if the site is logging my IP address?
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4answers
25k views

How to remove Dropbox access from a computer you no longer have?

I have Dropbox installed on a few computers. One of which I no longer have access to. I no longer wish for that computer to be able to have access to my Dropbox account but I see no way to stop ...
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13answers
2k views

What apps are there for questionnaires? [closed]

I know Google docs has forms where I can create basic questionnaires, but I really need a site that lets me have more control over the layout of the questions. So what other web apps are there for ...
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8answers
78k views

How to alter text orientation to vertical in Google Spreadsheet document?

Using MS Excel I can go to Format of the cell and choose the text orientation from horizontal to vertical fairly easy. How do I alter text orientation to vertical in Google Spreadsheet document?
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9answers
1k views

Is there a twitter-like app that can be installed for a corporate intranet?

I think that the twitter model of communication would work very well for disseminating information and informal discussion in the corporate world. Is there a twitter-like web-app that can be installed ...
19
votes
2answers
84k views

How can you get the URL of a wall post in Facebook?

When you use the notification system to go to a post ("X friend commented on your post"), you are taken to a page with JUST that post, not your entire wall. You can also get there if you receive an ...
19
votes
2answers
69k 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: ...
19
votes
4answers
3k views

Does Facebook provide an SSL/TLS interface?

Does Facebook only support HTTP or does it have HTTPS also?
19
votes
1answer
29k views

How do I leave Google+?

I joined up with Google+ and am finding it's not to my tastes and I don't find it useful. How the heck do I leave Google Plus? I cannot find an opt-out link for the life of me. It bothers me that I ...
19
votes
6answers
142k views

Outlook.com with IMAP or Exchange?

Microsoft just launched a revamped Hotmail under the name Outlook.com. It looks great and I'm thinking of migrating from Gmail, but I can't find anywhere whether Outlook.com supports IMAP or some sort ...
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2answers
2k views

Is there any way to send an email from a Gmail plus address?

I know that I can sign up to a service using user+foo@example.com, the question I have is how can I send an email from this same address?
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2answers
15k views

How do I delete entries from my GitHub Activity Feed?

I prefer my Activity Feed to contain only project-relevant actions (e.g., commits). I recently found my feed polluted with my issue comments. How can I remove specific entries from my GitHub Activity ...
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6answers
18k views

Does Mint.com have an API to download data? If not, are any scraping tools available?

I have been using mint.com for some time to track my personal finances, and I'd like to be able to download my data so I can perform more in-depth analysis than what is provided on the site. Mint.com ...
19
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2answers
126k views

How do I check my promotional credit with Amazon?

I'm trying to figure out how much promotional credit I have before I make a purchase (stupid 1-click for digital purchases). I do not want to check my gift card balance. I want to know how much ...
19
votes
3answers
26k views

Display mail size in Gmail

As I'm running out of space I need to delete space wasting mails. Is there any option in Gmail that adds a size column in the mail list or even sorts them by size?
19
votes
2answers
2k views

Is there a service for changing all my profile pictures at the same time?

I have three main profile pictures: Facebook, Google and Gravatar. Is there any way to update all of them at the same time?
19
votes
6answers
32k views

How do I disable autoplay on YouTube?

When I go to a YouTube video, the video is automatically started, and I hate this. How do I disable the auto-play feature?
19
votes
2answers
4k views

How to delete a GitHub wiki page?

I created a wiki page in my project's GitHub repository, for storing some loose notes and links, and GitHub automatically created a wiki page called "Home", containing the text "Welcome to the ...
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21answers
3k views

Recommendation for a web app to track Time, like a Time Clock at work? [closed]

I'm an independent contractor, and work on many different jobs throughout a given day... I'm trying to find a decent web-app based time clock so I can use my phone or the computer to access it. It ...
19
votes
1answer
2k views

Snail animation in Gmail chat

I resized the chat window, and this snail appeared (also with animation): Why did it appear? What's its significance?
19
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3answers
1k views

Gmail: Is it possible to send email to many people but different recipients see their own address only in the “To:” field?

I am looking for a way in Gmail to send group email to multiple recipients, but each recipient only sees his/her own email address in the "To:" field. I know I can put all recipients' email addresses ...
19
votes
3answers
6k views

Merge cards in Trello?

In capturing requirements from a user, I recorded information on two cards for a requested report, and then realized that the user (just due to a lack of technical knowledge, which the user shouldn't ...
19
votes
6answers
69k views

Is there a way to join Google Hangouts without a Google+ account?

One of my friends insists that I should use Google Hangouts because it's so much better than Skype. I would like to give it a try, but I wouldn't like to create a Google+ profile for that. Is there ...
19
votes
2answers
3k views

In Gmail, how do I set the default email address for a contact that has two email addresses?

When I enter the person's name in the To field, the auto-complete comes up, and lists the several email addresses that I have for this person. The first email address that it lists, is not the one ...
19
votes
5answers
7k views

Disable the Google Plus red notification number on Gmail, Google search, etc

How can I disable the big red number showing on the Google account bar that comes from Google+ activity? Whenever there are new notifications from Google+ the box turns red showing a number or count ...
18
votes
4answers
9k views

What is the keyboard shortcut for 'Mark as read' in GMail?

In the new Yahoo! mail I can select multiple checkboxes against my email subjects and press k to perform the action Mark as read. Is there a similar alternative in GMail?
18
votes
10answers
1k views

Free, private repositories where I can store and manage project files? [closed]

Are there any good free repositories where I can store and manage my project's files? I know of some, but I've heard that anyone can edit your files. Do you know of any good repository which is free ...
18
votes
1answer
18k views

What does the “plus sign” do in the new Spotify?

Spotify's mobile app and desktop client underwent a pretty drastic (black) redesign. Overall, it's a welcome upgrade. But one change isn't intuitive: Instead of stars there are now "plus signs." When ...
18
votes
1answer
32k views

How do I remove permission from an app that I gave Google OAuth access to? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Unauthenticate Google OAuth connections I gave Google OAuth access to this app that wanted to read Google Analytics API info. http://www.panguintool.com No problem, but ...

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