26
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1answer
689k views

How do I recover my Google account (or Gmail) password or username?

I have forgotten the password or username for my Google account, or I'm unable to access my account for other reasons. How can I recover my account? (This Q&A is meant as a general description ...
77
votes
12answers
55k views

How can I search for a keyword with special characters in Google Search?

I want to search for what += means, but Google won't return any documents. Also when I come across some PHP code I don't understand I can't search for the keywords as written. How can I search for ...
71
votes
4answers
13k views

How to search the internet for terms with special characters

As I learnt from this post, Google has no ability to search for special characters. Let's say I want to search for ss!. Are there any other search engines that can achieve this? Please do not propose ...
28
votes
11answers
36k views

Get e-mail addresses from Gmail messages received

How can I export a list containing e-mail addresses for everyone that has sent me an e-mail? I have all of the messages archived.
95
votes
6answers
257k views

How do I link a cell in Google Spreadsheets to a cell in another document?

I have a monthly spreadsheet that relies on figures from the previous month. I'd like to import these values dynamically rather than cutting and pasting them. Is this possible? How do I do it?
9
votes
5answers
17k views

Send a copy of outbound messages to another address

Is there a way to have a copy of any message sent from a Gmail account sent to another address? I've got any messages coming to my address copied to another (see this question for one solution, ...
19
votes
4answers
113k views

How can I get around giving my mobile phone number to Google?

When I want to register an account with Gmail now, it says "Google will send a text message containing a verification code to your mobile phone." I don't want to give Google my mobile phone number!! ...
61
votes
6answers
110k views

Google Spreadsheets conditional formatting based on another cell's content

How can I set conditional formatting on a particular cell that depends on another cell's value? A | B 1 | x 2 | 3 | 1 | x 1 | x 4 | 8 | // X can be any value and is here merely to // mark the ...
3
votes
1answer
2k views

My tweets are not showing up in other people's mentions

My replies are not showing up in other people's mentions. I tried tweeting several friends, my other accounts but my tweets just won't appear in their mentions? They do appear on my own Twitter page. ...
48
votes
5answers
3k views

Is there a way to remove sites permanently from (my personal) Google search results?

I'm regularly finding sites that copy content from elsewhere (mailing lists, etc) while not providing any added value. Quite to the contrary, they are pretty heaped with ads. I'd like to remove those ...
46
votes
11answers
16k views

How can I sort emails in Gmail by size?

Google have started to warn me that I am almost out of space in my Gmail account. How can I sort my messages by size to identify any expendable large emails in my account?
22
votes
8answers
47k views

Is there any way to create a timestamp in a Google Spreadsheet?

I use PSPad as a text editor, which allows you to press Alt + D to insert a timestamp, e.g.: 2010-07-17 23:45:44 Is there a way to do this in a Google Spreadsheet?
43
votes
8answers
22k views

In what order are filters processed in Gmail?

If I have multiple filters that match the same email do they all get processed? If so, in what order are they processed? What if the first filter matched modifies the email to make it match (or no ...
20
votes
6answers
15k views

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 ...
79
votes
25answers
9k views

How do I download a YouTube video?

How do I download a YouTube video? I have used various solutions in the past that do not seem to work any longer (KeepVid and various Greasemonkey scripts). Is this just no longer possible?
37
votes
27answers
3k views

Online project management services [closed]

I need a user-friendly and cleverly designed web service to manage my projects and tasks. No matter if it's a free or paid service. Having a comment system and some game mechanics would be a big plus. ...
41
votes
3answers
13k views

How do I get rid of “On Behalf Of” from my sent Gmail messages?

I have a Google Apps account with 1 primary domain and a secondary alias domain (let's say example.co.uk and example.com). When I send emails from the alias domain, the receiving person sees the ...
48
votes
9answers
52k views

Wildcard search in Gmail

Is wildcard search possible in Gmail?
26
votes
6answers
289k 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 ...
10
votes
1answer
160k views

Making tags visible when using a Tumblr theme that doesn't show them

I have just created a Tumblr blog using the Fluid theme. After creating a new post, I added a few tags, but then I noticed that the tags do not show up along with the post. I tried searching for an ...
65
votes
6answers
46k views

How can I filter my Gmail messages that aren't labeled?

I'd like to sort all of my Gmail messages that don't have label, so I can process them (I miss some every now and then). I can sort by every label by clicking on it at the left, but how do you sort ...
69
votes
3answers
24k views

Is it possible to create a Gmail filter that works on headers other than From, To, Subject?

I've forwarded one of my really old email addresses to Gmail. I'd like to create a filter so that any mail to that old address is always labeled properly in Gmail. I can create a Gmail filter with ...
30
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 ...
19
votes
6answers
40k views

Can I add an autoincrement field to a Google Spreadsheet based on a Google Form?

Is it possible in Google Forms to give a unique value to each row it inserts into the spreadsheet as well as the timestamp?
21
votes
3answers
15k 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 ...
18
votes
3answers
75k views

How to replace a video on YouTube

I need to make a small correction in a video I uploaded to YouTube. Googling shows that this is not possible. However, I remember seeing it done before. I posted a comment on a video saying that a ...
10
votes
3answers
9k views

Cell reference with colour formatting

Is it possible to reference a cell in Google Spreadsheets so that cell where it gets displayed also displays it using the same text and cell colour formatting? =A1 Will only reference dell's value. ...
11
votes
11answers
2k views

What are some good online note annotation sites? [closed]

What are some good online note annotation sites? What I mean by note annotations is something like Notable App which allows you to capture screenshots by URL or upload an image, make annotations and ...
4
votes
3answers
35k views

Is it possible to recover an email that has been clicked “delete forever” in the trash folder?

Is it possible to recover an email that has been clicked on "delete forever" in the trash folder? I have accidentally clicked delete forever for an email but now I need to recover it.
3
votes
1answer
1k views

See all shared items in Google Drive

In Dropbox there is a place you can see all the shared items in your account (ie. all the items you have granted others access to). Is there a similar feature in Google Drive ?
139
votes
44answers
113k views

Hidden features of Google Search

What little known tips and tricks do you have for searching on Google? Please note that this question exists because it has a high level of significance, but it is not considered a good, on-...
154
votes
19answers
9k views

Alternatives for Google Reader (with Android synchronizing) [closed]

Now that Google Reader is being retired, what are my options for consuming RSS feeds on the web and synchronizing with my Android device? Social media sharing is not as important to me as being able ...
66
votes
5answers
23k views

What happens to your Facebook account when you die?

If a Facebook user dies, what happens to their Facebook account? Is it deleted after a certain period? Should their friends or relatives inform Facebook that they are dead?
33
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 ...
28
votes
6answers
4k views

Can I exclude spam domains from my search results? [duplicate]

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 ...
9
votes
1answer
39k views

Sum data based on cell color in Google Spreadsheets

I have seen this question and altough I face the same problem, the answer to that question is not helpful to my case. I have large spreadsheets which are changed frequently. So, according to the ...
8
votes
6answers
1k views

How do I opt-out of the new Reply in Gmail?

Today, when trying to reply to a message in Gmail, I was told that there is a new reply mode and then it was automatically enabled. I find it difficult to use, and it doesn't let you reply to the ...
6
votes
2answers
384 views

Date criteria for Google search

Sometimes I'm looking for date-sensitive information and don't want to see results more than a certain age. Is there a way to specify this in a Google search?
5
votes
1answer
18k views

Google Spreadsheet Timestamp? [duplicate]

I'm looking for some help with my Daily Work Log spreadsheet. I've search and read many different version of making a "TimeStamp" in Google spreadsheet. And it seems I don't have enough experience for ...
7
votes
1answer
600 views

How to do a Google search for webpages last updated within 2 years?

How to do a Google search for webpages last updated within 2 years ? In other words I would like Google, but I do not wish any of the results to be over 2 years old.
41
votes
0answers
3k views

Are there other web alternatives of Google Reader? [duplicate]

I assume probably most of you use Google Reader for following and reading RSS or Atom feeds. My question is are there any web alternatives that some of you have used and are happy with?
178
votes
12answers
47k views

Turning off Google search results indirection

In Google search results, in Firefox or Chrome, I get URLs that go through Google and not directly to the target site. For example, at http://www.google.com/search?q=foo the first result is http:/...
71
votes
15answers
156k views

Export Gmail messages to text or HTML files

I want to be able to export Gmail messages as text or HTML files so that they can be stored, passed around, and easily viewed later. I would really like to be able to locate a selection of my ...
33
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 ...
33
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.
26
votes
8answers
19k views

Better way to search the Facebook activity log / timeline?

I'm trying to find a post I made on my timeline (aka wall) several months (or even years) ago, but can't find a way to search for it. I see there's a way to download my entire content, but that's very ...
34
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 him?...
26
votes
4answers
74k views

How can I make some data on a Google Spreadsheet auto-sorting?

Let's say I want Google Spreadsheets to automagically sort some data, for example column C. How do I do that? I know that I can manually sort data by right-clicking and selecting Sort data, but this ...
37
votes
7answers
151k views

How do I search within someone's tweets?

I remember Jeff Atwood (@codinghorror) had posted a tweet about a new website, but I can't seem to find the link. Is there any way I can search within someone's tweets to find that link?
21
votes
1answer
2k views

How do I disable the spam filter in Gmail?

I'd like to disable the spam filter in Gmail, how can I do this?

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