16
votes
1answer
225k views

How do I recover my Google 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 ...
67
votes
12answers
45k 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 ...
65
votes
4answers
9k 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 ...
25
votes
11answers
27k 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.
78
votes
6answers
190k 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?
36
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. ...
8
votes
1answer
68k views

Where is the spell check on Outlook.com?

Since Hotmail.com is now Outlook.com, can anyone please tell me where the spell check is?
17
votes
4answers
81k 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!! ...
73
votes
25answers
8k 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?
42
votes
11answers
14k 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?
10
votes
1answer
145k 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 ...
6
votes
2answers
6k views

no longer have way to manage groups; no “groups” listing in Outlook.com

In Outlook.com, under "People", there used to be a listing called "Groups" allowing management of same. Today, Groups listing is gone! How can I manage my contact groups?
48
votes
6answers
33k 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 ...
55
votes
6answers
97k 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 ...
11
votes
1answer
31k views

How can I switch back to Hotmail from Outlook.com

My Hotmail has been switched to Outlook.com automatically and I do not like the Outlook at all. I just need to get my Hotmail back and tried to do the steps mentioned. I can't find the sentence on how ...
150
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 ...
39
votes
3answers
10k 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 ...
29
votes
4answers
15k 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 ...
45
votes
4answers
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 ...
17
votes
6answers
28k views

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

I use a Google Form to retrieve feedback from our customers. I then download this info into our offline system. Is it possible in Google Form to give a unique value to each row it inserts into the ...
7
votes
6answers
10k 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, ...
7
votes
1answer
538 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.
3
votes
2answers
48k views

Changing privacy settings of a Facebook Group from secret to public

How do I make the privacy of a Facebook Group that is currently set to "secret" as "public"? I first created this group but could not make it public due to the business nature. I want to make it ...
9
votes
1answer
379 views

Board doesn't look the same

I have 5 boards and all of the sudden one does not look the same as the others, as it always has. It now has a dark blue banner on the left side of the screen that allows you to click on header name ...
44
votes
14answers
22k views

Is there a good equivalent to Mint.com for users outside the USA?

I'd love to use Mint.com but it's not available in the UK. Any idea when it might be available in the UK, or are there any recommended UK equivalents?
55
votes
9answers
14k views

Is it possible to export my data from Trello, to back it up?

Is there a way to export my data from Trello to my own computer? I'm happy to accept any file format, so long as the data is in a file-format that can be parsed, e.g. I'm comfortable with writing a ...
62
votes
5answers
21k 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?
37
votes
2answers
39k views

How do I connect Google+ with Twitter?

I want my Google+ account to be automatically updated when I post a tweet on Twitter.
34
votes
8answers
17k 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 ...
4
votes
1answer
42k views

Collage of six photos, not Facebook Lookback movie

I didn't get a Facebook look back movie. I've been on Facebook since it was “thefacebook” in 2005 and I've shared my little heart out. Anybody know if the automated video is linked to security ...
67
votes
15answers
143k 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 ...
40
votes
8answers
39k views

Wildcard search in Gmail

Is wildcard search possible in Gmail?
17
votes
5answers
12k 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 ...
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 ...
13
votes
3answers
68k 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 ...
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
2answers
2k views

Add a 'creation date' value when a new line is edited

I'm not a programmer or coder, so please be gentle with me :-) I have a Google Spreadsheet that is used by different people to add tasks for my team. Here's an example of what it looks like: ...
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?
10
votes
2answers
10k views

Tumblr tags are showing below the posts instead of inside the box

I edited a Tumblr layout to show tags on each post but for some reason the tags are showing up below the post boxes, and right above the next post. The code I have for the layout is as below ...
7
votes
2answers
5k views

How to change Facebook username?

Do I have to re-register a new Facebook account to change my facebook.com/USERNAME? Or are there any ways to change it?
32
votes
9answers
9k 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 ...
29
votes
12answers
37k 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 ...
17
votes
4answers
53k 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 ...
31
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 ...
26
votes
6answers
4k 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 ...
24
votes
6answers
224k 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 ...
32
votes
5answers
109k 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?
20
votes
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 ...
12
votes
1answer
344 views

How to implement a white-list-based system in Gmail?

Is there a way to implement a whitelist-based system in Gmail? Specifically: all messages coming from addresses in a "white list" get through; all messages coming that are responses in a ...
6
votes
2answers
320 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?

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