9
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1answer
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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 ...
59
votes
10answers
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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 ...
57
votes
4answers
6k 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 ...
21
votes
9answers
18k 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.
57
votes
6answers
131k 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?
34
votes
27answers
2k 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. ...
7
votes
1answer
56k 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?
39
votes
16answers
2k views

Online file storage services [closed]

Which online storage services do you use to backup, share and synchronise your files? I'm looking for a service to mostly back up my files to prevent any possible catastrophes, and save previous ...
6
votes
2answers
5k 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?
37
votes
6answers
20k 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 ...
39
votes
10answers
12k 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?
147
votes
19answers
9k views

Alternatives for Google Reader (with Android synchronizing)

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 ...
70
votes
25answers
6k 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?
52
votes
4answers
82k 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 ...
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 ...
7
votes
1answer
444 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.
11
votes
1answer
29k 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 ...
9
votes
1answer
375 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 ...
42
votes
14answers
19k 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?
52
votes
8answers
12k 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 ...
60
votes
5answers
18k 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
4answers
2k 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 ...
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 ...
60
votes
15answers
129k 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 ...
36
votes
2answers
37k views

How do I connect Google+ with Twitter?

I want my Google+ account to be automatically updated when I post a tweet on Twitter.
10
votes
1answer
122k 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 ...
31
votes
8answers
12k 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 ...
15
votes
4answers
7k 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
7answers
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 ...
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 ...
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
8k 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 ...
37
votes
3answers
8k 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
9answers
7k 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
5answers
78k 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?
11
votes
1answer
272 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 ...
5
votes
3answers
6k 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, ...
3
votes
2answers
40k 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 ...
15
votes
5answers
57k 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!! ...
3
votes
0answers
2k views

Facebook Lookback Movie Second Chance?

I was able to successfully create and share the FB Lookback movie, but had to delete it when I saw a picture had been included that should not be shared (someone with their ex). After deleting the ...
151
votes
12answers
42k 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 ...
42
votes
17answers
3k views

Is there a safe way to save passwords?

I have a lot of passwords from various websites. I never use the same one twice, but the problem is that I keep forgetting them so I want to save them somewhere. If I'm on the same computer I can save ...
38
votes
2answers
13k 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 ...
35
votes
8answers
28k views

Wildcard search in Gmail

Is wildcard search possible in Gmail?
31
votes
3answers
20k views

In Google Drive, how can you link directly to “Download” a zip file and not view the contents?

When you share a Zip file in Google Drive, you land on a page to view all the files inside the zip file and to download the entire file the user has to click File → Download. I've noticed a lot of ...
35
votes
1answer
14k views

Is there a way to use Trello offline?

Sometimes I work on a bus or in places, where I can't use internet. Is there a way to use Trello offline?
22
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 ...
16
votes
1answer
1k 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?
10
votes
3answers
20k views

Why can I not create an application on my Facebook page?

I have created a Facebook "page" for a client, for the purposes of promoting their business. Forgive me but I'm not totally clear on the myriad of options and account types on Facebook, so I am not ...
10
votes
4answers
18k 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 ...

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