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Aug
8
comment Permanently turn off new Google Maps and go back to old one
Unfortunately the Lite mode is useless; it disables a bunch of features including a few necessary onces like dragging routes and destinations which were perfectly functional in the Classic version. As usual, Google makes a good thing, waits until users get used to it, then ruins it.
Aug
8
revised Permanently turn off new Google Maps and go back to old one
Updated to reflect the current (and probably permanent) situation.
Jul
8
comment Disable YouTube HTML5 player in Chrome
Actually, I think it should work a treat. Google, in its infinite arrogance and fascist dilettantism has, as usual, assumed users are idiots who cannot decide what is good for them and dictated what is best for users. As such, they made it so Chrome/Chromium are forced to use the HTML5 player by not providing an opt-out function in the YouTube HTML5 page. However, the option is present when viewed in other browsers. Therefore, spoofing the UserAgent to trick YouTube into think you’re using a different browser should restore the opt-out option.
Jul
8
comment Disable YouTube HTML5 player in Chrome
I don’t think that will work. Once you delete the file, its ACL goes with it.
Jun
29
awarded  Popular Question
May
10
awarded  Yearling
May
6
comment Permanently turn off new Google Maps and go back to old one
I recommend switching to Bing Maps because that is much closer to “Classic” Google Maps than the New (or even Lite) Google Maps are.
May
6
comment Permanently turn off new Google Maps and go back to old one
(This whole question will—eventually—be a candidate for deletion once Google deletes Classic Maps.)
May
6
comment Permanently turn off new Google Maps and go back to old one
That has stopped working now. :-(
May
6
answered Permanently turn off new Google Maps and go back to old one
Jul
2
awarded  Curious
Apr
26
comment Stopping “shared a video with you” emails/spam from YouTube?
I found a list of so-called YouTube “contacts” at youtube.com/address_book, except I never added any of them (as seen in my contact-notification page at youtube.com/inbox#invites/1). Random strangers added me as contacts (for some reason) and so were automatically granted permission to spam me. That they’re strangers makes me wonder if they’re spam accounts. I could delete them, but that won’t stop new ones. It looks like YouTube allows anyone to spam anyone by simply adding them as a contact even if they don’t reciprocate, so you can add a celeb., ex, etc., then spam the hell out of them.
Apr
26
comment Stopping “shared a video with you” emails/spam from YouTube?
I’ve already done that (I’ve checked all of the keep…private) boxes. I attempted to find a list of my YouTube contacts to see who’s in it, but couldn’t find one, though I did find a list notifications of other people who added me as contacts (I don’t know any of them). It looks like Google/YouTube has a (purposeful‽) bug which allows anyone to send junk to anyone by simply adding them as a contact even if the recipient does not reciprocate. I can’t find a way to remove these people (probably because I never added them). (Also, I want to allow private messages, just not shared videos.)
Apr
21
comment Stopping “shared a video with you” emails/spam from YouTube?
Yes, they’re definitely from YouTube/Google. I’ve added the header of the latest message.
Apr
21
revised Stopping “shared a video with you” emails/spam from YouTube?
Added header of latest email.
Apr
21
asked Stopping “shared a video with you” emails/spam from YouTube?
Feb
23
comment Changing “Willing to Move/Relocate” setting in a LinkedIn profile
It’s a pretty standard job-profile field and I’m pretty sure I had seen it on LinkedIn. I certainly get a lot of jobs for other cities which are useless right now, so I need to filter those out in some/any way.
Dec
17
comment Way to get back to unsaved work on Quotev.com?
As it happens, Chrome crashed while I was typing up this very answer. I restarted Chrome and click [Restore] and picked up where I left off. But then, the form I was typing the answer was a standard web form, so Chrome had saved its contents.
Dec
17
answered Way to get back to unsaved work on Quotev.com?
Dec
9
comment How can I prevent Gmail from formatting our order numbers as IP addresses
@Levans, but the tel: part was not in the original post; you added that. Unless she reports back with the exact link that is added, we can only conjecture. The order number doesn’t really look like either an IP address or a phone number, it only looks kind of like both, so Gmail’s heuristic is throwing false-positives. Regardless, the answer would likely apply to all text that Gmail auto-interprets and auto-formats.