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How do I recover my Google account, password, or username?

Google Account Recovery Questions This is the canonical target for Google Account questions about recovering usernames and passwords, as well as problems logging in for other reasons. For example: I ...
Vidar S. Ramdal's user avatar
156 votes
7 answers
2.7m views

How do I retrieve a message I accidentally archived in Gmail?

I was trying to mark an email as "Important" in Gmail and accidentally archived it. Now I cannot locate it, since there is no "archive" label anywhere. How do I get it back?
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137 votes
5 answers
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Make a single page landscape in Google Documents

I have a really large table and I need to add it to a portrait document. Is there any way to make a single page landscape in Google Docs? In Word you could add a "Section break" and do that. But I'm ...
David's user avatar
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8 votes
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How to replace the mobile phone number in my Gmail account

I have my mobile phone number in my Gmail account and that number has been changed. How can l add the new number to this account?
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9 votes
4 answers
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He says he is taking a nap but Facebook Messenger say online 1 minute ago

My boyfriend says he will take a nap and that is fine with me. After half an hour, I checked if I have messages from him only to find out that he was online 1 minute ago. I asked him but he says that ...
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230 votes
8 answers
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How do I change my default account with Google multiple sign-in?

After I enable multiple sign-in, and login to multiple accounts, I see that one of them says "(Default)". How do I change which of the accounts is the default one?
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35 votes
2 answers
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How do I delete all my mail from my Gmail account?

I want to clear my mail from my Gmail account, but don't feel like selecting every message (also the archived ones). Is there an easy way to delete all my mail from Gmail without having to delete my ...
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221 votes
4 answers
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Is there a way I can see a list of all my YouTube comments over time?

I posted something the other day and wish I could find the video again. Is there a way I can see all of my comments? To save people time, I can tell you that (ATTOW) the answer seems NOT to be https://...
Bernhard Hofmann's user avatar
8 votes
3 answers
716k views

How can I delete Facebook messages sent to other users?

How can I delete Facebook messages I've sent to other Facebook users from their inbox? I have had a conversation with my friend but now I want to delete my messages from that conversation. Can I have ...
arsii's user avatar
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17 votes
4 answers
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I don't have an Instagram account. Can I still look at users' Instagram photos?

I don't plan on joining Instagram any time soon. But I have many friends who use the service and they occasionally ask: "Did you see what John posted yesterday?" I tell them no, and then ask them to ...
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18 votes
6 answers
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How can I find out when I subscribed to a YouTube channel?

I am trying to find out when I subscribed to a certain YouTube channel. I don't think I did. I have searched and cannot find any way. Is there any way to learn when or how long I have been ...
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81 votes
2 answers
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How to mark all e-mails as read in Gmail?

I was checking my email on my phone, and for some reason it glitched out and marked every single of my thousand emails unread. Is there any way I can mark all emails as read as once instead of doing ...
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10 votes
2 answers
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No Add Friend Button but many mutual friends?

An old friend and I have 18 mutual Facebook friends. Until a month ago, I could have sent him a friend request, as the button to add friend was there. Then all of a sudden, the "add friend" button ...
Michelle's user avatar
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153 votes
9 answers
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Google Sheets formula for "if contains"

I'm trying to figure out how to identify IF a list of items in one cell containing a value or string. EXAMPLE Cell A1 contains sites, sheets, docs, slides. I want cell B1 to display a 1 'if' cell A1 ...
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4 votes
5 answers
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How to get the count of messages with someone in Facebook

I want to know the number of messages I have with anyone on Facebook. Is there some way to know the count of messages that have been exchanged between me and someone else?
Anyname Donotcare's user avatar
21 votes
1 answer
341k views

How do I create background image in Google docs

How do I create an image behind text in Google docs (the text editor part)?
Alex KeySmith's user avatar
2 votes
4 answers
344k views

Gmail inbox shows 1 unread message, but if I click inbox it won't show

If I search for in:inbox, it also won't show. If I search for both in:inbox is:unread then it does show. If I search for in:spam is:unread it no longer shows, or in: [anythingelsehere] basically. ...
brian cronrath's user avatar
585 votes
5 answers
444k views

Strikethrough with GitHub Markdown

Using HTML tags is supposed to work with GitHub Markdown but, in particular, <s>text</s> is not working for me. It used to work on the now deprecated live preview page, but not on preview ...
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9 votes
2 answers
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How can I recover my Gmail account when I remember the password, not the username?

I have a Gmail account that I haven't used in ages so I've forgotten the login name I used to sign up with. I've forgotten the recovery e-mail address setup on the account but I can remember my ...
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3 votes
2 answers
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Twitter account still logged in on friend's phone

I just changed my password, but one time I used my friend's mobile phone to access my account using the add account feature. Sometimes she uses my account to write or read something, and she still ...
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4 votes
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How do I un-ignore a conversation in Facebook Messenger?

In Facebook Messenger, in a conversation with a friend I clicked on the info button (you know, the one that also has "View profile" and stuff) and I clicked "Ignore messages" thinking it just wouldn't ...
Melab's user avatar
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95 votes
5 answers
842k 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 ...
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24 votes
4 answers
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Delete photo in Gmail/Google profile without uploading another?

I want to delete the photo associated with my Gmail account without adding another photo. I tried doing this in Google profile, but I could only find the option to upload a different photo (which I ...
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152 votes
2 answers
867k views

How to modify a URL to get a Google cached version of page?

I want to look at a Google cached version of a webpage, but can't find it through the usual mechanisms, as per this related question. Is there a way to modify the URL in the address bar to take me to ...
Lance Roberts's user avatar
27 votes
2 answers
663k views

Remove "labels" overlay on new Google Maps

On the old style Google Maps there was an option to remove the "labels" overlay so in satellite view you would just see the map. In the new version of Maps I can't seem to find out how to remove ...
Jonny Wright's user avatar
11 votes
1 answer
540k views

How can I hide my friends list in Facebook?

I don't want people to see my friend list when they look at my Facebook account. How can I hide my friends list from people looking at my Facebook account? When I google for this, I see about 100 ...
leora's user avatar
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259 votes
10 answers
439k views

How do I strikethrough text in Gmail?

Basically I want to strike through some text; how can I do this?
Val's user avatar
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11 votes
3 answers
578k views

View private Instagram photos through a web browser

My Instagram account has a set of photos (marked as private) that I want to get access to. I don't currently have access to an IOS device so cannot use the Instagram application to view the photos. ...
Iain's user avatar
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20 votes
2 answers
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How do I get the phone numbers of my Facebook Friends?

There was a time that somehow Facebook synced to my phone and that was great but I did not want all of them. How can I manually select the Facebook numbers and then export it to my phone via Contacts ...
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How to update Facebook Profile without announcing it to everyone?

How do I update my profile Basic Info, such as location, education, job, etc. without triggering a notification on Friends' Notification (upper left) or their Wall/Timeline/Recent Friend Activity page....
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81 votes
4 answers
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How to move photos from Google Drive to Google Photos?

I have a lot of photos in Google Drive, in random folders. I want to move them to Google Photos, because I really like the phone/tablet application - while the web app is... less good. I have no ...
Karel Bílek's user avatar
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93 votes
5 answers
592k views

How do I add a caption to an image in Google Documents?

When inserting an image into a Google Document, text can be made to wrap around the image by clicking on it and choosing the "Wrap Text" option. How can I also add a caption to the image, with text ...
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76 votes
3 answers
293k views

How to remove accounts from "Choose an account" list in Google sign in?

When signing in with Google (OAuth), it shows a list of accounts it already knows about. How can I remove some accounts from this list? I know I can nuke all of them by deleting all cookies, but I'd ...
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7 votes
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How to join group in Telegram group based on an invite code

Someone provide this: tg://join?invite=EaEnSUPktgfoI-xxxxxxxx How do I join that group in web based version of Telegram? I tried that link in my Chrome browser but it just did a Google search. ...
NealWalters's user avatar
13 votes
2 answers
362k views

How do I find a Facebook "friend request" that I declined?

How do I find an old "friend request" that I declined?
Harmony Johnson's user avatar
84 votes
4 answers
396k views

Remove email address from suggestions in To field on Gmail

Gmail keeps populating the To field with an out of date e-mail address that I no longer contact. The email address isn't in my address book but I did use it a lot previously (the contact has since ...
henry.oswald's user avatar
18 votes
3 answers
469k views

Why can't I see some mutual Facebook friends?

I share mutual friends with a lot of people on Facebook, yet on some they don’t show up. It shows that we have 12 mutual friends, but I only see 4. How does that happen? For example, one friend has ...
Kasia's user avatar
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24 votes
4 answers
284k views

How do I remove an account from Google multi-login?

I have three accounts among the multiple accounts I have for Google's products. One of them belongs to a friend who accidentally made his account one of mine when he was using my PC. How do I remove ...
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53 votes
9 answers
335k views

How to create an em dash in Google Documents?

In most word processing applications, entering two sequential dashes is enough to create an em dash. Not in Google Documents: It'd be nice if those two hyphens joined together — wouldn't it? (...
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34 votes
8 answers
327k views

How can I download all messages from Facebook?

How can I download all my private messages from Facebook? I don't really want to have to scroll through the actual messages, wait for older ones to load, and copy and paste since I have 7k+ messages ...
Michael0x2a's user avatar
9 votes
1 answer
360k views

How do I delete my credit card information from Google Play Store?

I once added a credit card to my Google account to buy some apps, but now I would like to remove that information. I cannot find any settings, where I could delete it.
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91 votes
1 answer
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How exactly does MEGA's download work?

When you download a file from the MEGA service, you are shown a pretty download progress bar within the browser. Once this progress bar reaches 100%, your browser then begins to download the file. ...
Jeff's user avatar
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22 votes
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How to hide my likes from my friends on Facebook?

My friends say that they are notified when I like a post on Facebook. I don't want this. What is the privacy option that can help me?
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14 votes
3 answers
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What happens to my comments, likes, and chat, when I delete my Facebook profile?

I assume that my posts are deleted when I delete my Facebook account, but what about the "like"s that I gave to other posts? Is the "likes" count on that post/page reduced? Or the comments I made on ...
Lea Cohen's user avatar
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11 votes
4 answers
253k views

Find first Facebook message in a thread

Is there a way to search or arrive at the first Facebook message in a thread without scrolling back for hours?
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25 votes
4 answers
450k views

Is there a way to create a Yahoo! account without having a cell phone that can receive SMS messages?

I'd like to create a Yahoo! account. The signup page won't let me proceed without entering a cell phone number, and it won't recognize my Google Voice number as a valid cell phone number. Is there a ...
Daniel Lawson's user avatar
33 votes
7 answers
379k 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 ...
Bernhard Hofmann's user avatar
289 votes
13 answers
594k views

How can I get code syntax highlighting in Google Docs?

Is there way to switch on syntax highlighting in Google Docs? Personally I use it for editing and collaborating on C++ files, but PHP or SQL syntax highlighting also would be interesting.
Kirill V. Lyadvinsky's user avatar
102 votes
1 answer
439k views

A faster way to access Strikethrough on Google Docs

I use a document on Google Docs as a simple to do list. I hate it that I have to access the Strikethrough command via a menu. Is there a hidden keystroke to toggle Strikethrough or perhaps a way ...
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47 votes
5 answers
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How to easily add flight itinerary to Google Calendar from flight confirmation email in Gmail?

I got an email from my colleague about our business itinerary containing flight confirmation as a PDF attachment. Turns out Google can detect that it's a flight confirmation. When I search 'itinerary'...
Petra Barus's user avatar