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Google Docs doesn't do copy/paste and requires me to install Google Drive

Today I've got this message, when tried to copy data from my Google Docs spreadsheet: It says I can't use copy/paste if I don't install the Google Drive app. It seems this message is bound to ...
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How does Amazon know what I have been searching on Google?

I was just browsing at some products on Amazon, without being logged in to Amazon, and then I noticed at the bottom the 'Recent Searches' box - which showed searches I had made from Google and had ...
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How to change links of the Google bar? [closed]

I'm using Chrome, and I want to change the links of the bar, but I don't know how. It could be a Greasemonkey script, but I don't know how to write it.
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Is there a way to give Google storage to another user as a gift?

Google offers additional storage for its services (currently Gmail, Picasa Web, Google Docs). Is there a way to give this to another user as a gift? I.e. I'd like to pay for it for a year, enter the ...
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What will Google do with my data?

When I give data like Email, documents or my search history to Google I trust that they will keep my data secure (from hackers, employees, foreign governments, etc.) keep it private only use it for ...
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How can I get rid of the “+You” tab on every single page from Google?

I've just been forced to leave Google Plus and Google Profile. As such, I'd like to not have "+You" leading every single page from Google. Is there any way to do so without resorting on client side ...
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Is it possible to link my Gravatar to my Gmail/Google account? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is there a service for changing all my profile pictures at the same time? I want to be able to update my profile picture on all of my accounts simultaneously. The one thing ...
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Does Google Bookmarks show us how many total bookmarks we have?

Does Google Bookmarks show us how many total bookmarks we have? I've searched high and low for such a basic feature that I think it is really weird that there isn't such a feature!
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Where to report Gmail problems?

my gmail address is acting really strangely, it doesn't receive emails from certain email addresses, even though some emails get through. I've checked filters, SPAM, all folders - no problem there. It ...
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How does Bing know the terms that I had recently Googled in the past month?

After I typed "a" into Bing, a list of terms that I had recently queried in Google appeared in purple. How does Bing know what terms I recently Googled?
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Can the Trello Android app support multiple Google accounts?

I have two Google accounts (for work and personal). This works fine in Chrome, but is there an easy way in the Android app to switch accounts?
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How do I add a contact from within Gmail's contact interface to Google Plus circles?

I find it rather tedious to add a contact from within Google+ interface to a circle. I would rather add the contact from within the contacts section in Gmail. Is this possible? Better yet, can it ...
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Choose which calendar event goes into using Google Calendar Quick Add

Is there any way to specify which calendar the event should be put in when adding an event using Quick Add in Google Calendar. The help article on the topic gives all sorts of advanced options, but I ...
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Merging Conflicting Google Accounts

I believe the answer is no, but I think that just having the question out there may let the community work together to figure out what we can do to get what we are looking for done. My organization ...
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Does Google+ actually delete content I want deleted, or do they just hide it, like Facebook?

I always had a vague notion that when one deletes a post or comment in Facebook that they don't actually delete it. Instead, behind the scenes they simply mark it to not display. This irked me mildly,...
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Google Analytics: Best way to separate stats for subdirectories?

I have a number of sub-sites operating under the same domain. I would like to track the stats and analytics with Google Analytics, but have each sub-site appear on its own. My site structure looks ...
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What happens when you use your Google Account for Trello?

I can't seem to find an explanation or detail on what happens, what is synchronized, if, when you use Trello with a Gmail or Google account? Can you synch the Task list? Calendars? Emails? Where does ...
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How do I change my primary Gmail email address on Google Accounts

How do I change my primary email address on Google accounts? (My current primary email is a Gmail address which seems to be the problem.)
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How can I prioritize files to transfer using Google Drive (or similar software)? [closed]

Is it possible to prioritize files to transfer using Google Drive, or with one of its competitors such as AeroFS or Dropbox? I'd like to be able to choose which files and folders to synchonize first, ...
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Why is downloading videos from Picasa not supported?

I am considering using Picasa Web Albums as the main storage point for all my pictures and videos. Strangely, Google has officially stated that It's not possible to download videos from Picasa Web ...
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Why does Google think I'm in another city?

I work for a company that has offices in several cities. I moved recently, but I didn't change jobs; I just brought my computer with me to the new office. When I visit Google now, it still thinks I'm ...
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How to disable SMS in Google's 2-step verification?

Everytime I log in on a new device or browser I get the SMS text message with the 2nd step digits. It's pretty annoying. I already have the Google Authenticator to calculate my digits and it works ...
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Create input field in Google Docs form allowing only images

I need to make a Google Doc form, in which the users need to upload an image. Is it possible to do so using Google Docs form? If yes, then how?
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How do you stop Google from using your search preferences in their ads?

Google uses what I search for in the ads that it shows me on different websites, and I don't want that because it will tell people what I'm interested in. How do I stop Google from doing that? Is ...
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Linking Google accounts after registration in Trello

Originally, I registered using my email address (@gmail). Now I would like to link that account to my Google authentication credentials. Is this possible? Or do I need to create a new Trello account ...
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How can I have Google account bar tabs open in the same window?

I'm taking about the account bar that's at the header of the page, not the Google browser toolbar or the tabs in Chrome itself. Is there a way to configure the Google account bar to open items in the ...
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How can I delete a paid Google Apps Business account without stopping my Postini service if I use Postini for the same domain? [closed]

I use Postini spam protection for my example.com domain. My example.com production email is not hosted by Google. I also have a paid Google Apps for Business account for the same example.com domain. ...
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How to make Google search not redirect [duplicate]

When I click an entry in the Google search results, it first queries Google server and then redirect to the page. For example, search foobar gives: <a href="/url?sa=t&amp;rct=j&amp;q=...
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Erase Google two-factor authentication token

I logged in to GMail with two-factor authentication and mistakenly left the "Remember this computer for 30 days" option checked. I'd like to erase the authentication token, so on the next log in it'...
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How does Google Plus check if a profile name is correct?

Google used to suspend profiles for incorrect names. Though based on one's country of origin, there may be names that may not seem legitimate to english-speaking nations. If they used to suspend on ...
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Can I send support questions to Google via email?

I've got an issue with a Google app that is nonstandard, so I'd like to write a detailed explanation to the Google support team instead of using the standard forms. Which address do I have to send my ...
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How can I email a photo from Google plus via gmail?

I have a photo under Photos on G+. I want to email it to someone. Ideally, I could do this from Gmail, but if I can do it from G+ that would be great. I don't see any way of doing this from Gmail. In ...
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Sharing Gmail task lists

How do I share Gmail task lists? Not emailing task lists, but sharing them, like a Google Doc or Google calendar.
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Does Google Apps have a “Global Contact List”

We recently cut over to using Google Apps for our mail/calendars/docs etc... One thing I haven't been able to figure out is how to create a Global Address List for the company. When in Google Apps ...
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Is it possible to get more than three suggested routes in Google Maps?

Can one get more than 3 suggested routes via Google Maps? If so, how?
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How to force Google web apps to use traditional scroll bars?

More and more of the Google web apps replace their scroll bars with CSS based ones that require a mouse to scroll (traditional scroll bar control based ones allow you to use the keyboard for scrolling)...
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Display all hidden chat members in Gtalk

Gtalk doesn't provide groups in chat window. If I am online, I am online for all. If I am invisible, I am invisible for all. So, I see a very large list when I get online. For me, say for example, few ...
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2-factor authenticated Google account and Trello on iPhone?

I got an application-specific password, but I couldn't log in with it from Trello. Is there a way to not have to log into Trello every time I use the app? I wouldn't mind making a Trello-specific ...
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Why does the pre-filled Google login page never work for me?

I keep my Google account permanently logged in here at home. Every once in a while, when I open my browser I am greeted with a log in page like this one: I'm not complaning about this, of course ...
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Backup archive of Google Groups messages?

I've tried searching for a good solution, but it seems the only way is to actually download the individual .html files for each thread or use some screen-scraping method (which doesn't work so well). ...
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Is Gmail for business still free [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Free Google Apps could not be found I remember a while back Google offered free email to businesses, where you host your email with them and still use emails like me@mydomain....
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What is the purpose of the presence of Google Docs in Google Drive?

I was under the impression that by using Google Drive, I can edit my files in MS Word or Excel and it will all sync but apparently I can't open .gdoc .gsheet in MS Office. So basically, aside from ...
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Setting a Google+ vanity URL like plus.google.com/me [duplicate]

Where can I set a vanity URL for my Google+ profile? Ideally I would like to be able to have my current profiles.google.com URL brought over in case Google decide the profiles are now valid for Google ...
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Creating Google+ Account without Gmail address

Google allows us to use many of its services without having a Gmail account. But when I visit Google+ and click on the "Sign Up" button, it asks to select a new username and create a new password. Is ...
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How to un-merge Google Apps and Gmail Account?

I have Google Apps account and was login into it using mail.google.com/a/my_domain_name and I was using my person Gmail by going to mail.google.com. Now, I got some email from Google, and when I go ...
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How can I create a recurring task in Google Tasks?

There's a task that I need to do every Tuesday and Thursday. Is there a way to configure a recurring task in Google Tasks? I can't find it.
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Bing - Is there a NCR site for it?

Just like Google having an NCR (No Country Redirect) URL, does Bing have one? Basically, I am looking for a site URL which will take me to the US - English site?
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How to make Google's interface always be in your chosen language across products - not just search

I would like to reference and revisit the following post - How do you make Google's interface always be in your chosen language? - that has yet to be answered sufficiently. Unfortunately none of ...
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Can I apply Google's “Scan and Match” feature to music I have already uploaded?

With Google's "Scan and Match" feature, I understand that when I go to upload new music, Google will scan the music prior to uploading, and if Google has a copy already, it just adds their copy to my ...
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How to sync/backup “my documents” to Google Drive [closed]

Google Drive (at $2.49 for 25gb) seems like a great option for cloud storage. But I'm looking for a program to backup/mirror/sync my documents folder to Google Drive. I've been looking for backup/...