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Facebook detects if you are logged in Gmail

Today I was playing with some web security, and there was a surprise when I decided to test the Forget the Password link on Facebook. I chose to send the password reset code to my Gmail address, and ...
70
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4answers
169k views

Is there a way to insert today’s date into a Google Docs?

I've looked under insert > ...? but couldn't find anything. Can this be done via an inbuilt function or a custom script?
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13answers
167k views

How do I calculate a time delta in my Google Spreadsheets?

I've got a Google Spreadsheet that looks roughly like this: Date | Start time | End time | Minutes ------------+-------------+-------------+----------- 1/11/2012 | 11:39 | 12:41 ...
69
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9answers
130k views

How can I set conditional formatting on a particular cell that depends on another cell's value?

In my example I would like to conditionally format column B cells. Those marked with x should be formatted according to value in column A (in the example the value is 1): A | B 1 | x 2 | 3 | 1 | x ...
69
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5answers
389k 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 ...
68
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5answers
25k 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?
68
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4answers
152k views

Putting page numbers in a table of contents in Google Docs

I want to create a table of contents in a Google Docs document where the page numbers are automatically referenced. Is it possible to put page numbers in a table of contents like this?
67
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5answers
87k views

How can I only search the Primary inbox in Gmail?

With the new Gmail inbox, I've gotten into the habit of ignoring everything that's not in the Primary inbox. I don't care about anything that's in any of the other inboxes (inboxen?). When I search ...
67
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5answers
28k views

Is there a web app to create ASCII art tables? [closed]

Is there a web app that can create ASCII-art tables like this one?: ------------------------------------------------ | | ColA | ColB | ----------------------------------...
67
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1answer
364k views

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. ...
67
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0answers
4k views

What does a star with PRO in purple mean in a GitHub user account profile? [duplicate]

I just saw this on a GitHub account, but I have no idea what it means. How do I get one of these?
66
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3answers
472k 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 ...
66
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9answers
19k 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 ...
66
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10answers
9k 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 ...
65
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25answers
13k views

Are there any good Pandora alternatives with general availability outside the US? [closed]

Unfortunately for us in Europe (and all the other non-US) based people, services like Pandora aren't available. So is there a good alternative to Pandora, where you can listen to streaming music? ...
64
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10answers
50k views

Create a Gmail filter for Calendar Notifications

I'd like to create a Gmail filter to filter all of my Google Calendar notifications into a separate folder. Google Calendar notifications have headers that look like the following: Reply-To: Helen ...
64
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8answers
99k views

How do I split conversations in Gmail?

I posted an ad on a website and when people respond, I get an email from post@example.com titled like this: Reply to your "1999 Pontiac Sunfire - As Is" ad on Example.com If two people reply to my ...
64
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3answers
236k 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 ...
63
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2answers
43k views

How can I permanently disable video annotations on YouTube?

Is there a setting or YouTube option, or maybe even a browser plugin, that allows you to disable video annotations for good? I want to be able to switch them off permanently.
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5answers
53k views

How do I figure out my Google OpenID URL?

I'm trying to log in to the CakePHP website using Open ID: http://ask.cakephp.org/users/login The most correct looking URL I've found is: https://www.google.com/accounts/o8/id ..but I can't properly ...
62
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1answer
202k views

How to share a YouTube video with a specific start and end time?

YouTube gives the option to share a video with a specific start time, something like this: http://youtu.be/chElHV99xak?t=53s The above video starts at 53 seconds elapsed. Is there any way to ...
62
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3answers
22k views

Am I allowed to host a commerical website on GitHub Pages?

Can I host my company's website on GitHub Pages, if I wanted? Are there any restrictions on what you can and can't use GitHub pages for? We don't get a lot of traffic, so I don't think bandwidth is ...
62
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3answers
9k views

Setting up Gmail to use Markdown to read and send out emails

I've become rather fond of Markdown and think it would be rather well suited to emails. How do I set up Gmail to allow me to format reading and sending emails in Markdown? Is this even possible? If ...
61
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6answers
185k views

Formatting a cell with word wrap without switching modes?

How can one format a cell to have word wrap in Google Sheets? I've tried Shift+Enter, but that doesn't seem to work. One thing I know works is to place the spreadsheet into List Mode and then if you ...
60
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4answers
183k views

How to forward multiple emails in Gmail

Is it possible to forward multiple emails in Gmail without doing each one individually?
59
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2answers
96k views

How do you left-align and right-align items on the same line in a Google Document?

I want to have something written in the top-left corner and top-right corners of my document. So I want some text aligned to the right, some to the left, at the same height. I could do it with ...
59
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9answers
90k views

Is there a way to search in Google using regular expressions (regex)?

It would be very useful if Google provided a regular expression search. Is there a way to do this? (OBS: I am not talking about false regular expressions like site:, filetype:, AND, OR or "Text". I ...
58
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2answers
303k views

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 ...
58
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6answers
88k views

How do I delete a list or card in Trello?

I have recently been exploring the new web application Trello and I accidentally created a list by mistake. I figured out how to remove the list from the board by archiving it but in reality I ...
57
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4answers
33k views

How do I get Gmail to ask me to be a mailto handler again?

I noticed that when I open up Gmail on Google Chrome, a popup near the top asks me if I want to let Gmail be my "mailto:" handler. If I select "No," I'm assuming that Gmail will no longer ask me to ...
57
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9answers
85k views

Is there a way to play all YouTube videos uploaded by a particular user?

For example, I want to play all 58 videos uploaded by a single user. Obviously I could create a playlist, add each video to it, then play the entire playlist, but is there a simpler way?
57
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3answers
24k views

How do you update a GitHub repo fork in the web interface?

I have a Github repository that I forked from some other project several months ago. It is now several months later and the original master repo has changed. I would like to update my repo to reflect ...
56
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2answers
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Facebook accepts more than one password

With Facebook login, my password had a form of uppercase letters, lowercase letter and numbers. Not strong, but it did the job. For example hunTer2 Recently, I was told by an acquaintance that I ...
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7answers
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Once a due date passes and the card is done, how do I keep the card and lose the red due date alert?

I have a card with a due date of today. The task is complete, and we've moved it to our "Done" list. How can I update the card so that the due date icon is not red implying that it is late while ...
55
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8answers
48k views

Any way to contact a user on GitHub?

I'd like to contact a developer on GitHub to see how I can help out, etc. I don't see the option anywhere.
55
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5answers
68k 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 ...
55
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14answers
45k views

In Google Drive, is there a way to search files located in a particular folder?

In Google Drive, is there a way to search only the contents of files within a particular folder (instead of files within the entire drive, as is the default)?
54
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5answers
165k views

How can I make some data on a Google Sheets auto-sorting?

Let's say I want Google Sheets 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 is ...
54
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11answers
19k views

How can I sort emails in Gmail by size?

Google has 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?
54
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3answers
29k views

How does Gmail decide to thread email messages?

Sometimes I'll notice false positives (includes an email that isn't part of the thread) and false negatives (misses an email that should have been part of the thread). How does Gmail decide which ...
54
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3answers
14k views

Can I associate a GitHub gist with an organization?

My team has a GitHub organization account. A lot of the work I do results in one-off scripts that we want to be able to have on our organization page but that aren't big enough projects to justify ...
54
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10answers
115k views

Automatically open ICS files in Google Calendar

Lots of web sites have an option to export events as an ICS file that can then be imported into a desktop or web-based calendar (for example if you're invited to a Facebook event there will be an ...
54
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4answers
90k views

How can I read an IMAP account via Gmail?

Is it possible to read an IMAP email address via my Gmail account? According to the docs I have found they only seem to support reading of POP3, but I find that a bit weird?
53
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6answers
129k views

ISBLANK() function

Is there any way I can check whether a cell is empty? There is a function ISBLANK() but it returns false when there's a formula in a cell even thought the formula doesn't return anything (or an empty ...
52
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8answers
35k views

How to embed code snippets in Medium?

Is it possible to embed code snippets on Medium?
52
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5answers
97k views

How to use boolean AND and NOT operators in Gmail search

I'm trying to find mails that have one address in the recipients but another not in it. I'm trying things like from:address1@gmail.com and not from:address2@gmail.com and from:(address1@gmail.com and ...
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3answers
24k views

With Google Drive, how can I have a single document in multiple folders/collections?

I tried Google Drive today and promptly noticed that the "organize" feature of Google Docs went from a multi-selectable checkbox (in which you can check multiple collections for a document to be "in"):...
52
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3answers
29k 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?
51
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18answers
99k views

Is there a “YouTube-like” service for audio? [closed]

For uploading audio files (podcasts) and then embedding them in blogs and the like.
51
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2answers
167k views

How to insert source code in Google Docs? [duplicate]

Is there a easy way to insert source code with highlight in Google Docs?

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