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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 ...
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Import SVG files to Google Docs as a drawing

I've a drawing I made in SVG format and I'd like to include it in a Google document I'm writing. I tried uploading the SVG file but it only lets me view it, not edit it. Any Google searches for ...
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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)?
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14answers
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How to prevent cut and paste data changing references in formulas?

Google Sheets has a feature where if you have a reference to a data cell in a formula, and you cut the data from that cell and paste it in a new location, the reference in the formula is updated to ...
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Shortcut to insert new row in Google Spreadsheets?

Is there a way to do this without using the menu? I have seen references to ctrl + space and ctrl + +, but this no longer works (zooms in and out in Google Chrome)
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How to make a task repeat on the last day of each month in Google Calendar?

Pretty much the subject says it all. How can I make a task repeat on the end of each month in google calendar. Jan 31- repeated task Feb 28 - repeated task march 31 - repeated task april 30 - ...
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How do I execute a filter in Gmail for the current email in my inbox?

I know how to create a filter and once it's created it will execute this filter on all incoming mail. However is there a way to execute this filter on what I already have received?
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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?
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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 ...
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6answers
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View/compare revision differences in new Google Docs document

In the new version of Google Docs is it possible to view/compare revision differences as you used to be able to do to see the changes highlighted. I know you can view previous versions but what I ...
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3answers
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Link to specific sheet in Google spreadsheet

I have a complicated Google spreadsheet with many sheets and a table of contents. Is there some way to create a link to the sheet names so that with a click one can go directly to the sheet? That is: ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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4answers
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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?
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18answers
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Is there a “YouTube-like” service for audio? [closed]

For uploading audio files (podcasts) and then embedding them in blogs and the like.
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2answers
189k 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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7answers
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How can I reorder Gmail filters?

I have more than 20 filters, how can I easily reorder them?
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3answers
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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 ...
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12answers
67k views

How to pass a range into a custom function in Google Spreadsheets?

I want to create a function which takes in a range... something like: function myFunction(range) { var firstColumn = range.getColumn(); // loop over the range } A cell would reference it using: ...
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2answers
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What does Treat as an alias do in Gmail?

When you set up a new account on Gmail to be able to send messages from that account, one of the options to choose from is Treat as an alias. The only documentation I found about the feature is this ...
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6answers
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Search in Gmail - How to search the mails without reply?

I'd like to do a search in my Gmail to find out the mails that I sent without reply. I tried this, but it doesn't work: label:sent -has:reply it seems that the 'has' operator only accept :...
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6answers
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How do I invite all team members to a new Slack channel

Is it possible to invite all users (the entire team) to a new Slack channel? It seems there are limits to the number of people that can be invited at once.
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5answers
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Sum values with same name

I have a Google Sheets with a long list of names and amounts. Many of the names are duplicates. For example: John | 10 Bill | 2 Susan | 3 Frank | 4 Sally | 10 John | 2 Susan | 2 John | 3 Is ...
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8answers
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How to embed code snippets in Medium?

Is it possible to embed code snippets on Medium?
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2answers
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Summing a column, filtered based on another column in Google Spreadsheet

I have the following data in a Google Spreadsheet: +------+---------+ | Time | Include | +------+---------+ | 0:30 | No | | 1:00 | Yes | | 0:30 | Yes | | 0:30 | No | | 0:30 | Yes ...
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11answers
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How do I export my YouTube playlists?

YouTube likes to periodically delete videos that are on my favorites list: But they refuse to tell me what they were so I can go find another copy. I would like a way to export my YouTube playlists, ...
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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"):...
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6answers
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How can I view Google Photos that are not in a Google Photos album?

Go to Google Photos Add a few photos to a photo album Go back to All Photos See all of the photos there, even ones you copied to the Album. No problem here, per se. At least not yet. What if you ...
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3answers
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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?
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8answers
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Is there a way to export my starred locations from Google Maps?

I have hundreds of locations starred in Google Maps. I'd like to export the list of them so that I can import them into other software, like Google Earth or map applications on my Android phone. Is ...
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7answers
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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?
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9answers
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Adding equations to Google Slides

In Google Docs' document editor, there's rudimentary support for adding mathematical equations. I didn't find anything like that in Google Slides' editor. Anyone know a workaround?
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5answers
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How can I import a large list of tasks into Trello

How can I import a large list of tasks (.csv or .txt) into Trello and convert into cards that are part of a list
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2answers
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How do you manually block-quote in Gmail's new compose interface?

Gmail recently released a new UI for compose. How do you manually quote a paragraph? The block-quote button seems to have disappeared from the formatting toolbar in the rich text compose editor.
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Always a blank line above where I insert a table?

In Google Docs, when I insert a table, there seem to be always a blank line above the table. See the screenshot below. How do I prevent that?
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1answer
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Why did I get a “There's been a change to your Google account” message and password reprompt?

I got a message on my mobile today: "There's been a change to your Google account" along with a prompt to re-enter my password. Could someone be using my account or is this a known issue?
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2answers
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Analytics on GitHub pages

Does GitHub provide some (native) way to track visitors on some hosted page (pages at *.github.io/project)? I know we can see traffic on GitHub repositories and I thought there would be some similar ...
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13answers
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How to set a Google Docs Spreadsheet cell format to bare text?

I am to store international standard phone numbers (starting with a plus sign followed, usually, by plain numbers) in a Google spreadsheet column. An example of such a phone is +420123456789 When I ...
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2answers
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How do I recover my Google account (or Gmail) 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 ...
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4answers
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How do I Log out of Google Accounts, one at a time?

I volunteer for many organizations, earning me several Google accounts to manage. The Multiple account sign-in feature built into Google is wonderful, except when I click Sign out, its signs out of ...
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5answers
75k views

How can I follow someone on Twitter without them knowing?

Is it possible to follow someone on Twitter without them knowing?
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4answers
166k views

How can I search for Gmail messages on a particular date?

I'm searching for a message on or about a particular date and rather than scrolling through my emails to go back about a year, I'd like to know a search method to only find emails from a particular ...
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4answers
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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 ...
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5answers
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In Gmail, how can I attach an attachment from one email to another, without saving the attachment first or forwarding the message?

I often need to attach attachments from one email (or multiple ones) to another, without wanting to forward the original message. In a desktop client I would simply click and drag the attachment from ...
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14answers
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Remove the Chat box from the left pane on Gmail

I don't ever use the chat feature of Gmail. Is there a way to get rid of the chat box on the left side? I can minimize it, but it still shows my name and the "Search, add, or invite" textbox. I can ...
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2answers
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Any risk in replying to a message on Facebook?

I got a message from someone I've never met before, or even heard of, from Nigeria. He wants to learn to write Java code and is asking me if I can recommend any websites or e-books to help him. He ...
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8answers
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How to group data by month in Google Sheets

I have a Google Sheet which contains various metrics for each day. Each day has it's own row: day | cost | impressions | clicks | conversions 2014-02-01 | $45 | 3,540 | 80 | 5 2014-...
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9answers
48k views

Print Playlist from Google Play Music

I want to print a list of songs (with artist, album, rating and, if possible, number of plays and duration) from my Google Play Music account. There is no easy way to do this from the app. Doing ...
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4answers
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How can I list people who have starred my GitHub repository?

I'm curious as to who has starred a GitHub repo of mine, so I'd like a list of users who have starred it. Is this possible to get?
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7answers
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How to restrict a Google search to results of a specific language?

How can I restrict the results of a Google search to only a specific language? Is there an operator like language:english?

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