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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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How do I add new styles to Google docs?

Google docs has a nice set of styles such as "Normal text" and "Header 1". How do I add my own? I want to add a style called "code" for text that is programming code.
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How do I strikethrough text in Gmail?

Basically I want to strike through some text; how can I do this?
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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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12answers
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Turning off Google search results indirection

In Google search results, in Firefox or Chrome, I get URLs that go through Google and not directly to the target site. For example, at http://www.google.com/search?q=foo the first result is http:/...
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How do I link a cell in Google Spreadsheets to a cell in another document?

I have a monthly spreadsheet that relies on figures from the previous month. I'd like to import these values dynamically rather than cutting and pasting them. Is this possible? How do I do it?
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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.
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12answers
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How can Google Docs and markdown play nice?

I love Google Docs. I write notes, essays, correspondences, invoices, journal entries, business ideas, planning documents- everything on there. I also love the markdown format. I'm a programmer so ...
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19answers
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Alternatives for Google Reader (with Android synchronizing) [closed]

Now that Google Reader is being retired, what are my options for consuming RSS feeds on the web and synchronizing with my Android device? Social media sharing is not as important to me as being able ...
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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?
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3answers
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How do I delete my Facebook account?

I don't trust Facebook's new privacy settings and have decided to delete my account, but I can't find the kill switch. Does anyone know how I can delete my Facebook account?
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8answers
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How to specify “OR” conditions for Gmail filter

How can I filter messages in Gmail using boolean OR conditions? For example, I can specify addresses in the To: or From: fields, but this only matches emails that meet both criteria. How can I match ...
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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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44answers
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Hidden features of Google Search

What little known tips and tricks do you have for searching on Google? Please note that this question exists because it has a high level of significance, but it is not considered a good, on-...
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6answers
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GitHub - What's this “Pro” tag on my profile?

I logged into GitHub today and found something new I hadn't seen before: What is this, and why did it begin to appear?
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2answers
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How does one add a new line in a cell in a Google Spreadsheet?

I pressed return to make a new line in a cell of my Google Spreadsheet. That just moved the cursor to the next cell. How does one add a new line in a cell?
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2answers
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Is it possible to use strikethrough (<s>, <strike>, <del>) in Trello?

Trello accepts Markdown in card descriptions and it even helpfully links to the Markdown syntax page. That page mentions that "for any markup that is not covered by Markdown’s syntax, you simply use ...
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2answers
792k 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 ...
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4answers
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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 ...
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1answer
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What does shva=1#inbox mean when Gmail loads?

I recently noticed that when opening my Gmail account, the URL gets changed to ?shva=1#inbox at the end (this can be noticed in the address bar). This happens not only to my Gmail ID, but to others ...
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3answers
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How can I create a fixed column header in Google Spreadsheet like the first sheet?

How can I create a fixed column header in Google Spreadsheet like the first sheet?
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4answers
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Is it possible to create a Gmail filter that works on headers other than From, To, Subject?

I've forwarded one of my really old email addresses to Gmail. I'd like to create a filter so that any mail to that old address is always labeled properly in Gmail. I can create a Gmail filter with ...
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3answers
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How to group data in a Google Spreadsheet?

I have the following table in a Google Spreadsheet: Name | Value A | 10 B | 100 A | 20 B | 200 C | 1000 How can I create another table based on a query: select name, sum(value), ...
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11answers
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How do I escape formatting characters in Slack?

Slack uses various characters for its own markdown formatting. How can I enter a message with those reserved characters escaped? e.g. Is it possible to send a message exactly like this: *I don't ...
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Add new alias to Gmail without SMTP (forwarding-only address)

I used to be able to go to Accounts and Import → Add another email address you own and add an email account that's only a forwarding address. That is, it's not a mailbox and I don't have SMTP access ...
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7answers
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How to view the folder size in Google Drive?

In Google Drive, you can use Sort split-button and choose Quota Used to show the size of each file there. However, folder sizes are not shown. I guess it's really a basic requirement in order to ...
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Gmail & Google Docs: Paste just the text, not the formatting (Firefox, Safari)

When I use Gmail and Google Docs (With Firefox 3.6.6), I often cut text from another HTML or PDF document. When I paste this text into the document body, Gmail and Google doc will paste the text and ...
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5answers
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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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2answers
165k views

How to convert rows into columns in Google Spreadsheets?

I have a spreadsheet in Google Docs with two data rows and lots of columns like so: Is it possible to easily convert these rows into two columns and lots of rows (obviously retaining all information ...
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9answers
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How to view the parent folder of a Google Document?

Often I have the direct link to a Google Document (mine or an organizational shared one) and want to find documents that are stored within the same folder. To do so, I would need to determine the ...
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27answers
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How do I download a YouTube video?

How do I download a YouTube video? I have used various solutions in the past that do not seem to work any longer (KeepVid and various Greasemonkey scripts). Is this just no longer possible?
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6answers
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How can I filter my Gmail messages that aren't labeled?

I'd like to sort all of my Gmail messages that don't have label, so I can process them (I miss some every now and then). I can sort by every label by clicking on it at the left, but how do you sort ...
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2answers
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What does starring a repository on GitHub do?

GitHub rolled out their new notifications and stars feature. But does starring do anything for a repository? Is it just to show support or interest? Is there any functional purpose to the user? ...
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15answers
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How can I search for a keyword with special characters in Google Search?

I want to search for what += means, but Google won't return any documents. Also when I come across some PHP code I don't understand I can't search for the keywords as written. How can I search for ...
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How to use GPG with Gmail?

I would like to read and write GPG encrypted mails within Gmail. I found FireGPG, but the support for Gmail has been discontinued (and I am using Google Chrome as a browser). What is the most ...
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6answers
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Is there any way to give more (or less) weight to words in a Google search?

Sometimes I may prefer results that have a certain term: resize image bookmarklet +chrome In this example, I want a bookmarklet to resize images. Preferably, I want one that works in chrome, ...
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4answers
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How to search the internet for terms with special characters [closed]

As I learnt from this post, Google has no ability to search for special characters. Let's say I want to search for ss!. Are there any other search engines that can achieve this? Please do not propose ...
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15answers
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Export Gmail messages to text or HTML files

I want to be able to export Gmail messages as text or HTML files so that they can be stored, passed around, and easily viewed later. I would really like to be able to locate a selection of my ...
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5answers
91k views

Embed Google Spreadsheet in Google Document

Is it possible to embed a Google Spreadsheet into a Google Document à la Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Word? How about a chart from a Spreadsheet?
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7answers
272k views

Disable videos in YouTube, listen to the audio only

My internet connection is quite slow (128 kbps while browsing) and I want to know if I can disable video streaming on YouTube and listen only to the audio portion. There are many songs on YouTube ...
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7answers
131k views

What is the easiest way to format code when pasting to Gmail?

I often write mails that partly consist of source code, like Java or C (or any other arbitrary code). In order to get the formatting right, I always have to: Paste the code Indent it correctly ...
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5answers
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How to paste raw HTML into an email in Gmail?

I would like to send an HTML Newsletter from my Gmail account. I have the raw HTML, but how can I paste it into the editor, so Gmail will recognize it as HTML? Is this even possible?
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7answers
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Is it possible to add a checkbox/button equivalent?

What I'm looking for is a one click enable/disable or toggle in some form. The closest I've come is manually editing a cell to enter a 0 or 1, but I'm hoping there's a nicer pattern. I know there's ...
78
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31answers
314k views

How to send big files via email?

Gmail's maximum attachment size is 25 MB. How to send files bigger than that?
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4answers
195k 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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1answer
39k views

Can I merge two conversation threads in Gmail?

I really like that gmail keeps related email messages in one "thread" for easy access. But sometimes an email message gets left out. (I suspect the senders email client is misbehaving.) Is there a ...
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9answers
100k views

Wildcard search in Gmail

Is wildcard search possible in Gmail?
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13answers
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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 ...
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Why does 1.1.1.1 not resolve archive.is?

When I try to access http://archive.is/ with DNS through 1.1.1.1, it doesn't work. Why? % dig +nocmd +nocomments @one.one.one.one archive.is ;archive.is. IN A archive.is. ...
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3answers
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Permanently turn off new Google Maps and go back to old one

I found new Google Maps slow, useless (routes with only two points) and wrong. Is there any way, I can turn it off completely and go back to favored old Google Maps? Or is this — as with ...

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