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Google Apps: 2-factor verification code for brand new user?

Google has fixed this now. You can now go to Security > Basic Settings > Go to advanced settings to enforce 2-step verification. Then click New User enrollment period and set to 1 day. This will ...
26 votes

Google Translate an image, not on your phone

Not Google, but similar. Yandex Translate has image upload using desktop web browsers. https://translate.yandex.com/ocr I use this in a Flotato browser which enables me to quickly translate screen ...
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Find folders/documents in Google Drive shared outside the organization?

Google Apps does not natively support reporting on who has access to what in Google Drive. The report you are looking for is possible through a Google Apps script. As you probably know, from the ...
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Google Translate an image, not on your phone

The purely Google approach I use is: Upload the image to your Google Drive Right click image and choose Open with > Google Docs A new document will be created containing the image and extracted ...
11 votes

Find out the other members of a Google Apps group without admin access

Workaround: if you have calendar access, add the group to a calendar meeting, and expand the chevron to see the list. (May depend on Apps administrator granting access.) EDIT: direct access may also ...
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How/where to obtain a .p12 key file from the Google Developers Console?

With the new Google Cloud Console the procedure to obtain the P12 key has changed: Open the project, go to APIs & auth > Credentials Click on Create new Client ID, and select Service account and ...
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How do I setup a catch all email address in Gmail Google Apps that works the same as the old catch-all feature?

This is just a guess but, Under Apps > G Suite > Settings for GMail > Advanced Settings I added picked "Add Setting" with the following settings Specify envelope recipients to match: All ...
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Why does admin.google.com redirect to my university's Google Apps?

I don't have a reason for it, but I think I have a solution. Workaround You can navigate to: https://accounts.google.com/AccountChooser?service=wise&continue=https://admin.google.com And it ...
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Transferring files across from restricted Google Drive account

Unfortunately, Google does not allow you to transfer ownership between domains (and it considers gmail.com its own domain as well). There are ways to create copies (and alternative ways), but to ...
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Add .ics attachments in Inbox by Gmail to Google Calendar

According to this thread on Google Forums, this is a known limitation and they have it on the slate for future implementation. I expect that the more people tell Google they want this, the more likely ...
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Can you specify an accout to use with Google's “.new” doc creation URL?

Since Jul. 25th 2019 it's actually possible to specify in which account to create the new file, exactly as you stated in your question. From now on: docs.new/1 - creates the file in your personal ...
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How can I change the primary domain on Google Apps?

This actually is possible. Basically, you need to add a secondary domain (not an alias) and then execute this Google Directory API request: PUT https://www.googleapis.com/admin/directory/v1/...
8 votes

Force users to update password every 3 months for Google apps?

Provision API has gone the way of the Dodo and now you have to rewrite your script and add some extra security approvals along the way. I got the info finally after a whole bunch of searching, after ...
8 votes

Is it possible to set the default Google Docs styles for all users in an organisation?

The only way I have found to do this is to do the following: Create a generic document that contains all your styles Save that document as a template Get each user in your organisation to open that ...
7 votes

Is there anything like a symlink in Google Docs?

That probably doesn't answer your problem, but for the record, there is something that looks like symlinks (january 2019), but is not. In particular you can't change the target without recreating the ...
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Gmail IMAP telling me to "please log in using your web browser"

While it may seem counter-intuitive, Google believes your IMAP client is a "less secure application" relative to your web browser. You must therefore Allow less secure apps: If you don't use 2-...
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Less secure apps for Gmail and Google Apps

You don't have the right to turn it on yourself. You can ask your Google Apps administrator to allow users to turn it on, they can do this at https://admin.google.com/EXAMPLE.COM/AdminHome#...
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Unable to domain restrict private YouTube videos using a brand account

YouTube has an option for domain restricted videos, but it's only available for Google Business, Education, and Government accounts. Google Apps users who use their Google+ identity in YouTube will ...
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How to unzip a .zip file on Google Drive?

Have a look at Google Colab: https://colab.research.google.com/ It allows you to run Linux commands on your Google Drive. To connect to your Google Drive, create a new Python 3 notebook. Then copy ...
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Why does admin.google.com redirect to my university's Google Apps?

You can also fix this without clearing all your cookies if you leave your university (or other "G Suite" accounts)—just delete your Google "Sign In" cookies. In Chrome, you can do this by going to ...
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Disable Google Calendar warning about external guests

To enable/disable external invitation prompts, you must have an Administrator account. This will open the Google Admin console. From the dashboard, go to Apps > Google Apps > Calendar > Sharing ...
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How long does Google for Work take to release an alias?

A domain alias can be released and readded to another primary domain immediately. You will need to re-verify the domain, but MX can stay the same. Removing a primary domain takes 5 days before it can ...
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How do I download all Google Docs in a folder as PDF?

I found that the drive Google Drive client can download a folder structure that contains Google Docs exported as PDF (and some other formats as well). drive pull -export pdf /path/to/folder
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How do I download all Google Docs in a folder as PDF?

The easiest way to download an entire folder is with the Google Takeout tool. You can download just the folder you need, and you can chose which format you would like (in this case PDF). https://...
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Answer Google account disambiguation permanently

Choose "Individual Google Account" and then change the email address for that account. For details see the related official help article Change your username If you need to recover your individual ...
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When did GAFE (Google Apps for Education) become G Suite?

Google Apps was renamed G Suite on September 26, 2016. G Suite for Education was introduced on October 4, 2016.
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Adding a user to my "free Google Apps account" over my allocation of free users

In order to add the 11th user in your domain, you will have to upgrade to at least G Suite Basic as the max number of users for the Free edition is 10. You cannot purchase additional licenses and stay ...

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