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How do I share a Google Sheet with 'read only' permissions?

When you pull up the share menu - click the little drop down an choose "view" ALso if you want to disable copying and downloading, click on "advanced" on the bottom right and check the 2 boxes at the ...
Aurielle Perlmann's user avatar
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How to grant permission to self-defined functions?

Custom functions can't call services that require authorization. Source: https://developers.google.com/apps-script/guides/sheets/functions. The way to overcome the problem is to use another way for ...
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6 votes

Why does Dropbox want access to my Google Contacts when signing up?

There is an official version (for Android) here: Why does the Dropbox Android app request access to my contacts? The Android app uses your contacts to provide features that make it easier ...
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Do a user's access permissions to a document change if they are removed from the Google Group?

I tested the following using 2 unique Gmail accounts: User Alice created a Google Group and invited User Bob to join. Alice created a Google Doc and wrote text. Alice shared the Google Doc with the ...
Scott's user avatar
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How can I recursively remove sharing for a user in Google Drive?

No it is not possible. Google does not have the tools for and refer to 3rd party scripts. They confirmed to me that they do not offer this much needed admin functionality to better manage permissions. ...
JTF's user avatar
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Why can't I request both identity scopes and other scopes at the same time?

Identity scopes are for the "Sign-in with Slack" OAuth process only. Their only purpose is to facilitate authentication of Slack users in a 3rd party web app. It's not meant for requesting API scopes ...
Erik Kalkoken's user avatar
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Google account permissions legitimacy

Every time you connect to a system (web, or mobile app) using your Google Login you are granting the developer of that system access to your account. If you see a window something like this. The app ...
DaImTo's user avatar
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Let Facebook user create posts on page, subject to moderation prior to going public

There is no need to publish any private posts in order to do what you want. Let us have another look at your request though. Is there a way that they can allow a certain user to write the posts, but ...
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Why does Dropbox want access to my Google Contacts when signing up?

This is not a definitive answer, but I feel the reason they would would give is: When you are sharing a file, if they have your contacts, they can suggest you email address to share the link with. ...
Ashar's user avatar
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Read-only permission to Gmail

Short answer Instead of IMAP use POP. Explanation From the reference You can read your Gmail messages from a client or device that supports POP, like Microsoft Outlook. The above means that ...
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4 votes

Team members on board can't add cards to the board

I just had this problem. The users also have to "join" the board themselves. See here: On Trello, members of my organization can't move cards to another list?
Matthew Lock's user avatar
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What's the best way to take ownership of a personal non-GSuite Google Drive folder?

The assistant should change the owner to you before they leave. Otherwise, you're stuck with the process you've found. Obviously, in G Suite the administrator would be able to take care of all of ...
ale's user avatar
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Why can't "Content Manager" move a file between shared drives?

For the moment this is how Google Team Drives is setup. Every Team Drive folder is really a folder for one specific team and about one specific subject. That's why Google restricted moving content ...
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Adding a description to GitHub repo

Since there is no "Edit" button or "Settings" tab visible in the screenshot, it means you're not an administrator of the repository. You'll have to ask your boss to promote you to Admin status on the ...
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Will view-only users see my email/username?

Short answer Google document view only users could see your Google profile name and picture on: the list of files on Google Drive / Google documents app showing you as the file owner on the Google ...
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How to tell YouTube I have permission to use copyrighted music?

I don't believe there is a way to do this upon uploading the video. I believe the only way you can provide evidence that you are not infringing upon anyone's copyright is once they claim you are ...
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How do I un-share a OneNote notebook?

If you mean to un-share a note book that you are sharing with another person, here`s how: Hit the File tab. Click Share, from the drop down column. Go to, Invite people. You should then see a list ...
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How do I reset permissions for Google Drive documents in all subfolders?

If I need to reset folder permissions, I rename the folder (Finance → Finance_1), make new folder with the old name (Finance), and "move" all sub-folders to the new folder. With this move, you ...
Denis's user avatar
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Why can't "Content Manager" move a file between shared drives?

At the time of writing this, the english version of this article from Google Drive Help reads that you need Content Manager access to the source drive. However, the french version of the article reads ...
Jerther's user avatar
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Set editing permissions per column, per user Google Sheets

click on the column of your Red comrade select Protect range click on Set permissions enter the email address of your red comrade press Done repeat for Blue and Yellow comrade
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Can a Script distinguish IMPORTRANGE N/As due to non-existent Tabs from N/As due to not having access permissions?

I followed the link Automatically "Allow Access" for IMPORTRANGEs in Google Sheets? StackExchange added to the discussion, and learned something new: You actually DON'T HAVE TO specify the ...
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In Discord, can we allow only some people to tag @everyone?

Yes, under "Server Settings" you can create a new role without the "Mention @everyone, @here, and All Roles" Permission: Make sure that they don't get the permission from another ...
Laurel's user avatar
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Is it possible recursively remove permissions / sharing from a single user in Google Drive?

The answer is no. Google does not have the tools for and refer to 3rd party scripts. They confirmed to me that they do not offer this much needed admin functionality to better manage permissions. In ...
JTF's user avatar
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How do I un-share a OneNote notebook?

Go to File → Share → Share with people Click on the three dots next to Send Link Click on Manage Access You should see a list of people you have shared this notebook with and you can manage them from ...
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Are Public Facebook events visible to people who are not logged in?

Public events are now available to non-logged-in users at https://www.facebook.com/events/.
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Revoke YouTube / Google linked permission

https://myaccount.google.com/permissions is the new URL. That's everything that Google knows is linked to your account. If the site you're seeking isn't listed there, then either you're mistaken, ...
ale's user avatar
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Forbid users to delete files on shared OneDrive folder

Note: This answer is with regards to the permissions on the local file itself. When I answered the question it was not clear to be they were talking about the permissions on the cloud copy of the ...
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Request for Edit Access using View Access

Step 1 Click the drop-down arrow on the folder name. Step 2 Click on "Share". Step 3 Fill in your Gmail address, and add a message for the owner of the folder, then press "Send request".
ahorn's user avatar
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How to prevent someone adding me to a board without my permission?

Unfortunately, Trello doesn't provide a option to prevent being added into a board. But they have a "Report Abuse" thing: Click on Trello profile in upper right hand corner Click "Help" Click "Send ...
Duke's user avatar
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Adding a description to GitHub repo

click on the about setting icon --> a popup opens where you can enter your description
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