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Why can't I email myself at: MyEmail@74.125.235.55?

I opened cmd and typed ping gmail.com. It shows me: C:\Windows\system32>ping gmail.com Pinging gmail.com [74.125.235.55] with 32 bytes of data: Reply from 74.125.235.55: bytes=32 time=6ms TTL=56 ...
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“Google Software Update would like to control this computer…” What?

For the first time (that I've seen), some piece of Google's software updater is now asking for permission to control my computer. I couldn't find any other mention of this on the web, so I don't ...
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Is it possible to trace someone using Google during an online exam?

I happen to be a professor at a reputed college. I want to design an online exam for over 1000 students via around 50 computers right after the vacation ends. Now the problem is that I have heard that ...
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I regularly see gstatic.com in the status bar, what is that domain? [closed]

Sometimes when I am browsing the web, among the hostnames that fly by in the statusbar is one that includes gstatic.com as the base domain. I can't navigate to http://gstatic.com to gain any more ...
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What is 1e100.net and why do I have TCP ports open to it?

I see my PC has TCP connections open to 1e100.net. Looking at the content this seems to be a Chinese site and I immediately feared the worst re viruses/malware. Then I checked the whois record and ...
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Is there keyboard shortcut to move input focus to the Google Search box?

I'm searching on Google a lot. I find it very annoying to move my mouse to the search box and click once so that I can input another search term. I did Googled some time, but no one seems to be ...
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Is there a browser add-on to filter Google search results?

Is there a way to block specific sites from appearing in Google search? I'm looking for a browser add-on (preferably Google Chrome) - I don't want to create custom search engines or what-not. ...
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Which Google Updater is the one that i should allow to run?

My machine has 5 google updaters running: Service: Google Update Service (gupdate) Keeps your Google software up to date. If this service is disabled or stopped, your Google software will not be ...
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How to obtain a OpenId Identifier from Google

I'm trying to create an account at commandlinefu using OpenId. It's asking for an "OpenId Identifier". I read this article, but it doesn't really show how to actually get the identifier. I looked ...
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Why does Chromium connect to Google on startup?

I installed Chromium on Ubuntu from the official repositories. I disabled everything in the "Privacy" section am not logged in set my default search to duckduckgo set my first page to an empty tab ...
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What is Chrome Canary and how is it different from Google Chrome?

As the question title says it all, I read Google support, I read few things here and there, the only thing they say is it's for developers and it is updated at a rapid speed, but what way exactly it ...
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Windows 8 Mail App doesn't work with Gmail when 2-step verification is enabled

I'm unable to link my Gmail account to Windows 8 Mail app when I have 2-step verification enabled on my Google account. The error message that's given is: "That email address or password didn't work." ...
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Can I enable an extension synced via Google only on some Chrome installs?

Google Chrome's sync feature is quite nice and very useful in many instances, though a few are somewhat annoying. Mouse Gesture extensions somewhat lose their usefulness and occasionally get in the ...
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Is there a shortcut key to duplicate a tab in Google Chrome?

Is there a keyboard shortcut to duplicate a tab in Google Chrome? I've read through all the replies in the Google Chrome Forum thread, but there's no hope there. The only hope I get from that page ...
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Should I use Google Public DNS service for my desktop?

What are the pros and cons of using Google Public DNS resolution service?
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Can I keep Google from stealing my cursor in Firefox?

I have iGoogle as my home page. Every time that I start up Firefox with the intent to go to a specific page, I end up typing half the URL in the Google search box when iGoogle steals focus away from ...
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How to Google a question mark? [closed]

In a nutshell, I'd like Google to return pages where a question mark is present in the title. My gut was to try something like: allintitle: * "?" However Google doesn't seem to like question marks ...
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chrome/firefox extension that fixes google search links

Is there any extension for a browser that allows you to change the structure of links in google search, so that it doesn't look like this: ...
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How to disable Google search result link redirect (on right-click) in Chrome?

When logged in to google, Google search results are redirected (for tracking purposes etc.) This is annoying, as it's not easy to copy paste the URL without visiting the site. If there would be no ...
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How to download Google Doodle for offline usage?

I used to play Google Doodle daily. Can anyone say where can I download Google Doodle? I'd like to play Google Doodle on my home PC offline. Can anyone suggest to me how to download Google Doodle ...
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How do you make Google's interface always be in your chosen language?

Google's interface and search results don't always appear in my preferred language, English. I'm located in Mexico City and, although I generally have no problem with Spanish, I would prefer search ...
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Use Google Goggles From Desktop

I don't have a phone that can upload a picture to google goggles...Is there a way I can use this image search engine from something that isn't a phone? (my laptop) Some sort of extension accessing ...
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What is “o-o---preferred---yh---www.google.com”?

I am using Google search in Chrome and I noticed that the URL looks very strange. I searched something and I got normal results. Somehow, the URL in the address bar just caught my eye and it looked ...
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What are the hex values of the Google logo colors?

Not sure if this would be the right place to ask, but I needed to know the hex values of the colors used in the Google logo. If anyone knows, that would be great.
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Is There a way to permanently disable Google updates on any software?

Is there a way to stop updating Google Chrome, Picasa, Google Desktop , Sketchup - essentially, all Google products
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Google Search from Linux Terminal

I saw a Google console app someone wrote a while back, but it was actually a website emulating a console. What I'm after is a shortcut or linux terminal app which I canuse to quickly search google. ...
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Does Google Chrome sync history between computers?

I just installed Google Chrome on my Mac at work, and used it for browsing the entire day. Among other things I went looking for an adblocker, which I found. When I got back home and did the same ...
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Google chat on Windows 8 Release Preview Messaging app

I have connected my Windows live account(Microsoft account), Facebook account and Google account with Windows 8. On "People" Windows 8 app it shows as connected to Microsoft, Facebook, Google, ...
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Bypass Google's tracking links

Google has an annoying practice of sometimes using tracking links, so when you click on a search result, you are first directed to a Google url that silently gathers stats, then redirects you to the ...
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What is the Google Chrome Pin/Unpin Tab Keyboard Shortcut?

I searched a keyboard shortcut for toggling tab pin in Chrome but couldn't find anything. Anyone knows one?
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Why my Google search results are all directed via “http://www.ecosia.org/”

Recently I noticed a website called "ecosia.org" which directs all my Google search results. What's happening to me? Thanks,
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What is the AQS parameter in Google search query

When I search Google form Chrome's omnibox, there is an AQS parameter embedded in the query. Something like "&aqs=chrome..69i57.42x1j" What is the purpose of it What does it contain ? Does it ...
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Google Chrome and Firefox cache in Ubuntu?

Where can I find the cache used by Google Chrome and Firefox in Ubuntu?
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How does Google My Location work?

Google My Location in Google Maps is able to find your approximate position with good accuracy. Although it's clear that it makes use of GeoIP mapping, they need a more accurate strategy to pinpoint ...
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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 ...
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What are these Google SHA1 images? [closed]

If you look at this page you'll see an monochrome image. Above it says Tip: Use the SHA1 checksum shown to verify file integrity. However, I don't know if that's related. What are these ...
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How do I stop Google from bugging me to install the Start page Google app?

Every time I launch Internet Explorer, I get a toolbar popup: I always click No Thanks, but it doesn't remember the setting. Specs: IE 10 Windows 8
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Synchronizing Lotus Notes Calendar with Google Calendar

I am working at a client where Lotus Notes is used. How do I synchronize the Notes calendar (Lotus Notes 7) with Google Calendar or directly with my iPhone 3GS? I don't need to synchronize the ...
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In Google Apps, is there a way to completely hide the fact that you're using Google?

If I have a domain in Google Apps: http://mydomain.com If I host this under Google Apps, I can have my documents, calendar, and mail at sub-domains: https://docs.mydomain.com ...
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Blocking experts-exchange from my Google results and/or computer [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is it possible with Google searches to ban any and all results from a domain? The site experts-exchange is very annoying. How can I block it from my Google results? ...
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Add-on for blocking sites in Google Search

I want to block Yahoo Answers for Google Search. As there is no option from Google for that. Is there any extensions for Chrome or add-ons for Firefox that can block sub-domain results from Google ...
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Firefox is capturing Ctrl + Shift + g from Eclipse

I use Eclipse and Firefox on Windows 7. Ctrl + Shift + g in Eclipse is supposed to do a search for references, but instead it does a Google search in Firefox. Why is this happening, and how can I ...
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How do I change linux mint's default search in Chromium to normal?

I've used Linux Mint for over 6 months, and have been loving it until I installed Mint 11 today. Everything was great until I loaded up chromium and saw that it only allows you to search through ...
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Google search results - getting actual links

Whenever I do a Google search, if I right click - copy URL, it results in a Google redirector URL: ...
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Install Chromium OS, but not from a USB

How can I install Chromium OS on my PC? I do not mean in a virtual machine, but actually a dual boot. I know you can boot from a USB, but that is not what I'm looking for. I really want to install ...
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How to change Google Chromes default fallback Favicon

When you visit google.com you see its favicon ... An icon you easily associate with google. But now why do I also get googles favicon on pages with no favicon. It seems to work like a fallback ...
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Why should I use DNS 8.8.8.8? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Google's DNS service: Google public DNS I was asked to put 8.8.8.8 as an alternative DNS server. Through whois I found that the IP address corresponds to the host ...
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How can I rotate PDF files by 90° in Google Chrome?

Sometimes I have pdf files that have pages shown horizontally. I usually use Google Chrome to open pdf files, and I was wondering is there anyway to "turn" the file by 90deg so that I can read the pdf ...
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Merging windows of Google Chrome

Say I have two windows of Google Chrome, with each having multiple tabs - Is there a way to merge the two windows? (except for manually dragging the tabs one at a time from one window to the other?)
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How do I copy a word document with pictures into a blog post?

I am trying to copy a word document with some formatting (e.g. bulleted lists) and pictures to a blog post using Google's Blogger. When I do direct copy/paste, everything seems to copy over ...