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Why does the gmail web page use so much RAM? [closed]

When I log into my gmail account (using Firefox 31.0 via Ubuntu 14.04 64bit), if I save that web page to my desktop, the file size is 1.3 MB. However, if I look at Firefox's RAM consumption before ...
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How does precise GeoLocation in HTML5 work?

This is quite a long winded question, you can just skip to the last sentence if you don't care about the background info. I just tested out HTML5 geolocation using Firefox 3.5+, and it managed to ...
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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 ...
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How does Google bypass IP routing?

At the Google Public DNS Performance Benefits page, they claim In Google Public DNS, we have implemented several approaches to speeding up DNS lookup times. Some of these approaches are fairly ...
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Google Chrome: changing the omnibox default search engine [closed]

When I run a search for the Google Chrome omnibox (which works as both a URL address bar as well as a search box) the search engine google.de is used and when I type google.com in the address bar it ...
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Turn Firefox location bar into search box

I'd like to change the default behaviour of the location bar in firefox to search google unless I specifically enter a domain name. For example typing in Superuser will take me to the Google SERP but ...
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How secure is Time Machine/FileVault/Dropbox/Google?

Lately, I have been somewhat preoccupied with the security of my computer. Not that I had actually anything to hide, but I just do not want anyone pilfering my data. So, I set up FileVault in OSX, ...
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How do I disable ads on skype? [duplicate]

I've already disabled the ads in the contact list, but in the chat window, there are still ads popping up overhead. these are from Google Ad Choices and there is no way to close them. I can't get ...
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How can I prevent Google Street View from tracking my location?

Since a Google Street View car has passed by my neighborhood, it has associated my wireless router's MAC address to its geographical address. The problem is that my address can be easily obtained by ...
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Search terms repeated three times when using Google Chrome Omnibar

When using the Omnibar (address bar) to search google, the search term is repeated thrice. The search still works, but it is quite annoying, especially when you want to modify your original query. Any ...
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How to remove Apps Tab from Chrome

With the newest Chrome Update, Apps Bookmark has been added on left hand side of the bookmarks. But I don't need that (my Apps are just next to it - as direct links) and want to remove it again. ...
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Google search asks me to enter a captcha, at some point it refused to let me search altogether

Google claimed there was suspicious search activity from my computer when it stopped letting me search altogether. Before that I had to enter a captcha more and more often in order for Google to ...
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Gmail Notifier for Windows 7 showing “No Unread Mail”

My gmail Notifier on a Windows 7 machine is showing "No Unread Mail". However as a matter of fact I've many new unread messages in my inbox. Opening up my Inbox in Mozilla Thunderbird or Gmail's ...
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Is Google's 2-step verification less secure with application-specific passwords?

When using Google's 2-step verification with services that can't use it, such as mail clients on smartphones and desktops, the solution is to create application-specific passwords for those services. ...
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Where do the notes synchronized from the iPad go? [closed]

I synchronize mails, contacts, calendar and notes between my iPad and Google. Google has web interfaces for the first three, but where do my notes end up?
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Download all attachments in my gmail account

Does anyone know how to download all attachments in my Gmail Account. I'd actually like to just download files that are PDF, but downloading all and then sorting locally is also fine.
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Evolution/Gnome Keyring won't remember Google password

I changed my Google account password. I'm using Gnome 3 under Fedora 20, so I entered the new password in the Online Accounts settings. I'm using Google calendar and syncing it with Evolution. My main ...
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google.com/search redirects to google.com/webhp but only sometimes

According to the internet when google.com/search redirects to google.com/webhp, it means Search Conduit has hijacked the browser. In my case, this is what happens: ...
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Is it possible to add Google Search to all Windows context menus?

Basically, I'd like to select some text in Notepad, Word, my RSS reader, what-have-you, and be able to lookup that phrase in Google. Are there any utilities that allow me to do that?
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How can I permanently suppress sites from google search results [duplicate]

I stay logged into Google. I would very much like to permanently blacklist sites that I know to be SPAMmy or low quality from showing up in some of the modules like news and search. Any suggestions on ...
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How can I change the Google search box back to its smaller size?

I can't stand the new Google search box (and buttons). I feel they're extremely over-sized and I would love to revert them back to their former selves. How can I do this on Safari 4? I'm aware of ...
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who offers free rss feeds of the most recent usenet messages besides google?

Is there any site, besides groups.google, which offers a free rss feed of the most recent messages for any usenet newsgroup? I mean a service like the following: ...
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Backup photos from Google Plus?

I'm interested in using Google Plus to backup my photos online, but I'm nervous about trusting my backup to only one location. I'd like a way to automatically download my Google+ photos from the web ...
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Is it possible to import Outlook tasks to Google Calendar?

I successful migrated Outlook's contacts into Gmail contacts, but for some reason I'm not able to import my Outlook's Task's CSV into Google Calendar. Any ideas?
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Why does Google Chrome ignore “last_known_google_url” property in “Local State” file?

I want to force my Google Chrome web browser (version 21.0.1180.89, 64-bit) to use non-localized search (thus Google in English) through address bar, using the default Google search engine. To ...
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SSL handshake fails for google.com only, in all browsers

I can't connect to google.com via HTTPS on any browser (Safari, Firefox or Chrome). All other sites (HTTPS or not) are fine. The error I get is ERR_CONNECTION_CLOSED in Chrome, Secure Connection ...
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google speech recognition offline linux

When I was doing some research on speech recognition, I saw some articles about the google speech recognition service on android being able to be downloaded and used offline on android. I also saw ...
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Google Chrome Search Language [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I force my browser to search Google in English? How do I change Chrome's language for omnibox searches? If I just add another search engine for the local version ...
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Is it possible to solve equations in browser?

Is it possible to solve equations (quadratic, for instance) in Google calculator? It is possible to find something like 10^2+5^3. But I can't find out how to find x from, for instance, x^2+x=10. It ...
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Is there a way to have Firefox profiles and switch between them?

Here's my situation: I use various web applications like, say, Google calendar, so I log into Google and it remembers me. But my wife also does things with Google apps, like, say, Blogger. I help ...
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Keyboard Shortcuts for Google.com

I can ALT+TAB to Chrome, then CTRL+T to a new tab, then type my request and hit ENTER, but then when I want to look into the first search result I need to take my hand off the keyboard to click it?? ...
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Google Chrome: Open a link in new tab and switch to it in one click

Is there a mouse/keyboard shortcut in Google Chrome that when clicking a link opens the URL in a new tab and then makes that tab active? Kind of like CTRL + left click, but also activating the tab ...
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How can I load my last tabs into Chrome using Last Tabs, Last Session files?

Before I reinstalled Windows, I copied everything under: <username>\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default However when I now copy all these files and start Chrome, it doesn't load my ...
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Voice to text in Gmail?

Is there any way to enable voice to text (speech recognition) in gmail when using Chrome as a webbrowser? I really like the feature to search at google.com via voice and I'd also love to speak my ...
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How does my browser know I've visited a page if the URL is redirecting?

How do Chrome, Safari, Firefox or other browsers know you've visited the destination URL of a redirecting link? I've always found it interesting that the browsers know the URL a redirecting URL lands ...
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Use Google Search as Google Chrome's spell checker

I think that the Google Chrome spell checker is terrible. I know that Google (the search engine) has a superb spell checker for users who submit queries into its search engine. Is there any way to ...
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What is the Google Chrome Native Client?

What is the Google Chrome Native Client? Native Client is an open-source technology that allows you to build web applications that seamlessly execute native compiled code inside the browser. ...
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How can I fix the default search engine in Chromium on Linux Mint 11?

Lame. Linux Mint comes with some pretty nasty defaults as far as setting the default search engine go. How can I set it to Google proper? Can someone copy and paste the URL to use which is working for ...
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Ideal Location For Google Identity Toolkit *.p12 file

I'm working on the Google Identity Toolkit, and have come across what appears to be a riddle. "Put the *.p12 file you just downloaded in a directory of your choosing which is private (you can't let ...
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Repositioning “Most Visited” List in Google Chrome?

Is it possible to manually re-position/re-arrange the list of "Most Visited" Web Sites visible whenever you open a new tab in Google Chrome? Here's a screenshot: I'm using Windows 7 Home Premium.
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Does the mere presence of the Google search bar in Firefox mean I'm agreeing to Google's privacy policy?

I just upgraded to FF 10.0.2 and now there's this Google search bar at the top right of my url bar. I'm pretty sure my earlier version of FF didn't have it. Does the mere presence of this Google ...
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Google search: when I try to edit in search box; cursor jumps to the end

My problem is with using google. 1) do a search, e.g. http://www.google.com/search?q=THIS+IS+VERY+UNIQUE+SEARCH+QUERY 2) when you are at results page, click on search query box (the editbox with my ...
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Chrome popup: “It looks like you've moved… ”

Not sure what happened over the weekend, but since this morning everytime I use google I get a popup from Chrome saying "It looks like you've moved. Would you like to use http://www.google.com/ ?" ...
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How to create a link that uses Google's “I'm Feeling Lucky”?

I would like to send a visitor to this page: http://www.google.com/search?btnI=I%27m+Feeling+Lucky&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&q=6920927181221 But if there is no referrer to http://www.google.com, ...
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Totally unable to switch Google accounts

The Problem I CANNOT switch Google accounts without starting a new browser or going incognito! Whenever I click sign out, it pops up with this window and there is no way, I can tell, to enter in a ...
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Where can I find a google search results re-linker for Google Chrome that works?

There used to be some grease monkey scripts that helped relink results directly from the Google search (see here and here for regular results, and here and here for image results.) I really enjoyed ...
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Chrome keyboard shortcut for paste and search?

Chrome keyboard shortcut for paste and search? When we right click the address bar, there is an option for us to do "paste and search". I'm wondering is there an alternative shortcut for Ctrl-V + ...
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Google Chrome Instant blocks me from Google search

I've been using chrome instant for a while on chrome PC, but I just enabled it on my Mac did 2 google searches and now I'm suspected of making automated requests. How can I use Google again, and why ...
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Import .vcs file into google calendar

I have bunch of .vcs files now i want to import them into google calendar. I googled for solution and i find a way that mentions You need to save the .vcs file first into your hard drive ;) ...
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How do I suppress google tracking when blocking javascript is not enough?

For this case I'm referring specifically to the website: http://www.golem.de/ I'm connecting to this website using Firefox with javascript disabled: about:config > javascript.enabled > no This ...