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Which programs use the new “Online Accounts”?

In Ubuntu Oneiric 11.10 it's possible to configure a Google Online Account. I'm able to configure this program to get access to Mail, Contacts, Calendar and Chat. But which programs use this data? ...
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Desktop Client for Google+ and Hangout

Is there any app that I can use to do Google Hangout from within my Ubuntu Desktop like Skype? Also, How can I integrate Google+ account with Ubuntu?
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What is the best alternative to Google Reader?

I enjoy using Lightread in Ubuntu 12.10. The thing is Google Reader is being shutdown and Lightread is a client for Google Reader, so it's feed will be cut of. What is the best alternative as a RSS ...
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Google keep asking for permission to authorize my online account

Seems like google accounts authorized are not persistent. Every time I reboot "online accounts" loses the permissions and I have to re-authorize Ubuntu. Is this the default behaviour? Is there any ...
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Why does Google Music Manager refuse to open in 12.04?

I like to upload my music to my Google account and I use Google Music Manager to do this. When I downloaded the music manager the first time, I wanted to actually download all the music I purchased ...
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Why doesn't gnome-online-accounts accept a Google “application specific password”?

I use 2-step verification with Google, so when giving permission to gnome-online-accounts to access my Google account, I have to type in the authentication code as well. That's just fine, it's how ...
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How to make “Search on Google” available in selected text's context menu in gnome-terminal?

I want to have an option like Search on Google available in selected text's context menu in gnome-terminal. Something similar to the option which is available in selected text's context menu in google ...
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How can I easily set up a Google Cloud Print printer?

I have an HP Photosmart B210 this is a e-print printer capable of printing via wifi, I'm using this printer in Google cloud print, however there is a downside, the software that comes with it is only ...
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Will Gwibber get Google+ support?

Will Gwibber be getting Google+ support? I would like to post statuses from my desktop at anytime like Facebook and Twitter.
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Why is the google PPA reenabled after an upgrade to a new release?

PPA's are normally disabled when you upgrade, and must be re-enabled manually. I upgraded to 12.04 about a month ago and I just noticed that while my other PPAs had all been disabled, the Google PPAs ...
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Empathy, Google account, 2 step verification needs authorization every time I login

The title says it all. I have enabled 2 step verification at my Google account. Unfortunately this causes Empathy to lose authorization after every reboot. Even though I authorize Empathy following ...
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Chrome or Chromium? [duplicate]

After installing Ubuntu 12.10 on my laptop, I went to download Chrome and got an error saying it was packaged badly or something, so I read up about it and found out about Chrome, and most people ...
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Is it possible to remove or replace Google search in GNOME Shell's dash? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is it possible to customise the search engine buttons in GNOME Shell? I am have made a couple of posts about GNOME 3.2. And I know its not technically finished yet. Not ...
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Making Google Calendar and Gmail the “Default Applications” for calendar and mail

I wish to integrate the Gmail and Google Calendar web interfaces with Unity. This means several things. In System Info > Default Applications set firefox 'https://mail.google.com/mail/?shva=1#inbox' ...
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Is there an Ubuntu app that connects to, plays, and/or manages Google Music?

I'm looking for a program that I can use for Google Music on my Ubuntu Desktop, that might integrate with Unity, and be controlled by media keys. I'm sure I might be most likely to see a webapp for it ...
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Outlook.com and Google Apps email notifier for gnome-shell?

So, pretty basic question, I use outlook.com for some work email, I use multiple Google Apps emails for different things. I don't use an email client, I just use the different webmail interfaces, ...
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How do I subscribe to RSS feeds in Firefox with Google Reader?

Why won't Firefox subscribe to some feeds with Google Reader? Some RSS feeds default to Firefox "live bookmarks" yet give Google Reader as an option, others default to Google Reader, other types of ...
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Is it possible to view WebP images in nautilus / photo program?

I've converted some images from jpeg to google's WebP image format, which reduces my images' size by about 90%! The big problem is that WebP images can only be viewed with a web browser, not with ...
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How to automatically install entire Google Web Fonts collection?

I'm basically looking for an unattended way to deploy/install the Google Web Fonts collection into several Ubuntu boxes. I've searched for PPAs, packages or user scripts but without much luck. Any ...
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How can I upload songs into Google Music?

I'm interested in using Google Play for Music, how can I use it in Ubuntu?
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How do I use Google+ in Gwibber?

I know that the Gwibber client supports Facebook and Twitter, but is it possible to use it with Google+?
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How to install all versions (stable/beta/unstable) of Google Chrome side by side without conflicts?

I have the stable version of Google Chrome on my box. And each time I'm trying to install beta or/and unstable versions then I run into the same problem: The following packages will be REMOVED ...
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Cannot login to Empathy after setting up Google online account [closed]

On a new installation of 12.10 Ubuntu, have added a Google account for use with Empathy. However, when attempting to connect, Empathy displays "Google Talk Account requires authorisation". Clicking on ...
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How to install specific versions of Google Chrome / Chromium?

I'm looking for standalone packages for Google Chrome / Chromium which can be extracted and used as binaries for my Selenium test suite. How do I go about such a thing?
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Strange networking problem. Google does not work

Google does not work, like just Google. This is the weirdest error I have ever seen. Every 20-30 minutes Google stops working in my browser, any other page works. Then in 5-10 minutes, it just comes ...
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How to have Ubuntu Chrome Canary?

Ubuntu how can i have Google Chrome Canary? https://www.google.com/intl/en/chrome/browser/canary.html
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How do I install Google Gadgets?

how to install google gadgets in ubuntu 11.10? Any ppa s available? .Source code is available on their website how to package it? If it is not packaged yet ,how can i build it from source code?
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How do I add (mail) programs to the messages indicator?

I am running Ubuntu 11.04 with unity, i just wonder why gnome-default-applications-properties only show me the evolution program. There was no customize option before? Just would like to launch ...
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Gwoffice 0.97 has a dependency issue and won't install

When trying to install the latest version of gwoffice 0.97 I get: The following packages have unmet dependencies: gwoffice : Depends: libgranite1 but it is not installable E: Unable to correct ...
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How to authenticate googlecl using terminal

I'm trying to use googlecl on my Ubuntu server to send pictures from my server to picasa. I can't seem to authenticate via google using w3m, so I'm wondering if there is some other way to ...
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Google Drive / Owncloud Alternative for Ubuntu

I am looking for an alternative of Google Drives that works/installs in Ubuntu server. Something similar that offers the same or most of the functions in Google Drive, like file upload, syncing, ...
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Why I can't access google products like google.com and youtube.com?

First youtube started not loading videos, then almost all google products had problem. I had 12.04 and 12.10 on Asus N56VM. There was that problem. Now I have 13.04 on same machine. It still is. I ...
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Unable to play Rubik's Cube game on Google Doodle in Chrome for Ubuntu [closed]

I'm unable to play Rubik's Cube game on Google Doodle in Chrome for Ubuntu. It says I need the lastest version of Chrome to play, but I already updated everything and it still doesn't work. What could ...
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Google query from terminal

I was wondering if there is a way to launch a google query from the terminal? Preferably without any extra program. Like starting up google (as in "firefox google") but including the search query? It ...
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How do I synchronize Thunderbird with Google Contacts

At the moment I'm testing Ubuntu Onieric. I always used Evolution as my email client, but now I would give Thunderbird a chance. But I couldn't find a way to synchronize my Google Contacts with ...
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Shortcut key to simple textbox to perform Google search

Question What would be a good tool to enable me to press a shortcut key that brings up a simple textbox where I can type some search terms and then press enter to perform a Google search? ...
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Ubuntu 12.10 : is possible to use dash as a Google desktop alternative?

I just need to know what asked in question subject. May I use dash to index & search documents, emails, pdfs in a way similar to Google Desktop does? Is also possible to specify which ...
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How can I search the internet via unity dash?

I would like the option to be able to search the internet in directly in unity. Much like the calculator package works, just adding numbers in and having it compute, I would like to be able to type in ...
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How to make chrome history in HUD bigger?

I was looking for a way to enlarge the history - section in the HUD (alt-menu), so that it displays more items from the history and items from longer ago. Thanks!
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Google Calender event alert app

I'd like to be alerted before my Google calender appointment's are due, and I don't want to install a ton of dependencies, I have limited space. Any suggestions? I tried one but it polled Google ...
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How to use Google Authenticator with OpenVPN server on Ubuntu 12.04

I have a working OpenVPN system on Ubuntu 12.04 and I'd like to add Google Authenticator for extra security. This is my current openvpn config: dev tun proto udp port 1096 ca ubuserv04-ca.crt cert ...
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gnome-online-account remembers my google password?

I just added my google account to gnome-online-account, assuming it'd use OAuth. I should mention I use two factor authentication. I wrote in my google password + my verification key (but chose not ...
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Is there an offline Google docs app?

just wondering if there are any desktop apps for Google docs on Ubuntu 12.04? I just need to be able to edit docs offline and save them so they auto-sync to my account when I get an internet ...
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Google voice and video chat plug-in for Ubuntu Touch

I'd like to send and receive phone calls using my google number over Wifi. To do this in a browser on my ubuntu desktop I have to install the Google voice and video chat plug-in but this dose not seem ...
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Google-search lens for unity [closed]

Is there any google search lens available for unity? If yes how do I install it?
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Is it possible to play from Google Play (Music) in Rhythmbox?

Wouldn't it be nice to be able to access Google Player (former Google Music) directly from Rhythembox? Nuvola Player is nice but standalone player. Is there a similar Rhythembox plugin or any current ...
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Googling query from anywhere

Some times when I am trying out stuff on my terminal, I get some blockade or some error to resolve which I have to copy the error or last message then open my browser and then Google the query. Is it ...
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Can't enable Rhythmbox's Google Music Plugin

I tried to install Google Play Music Plugin for Rhythmbox. I ended up by getting the plugin installed but I can't enable it. :c I have: Ubuntu 13.04 x32 Gnome 3.8 Thanks in advance
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When is Google Drive going to be released on Ubuntu? [closed]

Does anyone have any information on when Google Drive App will be released for Ubuntu Linux?
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Recommend place for google appengine launcher files to reside?

There is no launcher for google appengine like you have on the windows environs. However there is a workaround. Problem is I copied everything to my ~/Downloads/google-appengine-launcher folder. It ...