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Quick, for those of you that care about copywriting, typography, and such: what's your favorite way to make an em-dash (—)? My current method is to do a Google search and copy/paste, but this seems terrible and I feel bad every time I do it because I know there are more efficient ways. I've been too lazy busy to train myself to do something better, but maybe learning your favorite way(s) will finally prompt me to take a more efficient approach...

Note: most of my writing is done in a web browser and I tend to bounce between Chrome on a PC and Safari on a Mac.
Has Powershell sent you back into the Stone Age?
Has Powershell sent you back into the Stone Age?

If managing Active Directory using Windows Powershell® is making you feel like you stepped back in time, you are not alone.  For nearly 20 years, AD admins around the world have used one tool for day-to-day AD management: Hyena. Discover why.

The share option often doesn't have my standard location available.  As result I have my files spread over everywhere as I use what is available on the share menu.

 I would like to standardize on where I store my files, I currently have Evernote, Microsoft OneNote, Qfile a QNAP NAS Utility,  Dropbox, Box, Google Drive,  sometimes the iOS mail shows up in other times it’s just the Gmail app.

 I’ve checked the “More” menu and unfortunately the app I want to use is not included there either.

 I am thinking about standardizing on Dropbox but if it often doesn’t show as an option it kind of defeats the purpose.

 I have tried nightly to round up the information that I’ve spread around during the day and move it into my standard location but that is quite a pain.
What is the process within Google Chrome to change the homepage to the list of the most recently visited websites?
We have two dns servers on our domain, they worked fine until recently. Not sure what has happened, but some clients  either can't go to sites at all or it is very slow getting there. Often a symptom is "resolving host" message when they go to internet.  We've found that manually making them go through google dns server solves the problem. Questions: (1) what kind of problems are we likely to run into by making everyone go through google dns? (2) what could be causing our dns servers to be so inconsistent?
Where within the Gmail admin console can the external DNS mail exchange (MX) records be changed for an organization using Gmail for its email?
I have an application that creates an xml file with marker information.  It pulls the text for the info window, but I can't get it to show the picture links as pictures or links. When i add anything to the code to define the links, it breaks the whole map.

Here is my code snippet:
ownloadUrl("phpsqlajax_genxmlx.php", function(data) {
        var xml = data.responseXML;
        var markers = xml.documentElement.getElementsByTagName("marker");
        for (var i = 0; i < markers.length; i++) {
          var name = markers[i].getAttribute("name");
          var fulladdress = markers[i].getAttribute("fulladdress");
          var beds = markers[i].getAttribute("beds");
          var type = markers[i].getAttribute("type");
          var drg = markers[i].getAttribute("drg");
          var providernumber = markers[i].getAttribute("providernumber")
          var telephone = markers[i].getAttribute("telephone")
          var owner = markers[i].getAttribute("owner")
          var ImpactofReadmissions = markers[i].getAttribute("ImpactofReadmissions")
          var ReadmissionsAdjustmentFactor = markers[i].getAttribute("ReadmissionsAdjustmentFactor")
          var PneumoniaCases = markers[i].getAttribute("PneumoniaCases")
          var COPDCases = markers[i].getAttribute("COPDCases")
          var ExcessReadmissionRatioforPneumonia = markers[i].getAttribute("ExcessReadmissionRatioforPneumonia")
          var employees = 

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Is it possible to add a shortcut/button to Google Chrome so when I go to a website, I have an option to have Chrome to translate the website content into my own language?

If yes, please instruct how.

Thanks in advance.
Hi, It's been quite a while since I connected my phone to my computer so I don't know if I'm doing something wrong but can't imagine what it might be.  I connected the phone to one usb port and got no action on the phone or the computer. I switched over to another usb port and no action.  I then switched cables and tried both usb ports and no action.  Finally, I rebooted my computer and again no action.

I was expecting to see something show up under This PC or in the Device Manager but I see nothing.  A couple of times I heard a faint sound from the phone, like it connected to something but that was it.  

Is it possible that I have to change my settings either on the phone or the computer?
Thanks in advance.
What is the process to permanently delete a Gmail label (Inbox subfolder)?

I have googled this and when I hover my mouse over the Gmail label (subfolder) I want to delete I don't have any options to delete or remove it.

I have also looked within the Labels section within Gmail and the only option I see there is to hide the label. I need to permanently delete this label. How can this be done?
I’m trying to create a google column chart with Google apps script using a data table in google sheets and I keep getting the following error “Data column(s) for axis #0 cannot be of type string”. All the examples have found only use dataTable Array within the script but mine is using data in a separate google sheet.

Here’s the Google Apps Script  I have used:

function doGet(){
   var ss = SpreadsheetApp.openById('1phbmEm0NE4zrwQn6NnfSU0HNPiFofQryZ4OqrUOB5cA');
   var sheet = ss.getSheets()[0];
   var data = sheet.getDataRange().getValues();
  var dataTable = Charts.newDataTable();
   for( var j in data[0] ) {
      dataTable.addColumn(Charts.ColumnType.STRING, data[0][j]);
 for (var i = 0; i < data.length; i++) {
    if (i > 1) {
        var d = new Date(data[i][0]);
        //data[i][0] = d.toJSON().split('T')[0];  
       // data[i][0] = Number(d.toJSON().split('T')[0]  );
  for( var i = 1; i < data.length; ++i ) {
  for (var i = 0; i < data.length; i++) {
    if (i > 1) {
        var d = Number(d);
   var dateFilter = Charts.newCategoryFilter().setFilterColumnIndex(0).build();
    var columnChart = Charts.newColumnChart()
    .setTitle('Goals Started vs. Goals Completed')
Optimum High-Definition Video Viewing and Control
Optimum High-Definition Video Viewing and Control

The ATEN VM0404HA 4x4 4K HDMI Matrix Switch supports 4K resolutions of UHD (3840 x 2160) and DCI (4096 x 2160) with refresh rates of 30 Hz (4:4:4) and 60 Hz (4:2:0). It is ideal for applications where the routing of 4K digital signals is required.

Please provide me with the best method to audit the Google Drive permissions for a particular user so I can make sure that the files within that user's Google Drive aren't shared with anyone else.
A while back my old Phone got some water in its speaker and stopped workikng. I have stories and notes that i had on my quick memo, that i would love if i could retrive.
Any recommendations on data backup of apps?  Maybe it can load the latest apps that ive downloaded from the Play Store?  I've tried Easy Backup, My Backup, and Google Backup.  They all seem to not work well.
Our apps team uses Google Analytics to track one of our website for pattern of
usage/access & they requested for access to gmail to receive product tips, advice,
recommendations, training tips   in gmail.

As gmail is a data loss/leakage risk (as users can upload data to it), can Google
Analytics be configured to send emails/tips/recommendations instead to our
corporate Exchange email account instead?

I have no idea/inkling of how Google Analytics work.

Is there any option in gmail to set auto-forwarding ie whenever new emails
arrive in gmail account, it's auto-forwarded to our corporate email?  Any
tool to do this?
Hi EE,

I recently moved my business to a new address and changed the address in the Google business account. However, whenever I google my new address, I see the company the used to be here. See Attachment.

Is there a way for me to remove the business that used to be associated in this address?

I have a joomla site and a component that lets me display a google map on a page.  

However the map is not showing in the front end to the public.  (It is showing in the back end of the site -- so I know I have my Google Maps API key correct -- at least that is what I am assuming).

I have some security settings which might be preventing the display of the map on the page, but am not sure if that is the issue.

So to troubleshoot it I want to use Firebug to see if there is an error regarding the display of the map. Once I know that I can go into Joomla and make any security adjustments (if that is the issue) to allow the map to be displayed.

Here is a link to the page.

If you can either tell me how to use Firebug to see where the map is failing, or check it yourself and let me know why it is failing -- that is what I am looking for in this question.


I am writing an application that will extract the history files and allow the user to view it in a table or DataGridView. The issue I am having is converting the timestamps when the data is displayed. There are tons of articles about it, but not of them seem to work. It is possible that my skill level is not high enough to understand them.

At the moment I dump the data into the grid view, should I convert it prior to or after?
Hi All,

I use this code to open Google maps in access, it works very good it opens Google maps with the destination address,
I would like to know if its possible also to send in the from location into Google maps and it should open Google with the from and to location.    

    Dim wAdrs As String
    wAdrs = Me.Address1 & " " & Me.Address2 & " " & Me.City & " " & Me.State & " " & Me.ZipCode
    Me.DirBT.HyperlinkAddress = Switch(Nz(wAdrs, "") <> "", "" & wAdrs, True, "")  

Thanks advance
I have an endpoint running Outlook 2013 connected to Google Apps via Imap. The Imap snycing does not work unless we manually download the headers with the download headers icon. The syncing looks like it completes in Outlook but nothing new comes in. After the download headers button is pressed stuff flows in like normal until Outlook is restarted and then the button needs to be pressed again. It doesn't seem to matter how many messages are waiting to sync, it could be 20 or 2, nothing downloads without the button being pressed first. We have tried recreating the Outlook profile and resnycing the data as well as running a repair on Outlook itself.  

Unless we can figure something else we are going to try blowing Outlook away completely and reinstalling fresh. This user is very sensitive to changes, so we are trying to avoid that if possible.
Are your AD admin tools letting you down?
Are your AD admin tools letting you down?

Managing Active Directory can get complicated.  Often, the native tools for managing AD are just not up to the task.  The largest Active Directory installations in the world have relied on one tool to manage their day-to-day administration tasks: Hyena. Start your trial today.

Hello all,

I am looking for an all-in-one home security system that combines the following features:
- WiFi (I'm tired of the limitations with wired cameras)
- Cameras (minimum 720p) - minimum 4 channel
- Sensors (door/windows)
- App controllable from anywhere
- Compatible with Google Home and/or Apple Home App

So far, this is all that I've found. It's probably not a perfect fit but I am going to contact the manufacturer.

- Fuers FW1 Wireless WIFI + Telephone Line Home/House Burglar Alarm System

Acceptable compromise
- Two separate systems that work with Google Home / Apple Home App

Thank you :)
I have received several notifications in the last couple of days by email and text message from Google that device has my password and is attempting to access my account. This IP traces to Microsoft in Redmond. Any idea whether or not Microsoft would be actually trying to log onto my Google account??  Or is this a phishing attempt?
Is there any way  to show only map of India in google map using google api (
I have shown in front India map by setting its longitude and latitude, but I want to hide other countries.
When viewing the "Answer Open Questions" page at Experts Exchange, I like to have the Author Name showing in the list of questions I'm presented.  Trouble is, the setting doesn't stick for me when closing a browsing session and then opening a new one later on or the next day.

I mainly use Google Chrome when hanging out at EE, but I've noted the same behavior using other browsers as well.

Here's a few screen grabs to illustrate what I'm talking about..

I switch Author Names on as follows..

and I get what I want as shown below.

The problem is that the above setting does not "stick", yet I can't seem to nail down the pattern to what makes it disappear on me.

Has anyone else struck similar behavior when viewing open questions?  
If so, were you able to resolve it?  Would love to know how if so.

Windows 7 Pro - fully patched
Google Chrome Browser - Version 59.0.3071.115 (Official Build) (64-bit)

Any takers? :)
Our company has a KML file that when imported into Google My Maps shows the current coordinates of a fishing boat in the North Atlantic ocean. We then embedded this Google Map into a webpage in an iFrame.

We have a problem in that the position of the ship does not auto-update (refresh) on the webpage. We must constantly re-import the KML file into Google My Maps and obtain new code to paste into our webpage. This is very impractical.

Up until about a year ago Google had a service called : Embed KML gadget. Using this tool you only need import your KML once and resulting webpage is always up-to-date showing current GPS positioning.

It's a longshot but can anyone out there help?

I plan to move somewhere where Google FIber is offered and host a website using a server I bought.

I'm reading three books on Ubuntu Server, and I'm assuming I should buy a business firewall.

Can someone explain how they work compared to software firewall, if you should run both, and link to some possible products that would be good for a web server.







Google is an American multinational technology company specializing in Internet-related services and products that include online advertising technologies, search, cloud computing, software, and hardware.