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Google Docs web - set dark mode two steps

Google Docs dark mode on the web: a 2-step trick to set it without an extension

∙ Dark mode is still not available in Google Docs on the web. ∙ Thanks to Pageless mode, you can set up the dark colors manually in two short steps.

Piotr Kowalczyk May 16, 2022
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How to send epub file to Kindle via email

How to add epub files to your Kindle or Kindle app

∙ Just attach your epub file to an email and send it to the address associated with your Kindle. ∙ The file will be processed and appear in your Kindle cloud library and a destination device or app.

Piotr Kowalczyk May 6, 2022
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Google Docs trick create downloadable file from url address

Google Docs: a quick trick to create downloadable files

∙ Copy a share link of the original Google Docs document, and modify its url address to create a downloadable file. ∙ Click on the link to download the latest version of the file.

Piotr Kowalczyk April 28, 2022
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Must-have Twitter changes and improvements

Musk-have Twitter improvements – my wishlist

An edit button (but on one condition), a setting to disable Spaces and other extra features, a proper way to display large-height images, and ability to show bold text, are at the top of my wishlist.

Piotr Kowalczyk April 26, 2022
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Google Tasks vs Keep comparison and tips

Google Tasks vs. Keep – comparison and tips to use

∙ Use Google Tasks for quick, time sensitive reminders. ∙ Use Keep for the rest of your tasks, reminders, and to-do lists.

Piotr Kowalczyk April 8, 2022
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Disable Google Docs spell check on mobile

Want to disable spell check in Google Docs iOS app? Read this

∙ Currently, there is no way to disable spell check in Google Docs app for iPhone or iPad. ∙ None of the tips available online are working. ∙ You can send feedback and wait for the app’s update.

Piotr Kowalczyk April 1, 2022
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Enable pageless mode in Google Docs

How to enable Google Docs pageless mode

1. Go to “File” in the top menu, then select “Page setup.” 2. Select “Pageless” tab at the top right of the dialog window. 3. Click on the “Select as default” button for new documents to open in a pageless mode.

Piotr Kowalczyk March 21, 2022
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Google Docs pageless mode in Gmail accounts

Confirmed: Google Docs pageless mode is coming to Gmail users as well

∙ Announced in May 2021, the Docs pageless layout was available only to Google Workspace users. ∙ I have confirmed with Google team that the feature will now come to all Google users, both Workspace and Gmail-based.

Piotr Kowalczyk February 20, 2022
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Why I deleted Notion account

Why I stopped using Notion app and closed my account

Privacy concerns, limited security, problems with basic functionalities, and a plan management bug made me close the Notion account.

Piotr Kowalczyk February 8, 2022
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Enable Put Display to Sleep hot corner

Automatic Dark Mode doesn’t work on your Mac? Here is what to do

• You have enabled automatic theme switching in the System Preferences, but the colors don’t change with sunset or sunrise. • Solution: put the monitor to sleep and wake it up again.

Piotr Kowalczyk October 18, 2021
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Vintage composition notebook iPhone case by Piotr Kowalczyk Geek Updated

Vintage composition notebook iPhone case

This vintage composition notebook design features a unique marbled paper background and a preworn old-school label with a headline VNTG NTBK. Available in several colors for several iPhone models. Explore the collection.

Our score: 8.2/10

Zazzle $30.99

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Innovative stand for hands-free use

Innovative pillow stand for hands-free use

From Lamicall comes a brand-new pillow stand with an “open jaw” design, a stylus holder, and a large pocket for your phone or charger. A perfect tablet or e-reader stand for hands-free use: reading, watching, or video calls.

Our score: 8.2/10

Amazon $29.99

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