I just uninstalled Google Chrome

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Aug 032019
 

Apparently there was a long discussion on this before, but somehow I missed it:

The latest release of Google Chrome no longer shows the full url any more. It removes the protocol (http:// or https://) and also the “www.”-prefix if it existed.

So “https://www.bing.com” becomes just “bing.com”.

In my opinion this is plain dangerous.

It’s as dangerous as the “feature” Microsoft added to Windows Explorer back in Windows XP of not showing the file extensions. I still don’t understand why they never realized that it was a mistake and reversed this decision.

For now, Firefox has become my standard browser (again), even though it has its own problems.

I hope that the other browsers won’t follow this stupid idea. (But somehow I doubt they will see the light.).

Google Just Stopped Displaying ‘www’ and ‘https’ In Chrome’s Address Bar on slashdot.

 Posted by on 2019-08-03 at 19:28

Google✝ is dead

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Feb 032019
 

OK, most of you already knew that. I am writing this only because I will now stop posting there. Not just the automatic posts generated by this blog, but also my personal posts.

G✝

(Picture taken from Jürgen Christoffel’s G+ post.)

I considered migrating my content from G ✝ to somewhere else (e.g. yet another WordPress blog under .dummzeuch.de, I tried it, it worked), but I decided that it isn’t worth the effort. So, bye bye Google+, it was great as long as it lasted.

If you want to continue following me, consider one of the options listed here.

And one last word to You, Google: I will remember what you did. I will never again trust you.

Btw: Did you know that they will also kill Hangouts?

 Posted by on 2019-02-03 at 12:47

Exported GMail mbox contains GMail labels

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Oct 142018
 

Just in case it isn’t already common knowledge: The “Takeout” export of GMail will give you a single file in mbox format (which will be rather large).

That file contains the content of the “all mail” folder. And each of the messages in the file has a header like this:

X-Gmail-Labels: Archived,Important,Rechnung

So with the right tool it is possible to restore the labels you have set in GMail. Unfortunately I know of no such tool. And also I don’t know of any (Windows) email client that allows you to set user defined tags for emails.

EDIT: There is a tool called Google Takeout Data Converter that claims to do that. I haven’t tested it though.

EDIT2: Thunderbird apparently supports custom tags, not just the ones that are predefined.

EDIT3: Thunderbird also supports virtual folders e.g. based on tags.

 Posted by on 2018-10-14 at 17:25