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How to Share User Properties between Google Apps Script Projects

The Properties Service of Google Apps Script is used by developers to store app configuration and user specific settings. The properties data is scoped to a specific user, or a specific project, and cannot be shared between different projects.The Email Form Notifications add-on also uses the Properties Service to store rules that are defined by the...

Useful JavaScript Functions

The code snippets are from a JavaScript course on Udemy.Create a function that can be invoked only once.const once = (fn, ...args) => { let called = false; return () => { if (called === false) { called = true; return fn(...args); } return 'Cannot call again'; }; }; const printName = (text, time) =>...

Lite YouTube Embeds - A Better Method for Embedding YouTube Videos on your Website

It is easy to embed a YouTube video but you’ll be surprised to know how much extra weight a single YouTube video embed can add to your web pages. The browser has to download ~800 kB of data (see screenshot) for rendering the YouTube video player alone. And these files are downloaded even before the visitor has clicked the play button. ...

JavaScript Objects Quick Reference

Any object in JavaScript is a collection of key-value pairs. The key, also known as a property, is a unique string that maps to a value which may be a Boolean, String or another object.Let’s take a simple person object that contains properties like name, age and the employment status.const person = { name: 'John', age: 21, gender: 'Male', ...

Generate firebase.json file for Firebase Redirects

We recently moved the user guide for Mail Merge and Form Notifications from the website labnol.org to digitalinspiration.com. As with any domain move, we had to manually setup 301 redirects so that the audience are automatically redirected to the new website should they happen to click any of the links that still point to the old domain.Because the...

How to Play YouTube Videos at Custom Speed

The settings pane in the YouTube video player lets you quickly change the default playback speed of the current video. You may go as high as 2x that will play the video at twice the normal speed. The lower limit is 0.25 that will slow down the video to one-fourth the original speed. Watch YouTube at Custom SpeedYouTube allows...

How to Search Emails in Gmail by Specific Time

Gmail supports a plethora of search operators to help you instantly find that elusive email message buried in your mailbox. You have size search - like larger_than:5mb - to find the big messages in your account. File search - like has:attachment filename:doc - will locate email messages that contain specific file attachments. This graphic illustrates...

How to Change the Reply-to Address in Mail Merge

When you send an email campaign through Gmail, you’ve an option to specify a different reply-to email address for your emails. When the email recipient hits the “Reply” or “Reply All” button, the To field in their email reply will be automatically populated with the email address that you’ve specified as the Reply-to email at the time of sending.You...

Download Gmail Messages as EML Files in Google Drive

This Google Script will help you download your email messages from Gmail to your Google Drive in the EML format.What is the EML FormatThe .eml file format is popular for transferring emails from one email program to another since it complies with the RFC 822 standard and thus can be natively opened inside Apple Mail and Microsoft Outlook. You can even...

Google Drive Monitor - Get Email Alerts When Files are Deleted in your Drive

When you delete a file in Google Drive, it moves to the trash folder and stays there indefinitely until you manually empty the bin. That is how it has always been but, sometime this month, Google made one important change to how the trash bin works.Under the new policy, files that have been in Google Drive’s trash bin for more than 30-days are automatically...

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