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Use Firefox as default browser, but open links in Chrome from a specific program

I use this IRC client mIRC and sometimes people post links there, you never know what's there, so I use Chrome as backup browser for all the mess that comes to computer. But in daily use of internet I ...
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Can I open system files through the web browser URL

You can access web content by typing in windows address bar. But can you access a file by typing it's directory in the web browser URL? Typing in the URL something like: file:///C:/ will let you ...
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Domain name with a dot and Ctrl+Enter

When I write superuser in Firefox address bar then pressing the Ctrl+Enter keys, Firefox goes to the superuser.com. But when I write for example math.stackexchange that has a dot in its domain name ...
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Display already visited highlight on pic.twitter on popular browsers

I'm a heavy twitter user and I follow a lot of people and companies. As you can imagine when searching to discover new things a lot of people share images! The problem is that the pictures are ...
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19 views

Is there a way to see the final page address in the url preview?

Usually when you hover cursor above a url, the link hint appears in the lower left/right corner of the browser window. These days people use link shorteners which don't allow to see what the target ...
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In modern webbrowsers is there any point in putting www infront of a url that uses it?

When going to www.facebook.com or www.cbc.ca is there any benefit or difference made by omitting the www? EDIT: so it could be a problem if www is omitted but not automatically added, could it ever ...
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What is the differences between server and domain name?

An URL is in the format of: scheme://server:port/pathname What is the differences between server and domain name here? //superuser.com/questions/ask is a (relative) URL. The scheme is ...
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1answer
222 views

Is there a way to redirect certain URLs to specific web browsers in Linux?

I'm using Chrome as my default browser in Ubuntu 12.10. I need to use Firefox for business purposes (certain websites pertaining to my work only work with Firefox). Is there a way to force Ubuntu to ...
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Is there an easy way to always redirect facebook.com to facebook.com/events/list (Firefox, Osx)

I often use facebook for communication while working. When I do, I'd rather not see the facebook newsfeed. Unfortunately it's hard to remember to not go to the frontpage and use facebook.com/messages ...
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Why the other URL is opening instead of the expected URL after clicking on a link received from google search in Firefox?

I'm using Mozilla Firefox on my PC. When I search something using google a list of results get displayed, till then it functions properly. But when I right click or left click on any of the links from ...
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2answers
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How do I edit a URL so that it forces you to a particular spot on the page it opens?

When I post a link, I want to make sure the page opens at a particular place on the page by editing the URL. Is there a simple way to do that? I must say I figured this was a simple enough question ...
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1answer
73 views

Is it possible to enable javascript for a specific URL?

There are many users who have JavaScript disabled and deny to enable it even for some business applications. Is there any way to allow a user to enable a JavaScript for a specific URL in order to use ...
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2answers
563 views

Shortcut to open URL from clipboard

I want to create a shortcut that opens links from the clipboard. I frequently switch browsers and it's very annoying to copy/paste hundreds of URLs from one to another. I have created a shortcut to ...
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1answer
719 views

Clicking of URLs outside of browser does not open up

Nothing happens when I click on a URL outside of a browser. Chrome is my default browser but it does not do anything if I click on a link in e.g. Skype. What can cause this? HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\http ...
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131 views

Keyboard shortcut to location bar without selecting all text

At Keyboard shortcut to quickly jump to the URL address field in Firefox James Burton asked about the keyboard shortcut for jumping to the location bar. This is very handy; however very often I don't ...
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162 views

How to use multiple localhosts

On my local development machine (Windows 7), I am using IIS and XAMPP to develop websites. Because it is unclear when I have multiple websits running, I am tried to rewrite the hosts file ...
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Where can I download Chromium-browser for Windows? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Where can I get chromium binaries? Where can I download Chromium-browser for Windows builds? Not on the website. In major Linux distros it's easy, binaries are usually ...
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How can I open a URL on a schedule in the default browser?

I'm looking for a mechanism to open a single URL in the user's current default browser on a schedule/recurring basis. I know that if I was writing .Net code to do this, I could simply do something ...
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2answers
327 views

How is http://d§.cc/ a valid URL?

While browsing online today, I came across the following URL: http://d§.cc/ Somehow it works. In Firefox 3.6/Mac, the browser seems to interpret the URL as: http://xn--d-jca.cc/ In Safari 5/Mac, ...
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Do browsers change URLs of saved bookmarks in response to 301 redirection?

HTTP status code 301 is used to indicate that content has moved permanently, and that the returned URL should be used to access the requested content in future. RFC 2616 says Clients with link ...
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1answer
51 views

Forcing a linked file to be downloaded and not displayed in the browser

If I had a link to a file such as http://www.example.com/test.abc How do I ensure that when the link is clicked the file is downloaded, instead of the file contents just getting rendered in the ...
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Local links ( in browsers ) on *nix systems

On Windows I can access files directly from the browser ( or at least I have it configured currently, forget if it was native like this ) with the file:// protocol, so I can access files from say the ...