A URL is a Uniform Resource Locator or Universal Resource Locator, a unique string of characters that identifies a reference to a resource on the internet. It can be used as a readable text address to redirect users to the internet resource.

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EXCEL won't link to Internet

I have downloaded data from a website that contains links to other website. When I click on any of the URLs in EXCEL I get the message : "This operartion has been canceled due to restriction in ...
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Unwanted space in URLS in Excel 2010

I have a list of 23000 URLs in an Excel sheet but these appear to have extra spaces in, therefore invalidating the urls. I've tried a find and replace and excel doesn't recognise that there is an ...
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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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How to get URL of a file in an HTTP GET request?

There's a web server that I access regularly by making an HTTP GET request like so: http://www.example.com/index.php?file=12&hd=0 It returns an OK response with a content type of video/x-flv and ...
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Is it possible to restrict access to certain URLs for individual programs?

I have a certain use case where I want to whitelist a list of URLs that a certain application can access. In other words, I want to sandbox it, but don't have access to blocking or white listing those ...
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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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Make URL call a different URL on Windows?

If I have a URL such as: http://localhost:12345/foo Is it possible to make this URL actually call a different URL and return that content? Such as say: http://www.google.com I would also like ...
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How to open multiple URLs in Chrome/Firefox and then save them individually?

If I have a .txt file containing a list of URLs, how can I get Chrome or Firefox to open them, one URL per tab and then save the page in each tab separately? Any platform will do: Windows, Mac, ...
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How can I bypass location-dependent redirects on a website I'd like to view as a local of different region than the one I'm in?

I live in California, and I'm trying to get to New York's AAA site so I can manage membership for my family, who's in New York. Instead, I get redirected to California's AAA, and the AAA Locations and ...
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How to find the original address of a file from dynamic URL?

In some cases, when you want to download a file from a website, you can't see the original address of the file. for example look this URL: How can I find the direct URL of the file? Is there any ...
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Redirect my domain to URL

I want to redirect my domain for example.com to a URL like http://www.jotform.me/form/3xxxxxxxxx8 . I don't have any host I just have a domain. How could I do it?
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Misconceptions About Backslashes and URLs [closed]

So I'm curious where the idea that URLs contain backslashes came from. It's a fairly regular occurrence at work that I'll tell someone to go to a certain URL and they'll ask "forward or back slash?" ...
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List all links of one website on other website [closed]

There are two websites. 1) www.aa.com 2) www.bb.com Now there are so many link of aa.com and its webpages on bb.com like aa.com/blhahhaa.html aa.com/beautifulday.html aa.com so i want to find ...
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Website blocked by South Korean government even though I am in Australia

I live in Australia. When I browse to http://www.pinnaclesports.com/ using Chrome, I am redirected to the KCSC ( Korea Communications Standards Commission) website (http://www.warning.or.kr/). When ...
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Is there a way to associate to a file the website URL where it was downloaded from?

I'm using Ubuntu and trying to find a way to associate the URL of the website where a file was downloaded to that file. According to what I've researched so far the URL can be stored using extended ...
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How do you add the something in http://www.something.webname.com [closed]

How can I add this extra part and what does it mean? www.SOMETHING.domain.co.uk
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Why do Cyrillic letter in URL domain appears so strange?

Short explanation: Why does russian characters in domain name in URL перезагрузкаопмо.рф get mapped to some randomness like this: http://xn--80aaigamcyttbbjfe2c.xn--p1ai. Please note, I am not ...
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google.com/search redirects to google.com/webhp but only sometimes

According to the internet when google.com/search redirects to google.com/webhp, it means Search Conduit has hijacked the browser. In my case, this is what happens: ...
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What type of URL is this- 'http://goo.gl/7nQT9g'?

I usually found this type URLs in facebook. They are different from the commonly seen type of URLs. What type of URL is it ? What is 'goo' and '.gl' means ? Another type of such type is - ...
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How to block particular URL only in Firefox (Not the entire domain)?

I'm using a site www.abc.com . I need to block only www.abc.com/advertisement and I have to load all other urls in that website? How can I achieve this in firefox? I really need to use that website ...
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Are there security implications to referencing webpages sequentially?

For instance, what is the reasoning behind YouTube URL assignment using the format: ?v=qv-8pquw9wQ ?v=lW5kB906mh8 ?v=SwUg7oTZoTY Instead of: ?v=0Cn0phjvk8a ?v=0Cn0phjvk8b ?v=0Cn0phjvk8c
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How to calculate route in *Maps just by calling a URL?

Before Google Maps got its new "full screen" look, I could open a URL that looked something like this "http://maps.google.com/?q=%s" where %s was a string of the format "from: London to: Amsterdam". ...
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How can I encode an url for wget?

I am looking for a way to convert a string to a clean url. For example : wget http://myurl.com/toto/foo bar.jpg This is going to download http://myurl.com/toto/foo and http://bar.jpg. I want to ...
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Mark all URLs ending with .se (Notepad++)

I got a massive document with text. I want to mark all the URLs ending with .se I managed to mark the part of the url just before .se with \w+\.se. But some of these URLs got 3-4 subdomains. So if I ...
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Is it possible to handle an URL on the remote desktop (RDP connection) and redirect its opening on local machine?

user connects to a terminal server by RDP connected to the terminal server user clicks on an url this server won't open this url, but will redirect it on local machine the url will be opened by local ...
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How to edit Windows .url files

I have some .url file. I know they are simpy plain text files (cfr. http://www.fmtz.com/formats/url-file-format/article) But I cant find a way to edit it. In example, using Notepad++ on Windows 8: ...
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Access an internal network Webcam from outside (www)?

we have a webcam installed in our internal network. I wrote a JavaScript in a HTML-File, which gives access to the stream through a BaseURL. I put it on our webserver, which is online (www). When I ...
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How can a single URL redirect to different websites/servers? (ex: https://hkps.pool.sks-keyservers.net/)

Yesterday, I noticed that https://hkps.pool.sks-keyservers.net/ showed a different page on my laptop than it did on my desktop PC. This URL redirects to one of the many servers listed here: ...
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remove the question mark from url using htaccess

i have tried to remove the index.php from url but the problem is I'm seeing an ugly question mark in the beginning of the url how can i get rid of it This is the code i have used in htaccess ...
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How are wiki articles with slashes in their titles handled? [closed]

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nip/tuck http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/POW/MIA_flag Simply put, how are pages like these processed by the server or the wiki? Is there a directory named POW or do ...
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Get the title of all the URLs in a list

I have a huge list of URLs and I want to get the title of all of them. Is it possible? (without actually having to visit each and every one of them manually) I'm using Windows 8
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Modify URL Before It Is Loaded On Google Chrome

Every time I load a YouTube video, I find myself first appending &hd=1 to the end of the URL so that the video plays in HD automatically. Over time, this gets annoying, so I would like it to be ...
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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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URL shorteners or redirectors whose target links can be changed after it was made

Are there any URL shorteners or redirectors whose target links can be changed by its creator after it was made?
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Can I get a .patch file from a svn commit without svn?

I was wondering if it's possible to extract a diff or patch file from a svn commit, directly from the url without needing svn? For example, if I'm given the following GitHub url of a specific commit, ...
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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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How do I create a .url file on OS X?

I am creating a zip file and would like to include a link to a website within it so that users can double-click on the file and go straight to the website. In my research, I discovered that what I ...
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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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Rewrite all web requests in Chrome

I'd like to rewrite all web requests in Chrome, including js/css includes and ajax requests. For example: change http://foo.com/index.htm to http://bar.com?url=http://foo.com/index.htm I've tried ...
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Url rewriting faliure in case of UTF8 urls in nginx

I am using Nginx webserver and I want to rewrite some old urls on my site to new ones inorder to prevent 404 errors. For English urls everything is OK and adding a rewrite rule like the following to ...
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Can't Open URLs in Lync 2010

On my workstation computer running Windows Vista, I am unable to open URLs in both Lync 2010 and Communicator 2007 R2 by clicking on them. The problem started with Communicator 2007 R2, and we since ...
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Website available ofline

How can I make complete website/Url and child pages associated with Url available offline? E.g. I want the android sdk at javadoc to be available offline so that I can go through it any time even ...
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How to print on Chrome with website info (printed file URL)?

I am trying to print this pdf file through Google Chrome. For administrative reasons I would like to prove on the printed page that this comes from a certain website. How to print this document in ...
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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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How would I resolve a large batch of redirect URLs?

I have a .csv file will 1000s of aliased/shortened links (such as bit.ly etc.). I need to find out where they redirect to. Is there a simple program that could complete this task?
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Firefox bookmark with wildcard and keyword

In Firefox, how do I set up URL shortcuts that include a wildcard, %s? I have definitely set this up before on another computer. For example, if I wanted to view a Jira ticket, I would enter jira ...
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How do I copy the URL contained in the internet shortcut in Windows 7?

Sometimes my Internet shortcut doesn't work properly when I double-click on it. Is there a way to easily copy the URL contained in the shortcut for Windows 7.
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What is “o-o---preferred---yh---www.google.com”?

I am using Google search in Chrome and I noticed that the URL looks very strange. I searched something and I got normal results. Somehow, the URL in the address bar just caught my eye and it looked ...