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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How can I find out which page links to a given URL? [closed]

I have an URL, say this web page: http://channel9.msdn.com/Events/TechDays/TechDays-12-Basel/Keynote-The-great-8-Windows-and-Windows-Phone How can I find out which other pages on the internet link to ...
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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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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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Hash tag on URL gets stripped off upon clicking link on Windows Mail

In our newsletter we have a link with this URL: http://www.someshop.com/index.php?a=some_name#same_page_anchor This works in Gmail and Yahoo. However, in Windows Mail, when we click the link, the ...
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Firefox adding my own URL as my search engine? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to add a custom search engine to Firefox? How can I add my own URL (with a %s as the search item) as one of the search engines in Firefox? Right now, it only allows ...
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When I enter an address with https, Firefox (sometimes) changes it to http

What I did: I visited https://en.wikipedia.org./wiki/Main_Page (yes, there is a dot after TLD) I got an SSL error (because the cert isn't valid for the domain name with dot) I visited ...
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Directory of URL Schemes for Mac Apps

Is there a directory of all the Mac Apps that support URL Schemes? A URL Scheme is a custom url that launches the app and might perform an action. omnifocus:// The above URL scheme works for ...
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How to add a URL item to Outlook mail folder

In Outlook 2010, I drag a url from Chrome addressbar into an email folder. It seems to work fine, in the Outlook email folder, the url's title is shown and the icon is a globe (url reference). ...
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Hide URL name, but still have a link to it [closed]

Goal Suppose I have original web page hosted on an URL like www.mywebsite.com/page I want people accessing this webpage thinking they are visiting other URL like www.anotherwebiste/page Is it ...
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Safari: how to open a URL while in search mode?

In Chrome you can open a search-highlighted URL with CTRL + ENTER (and thus obviate the need for using a mouse). How do you do that in Safari (6.0.1)?
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Why do I have in URL www1 instead of standard www? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What does wwws mean? Sometimes I have www1 starting URL. Is it a new standard?
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URLs in Chrome won't delete, even when history is cleared

I tried CCleaner and History Eraser. Nothing works. What should I do? Also, going down over the URL and hitting ShiftDel didn't work.
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Wget with URL that contains #

I am trying to download a URL that is like http://www.somesite.com/restaurants.html#photo=22x00085. I put it in between single quotes, but it only downloads http://www.somesite.com/restaurants.html ...
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Remote Subversion URL Completion in Bash

Has anybody added Bash completion support for remote urls in svn commands? It could typically be implemented through parsing of calls to svn ls.
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How do I create a shortcut that launches a non-default-browser to a website

I want to be able to double click it and it runs the correct (non default) browser and opens my preferred website?
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Why does Excel try to open password-protected URL links itself instead of just giving to the browser?

I have links to secure sites inside Excel spreadsheets (currently 2010, but I'm pretty sure it's the same with Office 2007). When I click on them, instead of just launching the system browser ...
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what is the meaning of www2 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What does wwws mean? Today I got one link from my friend that starts with www2.zzzzzzzz.co something like that what is difference between www1, www2 and www3 in url
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How to schedule a URL-based API call in Windows?

I have this DNS dynamic service and I need to find a way to call the API to update my dynamic IP. The URL that needs to be call is just a .php with some GET parameters. Is there a way to do it in ...
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Extract Links from a sitemap(xml)

Lets say I have a sitemap.xml file with this data: <url> <loc>http://domain.com/pag1</loc> <lastmod>2012-08-25</lastmod> <changefreq>weekly</changefreq> ...
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In a URL, what is // for? [closed]

Typically, when I see //, it's usualy following some protocol prefix like http: or ftp:. I have never seen it placed anywhere else. For example, http://www.google.com/ is a typical URL. However, ...
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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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How to add URL as parameter in msiexec?

I'm trying to install a program using msiexec from 'CMD' and I'm trying to add a URL parameter. So it looks like this: Msiexec /i \\spfil001\MSI\esdh\offext.msi URL=http://stesdh01 But I must be ...
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Is there any server provides image URL for testing? [closed]

I need a large amount of images by URL. For example: http://some-domain/image1.jpg http://some-domain/image2.jpg http://some-domain/image3.jpg http://some-domain/image4.jpg ...
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How to setup a CSV web datasource

In Excel, I can import a CSV from the web as text by simply pasting in the URL as a file name, but when I ask Excel to update, it has stripped the URL and tries to find a file on the local hard drive ...
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Evernote Mac Open PDF From a Url

Is there a way to add a pdf file to Evernote on Mac directly from a url. Either using the web clipper or the full application. Say there is a url at www.fakeurl.com/file.pdf (this is not a real url) ...
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Google wont display the url under search results

As things used to be, each google search result would show in the first line the page title, underneath in green text the part of the url of the page (at least the domain), next to that links for ...
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LAN IP being appended with port from router's port forwarding after Wordpress install

I've never run across this before... I've been messing with different apache servers at home while at work. Before I got the proxypass working, I needed to be able to hit server number two from ...
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How to have url rewrite to a specific port on Mac OS X server behind DD-WRT router?

I've just setup a home web server using Mac OS X Lion's built-in Apache server. I setup access my Subsonic music server running on port 4040 and my torrent remote control on port 9091, as well as the ...
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Redirect all URLs except one in lighttpd

How can I use mod_redirect in lighttpd to redirect all URLs except one to another URL? Example www.dontredirect.com would not be redirected at all, but all other URLs like www.foo.com or ...
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How to route a url to another url on a router

So, here is the scenario. I have an iPad app what communicates with my production server. The app syncs data to the server. The sync is stuck for some reason. Their is a way for me to test it on the ...
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Windows 7's clipboard is erased on his own when I copy an url

I have an issue on a PC in my client office. When I copy a URL from Internet Explorer (URL bar or inside a page), a new tab is opened and the clipboard is erased. I tried with other web browsers, ...
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Can I use multiple URLs in the URL field of KeePass?

I am using KeePass version 2.19. What I would like to do is have more than just one URL address associated with a given user name and password. The entry for a given website might look something like ...
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Prevent two specific websites from being open at the same time

Since I tend to get distracted easily (by multiple unrelated websites) when I'm browsing the Web, I want to find a way to stop some websites from being opened in a new tab when other specific websites ...
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Multimedia PDF (Audio, Video and Links) That works on Desktop and iOS

We've got a client that wants to have a PDF that has embedded audio, video and links. Using Acrobat Pro 9.x I've been able to embed all three no problem. They all work/playback if I use Acrobat ...
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localhost vs 127.0.0.1 vs computer name vs ip in url

I see same url with localhost as remote server don't worked and with 127.0.0.1 worked or vice versa. I want difference between four form of server indicator in url address: localhost 17.0.0.1 ...
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Is there a URL character limit?

I clicked on an ad for a TracFone deal, and noticed the URL it went through: ...
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What does it mean when there's a number after the www in an url? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What does wwws mean? ex) www47.[...] this post mentions these types of urls - http://hostpc.com/community/showthread.php?3813-www45-www47-and-www51-and-POSSIBLY-www55 ...
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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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What causes the domain to change in the URL if entered incorrectly?

Over time, I've noticed if I've entered the wrong domain (.gov, .com, .net) in a URL, the site is redirected to the correct site instantaneously . For example, www.usps.gov --> www.usps.com. Is this ...
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Firefox: given a URL, save the file without navigating to it

Say I find a link to a .pdf file on a webpage. I can right-click and "save as" to save the file without Firefox actually loading the .pdf in the browser. But suppose I only have the text of the URL. ...
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Encode a “file://” url within an “http://” url?

I use the Speed Dial extension from Chrome and whenever I enter in a new file:// bookmark it automatically converts this to http://file//, and this doesn't work. I have the LocalLink extension so I ...
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How can I create shorter URLs to sites on my computer?

I was wondering if I could use my Windows 7 hosts file to create shorter URLs for sites? OR is there another way. I tried ones like the following but I'm guessing it only works with IP Addresses? ...
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Firefox removes http:// and treats URLs with spaces as searches

I routinely visit pages like http://trac.server/milestone/Milestone Name Here. In Firefox (11.0 on Ubuntu, but this has happened for a while), the URL is displayed as trac.server/milestone/Milestone ...
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Can a router map a URL to a local ip?

I'm setting up a facility with many different computers where I don't have access to their hosts files. How would I map test.com to a local server without using the hosts file? Can this be done using ...
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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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query a URL every H hours for changes in the results?

How can I query a specific URL (mostly html and js) every H hours for changes in html content, which is mostly an html table with some header, and have the results fed to an RSS? This URL in question ...
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How can I edit RSS feed address/URL in Apple Mail?

How can I easily edit / modify / change the address of an RSS feed URL / address in Apple Mail? I am on OS X 10.6.8, Mail 4.5. I found information on how to use terminal to export the list of feeds, ...
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How to prevent Firefox converting 'localhost/*' URLs into search queries?

Since upgrading from Firefox 3.6.x, my address bar has a quirk that never used to be there. When I type in, for example: localhost/my_dir/index.php Firefox turns it into a search query, my search ...
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Where are possible fragments in Excel URLs documented?

When creating links to Excel files it is possible to add a fragment to the URL in order to specify a specific location (e.g. a certain sheet) which should be opened when the link is followed. See, for ...
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How can I get Automator to open a URL in the current Safari tab?

My current code involves a "Watch Me Do" block recording a ⌘ W keystroke and then opening the new URL, but that's kind of kludgy. Is there any way I can use Automator to open a URL within the current ...