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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Copy title attribute from <a title=…> to clipboard in Chrome

On Twitter, users use short URLs (ie: http://t.co/DPbRAjVM). The title attribute of the <a href="..." title="..."> tag is the actual URL. Is there a Chrome extension that you can use to copy ...
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Username in the address for an FTP site

I have set up a number of an FTP sites using IIS7.5. The sites use hostnames to differentiate between them. One drawback of using hostnames is that you have to pass the address of the ftp site into ...
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How can I change (locally) a hyperlink on a site to point to a different location? Opera, Windows XP

How can I change all instances of a hyperlink pointing to, say, domain_address_a, to point to domain_address_b (still a string address, not an IP address, both URLs in this case belong to the same ...
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How do I make Chrome accept “.test” as a valid TLD?

When I enter, say, xyz.test in the Chrome address bar, then Chrome initiates a search. How do I make Chrome always treat .test as a top level domain, just like .com and all the others? I know that I ...
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Why do file URLs start with 3 slashes?

HTTP starts with two slashes. E.g. http://example.com. Same goes for FTP. E.g. ftp://example.com. However, file "URLs" start with three slahes. E.g. Reading a pdf file using chrome, the URL would be ...
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Redirected: Is there a way to “grab” urls I'm being redirected through?

Let's say I'm visiting yourwebsite.com which redirects to somethingelse.com which redirects to somethingdifferent.com before taking me to finalpage.com. All of this happens in an instant, so quickly ...
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What is the difference between hitting the GO button in IE and hitting Enter key directly after pasting a URL?

What is the difference between hitting the GO button and hitting the Enter key directly after pasting a URL in the address bar of Internet Explorer? In my cases, for the first time in Internet ...
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Why can't Gmail view an image whose URL comes from google charts?

Here is an image generated from google's chart API. The url to generate the image is: ...
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How to prevent Firefox from hiding the 'http://' URL prefix?

I upgraded to Firefox 7.0.1 and the 'Google Shortener' stops working. I think this happens because in Firefox 7.0.1 the http:// URL prefix is now hidden by default. How do I get the http:// back in ...
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How is Apache mapping files without extensions?

My local dev setup is mapping things like http://mydomain.dev/testhtmlpage to testhtmlpage.html and http://mydomain.dev/testphppage to testphppage.php. The browser stays on the orginally enter URL. ...
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IIS URL Rewrite 2 installed but can't find it

My company had their website built in ASP.NET, and for SEO purposes we want to change the URLs and asked the company who built the site if we could do it ourselves. They said use IIS URL Rewrite 2. I ...
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What is the difference between forward slashes and backslashes in paths? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why does Windows use backslashes for paths and Unix forward slashes? What is the main difference between forward slash (/) and backslash (\) in reference to paths, both ...
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Custom URI Scheme link rendering in Lotus Notes

I have an application which registers a custom URI scheme along the lines of: myapp://action?parameter=value The handler works well, and using Microsoft software, and software deriving ...
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How can I unhide the http:// in Firefox 7?

I've recently switched to FF7 through the Aurora PPA on KUbuntu. For whatever reason, they've decided to start removing http:// from the address bar: Whenever I edit a link (so that I can paste it ...
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URL to access webpage on Xampp?

I installed xampp and made sure config file listens to port 80. I forwarded the http port from the router to the correct computer ip. Now I am trying to access the index.html like this from another ...
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Correct URL to access webpage on xampp

I installed xampp and made sure config file listens to port 80. I forwarded the http port from the router to the correct computer ip. Now I am trying to access the index.html like this from another ...
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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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Use XML data from an online URL as data source InDesign

I'm looking to use XML in InDesign that comes from a live url as it's constantly updating from a database. I know I can download the XML and import it from the desktop but does anyone know how to ...
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Can you launch Remote Desktop via URL?

Is it possible to have a URL that launches a remote desktop session? I realize it may be considered a security vulnerability for some, but the convenience would really save me a lot of time. I ...
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Create a stream file from online radio stream URL

I have an URL from an online radio stream. I use it in VLC to listen to it. However every time i want to listen to it I need to manually input it in the "Media -> Open Network Stream...". I want to ...
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Confluence: How do I create a link that contains special characters?

How can I add a link to http://icu-project.org/apiref/icu4j/com/ibm/icu/text/MessageFormat.html#format(java.lang.Object[], java.lang.StringBuffer, java.text.FieldPosition) to a confluence page? The ...
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Xargs and Wget stops working after an hour

Running script with Cygwin on Windows XP with Dual Core and 4GB Ram cat url_list.txt | xargs -P50 wget -i I am trying to trawl through 4GB of URL to download (approx 43 Million) Works okay for ...
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How to block access to https URLs by regex on OS X?

Is there any way in which I can, on OS X, effectively block against access (by browsers or potentially any process) to secure URLs by regex? E.g. deny access to: https://example.com/foo/bar/.* but ...
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How do I tell NoScript not to freak out when the Visual Studio help system calls up an MSDN web page in Firefox?

So, I'm merrily using Visual Studio 2010 Express and it's configured to get its help from the Web. I have some doubts on how some language feature works and I press F1 with the cursor on it. VS calls ...
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Extension to auto copy URL

If I want to copy URL of current web page i have select the address from address bar and press "Ctrl + C". But is there any way, if no text is selected on a web page, when I press "Ctrl + C", it will ...
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Symlink to a URL

Is there any way to create a symbolic link to a URL? Update: I need to symlink it to an HTTP URL. Update: The reason I want to do this is so that I can move this symlink to another computer without ...
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Special characters in chrome

If I search for something containing non-ASCII characters from the address bar, using Google as the default search engine, any result that features the special characters in its URL is broken (the URL ...
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What are the common URL parameters I can use against an RSS feed? [closed]

I am trying to get a list of query parameters used in common RSS feeds. For example , if I was to query an rss feed as http://www.anySite.com/articles/ as an rss and I want the first 5 articled how ...
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Focus URL in Firefox - 100% guaranteed way

How can I guaranteed, 100% ,absolutely etc. focus URL in Firefox browser? If there is Flash on page that focus is on it and CTR-L doesn't focus URL.
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ImageMagick cannot use identify on remote image if it contains a port number

I am having trouble using exec identify on a remote image with imagemagick if the url contains a port number. So the url appears like this: http://isite.com:81/image.jpg If I remove the :81 it works. ...
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Full URI to a file on another machine in our local network?

On our small-business Windows XP network, I have a file in f:\MyDir\SubDir\text.doc What would be the URI for that file while I'm on another machine.... if all I knew was that machine's IP address, ...
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Windows 7 Search: Treat “.url” files as “Programs”

Is there a way to configure Windows 7 search (on the Start menu -- the "Search Programs and Files" field) to treat files of type ".url" as "Programs"? The reason I ask -- I want to be able to enter ...
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where does Speed Dial firefox extension store user bookmarks'?

I've lost my URLs in Speed Dial. However I have found what appears to be a backup file (extension .speedial). How can I restore my URLs from this file? Where does Speed Dial store its user ...
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htaccess url redirect with predefined strings(words)

Please help me to solve this problem. My project manager want that In address bar if user type predefined strings, After http:// it should redirect to given url firstly user must type ...
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Easiest way to test a list of URLS for 404?

If i have a list of URLS (a column in excel), what is the easiest way to test all of them for 404? Currently, I just have to click each one, look at the page, and close the tab/window, and this is a ...
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How do I show my domain in the address bar instead of the actual location?

I just bought a domain, "example.com" for illustration. I have hosting on "hosting.be/myname". When someone visits example.com, the addressbar changes automatically to hosting.be/myname. Is there ...
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How can a referrer be the same as the current url?

Under what circumstances can a visit to a url have a referrer that is the same url as the one being visited? Edit: To clarify why I'm asking, I have seen this happen multiple times on a production ...
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Local URL Redirector

Is a free/open source software available where I can create simple aliases that will redirect to different servers? For example, if I were to type: "http://go/wp" it would redirect me to ...
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How to know from where I'm getting the data on windows?

I m' running on windows 7 x64. I have one software which retrieves data from internet and i'm interesting its source URL, how can i know from where i'm getting the data? Is there any software ?
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How to display local images in Chrome using file:// protocol?

I'd like to be able to specify a local file path for an image on a web page delivered via http using Chrome - is this possible? I remember doing this using IE but cannot remember how! Some trusted ...
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Setting Outlook Web Access as default mail client in Firefox

The company that I work for is nice enough to let me use Linux for work, but they use Outlook. I've been using Outlook Web Access (OWA) as my mail client, which is more or less acceptable. The only ...
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Make Google Chrome's address bar prefer page titles to domain names when offering completions?

I've recently switched from Firefox to Chrome, and the thing I miss most from Firefox is the "Awesome Bar" that suggests completions for what I type primarily based on page titles, and then ...
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GMail not autolinking URLs in Firefox 3.6

I've noticed that when I compose an email in GMail using Firefox 3.6, it no longer automatically converts URLs into hyperlinks. On the odd occasion that I used IE, it did the automatic conversion as ...
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How to get the URL of a Gmail or other webapp page in Chrome “application shortcut” mode?

In the google chrome web browser, if you want to copy the URL of the current page, in normal browser mode, you'd just copy the URL out of the address bar. But when your web app is running in the ...
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How to restore the IE6 or IE7 function that shows URL's when the cursor is on a hyperlink?

Before, when I used IE6 or IE7, whenever I would bring a cursor on a hyperlink its URL would always be shown down in the left corner of my screen right above the tray, but now it doesn't show URLs for ...
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How to open image URL with application

Is there a way to modify the way an image URL is opened within a browser? For example, say I wish to open all files with a JPEG extension in IrfanView instead of having it open in a new browser ...
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OS X Automator action for url in Safari

I have created an automator workflow for urls in Safari. The workflow is available when I select the url in the toolbar and right-click on it. However, when I right-click on an anchor tag anywhere on ...
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how to find out actual url link

how to find the actual link behind a php id link , For example , i have a link like www.website.php?id=2 , how do find out the actual link
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How to stop firefox from mangling domain names?

When I type in http://example/ firefox rewites the url to http://www.example.com/. Is there any way to fix this behavior without recompiling firefox? I suspect something in about:config will help, ...
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Using irssi, is there a way to copy URLs so I can open them in elinks?

I know there is another question about this (hopefully the one I saw is the only one) but mine is a little different. Using irssi from the command line (without X), is there a way to copy and paste ...