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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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 ...
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trying to access Google server on different ports

Why is that http://www.google.com:443/ fails almost instantaneously, while http://www.google.com:8080/ takes some more time before failing? If there is no server on these ports, both the ...
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Retrieving RSS Feed URL from Mail.app?

I have added an RSS feed to Apple's Mail.app. How can I retrieve the URL for the feed?
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Software to automate the download of a list of URLs

Let's say I have a list of URLs as follows: http://creamteam.tv/wp-content/uploads/2010/06/10-Chinatown.mp3 http://mp3muffin.com/train/burbs.mp3 ...
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don't know how this virtual directory structure was setup on iis6

Our development server has a setup as follows: \\DEVSRVR\WEBSITES\COMMON └───include Here is where all css and script files resides. They are required by various web applications ...
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A flash MP3 player that will take a URL and can auto play

I am looking for a flash MP3 player that can be accessed using a URL and that can play an MP3 file from another URL but also has the ability to autoplay. Something like ...
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Public/private git clone url?

Ok, I know how to use git for the most part, but I've just recently been playing with some github stuff and noticed the public/private url. May I ask what that is about? I know may not be advanced ...
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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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Chrome - Copy/Paste URL from Address Bar retains font formatting

When you copy and paste a URL from the address bar of FireFox or IE it is put on the clipboard as plain text. When you copy and paste a URL from the address bar of Chrome it is put on the clipboard ...
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How can I send an Outlook 2007 email containing a linked image?

I want to send an Outlook email that contains an externally hosted image, but I can find no options in the UI that lets me do this. I want to insert the image's URL somehow, and have it appear as an ...
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What Firefox functionality do I use to rewrite and open the URL of the active page?

Our university provides a proxy service that allows me to browse websites as if I was online via the university network. However, lazy as I am, I get tired of going to the URL edit field in Firefox ...
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Passing url parameters to Firefox but open urls in new windows, not tabs

I want to open around 10 instances of firefox using the command line like firefox.exe www.google.com www.msn.com www.yahoo.com But by default, firefox opens these web pages in tabs, i want firefox ...
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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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Chrome Extension that recognizes a URL and transforms it to a link

I'm looking for an Chrome Extension that recognizes URLs on a Webpage that are plain text and transform it to a real link.
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LAMP: How do I set up http://myservername.com/~user access?

Been trying to Google this, but I can't figure out good search terms to find any info about what I need, since I don't really know what it's called. I'm pretty much being thrown to the wolves to ...
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Does https encrypt URLs, too?

This is fairly easy. If I go to https://webserver.com/someurl?a=b, will the someurl?a=b part be protected, or just the contents of the site?