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 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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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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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: https://www.google.com/search?ie=...
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How do I configure custom URL handlers on OS X?

I've been reading a lot online about custom URL handlers / custom protocol handlers such as: Launching External Applications using Custom Protocols under OSX OS X URL handler to open links to local ...
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netsh command to block URL from firewall

I am trying to block a URL with the firewall using netsh command, but without success. This is how I block an IP: netsh advfirewall firewall add rule name="Block URL" remoteip=<ip_to_block> dir=...
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Extension/Script/Program that will refresh page until a certain phrase/keyword is found or is not found?

Is there any program/extension that I can use with browser that will refresh a webpage and search for a certain phrase or text and then stop once the phrase is found or is not found. For example say ...
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How to get the actual URL a post/submit form redirects to?

As you may know when you submit data through a form you are actually accessing an URL with your submitted data included in the URL as the query strings. For example, if the form asks you to submit ...
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Want to Auto-Save EVERY webpage I visit (as HTML or MAFF/MHTML) - Solutions?

I have been trying to solve this problem for a long time, there are multiple possibilities. This gets convoluted... Basically the activity I want to automate is, on EVERY page any browser visits - ...
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Fill in the To: field from the url in Gmail [migrated]

I know that I can quickly launch New message dialog by going to https://mail.google.com/mail/u/0/#inbox?compose=new. I wonder if it's possible to go further and fill in the To: field with a list of ...
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Excel - copy text from url to cell

I've got an excelsheet containing url's like so: | column A | column B | --------------------------------------------------- | www.example.com/page1 | | www.example.com/...
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Need to redirect one of the sites to a specific page

We have 2 domains configured for the same IP, as everything is the same. We have one.com and two.com. The Client wants two.com only to go to two.com/page We have done it through client side script. ...
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Links to a SharePoint URL fail in Office 2010 (Word/Excel)

We've have some documents (Excel/Word) that contain links to SharePoint URL's (note links not SharePoint documents or sheets, just a URL that contains '.sharepoint.com', typically a library item) ...
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Can I create a link to a specific email message in Outlook?

I use Outlook as my email client at work, but I don't want to use it to manage my tasks and todos. (Instead I use plain text files and Emacs org-mode.) Since many todo items start out as mails in my ...
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Software to automate the download of a list of URLs [closed]

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 http://www.knoxroad.com/wp-content/music/May/01%...
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Why does a URL say it's taken when it's doesn't acknowledge anything is there?

I'm looking at buying a URL before I do a trip to a third world country, and was wondering why I can't see a URL that appears to be registered, but the URL doesn't acknowledge existence when going to ...
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Chrome won't launch external application after clicking “start application” within “external protocol request” dialog

After clicking on a magnet link (for example one at: https://www.openoffice.org/distribution/p2p/magnet.html) Chrome will show the usual "external protocol request" dialog where it asks whether to ...
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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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Change Magento's base URL

I just moved my Magento installation to another URL (only updating apache config to use shop.domain.com instead of www.domain.com), and according to this site, I just have to update some records in ...
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Unable to get image from URL at website

When I go to this web-site - http://ships.carnivalentertainment.com/#ship/carnival-inspiration/cameras - and then right click on one of the two ship cams, and open image in a new tab- it works fine. ...
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download a url in bulk and name with the url

Is there a way to load a list of urls...download the content into a folder and the name of each download is the name of the url? I have about 1000 of these url's which are downloadable as pdfs. ...
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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 slashes. E.g. Reading a pdf file using chrome, the URL would ...
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What is the Mac equivalent of the file:// URL?

I want to look at some options that will help to manage the size of an Exchange mailbox. There are lots of utilities out there that will extract an attachment from an email and replace it with a file:/...
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Prevent users from opening files via URL on lighttpd webserver

I have a website that uses JSON files to store settings in. Those files are located at a subfolder, so that it looks like /settings/settings.json. If I type in the IP address on the local network ...
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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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Telling cUrl not to normalize a url

When using curl to call some url, it simplifies the path in the url (for example from /a/../b to /b). How can I tell cUrl not to do so? $ curl -V curl 7.35.0 (x86_64-pc-linux-gnu) libcurl/7.35.0 ...
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Can I iterate over URL's to find images?

I have 52 files to retrieve and download, however, I've started manually entering the web URL. I was curious as to if I could find all the files in the webserver and simply download them, or iterate ...
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NetGear Router Hairpinning

I just purchased a NetGear D3600 ADSL router (upgraded from a Cisco WAG54G2) I have a web server attached to the router. External requests from the internet on port 80 are forwarded to the server. ...
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Cloak or mirror all links from one website to another?

I have 2 domains, e.g. www.domain1.com & www.domain2.com. I want to redirect visitors from www.domain1.com to www.domain2.com without the users knowing that they are going to www.domain2.com. So ...
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Chrome on Dell Venue thinks http://10.0.1.6:8080/ is a search term [duplicate]

It's frustrating to the Nth degree! I have a local web server at 10.0.1.6:8080 but I can't get Google Chrome on my Dell Venue (Android) to go to that URL. It thinks the whole thing is a search term. ...
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Is there any way of changing a url before opening?

I'm searching for some sort of configuration/plugin/program that verifies if a link starts with: https://developer.mozilla.org/pt-BR and if yes, change it to: https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US ...
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Dreamweaver REGEX trying to find and replace (or remove)

So far am using this: "http([^>]+) as my REGEX. The page has multiple urls mixed with text and DOM Elements. Something like: <li><a href="http://www.uen.org/toolbox">UEN's Teacher ...
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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 ...
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I regularly see gstatic.com in the status bar, what is that domain? [closed]

Sometimes when I am browsing the web, among the hostnames that fly by in the statusbar is one that includes gstatic.com as the base domain. I can't navigate to http://gstatic.com to gain any more ...
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Cannot install Cygwin on Windows 10

Trying to install Cgywin on my system I am getting no options at all of download sites Does anyone know where I can find the download links to put in the boxes? I've looked but I can't see any that ...
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Programme to change/edit standard

is there a way that I can edit or change URL automatically. example http://www.agoda.com/en-au/comfort-inn/hotel/fontana-ca-us.html?checkin=2016-03-18&los=7&adults=2&rooms=1&cid=...
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browser returning local computer with 404

(I've phrased the question as best I can - I fear its still not good) I'm using Windows Server 2012, and being new to network management I can't work out what I've done wrong. The symptoms of my ...
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Is there a method to export the URLs of the open tabs of a Firefox window?

If I have a Firefox window open that contains 10 tabs, is there a way in Firefox or by a plug-in to get the URLs of those 10 tabs as a text file or some other format? Right now if I want to do this I ...
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Block specific url on all browsers

I have a "kiosk" computer with IE and Chrome installed. With firewall hardware I denied web navigation except for some domains. Now I need to block only a specific section of a site, say www.google....
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How to make Mac Chrome have an empty address bar/omnibox when opening a new tab (used to work)

This used to work up until recently. However when I open a new tab, Chrome puts a google.co.uk URL into it which then redirects to another google.co.uk address What would the setting be in Chrome to ...
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Is there a terminal app for Mac OS X that makes URLs clickable? [closed]

I would like to find a terminal app for Mac OS X that automatically turns any URLs in the text into clickable links. I seem to recall that one of the default ones in the Gnome desktop for Linux did ...
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What is the “blob:http://” prefix and where can I learn more about this?

I'm using safari, and unsure if this works in other browsers, but when I signed up for a storm path account, I see the following URL blob:https://api.stormpath.com/1be95204-93d6-4GUID HERE The blob:...
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How to get URL of currently opened webpage of Chrome application desktop shortcut

A quick google on my need "How to get URL of currently opend webpage of Chrome application shortcut" give me nothing helpful. So what is the fastest get the URL of an Chrome application desktop ...
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How to see all URLs retrieved in a tab (Google Chrome)

Is there a way to see all the URLs which are called when I access a website in Chrome?
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Page without a URL?

When I open a new google sheet, I see this page: Note that the URL is "about:blank" even though there is content. How is this possible? What's going on?
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Browser extension/add-on to copy title to clipboard

Is there a Firefox add-on or Chrome extension to copy the current page title + url as a link, so that I could insert it into Google/MS Office/Libre Office docs? It's generally convenient to have a (...
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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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Making custom port in URL explicit

I have two different web servers running on the same computer attached to different ports. Each web server represents a different website. one.example.com is served by the webserver on port 80 and two....
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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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SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 SP4 - Where is the official package repository?

I'd like to install nano on a virtual machine installed with SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 SP4. There are no package repositories defined in YaST. What repo URL should I use? I can't find any on the ...
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Can you force a .url file to open in a browser other than the default Browser?

I have a couple .url shortcuts for some Silverlite material but my default browser (Chrome) can't use Silverlite. Is there a way to force the .url to open specifically in Internet Explorer instead of ...