Uniform Resource Locator or Universal Resource Locator - a specific character string that constitutes a reference to an Internet resource.

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Is it possible to have clean URLs for Google Drive items? [closed]

Is it possible to have clean URLs for Google Drive items? By items I mean folders (collections) and files. There are currently horrendously long strings of numbers and letters in a URL. They look ...
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Trello now sanitizing URLs / disallowing custom url protocols?

Up until about yesterday, I was able to add markdown links to a local application within the description area of my Trello Cards. The application uses a custom url protocol to produce a url like the ...
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How do I embed an image from the web into a Trello card comment or description?

So far I have been successful embedding Youtube videos into Trello card comments; simply by including the URL in the comment Trello picks it up and renders an embedded Youtube thumbnail. What I ...
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Changing messy Tumblr URL

On Tumblr we keep getting really messy URLs generated for our blog posts. Is there any way that this can be changed? For instance, in the example bellow, the blogs title is ‘Playing with scale and ...
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YouTube referer/tracking URLs

YouTube has some kind of tracking system which adds feature to the link depending upon the source. For example, in the following example, from the feature I know that it is from the sidebar (related ...
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Is there an URL parameter to modify the volume of a YouTube video?

I want to put a link to a YouTube video on my website, but the sound is super loud. Is there a way to reduce the volume by adding some kind of parameter to the link? The way you can append &t=1m ...
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Is there a way to find a site by an image they link to?

I have the URL for an image that I downloaded, and I'm trying to locate the site that linked to it. E.g. http://12345.blob.windows.net/random/abc123.jpg The image hosting site is windows.net. Is ...
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Need help creating a Facebook fan page for my web startup

I would like to create a Facebook fan page for my web startup and need some directions as I have some questioning. When I go to http://www.facebook.com/pages/create.php I need to choose one of the ...
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How can I log directly into Gmail when I am also signed into Google Apps?

Background: I have one Gmail account and two Google Apps e-mail accounts that I use on a regular basis: <my.name@gmail.com> <myaddress@teaching-job.edu> ...
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URL for google games sorted by newest first?

Is there a URL where I can go to find all Google games sorted by newest first? Using https://plus.google.com/games/directory/new only gives me a small list of 6.
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Recommended date format for REST GET API [closed]

What's the recommended timestamp format for a REST GET API like this: http://api.example.com/start_date/{timestamp} I think the actual date format should be ISO 8601 format, such as ...
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Random codes appearing at the end of URLs (Wordpress site)

I use WordPress on my website and I've noticed the following code at the end of URLs when viewing pages/posts. The codes vary depending on the browser (Chrome, Safari and Firefox.) Chrome: ...
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How do I get to a Book's main page without having to manually modify the URL?

Say I search for a book on Google Books and then click through to it. If I copy that URL and send it to someone, they will be taken to the same page for the book, but the URL also contains a bunch of ...
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Do Google Search URLs contain sensitive (private) details?

I noticed that if I'm logged into Google Account (my Gmail and everything) and do a search in the address bar, the URL of the resultant page is really long. Now, I was wondering: is there any ...
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Turning off Google search results indirection

In Google search results, in Firefox or Chrome, I get URLs that go through Google and not directly to the target site. For example, at http://www.google.com/search?q=foo the first result is ...
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How do I share a search query from Google?

Let's say I want to share the results from my query. There seems to be a lot of meta data in the query string. Which variables can be removed from the URL to still give a functioning Google search?
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Export all Delicious bookmarks

The canonical backup link of Delicious, https://api.del.icio.us/v1/posts/all, only returns 1000 bookmarks now! Any ideas how to get all my bookmarks? This is for my export script, which worked until ...
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YouTube feed for a show?

Rather than subscribe (in my feed reader) to my YouTube feed of subscribed things (which bunches everything into one big stream), I'd like to subscribe (again, in my feed reader) to each of the things ...
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Listing all articles on Wikitravel.org (excluding redirects)

Here is the list of all articles on the excellent guide Wikitravel.org: http://wikitravel.org/en/Special:Allpages/A1GP PROBLEM: It also includes redirects. For each real article there are tens of ...
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Can you set up redirects from old Typepad blog entry URLs to new ones after renaming the blog?

An old client of mine has a Typepad blog that they’re looking to rename. This blog has a custom domain name, owned by the client, so they can change that just fine. However, individual Typepad blog ...
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Google copy link location annoyance? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Turning off Google search results indirection Sounds like a stupid question, but this really bothers me and I don't see an easy workaround. Every time I need to post ...
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Gmail Logout/Redirection via Youtube

When Signing out from Gmail, I am redirected to various other google/gmail pages and then finally to the main page. The flow goes like this: First Link Second Link Third Link And then finally the ...
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In web URLs including Facebook, I see the string /#! appearing. What is the purpose of it?

What does the string #! do when facebook sticks it into its URL when I visit? I know the role of the # sign in indicating an anchor location in the page. But what is #! for?
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Google Spreadsheets URL Syntax and Display Options?

I recently came across a Google Spreadsheet that had a slightly different syntax in the URL. I found these tags after the Spreadsheet Key: ...
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Changing vanity URL on Facebook?

As you may know, Facebook allows users to choose a "vanity URL," allowing easy linking to one's profile. However, once set, this URL cannot be changed and this was done for security reasons, ...
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How do special characters in a URL work? Are they fake?

I came across a URL with non-Latin characters, featuring Korean glyphs: http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/여보세요 Copying it gives me another URL: ...
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Map Blog pages to different custom URLs

I have a subdomain currently pointing towards a blog I write on Blogger. I would like to add a new page to this blog and point an entirely separate subdomain to that page. So, given that ...
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Embed start time in a YouTube video

I want to give out a link to a YouTube video have it start the playback at a specific time in the clip, e.g., 2 minutes and 45 seconds. Is that possible?
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What is the URL for Google call/voice?

I found a URL for Google Tasks: https://mail.google.com/tasks/ig Is there something similar for Google call/voice? On my Gmail page I can click on the arrow on the Google call window to make it ...
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URL shorteners or redirectors whose target links can be changed after it was made [closed]

Are there any URL shorteners or redirectors whose target links can be changed by its creator after it was made? I'm asking because in some cases, I might want to change the target link of a ...
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Is there any URL available that shows only Mails of Gmail Inbox?

I want to display my Gmails in Google Gadget. So, after getting Sign In, is there any url available that directly display the mail header of my Gmail Inbox ? EDIT : I want to display emails of my ...
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Case Insensitive URL Shorteners

Are there any case insensitive URL shorteners out there that have an API?
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Are Google documents URLs permanent?

I like using Google documents but I want to be able to tag my documents properly (without using a hierarchy structure) My plan is to create the documents in Google docs and then link to them in ...
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URL Tweets not appearing after logging in to Twitter [closed]

From our sites we are using Twitter to post some items, but if the user was not logged in Twitter the supposed Twit does not carried over, instead we are directed to Twitter homepage and forgetting my ...
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How can you get the URL of a wall post in Facebook?

When you use the notification system to go to a post ("X friend commented on your post"), you are taken to a page with JUST that post, not your entire wall. You can also get there if you receive an ...
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Find a specific piece of HTML code on the internet

I would like to search the internet for specific mentions of a URL in the HTML source code - which is used inside an embed but not mentioned in the text rendered on the page and is not used as a link ...
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How to find out main page of a website

When a website's main page cannot be opened as in this example, is it possible to find out the full address? In this example, I tried /index.htm and /index.html without success.
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How to test all the url inside your application?

Suppose you rollout a new feature and have done internal over haul in application which might have broken some links. You assume your testing team would have thrashed out the issues but that might not ...
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Can I change the URL of a Google Apps service installed from the Google Apps marketplace?

If I install a service such as Docs, Calendar, or Wave in my Google Apps account I get the ability to change the URL of the service from the stock-standard https://www.google.com/[service]/hosted/[my ...
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Print Screen to URL

If you don't already know, you can use the Print Screen button (or Alt+Print Screen for a single window) in Microsoft Windows to grab a screen shot and put it on your clipboard. Is there a website ...
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Is there a way to create a link to a particular position inside a Google Doc?

If I have shared a Google Doc with someone so we both can edit it, is there a way I can send that purpose a URL that, when clicked, takes that person to the Google Doc and scrolls down to a particular ...
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Is there a way to export starred items from Google Reader?

I am familiar with exporting/importing RSS feeds, however I would like some way to backup the thousands of starred items that I have collected in Google Reader. I don't even necessarily need to be ...
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How to get Facebook vanity or custom URL for fan page, in lieu of ugly numbered id URL?

When creating a Facebook fan page, it is assigned a long URL containing a unique ID number. What prerequisites and steps are required to get a Facebook fan page vanity / custom URL?
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Can I send a postcode direct to Google Maps in the URL line?

I have a form on my web page that includes a postcode. I want to open a new window and display Google Maps with the data from my postcode form. Ideally something like: ...