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

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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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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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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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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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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 a shortcut to Gmail Contacts?

I often update my contact list. Currently I have to Open Gmail Open contacts link Is there a quicker way to do this?
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What does gws_rd=cr in the URL indicate?

On opening Google.com, gws_rd=cr is added to the URL. This has been happening only for the past day or so. What does this indicate? Why did this start showing up recently? I have been using the same ...
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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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Link to a cell in a Google Spreadsheet via URL?

One can link to a Google Spreadsheet via key, and via key and worksheet id: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=SOME_KEY ...
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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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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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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 ...