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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Case Insensitive URL Shorteners

Are there any case insensitive URL shorteners out there that have an API?
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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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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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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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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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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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Link to specific point in time on SoundCloud

I would like to share a link to a sound file on SoundCloud that automatically starts playing at a certain point in time. Is this feature available on SoundCloud, and if so, how do the respective URLs ...
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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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Google image search URL that can be shared?

I performed a Google Image search, it shows results, but when I send the search URL to someone, they can not see any result: ...
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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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Format for ID of YouTube video

Every YouTube video has a unique ID which can be used to get at it. For example, the video at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aN46pEO_jX8 has the id aN46pEO_jX8. After some observation, it looks to me ...
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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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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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How to copy links to Google Drive document

When I copy HTML to Google Drive, I lose the URLs in the text. Is that normal behavior? If so, how do I get around it to keep the URLs?
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Cannot put a local file URL in card description in Trello

I have seen that other users can link to local files from a card, using Markdown syntax. I can do it in a comment (writing directly the file:/// URL) but I would like to do it in the card ...
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How do I set up redirects from an old page URL to a new page URL in Google Sites?

I'm working on updating a bunch of Google Sites-hosted knowledge base entries. Aside from content and formatting updates, I want to fix some of the URLs since many of them are absurdly long sentences ...
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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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Set recipient email address with wetransfer.com

Is it possible to autofill the recipient’s address via a URL link in wetransfer.com? I would like to be able to give a link to send us files, where the email address we want it sent to is filled in ...
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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 convert a cell to RFC 3986 standard (URLEncoded) in Google Spreadsheets?

Is it possible to convert text from a certain cell to RFC 3986 (http://url-encoder.org/) in a Google Spreadsheet? Lets say C4 has the value John Doe, then D4 must be John%20Doe.
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Chrome doesn't display URL gadgets in Google Sites

I own a Google Apps domain, and I've built a site in Google Sites. Within the site I've embedded some gadgets, added by URL. The problem occurs when I open the site in Chrome: the gadgets aren't ...
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Find photo info page for Flickr profile image

Given a Flickr static image (like http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8283/7753425102_02f23b5a21.jpg), I know how to find the info page for that image ...
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Google Analytics adds additional slash after domain when opening a page

In Content → Overview you can see a table listing all visited pages of your tracked site. Next to the URL path there is a little icon: If you click it, a popup loading the corresponding page is ...
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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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URL manipulation in IFTTT

I have an IFTTT recipe that picks up {{EntryUrl}} from a trigger Feed | New feed item1 and then prints it to PDF through the action Dropbox | Add file from URL: ...
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Does Twitter's URL parser break URLs that contain certain strings?

I've been told that Twitter sometimes breaks URLs that have specific strings in them. This is the reason that Stack Exchange's tweet bots automatically shorten URLs before they're Tweeted. But after ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Change URL of a site in Google Analytics

I am tracking a website which is available under two domains (with and without a “www.” prefix). Currently the longer one redirects to the shorter one. However, it seems that the longer one was used ...
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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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Is there a way to search for pages that display an image if you have the image URL?

Is there a way to search for pages that display an image if you have the image URL? Reverse image search is not useful for this as the image is far from unique. It is not the image contents that are ...
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Is there a quick way of getting a beautiful URL to a Google search query?

When searching Google I often want to share a link to my search. (not to a search result, to the current page with the results) Many years ago Google used to have excellent URLs. For example: ...
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Drawing parameters in OpenStreetMap URL

I've learnt that one can add annotation on maps on OpenStreetMap by adding box=yes&bbox=lon1,lat1,lon2,lat2 to draw a rectangle and mlon=lon&mlat=lat to add a marker e.g. ...
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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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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 ...