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TL;DR: Don't track me Google is a user script I made that allows you to copy normal URLs, while hiding the referrer to the sites you're visiting. Installation "Don't track me Google" at the Chrome Web Store. "Don't track me Google" at Userscripts.org Explanation I have written a method which replaces the link-modifying rwt function with a bogus ...


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See if the userscript found here for Google search works for you. I have been using it for a while now, and it's been working more often than not for me. Edit: Here is an addon for Firefox: Google search link fix


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I tried removing all the variables except the q string. It seems to work fine. One thing to note is that Google uses the # symbol, instead of ? which you normally see with query strings. So, as an example, the URL would be: http://google.com/#q=my+query


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Appears the rwt function is invoked upon onmousedown, and thereby rewriting the href. If we could override this behaviour, then we should be set. In firefox I inserted the following JavaScript into a bookmarklet which can then be executed anytime I wish to prevent the (slighly annoying) link-rewriting on a given Google SERP: javascript:function ...


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Go to Google Reader. Go to the Settings page. Click on Folders and Tags. Your starred items are private, you can make them public. then you can access a public page which has a feed. Look at the XML, almost all XML from Google Reader has something that looks like this: <gr:continuation>CJyPg4L2wKIC</gr:continuation> take that and add it to ...


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Snip URL allow editing if you register. Not Long claimed to be able to do this. They had a comparison page (now defunct) and editing is one of the things they compared and highlighted as a benefit of their service. However, this aspect of the service appears to have been discontinued.


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TinyURL is case insensitive. (To test: try http://tinyurl.com/28ygwgs , http://tinyurl.com/28ygwGS . http://tinyurl.com/28YGwgs, http://tinyurl.com/28yGWgs et al ) (PS: the short URL is link to this question )


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There is a guide to doing that here. Essentially just go to http://www.facebook.com/username/ and click "Set a username for your pages" where you will be prompted with options to set up a custom URL for any of your pages.


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For short URLs, you can just copy the green text under the title as that's the same URL just without protocol lead. For long URLs (those that have ellipsis in the green text), you either need a script or use a semi-complex workaround. A script is necessary because Google modifies links with its own script on mouse click. If you hover over a results link, ...


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Surely this makes a lot of sense? Actually, it doesn't work as well as you might think at first. The URLs Google is using are stable: they contain only the document's id. The owner of the document can change. A document can have many users with various and changing privileges. The title/name of the document can change. If any of these properties ...


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This should make pages crawlable by Google and friends: http://code.google.com/web/ajaxcrawling/docs/getting-started.html http://googlewebmastercentral.blogspot.com/2009/10/proposal-for-making-ajax-crawlable.html The solution works as follows: the crawler finds a pretty AJAX URL (that is, a URL containing a #! hash fragment). It then requests the ...


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You need to go to Google Takeout (https://www.google.com/takeout) and select Google Reader and do an export. The zipped file you download contains a fairly comprehensive export of your Google Reader settings: followers.json following.json liked.json notes.json shared-by-followers.json shared.json starred.json subscriptions.xml (an OPML file)


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The short answer (the feed for Freeman's Mind) is: http://gdata.youtube.com/feeds/api/playlists/49C3B7EDD1624C55 The longer answer (to find this on your own): you need to go onto the creator's account page and click on the playlist for the show you want. The playlist ID (in this case, 49C3B7EDD1624C55) is found above the list of episodes, at the end of ...


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Using Safari, it is easy to make your own extension to handle this. I used Develop > Show Extension Builder and added "www.google.com" as an Allowed Domain and then the following script as an End Script in the Injected Extension Content section: if (window.top === window) { var els = document.getElementsByClassName("l"); for (var i in els) { ...


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Yes, it is possible to link to a row by using the following link. Link https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/lv? key={your_key}& // spreadsheet key type=view& // view (list under menu view) gid=0& // sheet number f=true& // markup parameter ...


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Copied/adapted from my answer to a question on SuperUser. Consider merging? 1) TinyGrab You press Ctrl+Shift+4 (configurable to what you want), then you click+drag to select an area with a crosshairs. It then uploads it directly to their service, and puts a short link to it on your clipboard (http://grab.by/shortID). It works quite well, is free, and can ...


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There are a bunch of other CGI parameters in the search results page URL that determine which corpus you’re seeing the results for (Images, Videos, etc.), the page of results, etc. among other things. q is the most important, but not the only one that should be included when sharing. Some time ago, I wrote a Chrome extension to copy a shorter URL for Google ...


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This is exactly what the original poster wanted and also what I wanted. I wanted to share this awesome tool for anyone else: http://snag.gy. You just ctrl+v after you print screen and it's there. There are also some editing tools (crop, drawing) if necessary.


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When you sign out of your Google Account, they want to make sure that they sign you out of all your Google services. Therefore they have this flow to ensure that you get logged out of google. Your domain admin can whitelist accounts.youtube.com, which will stop you from seeing the error while allowing your network to continue blocking videos. You could ...


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You can use the Youtube Data API to retrieve the feed of all of the episodes. The key is to use the special category of 'Shows': https://gdata.youtube.com/feeds/api/videos? q=freemansmind &orderby=published &author=machinima &category=Shows &v=2


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Extensions for Chrome and Firefox: Chrome extension: Undirect https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/undirect/dohbiijnjeiejifbgfdhfknogknkglio http://code.google.com/p/undirect/ BEFORE: AFTER: Firefox extension: Google/Yandex search link fix https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/google-search-link-fix BEFORE: AFTER:


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If you want to keep Google's redirection and only selectively copy & paste some URLs here are other possibilities. Solution with keyboard (note, this only works in Windows): You can navigate to the desired search result link: in Firefox: use Tab and Shift+Tab to navigate between links; in Chrome: press Tab to move the focus into the page, then Up and ...


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Reverse Image search engines like TinEye can be used to find this. "TinEye is a reverse image search engine. It finds out where an image came from, how it is being used, if modified versions of the image exist, or if there is a higher resolution version" I used one image url on it and results showed the 50 sites where it is used.


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I don't think you can do that on Tumblr. All those "messy numbers" is the Tumblr's Globally Unique Post ID. The part that follows (the "slug") has no identifying purpose on Tumblr -- All that matters is the Post ID. For example, these are all equivalent URLs: my-blog.tumblr.com/post/123456789/my-post-slug-that-tumblr-generated ...


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What you are asking for is clearly not available at the moment and also, I say that it is never going to be available. Linking the of the Google Drive Account holder with each of his/her's file is something almost no one would want. There has never been any way to know the owner of a Document from it's link. If you want your Document links to look good, ...


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You would need to encode the encoded space - effectively, it looks like the LinkedIn.com website is unencoding the %20 to an actual space, which it then runs through a verification check which fails, as spaces in URLs are not supported. So if you want to have a site with a URL like: http://www.example.com/?id=this%20rocks You'd need to enter: ...


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Although I couldn't find any information about the feature in the official SoundCloud documentation or the SoundCloud user interface, it works if you append #t={minutes}:{seconds} to a SoundCloud URL. Example: https://soundcloud.com/stack-exchange/stack-exchange-podcast-51#t=9:36


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Technology behind this is called Internationalized Resource Identifiers (IRIs) and it's defined in RFC 3987. It's use in URLs is defined in RFC 3986. Characters are indeed encoded in UTF-8. The "unreadable" form is UTF-8 converted using raw percent-encoding.


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To specify a point, append a tag to the end of your video link with the following syntax: “#t=1m45s” (you can change the numbers before the ‘m’ and ‘s’ to edit the minutes and seconds, respectively. Here’s an example: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1bibCui3lFM#t=1m45s



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