Questions tagged [links]

Or Hyperlinks - a reference to data that the reader can directly follow, or that is followed automatically.

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Copy raw link found by Google search, not the one with extra redirect added [duplicate]

In Firefox, after searching for some keyword in Google and getting a list of results, I would like to copy the link address of a particular result. But I find that the link address is not the actual ...
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How to get a link to a Google Translate translation?

I was able in the past to do that, but I can't find how anymore.
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Linking directly to a specific point in time of a YouTube video

If I find a video on YouTube that I want to send to a friend, but I really only care about something at the two minute mark, can I send him a link that will start at two minutes into the video for him?...
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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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How to link or share an email in Gmail?

I often want to share an old email chain with a friend -- usually someone who was on on the chain in the first place. Is there an easy way to send a "link" or otherwise share that email?
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Link to a cell in a Google Sheets via URL?

One can link to a Google Sheets via key, and via key and worksheet id: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=SOME_KEY https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=SOME_KEY#gid=WORKSHEET_ID Is ...
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Add a Hyperlink to a Trello card

I have recently been exploring the new web application Trello and I want to add hyperlinks to a card. Is this possible?
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How do I format text, specifically text links, in Google+?

Does anyone know how I would go about putting formatted text in a stream update in Google+? Specifically I'm trying to put text links in a post, without having to show the URL or have the page ...
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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 can I find out what a goo.gl URL leads to, without visiting it?

goo.gl allows us to shorten URLs. For example, http://goo.gl/Y5VIoG will link to http://google.com How can we determine what URL the goo.gl link points to without actually visiting it? For example, ...
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How to get direct link of images on Imgur? [duplicate]

It was possible to get the direct link some months ago but now, since Imgur was updated, I am unable to find the direct link. See:
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How do I share a permalink from Google Drive?

Now that Google Docs has transitioned into Google Drive, how do I share a permalink? I understand that I can "Share" a document, and send an email notification as well. But I'm trying to keep all ...
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Is there a way for to store bookmarks and favorites so that I can access from more than a single computer?

I have a large number of bookmarked sites and links that I want to be able to access on other computers that I use. Is there a way for me to share or access these without having to sync them by hand?
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Extract the link text and URL from a hyperlinked cell

Suppose I have a hyperlink in cell A1: =hyperlink("stackexchange.com", "Stack Exchange") Elsewhere in the sheet, I'd like to have formulas that get the link text and URL from A1, separately. I found ...
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Web archive links without header

Is it possible to link to an archived web page from the Internet Archive's Wayback Machine so that the archive header (for browsing other archives of the same page) isn't shown? Perhaps an url ...
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Is it possible to make a link for a specific Twitter post?

I want to share a specific Twitter post to my friend. For that I need to make a link for that post. How can I do that?
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Generating Google Spreadsheet hyperlinks from cell contents

I have a column of cells in a Google Spreadsheet with values such as: 37683 36583 38637 32391 What I would like to do is generate a hyperlink for each cell like: http://mywebsite.com?id=xxxxx ......
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Google Drive permalink that doesn't change with new file versions

I have a file that I'm storing on Google Drive and I update it frequently with new versions (multiple times a day, sometimes). So far, when I copy the link from the "Share" window that allows other ...
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Put a link to a network share in a Gmail message

We use Google Apps for Education (Gmail) here for our corporate e-mail system. I have a resource available on a network share that I want to distribute to certain faculty and staff. I do not want to ...
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Using Dropbox, can I create a public link from a shared folder?

When I have a folder shared between me and my collegue(s) via Dropbox, can I generate a public link of it (maybe by using Dropbox for Teams)? I know there is the possibility to "Get a link" via right-...
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How to show a marker with a description at specific coordinates via URL with the new (mid-2013) Google Maps

A link like this used to work up until the latest revamp of Google Maps (before July 2013): http://maps.google.com/maps?q=description+(name)+%4046.090271,6.657248 What it did was to show a map with ...
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How to add links inside a YouTube video?

I need to add links to the bottom of an YouTube video, like this Ben Stiller video here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uDN08JwNEfc Here is a video of a guy teaching how to add little baloons to an ...
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Are there permalinks to specific messages within a Gmail thread?

I know you can copy/paste the URL bar to save a permalink for a message thread. Is there a way to permalink a specific message within a thread?
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Connecting one Trello card to two different boards

Can you link a card in one board to another so you don't have to update information in two places?
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Is there a way to link emails from Google Sheets?

I'm trying to find a way to link to an email from my Google Sheets. We use our spreadsheet as a way to track bugs, issues, to-dos, and milestone timelines (we've tried other apps, this works best). It ...
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Is there a direct link to the latest revision in JSFiddle?

I have three revisions of my fiddle (http://jsfiddle.net/journeymanmw/9xLtH/3/) and I’m constantly updating it. I want to have a reference to the latest available revision so I don’t have to update ...
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Is it possible to teach Gmail to auto-hyperlink words in the body of an email?

I'm finding that I often write emails where the same words or phrases need to be hyperlinked to the same site every time I type them. I'm not talking about typing out website names that I want to be ...
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How do I add a link in a Google Sheets to a specific paragraph or header in a Google Docs?

How do I add a link in a Google Sheets to a specific paragraph or header in a Google Docs?
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Where did the patient zero Google+ post come from that's been reshared?

How do you work out or find the original Google+ post and its permalink when its been shared by someone? Say you follow Matt Cutts and one day he shares a post from Peter Norvig about Google Labs' ...
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How can I set the (tel:)phone handler in Gmail?

Gmail is smart enough to turn telephone numbers into links (most of the time) and so they make them available to click on: They are a standard telephone link in the format of: <a href="tel:323-...
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Is there a way to share a link to a public Google+ post?

I know I can re-share the post to my stream, but how do I point a non Google+ user to a publicly shared post?
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How do I add a hyperlink to a cell in Google Spreadsheets?

In Excel, I can easily add a hyperlink to a cell by choosing the corresponding toolbar button. How do I do the same thing in a Google Doc spreadsheet? I don't see any corresponding toolbar button or ...
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How do you add a hyperlink to a Trello card title?

I'm in the process of migrating my productivity list from a Google Doc to Trello because I really like the workflow concept that Trello enables users to use. The trouble I'm having right now though ...
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How do you permalink to tweets? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is it possible to make a link for a specific Twitter post? Maybe this is obvious, but for a given tweet how do I find or determine the permalink URL (or direct URL to just ...
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How to find URL of the current sheet

In Google Sheets, how do I create a hyperlink to this sheet? I have a sheet which I'm about to download as PDF for archive. It would be useful to include a link in the sheet, pointing to itself, so ...
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How can someone share a Reddit link onto Facebook while preserving the original title, with as little friction as possible?

Say, you post a thread like http://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/t4d6d/how_do_you_share_a_reddit_link_onto_facebook/... Then it shows up like this:
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A Way to Add Text Before Your Hyperlink in Google Spreadsheets? [duplicate]

Is there a way to add text before the hyperlink? So for example: This section needs reworking. You can find the section HERE. HERE would be the text replacement for the actual link. The actual ...
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When you change your Facebook's username, what happens to the old one?

When you change your Facebook's username, what happens to the old one? I'd like to change it, but I don't want the old one to be squatted: does the old one become available, or it stays locked anyway?...
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Dropdown lists with hyperlinks

I'm trying to set up sheet1 with a dropdown list. Data validation, cell range: Sheet1!B16 Criteria: List from a range Sheet2!A:A Show dropdown list in cell On invalid data show warning. Data on ...
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mailto: link with multiple recipients in a Google Docs Document

I'd like to create a hyperlink in my Google Document that will pop up the "new email" dialog of Outlook and populate the TO: line with multiple recipients. If this were a regular HTML page or a ...
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How do I add a link in a Trello checklist item?

I tried using Markdown to add a link to a checklist item in Trello, but it doesn't work. Is there any way to do this?
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How does one find the http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=XXX for an MSDN page?

It seems that the go.microsoft.com shortlinks for Microsoft pages are best practice to link to. How do I find the shortlink for a MSDN page, in my case specifically?: https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-...
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Cannot link to an image from Blogger to Google Drive

I have a simple PNG image on my Google Drive. How can I create a link from a Blogger blog to that image? Here is what I tried: In Google Drive, I changed the settings of my PNG file to "Anyone on ...
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How do I link text to a URL in a Google Docs spreadsheet? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I add a hyperlink to a cell in Google Spreadsheets? When I paste a URL into a cell in a Google Docs spreadsheet, it turns into a nice blue, underlined hyperlink. It ...
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Automatically create hyperlinks with parameters, based on data in another column

(This question was posted here by Tasos, but then deleted). I quote a part of it: At the moment, I have a cell which used to create a hyperlink on the next column. This is what I have done at the ...
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When does Dropbox change the public URL to a file?

I use several different programs to access the same file in the Dropbox on Windows, iOS and OS X. All those different apps/programs update this file. After some days/weeks the link I use in the iOS ...
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Read It Later backup

I have a Read It Later account which has around 180-200 links. I want to take a backup of those links. Is this possible?
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Is there any easy way to know which, if any, of my Delicious links are broken?

I have a number of links going back several years. I'd like to prune out or repair, if possible, the broken links, that is, the ones whose address has changed or no longer exists. Is there any easy ...
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Send a link to Daily Motion video to autoplay in HD mode

How can I provide a link to a Daily Motion video which starts automatically in HD?
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Programmatically create an internal hyperlink

I need to programmatically create a large number of links in a Google Sheets that point to a specific range in another sheet of the same document. I tried to use named ranges for that but for the ...