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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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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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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 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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Google image search URL that can be shared? [duplicate]

I performed a Google Image search, it shows results, but when I send the search URL to someone, they can not see any result: https://www.google.com/search?as_q=berlin&tbs=sur:fmc&biw=1855&...
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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 link to ...
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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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Why is "Amazon" written with strange characters in this URL?

When I do a search on Amazon France, one of the URL parameters is "ÅMÅŽÕÑ", as in the URL below: https://www.amazon.fr/s/ref=nb_sb_noss/256-9830746-1362835?__mk_fr_FR=ÅMÅŽÕÑ&url=search-alias%...
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Craft URL to create Google Doc in specific folder?

After searching, the closest information I've found is this question. However, that answer covers just creating a Google Drive file, period. I would like to find out how to make that file get created ...
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Is there a quick way of getting a beautiful URL to a Google search query? [duplicate]

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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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 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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Google Meet permanent room

When we start a meeting we get a meeting URL like meet.google.com/xxx-yyyy-zzz. Is there a way to get a customized and/or permanent meeting URL? Even "customized" is an optional one, the requirement ...
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How to share Entire Google Drive—right click menu with “share” option on “My Drive” not available

I can right click a folder But not the entire drive Background For my employer, I want to share my entire Google Drive space provided by them. I want to be able to have a direct URL to my whole ...
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Setting the YouTube playback speed from within the URL

I'd like to adjust the YouTube playback speed from within the video's URL. I haven't tried anything so far, because I'm unclear about the permitted options. Is this possible? If so, how is this done?
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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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How should I write the URL for a specific Google Search query?

Whenever I type a search query in Google Search, I am presented with long and complicated URLs like this one: https://www.google.com/#hl=en&tbo=d&output=search&sclient=psy-ab&q=get+...
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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 to use a wildcard in the middle of an URL when querying a site-specific search in Google?

I commonly use the Google wildcard asterisk (*) term. One of my favorites uses is searching with site:*.edu. But I recently tried site:csu*.edu in order to search California State University domains, ...
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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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In web URLs including Facebook, I see the string /#! appearing. What is the purpose of it? [closed]

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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How to set start end time for every video on Playlist in YouTube?

How to set start end time for every video on Playlist in YouTube? There is alike question asked but for a single video YouTube video start end times I can set start and time times in url but ...
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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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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 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 set up delays in Google Apps Script? [closed]

I'm using the following method to encode URLs in Google Sheets: How do I convert a cell to RFC 3986 standard (URLEncoded) in Google Spreadsheets? It works. The only problem is – when I apply it to a ...
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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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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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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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How to set public Google Calendar embed URL to use client's local time zone?

I've embedded a public google calendar https://www.google.com/calendar/embed?mode=WEEK&src=alecjacobson%40gmail.com This shows the calendar using New York's timezone (my calendar's default), ...
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Facebook search by url parameters documentation

Facebook can be queried by the web gui (GraphSearchQuery) but also by url Example: https://www.facebook.com/search/top/?q=stackexchange%20facebook& filters_rp_creation_time={"start_year"%3A"2011"...
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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: http://do.convertapi.com/Web2Pdf?...
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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 description....
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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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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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How to make Gmail automatically convert typed-in or pasted URLs into links

It used to be the case a long time ago that when you type in a URL into a Gmail compose window, and after typing in the last character (or immediately after pasting it in from the clipboard), and ...
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Can Pastebin.com turn URLs into clickable links?

Is Pastebin.com capable of turning URLs into clickable links? Is not there additional markup code for this besides @h@ for line highlighting? This discussion suggests that it is not possible. I also ...
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How long will a TinyURL be available?

This is not a thread about if URL shortener are good or not, I'm just wondering how long such created TinyURL will be available? Is the given URL available "forever"? If so - is there a way to ...
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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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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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How to change Quora profile URL

I have created an account with 'Example Name' (just for example) and I saw the url of my profile is showing something like this: https://www.quora.com/Example-Name-8 (This is just for example and not ...
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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 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/75151585@N07/7753425102/),...
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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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How can I get a custom Google Plus profile URL using the new Google Plus?

I have a Google Plus personal profile, and I want to get a custom URL for it. I meet all of the requirements for getting a custom URL: You have ten or more followers (people who have added you to ...
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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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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 pop ...
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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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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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How to extract multiple paths from a single string of URLs in Google Sheets?

How can I get a subrange of second to last element in a formula under Google Sheets? I'm trying to extract all occurrences of https://example.com/* in a cell which may contain multiple URLs scattered ...
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How do you format a Gmail's body via URL parameters?

I have written a small web application that allows a user to email the details of a work order via Gmail. I use a floating action button that opens a new tab with the Gmail compose url below: https://...
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