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Uniform Resource Locator. The address of a resource on a network (Internet) that includes the protocol, the domain

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How can I make file:// links open the file instead of revealing it in the Finder?

I can create a hyperlink within a document in e.g. TextEdit, and set the URL of the hyperlink to file:///path/to/my-file.txt. When I click on the hyperlink, I want my-file.txt to open in the default ...
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How to retract "always allow" safari permission for opening app?

When opening a Zoom link in Safari, I'm typically prompted to allow Safari to open the Zoom app. Recently, with Safari 17, there's now an option to "Always Allow" Safari to open Zoom to ...
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Using a URL scheme to the apple translation app, can I get text from anki, and then when I click on URL open translate app and translate?

Sorry for the stupid wording, I'm really new to this. I'm trying to essentially create a URL to the apple translate app, so that when I click on the URL it automatically translates text from my anki ...
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Always show URLs in Safari's Tab Overview

In the Tabs overview, notice that we see the page title but not the page URL. In the screenshot above, I highlight three tabs with identical titles which are on completely different servers at ...
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Scheme is removed from url in safari

If I call a website with an unknown "tld" like .loc, then safari is removing the scheme (in this case http://). This means that Safari will do a quick search, if I want to change something ...
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How to insert a link in Pages which allow me to redirect user to specific sections in the document?

This is the part of my document: I would like to add links for line: More info under points 3, 4 and 5. I mean the same points as it is linked in Table of contents: When I try to add link, there is ...
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Can QR codes be used to invite someone to send me an iMessage?

I have tried messages//emailaddress but I am told that it just opens the Messages app on iPhones, not a new message to the user (on my Mac it opens that specific users thread).
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Can I create a desktop shortcut to a website without going through the browser?

I'd like to add a desktop shortcut to a URL that will show up on the desktop for all users of the Mac. The only methods I've found for creating one involves navigating to the desired website in a ...
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iPhone shortcut to check whether URL is already open in Chrome

Because I use Chrome as my default browser (which does not allow for bookmarks in the Home Screen), I have created a bookmark using the Shortcuts app and the following commands: Open URL in Chrome ...
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How to disable link previews and link dropdowns [duplicate]

Since updating to Ventura, whenever I paste or type a URL into an email draft, Mail app now automatically crowds my message with large content previews, it pings websites and downloads images to add ...
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AppleScript & bit.ly API

New to AppleScript and coding. First Script I'm trying to compile: Selecting and Copy URL in current Safari tab Sending it to bit.ly Having the shortened URL copied to clipboard property theURL : &...
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Open all youtube links with different app

I'm looking for a solution on macOS to make all youtube.com or youtu.be links automatically open in another app, decided by me, like /Applications/Brave Browser.app for example. All while keeping ...
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Output clickable link in Terminal

I want to echo a clickable URL on ZSH/Terminal. The URL corresponds to a Kibana-query, which means it includes lots of funky characters. For technical reasons, I cannot use "shortened" ...
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Is there a way to invoke a Spotlight search from another Mac app?

I'd like to be able to do something like spotlight://tag:Red from other apps to open a Spotlight search in Finder. Is it possible, somehow? EDIT: I found and tried AppleScripts/AppleScript applet for ...
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How to enlarge Safari's smart search bar?

Is it possible to enlarge / to broaden the smart search bar as well as the suggestion box in Safari (>=15.5) when 'compact' tab layout is selected in the settings? Some websites use pretty URLs to ...
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Open URL Containing Emoji Using AppleScript

This AppleScript creates a new email in my default mailer, but the balloon emoji (“🎈”) in the subject is converted to the question mark character (“?”). set theURL to "mailto:<Wile.E.Coyote@...
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Why doesn't Safari copy URL parameters of a link when using the 'copy' from menu?

I found a strange behaviour on Safari that seems to be affecting URL sharing. If I copy the url by selecting all coping it I can share the full link. Such as www.somesite.com/somepage?params=somename&...
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Saving webpage as clear, good PDF on Mac

I'm trying to save a webpage as a PDF on my Mac and it's horrible! Using Safari with the File > Print option seems to be the best, because I have to have the URL of the page displayed, however this ...
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Safari inserts "localhost" in URLs with three slashes after the scheme

Safari seems to be the only browser that differently handles URL's that have three slashes after the scheme. For example typing https:///google.com in the address bar results in the URL being ...
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Clipboard does not copy URL properly

I am trying to copy this url: https://preview.themeforest.net/item/byron-construction-and-engineering-wordpress-theme/full_screen_preview/28520387?_ga=2.75926102.272258780.1641055757-495160342....
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Is it possible to create a link/URL to a particular mailbox folder in Mail?

I would like to link to a particular email folder so that when I click a URL file in Finder or URL link in another application (such as Notes), it opens the email folder in Mail for me. Is this ...
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mac OS/iOS FindMy URL scheme: Possible to open a specific person/device/item directly?

Using the URL schemes findmy://friend or friends findmy://devices findmy://items opens the FindMy.app with the respective tab. But has anyone figured out whether it's possible to also activate/mark ...
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Apple mail can't open links in Firefox because Classic environment is no longer supported

I use Firefox as my default browser on macOS Catalina version 10.15.7. Yesterday I used brew to upgrade Firefox to the latest version: brew update brew upgrade firefox After the upgrade, Firefox ...
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Move set of open Safari windows/tabs to another Mac

I have a bunch of windows & tabs open in Safari. I want to view all the same windows and tabs on another Mac. ☞ Is there a set of URLs or bookmarks somewhere used by Safari to remember open ...
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Email link to a local file (e.g. file://User/...)

This has been asked before, but the only solution I've seen requires the recipient to install some software (e.g. lincastor), which doesn't work for me. Any better ideas?
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Stop Apple Notes in iPad auto creating unnecessary hyperlink on handwritten text

This is happening sometimes when I start drawing on ipad notes
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Open a URL with parameterized query arguments (URL-encode)

I need to invoke a custom URL for a macOS GUI app from a terminal (shell) command. I also need to be able to pass arguments to the URL's query section. It might look like this: path=/Volumes/MyDisk ...
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Finder does not open URL to file path

in the past, I used to click an URL to a local file in any application (e.g., TextEdit) and the finder or Path Finder would open. An example for such an URL is file:///Users/username/Library/Mobile%...
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How to download a list of URLs saved in a text file on iOS? [closed]

I have a list of URLs saved in a text file separated by spaces, and I would like to download every single one to my iPad as a zip file. How can I do that?
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Has Safari stopped forwarding link URLs to system services when using the link's context menu?

I seem to recall being able to right-click a link in Safari and use a system service from the context menu in order to send the actual link target URL to the service in question. Nowadays when right-...
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Cannot save Chrome links to desktop / Finder

I'll often save links from Chrome to my desktop or Finder, simply by dragging the URL from the address bar to wherever I want to save the shortcut to. But all of a sudden it won't let me anymore. I ...
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iPhone Shortcuts open URL in background in Safari

How can I use iPhone Shortcuts to open the current page in a new background tab in Safari? (So I can continue navigating to other pages in the current tab) I see that I can use shortcuts to open the ...
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What are all of the URI Schemes Available on macOS

This question comes as an offshoot from this question Can MacOS Dictionary be invoked by a URI? I remembered that there are a number of URI schemes that can utilized in macOS, but I couldn't remember ...
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Hyperlink between Apple Notes pages [duplicate]

Is there a way to hyperlink within Notes, from one Note entry & back?
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How to add hyperlinks to local files in Numbers?

How do I add a hyperlink to a local file? I know how to add a hyperlink to a website, so I tried something like file:///Users/MyUser/Documents/Invoices/Some%20Stuff.pdf However, adding this path to ...
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Safari on iOS won't load a page on my WordPress, only toplevel domain

I'm trying to text someone a page on my website. When I tested it the url in the text message was changed from http://www.example.com/test to http://www.example.com/ , the end of the url being ...
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Launching .NET Core executable when Custom URL is opened

I have a .NET Core app that needs to be opened from a custom URL. It would be passed something like myapp:<base64 params> and this would need to open the app. Currently, I have a setup somewhat ...
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How to close specific URLs with Applescript

I'm trying to write a little applescript that closes tabs that have URLs that do not contain certain text, but I can't get it to work. Right now, my script closes every tab regardless of the URL. ...
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How to identify the originator of an URL call under iOS/iPadOS?

I am sometimes testing my apps on iPhone/iPad with Charles http PROXY to debug URL calls. I have noticed, that when I lock my iPhone and Charles is still running, I can see various URL connect calls ...
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How to select single word in URL in iOS 13?

Given a text with a link inside: Prior to iOS 13, i could long press a word that was not part of the URL to select the word, then drag the finger over a word in the URL to select only that word of ...
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Always show full URL in Safari address bar

From the screenshot: notice we only see "github.com": Yes it is possible to see full path by actually selecting the URL: But I would like to see the full URL always - without that extra step....
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Create System Preferences URL to Privacy Files and Folders in 10.15 Catalina

In macOS you can create a link to the Automation section of the Privacy Pane in System Preferences by the following URL x-apple.systempreferences:com.apple.preference.security?Privacy_Automation ...
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Safari search/url bar resets on change

I'm using the latest Safari but have noticed this in previous versions too. When I'm on some page, http://example.com/page/111 And I'm trying to type and go to another page http://example.com/page/...
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Click to Chat URL for WhatsApp not opening the WhatsApp app on iPhone

When SMS with shortened Click to Chat URL for WhatsApp is received on the iPhone, clicking it leads me to the App Store instead of opening chat in WhatsApp, despite WhatsApp being installed on the ...
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Whatsapp Click to Chat link openning in AppStore when URL shortener used

When SMS with shortened Click to Chat URL for WhatsApp is received on the iPhone, clicking it leads me to the App Store instead of opening chat in WhatsApp, despite WhatsApp being installed on the ...
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How to copy URL with page title from Safari to Pages

In earlier versions of Safari and Pages drag&drop of an URL from Safari to Pages resulted in a link with the page title as the text, and the URL as a link "behind" it. It still works that way in ...
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Open System Preferences/Privacy/Full Disk Access with url

I can open System Preferences/Privacy/Automation on Mojave with the URL x-apple.systempreferences:com.apple.preference.security?Privacy_Automation What is the equivalent to open Full Disk Access? ...
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Can I copy a URL from Safari address bar as percent-encoded string?

What Safari currently does is quite annoying, it copies the URLs as-is, for example: https://zh.wikipedia.org/zh-cn/中國 While I understand why Safari does it (for human readability), many ...
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Why my machine, automatically goes to this IP/domains

Why my machine, automatically goes to this IP/domains. I have installed VM with windows 7 and I have wordpress site with xammp server and that is all. Is they are safe domains or not? Because I see ...
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Obtain a private URL to a file in iCloud Drive without making the file available to anyone with the link

I would like to get links to files in my iCloud Drive so that I can paste links to them in other apps (notes, email, etc) for quick access to these files in the future. I know that I can share the ...
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