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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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Unix “ln -s” command not permitted in OSX El Capitan Beta3

I was installing nodejs for Symphony when I hit an "Operation not permitted" error. Anyone know why this happened? MacBook-Pro-de-XXX:~ XXX$ sudo ln -s /usr/local/bin/node /usr/bin/node ...
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How can I open Windows network links on Mac OS X?

I started using a Mac recently in a workplace where most people use Windows. We share with each other links to work files that exist on some server here. So I may get a URL via email that looks like ...
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How Do I Fully Flush Cached Redirects From Safari?

I have a device with a web-based control panel, and accidentally set it to redirect all http pages to https, even though some don't work over https. Although I've since corrected this, Safari seems to ...
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Fluid: when I try to login, my Fluid App launches the default browser instead

I've created a Fluid App for my favorite website. But there's a problem when I try to login to the website in the Fluid App I created: my default web browser (in my case, Safari) launches instead. ...
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Get full url address on Safari

In Yosemite, the new Safari "hides" part of the URL, how could I show it without going to the address bar every time? e.g. https://www.google.com.br/?gfe_rd=cr&ei=p9lIVJbjCYiX8QfnpoCgBQ#q=...
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Open a specifc URL in Fluid.app

I use Fluid.app for particular websites, such as a bug tracker, or a Wiki. However, when I receive notifications in an e-mail with that URL and click on it, I'll get the page opened in the default ...
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Fading of the URL in Safari 6's Unified Search and URL Field

With Safari 6, the omnibar fades the non-server part of the URL, so that the actual server name is more visible. Presumably, this is to reduce phishing attacks. However, I find that the remainder of ...
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Safari: How do you get page titles back?

This is what the top of my Safari page looks like right now: I think I have around 90 tabs open. That's how I work, I multitask. What made Safari stand out as a browser used to be the fact that no ...
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URL to individual email

Is it possible to have an url that links to an individual email message on my local machine? So that if I click on osxmail://759847982 my mail client will open that specific message. GMail can do ...
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How can I edit a long URL in the Safari browser on my iPad 2?

I'd like to be able to edit a long url in the Safari browser on my iPad 2 running iOS 8.1.1. I can select it, but I can't scroll through it to add or delete something on the end. I generally copy/...
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How to obtain the direct link to a specific podcast episode in iOS iTunes Store?

My friend, on her iPhone, wants to email me an iTunes Music Store link directly to a specific episode of a podcast. She wants to do this without downloading any 3rd party apps. Problem is....at ...
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Creating a URL that always opens in Chrome

If I want to ensure a URL, if clicked, will always open in Chrome (instead of the default browser) can I do that by modifying the header? For example, I can get URLs that always open in Evernote, ...
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Open Terminal.app with directory from a given URL?

With the URL <file:///Library/Fonts> (for example in a note in NV) I can open the finder with the given location. Can I do something similar for the terminal? That is, if I write for example (...
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How to set Mail.app to always open URL's in the external browser in the background?

I'm on Mountain Lion and in Apple Mail whenever I click a link in an email it opens my browser in front of Mail. I'd like to keep reading the email and open all links behind Mail, then switch to my ...
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Can Safari copy both the URL and page title during a drag-and-drop?

I frequently want to paste a URL and page title into a document or email message. When I drag and drop a URL from Safari and other browsers (by dragging the URL icon) I see the page title being ...
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Google Chrome won't open URL files by double click

I recently tried to open a URL link I saved onto my desktop by double clicking it, but it will not open correctly. If I DRAG & DROP the file into chrome works fine. The code of the file is as ...
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URL-scheme details for Reminders application

The Reminders application understands the reminders: URL scheme, so that you can invoke it, for instance, from Terminal as open reminders: (use of // is optional). What I'm looking for is ...
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How can I associate URL files with a specific browser in Snow Leopard?

Until Snow Leopard URL files (.webloc files that you get when you drag a URL onto the desktop) opened with OmniWeb on my computer and some URLs were configured to open with Safari. After upgrading to ...
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How do I hyperlink 'text' within a note in the macOS Notes app?

If you copy and paste a link from Safari into the Notes app, it is pasted as text that is also hyperlinked. However, I haven't been able to find a way to do this in the Notes app directly. I've ...
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Non-existing URLs redirect to “searchguide - level 3” in Safari

I typed a URL in Safari to check whether a domain name had been registered or not, and was redirected to this page: (here I made the test with "http://fegiuebnfuybzh.com", a random string of letters ...
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Copy text from mac to ipad

I'm often reading stuff on my Mac but then I want to switch to my iPad to read it there. Is there a simple way to copy text or an URL from my Mac to my iPad?
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How can I make Apple Mail show the URL (in mails) when I hover over a link?

There is a related question for Safari but I am interested in a solution for Mail. The ⌘View menu. I am using OS X 10.10.5, and I would really like to see the real full link I would follow, ...
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There is no application set to open the URL rstf3://

I've been getting this popup every day for the past few days... There is no application set to open the URL rstf3:// I cannot figure out what is generating it, nor what an rstf3 URL might even be. ...
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Make urls in plain text files into clickable links [duplicate]

I have a large file of plain text on Mac OSX that contains many http(s) URLs. For example: blah blah https://www.stackexchange.com blah https://www.stackoverflow.com blah blah https://www.google.com ...
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How to find the URLs accessed by iOS Apps?

Sometimes I need to find the URLs that are accessed by iOS apps to block their Internet connection. In a web browser, I can get the URLs directly from the address panel. But how can I get the URLs ...
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What application uses the rstf://scheduleState=1 URL scheme?

For some time now (perhaps since the 10.13.3 upgrade of MacOS) I have been waking my Mac up from sleep and seeing between 3 and 7 cascading dialogue boxes with the error message: "Unable to find an ...
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Is there any way to block certain sites, eg MacKeeper?

MacKeeper (and other sites) adverts pop up on some video sites which I find very irritating. Is there any way to block specific URLs in Safari? This occurs both on Mac and iPad. Ideally, I'd like a ...
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How to manually create a working .webloc file?

So I created a .webloc file using a .vncloc file as a template (standard xml/plist format), but instead of opening in a Safari window, it is downloading the html of the website into a file. My goal ...
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How to 'linkify' plain text URLs (locally) on the Mac?

I'm copying a slab of plain text that contains URLs into an RTF file in TextEdit, which I am hoping to automatically, (as there are a lot of them in the text), 'linkify' into rich text hyperlinks - ...
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What is the easiest (fastest) way to get direct link to MP4 video on YouTube?

My Mac is rather old and has issues (many dropped frames) with playing YouTube videos in HD on fullscreen, whether in Flash or HTML5. However, playing them in VLC makes no drops whatsoever, and what ...
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How can I open a Google Maps URL in Apple Maps?

Is there a way for me to convert a Google Maps URL to an Apple Maps-friendly format so it opens in the correct place? I might be in the minority, but where I am, Apple Maps offers vastly superior ...
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Apple Knowledgebase pages often blank

This seems to be rather hit & miss, but often a link posted on SE leading to support.apple.com/kb/[reference code] seems to just give a blank page, as though it neither loads nor times out. ...
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How to connect notes with links in Notes.app?

I have lots of notes and want to connect some of them to each other. We can add links with CMD + K and I know we can run other apps with links like reminders://. Is there any URL scheme to create a ...
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Source a script from a URL in bash

I gather this should work in bash: source <(curl -s https://example.com/script.sh) or bash <(curl -s https://example.com/script.sh) or curl -s https://example.com/script.sh | source /dev/...
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Complete documentation of the iOS Settings app's URL scheme

The iOS Settings app provides an URL scheme (prefs:) which can be used to open the app directly on a particular page from other apps, in particular, shortcut apps such as Launch Center. There are ...
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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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In AppleScript, how to open a URL location that contains a hash (#)?

I have a workflow written in Alfred that when opening a URL location in AppleScript, the URL will be urlencoded() which effectively breaks: open location "https://example.com/#hello" & ...
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I can no longer see the url from where I have downloaded a file in Get Info, can I get that back?

I always used to use Get Info to see the URL where I've downloaded a file. Image, PDF, data. Now I can't see this field anymore in any of my recent downloads. I don't see it for old files or new. ...
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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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How do I re-associate HTTP links with my browser in OS X?

I installed iTerm2 the other day, and was playing around with it. In the process I seemed to have messed up the handling of HTTP hyperlinks on my system. Sometimes (annoyingly, not every time, which ...
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Information missing from Safari location bar [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to fix Safari 6 on Mountain Lion that doesn’t show the full URL in the address bar unless I click it? The address bar of Safari all of a sudden has stopped displaying full ...
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Using Javascript | Applescript to click button in Safari

I realize there are several threads about this and they are all very specific to certain website . My background is in Python, not Javascript or Applescript, and I'm confused on exactly how to achieve ...
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Identify the web site loaded in web view iOS application?

I have an iPhone application that just shows a web page when you use it. I don't know the URL of the site it loads. Is there any way I can get the URL of the page the application loads?
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Is there any significance to the dimmed text in Safari 6?

Text in the address bar of Safari 6.0 is displayed differently than in previous versions. Prior to 6.0, all text was black but in 6.0, all text after the domain is grey: Is there any significance to ...
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iPhone - Remove URL in current tab

I have an iPhone running iOS 11.1.2. How do I remove the URL in my screen at the top of Safari so that I can type in a new search? When I tap and hold, the only options I get are copy and paste and ...
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Open URL as File

If I go to an application and open a file, such as using Cmd-O, is there some way to enter a URL, so that I can open a file directly from the web? For example, in a graphics application, I would like ...
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What happens when someone in the US clicks on a GB itunes URL?

If I provide a GB url itunes link to an app, say https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/id586088546 what would happen if someone in outside the UK, say in the states clicks on that? would it work or would ...
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Make text into a link in OmniGraffle

If I have an object, such as a circle or rectangle, with a label (text inside), how can I make turn a word of that text into link, a hypertext web link with a backing URL? For example, within the ...
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Someone keeps sending me a link via bluetooth - how to stop them without disabling bluetooth?

In my Macbook, I keep getting a popup about a website link sent from an iPhone: I didn't even know about that feature, but anyway - the link is some random chinese website every time. Whenever I open ...
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Batch download URLs from a .txt file

I have a .txt file with URL's on a separate line. http://www.apple.com http://www.google.com http://www.reuters.com I would like to download these webpages as a page source (a .html file) so I can ...