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It's available on Windows. For example, when a browser file input ask you to select a file from your computer, you can type a url as a location. And it's going to be downloaded as a temporary file and be selected for input.

Can we do that on Ubuntu?

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You can have a look at the bug and discussion on this page.
A workaround is also listed on this page,which suggests use of xdg-open for url

Opening a file on your Computer:
Press Ctrl+L.You can enter into address bar now.
This option is also available in the menu.Select Go>Location.
You can do that using command-line too.Like to open Downloads folder in nautilus,type nautilus ~/Downloads

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Thanks. But you didn't get it. :) I want to open a file through its HTTP URL. – Ersin Kandemir Sep 8 '12 at 15:58
Sorry.Title was misleading,corrected it now. – ignite Sep 8 '12 at 16:13
Sorry too. Changed to HTTP URL. :) – Ersin Kandemir Sep 8 '12 at 16:15
How to edit Nautilus to use xdg-open? – Ersin Kandemir Sep 8 '12 at 17:10
I think that's possible only by hacking into nautilus source code. – ignite Sep 8 '12 at 17:22

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