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Alternative to Cold Turkey or SelfRestraint

To get more work done i have to block a lot of distractions like Reddit, etc. Im looking for a good alternative to Cold Turkey on Windows or Self Restraint. Self restraint could work but the site is ...
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URL protocol handlers in basic Ubuntu Desktop

There was a way to register URL protocol handlers with Gconf, which is now obsolete and there seems to be no way to do the same with DConf (or Gsettings, its recommended wrapper). How do one properly ...
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What editor provides highlighted and clickable hyperlinks? (similar to Notepad++)

I have about a 1000 links in my txt file and I don't want to copy paste them in my browser. So I am looking for a text editor that highlights URLs and makes them clickable.Please note that I am ...
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gnome-terminal: can't access url from the terminal by single click [duplicate]

I want to access the url that is printed on the command line. For example, if I see the man pages for dropbox, there are some url links with underlines (i.e. https://www.dropbox.com/)-- The only ...
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Arranging URL Shortcut Prompts to Copy and other Weird Stuff

On my desktop, whenever I try to move an icon for a URL shortcut, my pointer prompts me to "Copy" the location. Whenever I release the mouse button I get a Error while copying "/" message. I am, ...
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How to reset external protocol handler in Chrome?

A while back I selected "Do nothing" when Chrome asked me how to handle a specific url. Now I want Chrome to launch xdg-open, which again can launch the correct application, but I can't figure out how ...
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How to get web-app in taskbar using URL?

I'm really new to Ubuntu and Linux OS, and I have been digging around trying to find the answer to my question. I want to have a shortcut to a specific URL address in the Unity taskbar (the menu bar ...
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How to recieve call to custom URL handler in Ubuntu Touch QML

I have a QML application that needs to react to a custom URL handler call, like "myapp://something". I know I need to register the URL handler in my *.desktop file as: ...
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Server's URL not opening in browser and unable to ssh

I just installed Softaculous on my server which is using ISPConfig3. But the URL https://myipnumber.com:8080 of my server is not opening in a browser and I am not able to ping to this IP either. And I ...
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where is the browserLoadURL file in Firefox directory in Linux?

I am unable to find the browserLoadURL file in Firefox directory. I want to disable file protocol.
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How to directly download a source package installation package tarball from a URL?

This is my first question. Quick background: I am an undergrad doing a bioinformatics class in which we use Linux. I have minimal background in Linux and I am having an issue with one of the problems ...
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How to change gedit action for URL drag from Firefox (link copy instead of downloading source code)?

What I want to do is from Firefox drag the desired link to a gedit window and let the URL be pasted instead of downloading a source code (as now gedit does). Actually I'd appreciate any faster way to ...
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Is it possible to download all mp3s from a domain or URL?

I'd like to download all mp3s from the blog pinchy&friends. I tried the script for mp3 in "http://www.pinchyandfriends.com/dl.php?mp3=*.mp3"; do wget ...
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fix case sensitive URL

I have been doing some work on my localhost with xampp and I have a link that looks like this http://localhost/Example and another one called http://localhost/example The actual folder name is ...
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Is there a way to open an appliction from Internet Browser?

I just wonder when I visit apps.ubuntu.com that when I click the banner Available On The Software Center , It Opens the application Software Center. I just want to know what is the URL for a specific ...
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Get information about a url in terminal

There's this useful command that gets information about a server when you pass it a url that's pointed at the server in question. I can't remember it though, or find it. It gets the OS of the server, ...
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How to make custom URLs on LAN

i've been trying to find a solution to this for a long time... what i wish to do is create custom URLs on LAN against which users can easily access to some site without using the actual URL e.g. if ...
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Create a shortcut for URL? [duplicate]

How can I create a shortcut for URL in my desktop? I want to use them in Firefox or Chrome. If a copy and paste didn't work. What script I have to use?
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Open URL from Bash script

I have a text file Google.com Youtube.com Gmail.com Yahoo.com I am trying to open them with Lynx. Here is the thesis. I will store all of those links at a txt file, say links.txt and then I need ...
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Equivalent of .URL file on Ubuntu

an URL link has been saved in *.url file via Windows and when you open this file . If you double click on the newly created internet shortcut, a simple URL file, it will open your default browser to ...
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Downloading contents of the web page

I want to write a python program to download the contents of a web page, and then download the contents of the web pages that the first page links to. For example, this is main web page ...
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How to get the urls of all the packages that an application depends on?

I want to install gnome-shell package without using apt by getting the dependent packages and building them myself so that I won't have to download them the next time I do a fresh install. I want a ...
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Customize xdg-open to open home page without URL

Is it possible to somehow use the xdg-open command to open my home page (google.com) without having to type the url. What i mean to say is, can i customize xdg-open http://www.google.com to ...
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“load” a URL in terminal

I put "load" in quotes because I'm not trying to open up a website via terminal. I have a PHP script on a web server that logs to a text file when it has been loaded. I'd like to set up a cron on a ...
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How does java check version online

i'd like to know how does java check his version when facing an applet online. Does it phonecalls a particular site? How can i get that site?
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How can I find the URL for a flash video in Firefox?

At Nasul TV is a TV recorded show, free. I want to be able to find the URL for the video and then to use wget to download it. How can I achieve this?
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how to force ssl with default-ssl without DNS?

I know this has been covered everywhere, and I've actually made this work on another server, but I can't seem to get it to work. I have this RewriteEngine on RewriteCond %{HTTPS} !=on ...
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How do I change hyperlink colours in LibreOffice Impress?

I have a lot of Powerpoint slides that I converted to LibreOffice Impress. The resulting hyperlinks are very faded, very hard to see. I can't seem to find any way to change the colour of hyperlinks ...
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Issues with URL open

I have problem with opening URLs. Sample: I open HexChat. I click on any URL. URL opens Chrome new window, but only new tab, no selected url. This problem doesn't exist when I set Firefox/Opera ...
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How can I parse a YouTube URL?

How do i extract only http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qdRaf3-OEh4 from a URL like http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qdRaf3-OEh4&playnext=1&list=PL4367CEDBC117AEC6&feature=results_main I ...
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Is there a way to make “apt://” URLs always open in the terminal

I would like to be able to install stuff straight from apps.ubuntu.com, but the software center takes a long time to load up and install stuff. Is there a way to set "apt" URIs to open up in the ...
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How do I open weblinks with Firefox, not Gedit?

I save links as files, rather the using bookmarks. I just drag the URL field from Firefox onto my desktop/folder. Recently these stopped opening in Firefox, and started "opening" in Gedit. Even in ...
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URL in Launcher

How do I get an URL in Unity Launcher, so when I click the URL the website of that URL opens in my standard webbrowser - i.e. firefox. (I am using Ubuntu 12.10)
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How to download a file from a website via terminal?

Suppose that we have a full URL of desired file e.g. http://domain.com/directory/4?action=AttachFile&do=view&target=file.tgz I would like to go without installing a new software. Is it ...
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Default gnome browser opens start page

Irritatingly, when I click a link in an application (I use Quassel), firefox opens the default start page. I have a somewhat non-standard configuration setup. I am using a nightly build of firefox, ...
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Unable to download a file using drag&drop

I've been downloading images from the Internet doing drag&drop while holding the Ctrl key. Using Google Chrome, and of course Nautilus, it used to work fine. But I recently had problems with ...
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How to change what xdg-open does with ssh://user@ip liniks

xdg open has ignored my directives. I have found several threads regarding how to open ssh://user@ip links (these are in our monitoring software). I have run the following commands: gconftool-2 -s ...
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Problem downloading Rapidshare file (URL encoding)

I installed Plowshare knowing that it can download rapidshare files from terminal, but if there are any parentheses () or brackets [] in the link then it can't download the link. Can this problem be ...
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Why can't I ping “http:/ushou-appeng01/ufm/…”? [closed]

I am not able to ping http://ushou-appeng01/ufm/Firmware/packages in Kubuntu 10.04. This link is accessed in my ltib file. When I tried to ping this link from the bash shell, it gave me a "Host Not ...
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Text-Block on Ubuntu 12.04

I have a problem with the textbox on Ubuntu 12.04. Every time I want to edit existing text, either in LibreOffice or even a URL Bar, always appears an annoying text-block (or something?). Can this ...
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Where is a list of special url types?

I was looking in gconf-editor, and I say under url-handlers, all sorts of things before I thought had nothing to do with urls. I knew that you could do apt:package and irc:channel, but it had things ...
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URL address of local file not working

I'm trying to upload a photo to a Blogger widget. I have the code: (I changed the angle brackets for curly brackets) {a href="http://company.com/ampers"} {img src="~/Desktop/picture.png" /}extra ...
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what is the web address where my files are stored on Ubuntu One?

I would like to link a logo to paypal for gift certificates and it's asking for the URL. What is the URL for Ubuntu One's folders?
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Can't resolve domain names starting with a dash

I (and many other users) can't access pages which URL contains a dash in its subdomain ; example : fragmented---.deviantart.com Checked with other OS : there's a page really dwelling here. And you ...
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How can I set up URL Caching in Ubuntu?

I'd like to set up Linux to cache some commonly requested URLs so that it doesn't have to go out to the net to get them every time. This would be a system-wide URL cache, not just in a particular ...
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Save URL to disk in Chrome (under XFCE 4.8)

How can I save a URL in Google Chrome running under XFCE 4.8? There is no "save URL" option under the wrench menu and dragging the favicon simply doesn't work. edit: I don't want to bookmark the ...
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How to make my URL look like this…? [closed]

I was wondering how to make my website's url look from: some_folder/?d=some_file.php to.. /?d=some_file.php
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How to create a URL link on the Unity desktop

how do I create a URL link on the desktop? On Lucid one could create a URL by right clicking the desktop anywhere and a menu would appear that allowed the creation of a launchpad location (a URL) and ...
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How can I encode and decode percent-encoded strings on the command line?

How can I encode and decode percent-encoded (URL encoded) strings on the command line? I'm looking for a solution that can do this: $ percent-encode "ændrük" %C3%A6ndr%C3%BCk $ percent-decode ...
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Are U1 public urls static?

If I publish several U1 files, delete some, add some, update their file content - will the public URLs of every file stay the same in the end, or do they change depending on the order files are ...