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Old 06-23-2016, 04:12 AM
 
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I was just fooling about and wondered if there was a limit to how many characters you could enter in the address bar field...

I tried it in MyIE2 and it let me enter 24,155 characters before beeping I was @ the end!!! (I put the whole string in notepad after and of course you know notepad tells you how many characters there are)

I havent tried it in IE6 yet.....


24,155??? -- Wow no one would EVER use that amount of characters!!


EDIT:

IE6 only lets me enter 2048 characters
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Old 06-23-2016, 11:55 AM
 
Location: OH>IL>CO>CT
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FWIW, Firefox 47 on a Mac allowed 5785 characters, before I got tired of holding down a key.

Curiously, FF disables keyboard repeat on alphanumeric characters, but allows it on punctuation.
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Old 06-24-2016, 12:03 AM
 
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The best way to do it is get out to where your tired and then HIGHLIGHT THE WHOLE THING and then press CTRL-C (copy) and then press CTRL-V over and over..... (That will fill it up quite fast)


I tried it in VLC media player also.... That ones address bar let me enter 30,001 characters!!
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Old 06-24-2016, 10:23 AM
 
Location: OH>IL>CO>CT
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The best way to do it is get out to where your tired and then HIGHLIGHT THE WHOLE THING and then press CTRL-C (copy) and then press CTRL-V over and over..... (That will fill it up quite fast)


I tried it in VLC media player also.... That ones address bar let me enter 30,001 characters!!
Wow. Doing the copy paste thing got FF up over 800,000 without even pushing it
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Old 06-24-2016, 12:50 PM
 
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Holy Maird!!!!!


Who would ever type something that long?


Is that where it stopped??
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Old 06-24-2016, 04:02 PM
 
Location: Southern California
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I got up to 17,000 on Chrome and it seems to have stopped.
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Old 06-24-2016, 04:48 PM
 
Location: OH>IL>CO>CT
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Holy Maird!!!!!


Who would ever type something that long?


Is that where it stopped??
No, that's where I stopped .

My guess is that it would go on until RAM memory ran out. (or whatever is set aside as Temp Storage)
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Old 06-25-2016, 01:10 AM
 
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Hehe so far your browser is the winner @ over 800k and IE6 is the lowest so far (2048) -- I wonder if all IE versions only allow 2048?
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Old 06-26-2016, 07:41 AM
 
Location: Southern Quebec
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I never stopped to consider it, to be honest! Interesting...

Sometimes when an URL that I want to post or email someone is very long, I use a handy free tool called Tiny Url. It generates a much shorter link.
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Old 06-26-2016, 09:20 AM
 
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Yes its interesting firefox allows over 800k!!! -- Maybe sometime if he feels like it he'll max it out and let us know when it stops
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