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Old 02-17-2017, 03:23 PM   #1
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How to reveal the http query string in Firefox?


I use Linux Mint 17.3 Rosa Cinnamon and Firefox 51.

How do I get Firefox to reveal the http query string sent to Google Stock Screener?

Whenever I use it, the URL is just https://www.google.co.uk/finance#stockscreener plus usually some sort of random string which may be a session identifier.

But on the internet I have discovered this url:

https://www.google.com/url?q=http://...mS4FU9uLbAlitQ

which does appear to be a query string. The link is much longer than it appears on this page - the bulk of it is ".....stockscreener%23c0%3DMarketCap%26min0%3D7221%26max0%3D401440000000%26c1%3DPE%26min1%3D0.17%26m ax1%3D10.21%26c2%3DDividendYield%26min2%3D0%26max2%3D499%26c3%3DPrice52WeekPercChange%26min3%3D-99.91%26max3%3D-53.62%26c4%3DTotalDebtToAssetsYear%26min4%3D0%26max4%3D0%26c5%3DNetIncomeGrowthRate5Years%26min5%3D0 %26max5%3D377%26c6%3DQuoteLast%26min6%3D0%26max6%3D86112%26region%3Dus%26sector%3DAllSectors%26sort% 3D%26sortOrder%3D&sa=D&ust=1486377790063000&usg=AFQjCNHMS3_VqMic3HobmS4FU9uLbAlitQ".

Please note that the parameters of that query string are different from what I use.

I would like to copy my query string so that I can have the same parameters for the stock screener already set up the next time I use it, instead of having to set them up from scratch again every time.

I have tried all the ways I can think of to save the parameters, but nothing works. I have tried saving the url, saving a bookmark, saving the page, saving a session with the Session Manager, but they all merely give the default settings when I try to use them again.

Another approach would be to synthesise a query string, but I have not been able to find out what the various parts of the query string relate to and what the choices are.

Thanks.
 
Old 02-17-2017, 04:59 PM   #2
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If you Google for "google stock screener save criteria", you get several ideas of how to do this, including:

https://groups.google.com/forum/#!ms...o/NNtPy86HAwAJ

You may find an easier way to do it if you look around.
 
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Old 02-18-2017, 04:18 AM   #3
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Thank you Hydrurga, that is just what I was looking for.
 
  


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