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How to type domain name in address bar and go to that URL

If I type 'webmasterworld', I want to go to http://webmasterworld.com/



3:55 pm on Sep 19, 2006 (gmt 0)

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I often use Safari, and I will type in Command+L to put my cursor in the address bar. Then, I will type in a url without all of the extra stuff like "http" and the ".com" or ".org". I would simply type 'webmasterworld' and I am taken to the correct place.

But, in FireFox, the default is something else...don't know if it is a .org or if it searches for that text...either way, I want to change that to where it will fill in the 'http://', the typed text, and '.com'.

How do I change that behavior?


4:57 pm on Sep 19, 2006 (gmt 0)

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The Fx behaviour is to perform a Google "I'm feeling lucky" search to find the most likely website. Version 2.0 (currently in beta) behaves in a similar way for popular websites, and displays Google search results if the intended URL is not clear-cut.

You can automatically top and tail with "www" and ".com" by pressing ctrl+enter to go to the address.


6:02 pm on Sep 19, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Thanks for the tip...and, on a Mac it is Command+Return...that'll work fine for me...(Option+Return will open the page in a new tab.)

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