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How to make Opera to search by Address Bar like FireFox



5:31 am on Jul 6, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Hello Friends,

I am New User of Opera 9.

With FireFox. if I type ebay in Address Bar it take me to ebay main Site. But with Opera I didn't get such result.

Can any one help me to get such type of results with Opera too.

Thank You


11:04 am on Jul 6, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Usually, Opera will go to the same site, but not always. The solution is to add "ebay" - or any other word you like - as a keyword. Bookmark the site first, then in the properties, add the word you want in the Nickname field. Then you can type just that in to go straight to the site.

You might even just use "e", or "eb"!

It's a superb idea, and is supported by Firefox too. I visit many regular sites this way.


1:36 pm on Jul 6, 2006 (gmt 0)

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But at FireFox I didn't need to add anything.
e.g. I never recall URL of site to digging of any other site for some purpose.

At that time I open firefox & type Whaybackmachine & FF directly open

[archive.org...] page for me. I just want same type of future with Opera.


3:13 pm on Jul 6, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Alas the two browsers don't always agree on which site to go to. I am guessing it depends on a central database that has been agreed by each company involved. If a company haven't paid Opera anything, they won't get the link. After all, it's a great way to control where the user goes to.

Think of a simple word like "instrument". Why should that go to a specific site about machinery and not a musical shop? Because someone must have paid for it to happen. (Correct me if I'm wrong.)

So unless browser makers can agree on using the same database, they will always differ. That's why for certain sites it's best to set them up as bookmarks yourself and choose the words that work.

Besides, it's much easier to invent a shorter word like "wbm" instead of having to type in full the word "waybackmachine". Plus it'll be the same in Opera and Firefox, and any other browser that allows nicknames/keywords.


5:50 pm on Jul 6, 2006 (gmt 0)

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ctrl-12 preferences
server name completion

by default I believe the prefix is set to "www" and the suffix is set to "com."

by typing "ebay" should bring you to ebay.com, or by typing "mustard" will bring you to mustard.com.

but the best of all is to highlite a word on a webpage, by double clicking it, which brings up a submenu, which you can then click on "go to url."


7:32 pm on Jul 6, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Please tell me What type of settings to be made so that when I type Waybackmachine and hit enter there is atomatic addition of
http://waybackmachine/ will be hault.

What to make so that the http:// and /will not add by defalut.


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