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Wednesday, September 5, 2007

Adding the .com and more in Firefox!

This is a weird, quite unknown feature in Firefox that will make typing website addresses in the address bar faster. It can really be useful. The way it works is that you only type the part before the ".com" and instead of pressing "Enter", you press "Command - Enter". It will automatically add the ".com". So if you write "apple" and press "Command - Enter", it will automatically direct you to apple.com! You can also do "Shift - Enter" to add ".net" or "Shift - Command - Enter" to add ".org". I unfortunately haven't found any way to do the same kind of thing in Safari or Camino!

9 Comments:

Blogger Valentin Baca said...

for most websites simply typing in the important part of the website works in Safari: apple, google, myspace, etc. Safari automatically puts http://www. and .com when you hit enter/return
also, something that's even more useful: by typing apple/ipod, google/maps, myspace/yourfriend and hitting return/enter it automatically formats it so it goes to http://www.apple.com/ipod etc.

September 4, 2007 at 8:29 PM  
Blogger MacGeek said...

Yeah, Safari has a nice way of handling this. It doesn't work with .org or .net though.

MacGeek

September 4, 2007 at 8:47 PM  
Blogger Tui said...

That is a very cool thing in Safari! I knew it would autocomplete but hadn't tried with the slash. And the firefox tip is good too...

September 4, 2007 at 11:33 PM  
Blogger Lars said...

Any idea if it is possible to change these settings. I mostly go to pages ending with .dk (since I live in Denmark) So it would be cool if I could automate this.

I love your tips and read them every day.

September 5, 2007 at 3:56 AM  
Blogger Blablah said...

Well in Safari you can just enter whatever you want and it'll find the right address itself :)

September 5, 2007 at 4:21 AM  
Blogger JeffC said...

I use "TypeIt4Me" for 100 purposes, including finishing off web addresses

September 5, 2007 at 9:09 AM  
Blogger Lassie said...

As far as I know Firefox first tries adding .com (if you use cmd + enter). If the adress.com doesn't exist, it tries .org, .net and several others.

September 5, 2007 at 10:55 AM  
Blogger ailaG said...

lars: there's a FX extension that does just that.

if you can't find it, their examples they used were co.uk and the jargon was probably windows.

September 5, 2007 at 5:55 PM  
Blogger Sven Siegmund said...

Opera does this, too. That's really cool. I didn't know this. Thank you for this post.

September 9, 2007 at 7:47 AM  

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