Autocomplete in FF while using OpenDNS

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by typer16452, Oct 13, 2009.

  1. typer16452 macrumors member

    Jun 7, 2008
    Does anyone have a workaround to get FF 3.5.3 to autocomplete addresses of a single word (i.e., "google" goes to "" automatically)…I use OpenDNS and it always goes to some OpenDNS page. (Safari works perfectly btw.)

    OpenDNS people seem to say it's an FF issue so it's not their problem. I tried setting browser.urlbar.autoFill in about:config to "True" but it didn't change anything. Thanks in advance.
  2. Middling macrumors regular

    Jan 25, 2009
    It's not a Firefox issue; the problem is that OpenDNS doesn't return a "doesn't exist" error for domains, instead it redirects to an OpenDNS search/ad page.

    If you sign up for a free OpenDNS account (rather than just using their DNS servers) you can disable this "feature" for your IP address.

    You should find the option under "Dashboard/Settings/YOURNETWORK/Advanced Settings/Domain Typos". Uncheck the "enable typo correction" box.
  3. typer16452 thread starter macrumors member

    Jun 7, 2008
    I have a free OpenDNS account but I don't see the "YourNetwork" option under the Settings (I did get that far). (I even added my current network but I still don't see that option, am I missing something?)

    P.S. Never mind I found the setting (I guess when in all caps it means *your* network settings not the phrase "YourNetwork" :) )

    And the domain(s) go through, thanks!

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