Can I switch off the new way Safari 5 auto-fills web addresses?

cujimmy

macrumors member
Original poster
Jul 21, 2010
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Cos it's very annoying!

I used to type "fo" and it would automatically fill in the rest to make forums.macrumors.com

By typing "M" it would auto fill macrumors.com

By typing "sp" it would fill in the rest to make spy.macrumors.com

Now it doesn't matter what I type it always fills in the address to take me to spy.macrumors.com.

How can I turn off this annoying "feature"?
 

GGJstudios

macrumors Westmere
May 16, 2008
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Nah. Too much trouble. I prefer the post-a-new-thread-and-wait-for-answers approach.

Thanks for the suggestion, though.
Actually, it's not a suggestion. It's a Forum Rule:
Set a good example yourself by searching first before starting a thread if you have a question that may already have been answered in the forums or you want to discuss a topic that may already have been discussed.
 

mstrze

macrumors 68000
Nov 6, 2009
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He may not be, but you are pretty much guaranteeing that you won't get good help in the future. :mad:
 

GGJstudios

macrumors Westmere
May 16, 2008
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Are you the forum police?
No, since you're new here, I've tried to give helpful hints as to how to successfully operate in the forum, without insulting you or berating you. If you have the attitude that you don't care about the forum rules or those who try to help, you'll meet them soon enough. :rolleyes:
 

cujimmy

macrumors member
Original poster
Jul 21, 2010
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No, since you're new here, I've tried to give helpful hints as to how to successfully operate in the forum, without insulting you or berating you. If you have the attitude that you don't care about the forum rules or those who try to help, you'll meet them soon enough. :rolleyes:
Indeed I do not.
 

IronLogik

macrumors 6502
Jun 15, 2009
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lol.... awesome. Some people on here as so anal about the rules... nice to see someone not play along
 

cujimmy

macrumors member
Original poster
Jul 21, 2010
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lol.... awesome. Some people on here as so anal about the rules... nice to see someone not play along
Thanks IronLogik. Between you and me, I did search (admittedly not using Mroogle) and couldn't find anything but, like you, I hate people that do the whole "If you search instead of starting a new thread" etc. etc. and GGJ Studios is easily one of the worst.

I'll never understand why it bothers people so much - unless they personally are paying for the increased hosting costs.
 

RoninXI

macrumors regular
Jun 5, 2006
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Vermilion, Ohio
Because it is annoying seeing the same thing over and over again. It also makes searching harder because you don't know which thread has the answer.

Please keep up the attitude it would be great to just have you and your IP banned so we don't have to deal with you any more.
 

cujimmy

macrumors member
Original poster
Jul 21, 2010
72
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Please keep up the attitude it would be great to just have you and your IP banned so we don't have to deal with you any more.
I've been banned many times but it makes no difference - I keep coming back and there's nothing MacRumours can do about it! (and I'll be back after I'm banned again in 3... 2... 1...)

PS I'm moving house next wednesday so, if there is some sort of IP address blocking thing, it'll have changed then, so I'll STILL be able to come back! Ha ha haaaaa!!
 

GGJstudios

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May 16, 2008
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It would be very nice if people that post a link to another similar thread, implying "the answer is there, if you search", would also post that actually the 57 posts long "thread with the answer", doesn't really have any answers.
:rolleyes:
The answer IS there because there IS no answer, as that thread reveals. You won't create an answer by starting repetitive threads on a topic that has already been discussed and found to have no resolution at this time.
 

NJuul

macrumors 6502
Mar 15, 2006
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Boston
The answer IS there because there IS no answer, as that thread reveals. You won't create an answer by starting repetitive threads on a topic that has already been discussed and found to have no resolution at this time.
I see your point, but I still spent 15 minutes going through all the posts in the hope that someone had an answer, before finally realizing that it was not so.
If you had simply stated: no solution so far, I and probably others wouldn't have wasted our time.
If you take the time to search the forums for similar threads, so that you can tell posters to stop posting new threads, then at least also post the answer when it is as clear as "no solution so far". Remember that you are not only answering the OP, but a lot of other forum users that have an interest in the same topic, but just leave no posts. To them (us), saying that "the answer is here" while it is not (don't argue), is probably as annoying as repetitive threads are to you.
 

GGJstudios

macrumors Westmere
May 16, 2008
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768
If you take the time to search the forums for similar threads, so that you can tell posters to stop posting new threads, then at least also post the answer when it is as clear as "no solution so far".
I'm not telling anyone to stop posting new threads. I simply post a link to a relevant thread, as the Forum Rules recommend:
The best way to be helpful is by posting a link to a relevant thread ...
That doesn't mean I have to re-type the thread for you. If you don't want to take time to read, that's your choice. The whole point of posting a link to an existing thread is so we don't have to keep typing the same responses over and over again.
 

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