Fill in the blanks with Safari

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by newguy, Dec 12, 2004.

  1. newguy macrumors member

    Jul 27, 2004
    When I used to use Internet Explorer, I could hold control when I hit return and it would fill in "http:www." and ".com" to my address in the address bar. Saved me a lot of typing when entering web addresses! Any similar trick with Safari???
  2. jimjiminyjim macrumors 6502


    Feb 24, 2003
  3. Mitthrawnuruodo Moderator emeritus


    Mar 10, 2004
    Bergen, Norway
    Doesn't Safari fill that out for you, if its missing, upon hitting return... I think it first tries whatever you typed, then adding .com, and then www. if nothing is found...

    Firefox does, it even tried the .no-domain first, probably since I'm in Norway...
  4. AdamZ macrumors regular

    Feb 15, 2004
    just type

    If I wanted to go to http:/ You would just type in, macrumors and safari does the rest. I am always showing that to IE explorer users who type in the http and the .com
  5. Makosuke macrumors 603

    Aug 15, 2001
    The Cool Part of CA, USA
    Yeah, every modern Mac browser (including IE, in fact) will automatically add the http:// and .com for you. Just type the word and hit return.

    The only reason the Windows version of IE doesn't do this is Microsoft wants to drive traffic to their MSN search, since they're trying (and failing) to upstage Google. Though even on IEWin, you can just add .com, and it'll add the http:// for you automatically.
  6. Littleodie914 macrumors 68000


    Jun 9, 2004
    Rochester, NY
    Wow! How the heck did I miss this one? :rolleyes:

    Guess I don't know as much about these new-fangled things you people call "Macs" as I think! :p

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