Firefox Newb - some questions

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  1. MBHockey macrumors 68040

    MBHockey

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    #1
    I'm really liking Firefox more than I ever have, but there's a few things I'm wondering if you Firefox pros could help me out with.

    1) Is there a way to just type in the main word for a URL and have the browser append the .com? I am so used to just typing 'nytimes' or 'digg' or 'macrumors' in the address bar and having Safari append the rest of the address (or picking the top hit from the drop-down list of recently visited sites with those names and it automatically picking the first one when I hit enter).

    2) Is there a way to map specific bookmarks to cmd keys? In Safari I had a nice set up of 4 or 5 sites mapped to cmd + 1 through 5 which I got very used to.

    The ad-blocking extension is amazing in Firefox. And I also love that they've added smooth scrolling (albeit not the system-wide smooth scrolling). And most importantly, it is rendering pages quicker than Safari.

    Thanks!
     
  2. boast macrumors 65816

    boast

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    #2
    for #1

    firefox uses google's "lucky search" to identify the site when you do not add a .com and such.

    typing nytimes in the address bar will take you to the site
     
  3. dws90 macrumors regular

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    #3
    To automatically insert the .com, press Cmd + Enter instead of Enter.
     
  4. MBHockey thread starter macrumors 68040

    MBHockey

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    #4
    OpenDNS must be interfering with it then.

    Works great, thanks!
     
  5. H$R macrumors 6502

    H$R

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    #5
    For the bookmark thing: After you bookmarked a site go to the Bookmarks menu and choose "organize bookmarks" (or whatever it says, I am on the German version here). Then click on the bookmark, then "more" and there you should see a field "keyword". There you could type for example "1".
    And now when you type 1 into the address bar, it will open that bookmark.

    Not quite the same, but I think it will work out for you too. I am using this for my favorite sites.
     

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