how to auto complete url in safari using keyboard shortcuts

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by edwinx, Aug 30, 2011.

  1. edwinx macrumors member

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    Hello,

    I am trying out Safari 5.1 and couldn't find out who to auto complete a url using the keyboard.

    eg.

    if I type apple and want to go to the .com site, I would press cmd+return in Firefox and Firefox would add "http://" and ".com" for me.

    Is there a way to do this in Safari?

    thanks,,
     
  2. jamietshaw macrumors member

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    UK
    #2
    Yes and no.

    You can’t press Cmd+Return to add “.com” like you can in Firefox.

    However, if you were just to type “apple” and press Return, Safari would look for sites with the domains you have listed in “Search Domains” in System Preferences > Network.

    Mine has “co.uk, com” meaning that if I type in “apple” and press Return, I get taken to “http://apple.co.uk”. If that site didn’t exist, I would have been taken to “http://apple.com”.

    Having said this, it doesn’t always seem to work!
     
  3. edwinx thread starter macrumors member

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    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 4_3_2 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/533.17.9 (KHTML, like Gecko) Mobile/8H7 Safari/ Sleipnir/1.4.1m)

    That is very disappointing to hear. I was hoping for an add on or something.

    Thanks for the reply.
     

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