I hate Verizon DSL

Benjamindaines

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Mar 24, 2005
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Well Verizon's gone and outdone their selves and turned Safari into Internet Explorer. My favorite thing about Safari was it's ability to let you type in the name of a website without http or www or .com (like this... "apple") and it would be smart enough to find the site and take you there. Now when I do that it has a livesearch-esque search. God they suck!
 

rdowns

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Jul 11, 2003
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Wouldn't changing your DNS lookup servers fix that?
 
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jessep28

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Sep 8, 2006
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And how do I do that? I don't want it to take me to another search page, I want Safari to work the way it used to (put in the .com and go).
Cox.net's DNS servers were giving me hell a few months back, so I switched mine to those from Opendns.com

They won't let you do what you want it to do (Apple = apple.com) though but it will get that live search page to go away. I know that in Firefox you can relate bookmarks to keywords so in the address bar a keyword will send you to that address.
 
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yg17

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Aug 1, 2004
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They won't let you do what you want it to do (Apple = apple.com) though but it will get that live search page to go away.
I use OpenDNS and just tried it in Safari, and it does work that way. Typing apple brings me to apple.com, ect.


Of course, I don't know why it's DNS server-dependent. If you type something in, and Safari realizes it's missing the .com, shouldn't it add it for you before even going to the DNS server?
 
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Benjamindaines

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Mar 24, 2005
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Alright, I found some info on their website. All I had to do was change the DNS address so it had a .14 on the end, just did it in system preferences and now all is good =]

I don't know why some of you with Verizon DSL aren't seeing this like I am... hmm.
 
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