Need to delete URL from Safari...

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by viggen61, Sep 3, 2008.

  1. viggen61 macrumors 6502

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    Not a bookmark, but a "remembered" URL.

    A site I use often used to be: https://www.blahblahblah.org (not the real site). A while back, they changed, and dropped the https:// for a simple http://

    Problem is, if I enter just www.blahblahblah.org into Safari, Safari auto-completes it with https://, NOT http://. The only way I can get Safari to do it is to type the entire url: http://www.blahblahblah.org.

    Yes, I know I can set a bookmark, and/or put it in the bookmark bar, but I don't use it often enough for the bar, and I type it faster than I can mouse through the menus... And I would prefer not to flush all remembered URLs...

    Any suggestions? Is there a plist I can edit?

    Thanks,

    Oh - it's Leopard 10.5.4, but this issue has persisted since 10.3.something...

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  2. TEG macrumors 604

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    It is likely in your history or autocomplete plist in your USERNAME/Library/Safari folder, simply delete the entry in the file, or make a bookmark, that way Safari will default to the sans-s when you start typing the the address bar.

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  3. viggen61 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks. I'll give it a try tonight.

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  4. viggen61 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Hmmm...Any way to search through a plist? Plist editor doesn't seem to do that...

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  5. TEG macrumors 604

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    Command-F should let you. The problem with the PList files is that they are nested collections, so they are a little clumsy.

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  6. viggen61 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Found and Fixed!

    It was in one of the Bookmarks files. I changed the https to http, and it works fine now.

    Plist editor does NOT allow you to search through. Had to open the plists in BBEdit.

    Thanks for the help!

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  8. TEG macrumors 604

    TEG

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    Viggen61 wanted to change one entry and not remove the other auto-complete entries.

    TEG
     

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