Why do I have to type .com in FireFox Again?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by O.G. Mac, Apr 15, 2009.

  1. O.G. Mac macrumors newbie

    Apr 15, 2009
    Hey all.

    This is my first post and let me start off by saying I can't believe this user name wasn't taken!

    Here's the thing. I just bought a shiny new aluminum imac and installed firefox right away.

    I used to own a white Macbook (r.i.p) and in firefox i could jsut type google and it would go to google.

    On the imac, when I type google and hit enter in firefox...it takes me to a lame search page from my isp....wtf?
  2. TEG macrumors 604


    Jan 21, 2002
    Langley, Washington
    Sounds like you need to change some of the hidden settings. I'm not sure how you go about it (I did before when I worked on a PC and wanted real autocomplete), or you need to contact your ISP and tell them they need to first try *.com and *.net before beginning a search.

  3. ksmith80209 macrumors 6502a

    Aug 15, 2007
    When I enter an address on FF, I just hit command+return to complete the address, e.g. "amazon" & command+return --> "amazon.com".

    Now I wish I could figure out how to do the same thing in Safari...
  4. O.G. Mac thread starter macrumors newbie

    Apr 15, 2009
  5. lostinmysphere macrumors member

    May 2, 2008
    Welcome to KeyWurl

  6. clevin macrumors G3


    Aug 6, 2006
    in fact, you dont even need to hit cmd+return, try just hit return and see what happens.

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