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Topic # 30452 9-Feb-2009 10:58
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You know, this is something that has been getting on my nerves for quite a while now. Whenever you want to go to a website, say Wikipedia, or IMDB etc etc, you just want to go to the home page.
So you open a tab/window, and start typing in the address. Now browsers these days have a wonderful function where they automatically come up with suggestions of the website you're trying to access! Amazing!
The problem is that they never actually seem to show the main address! They always show pages that you've visited within the website and not the actual root address of the site itself!!

Eg instead of displaying http://www.imdb.com , it'll show http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000129/ (smile, its Tom Cruise).

Very silly!

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  Reply # 194899 9-Feb-2009 14:04
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If you use Firefox 3 there are a few addons which change the behaviour of the "location bar".

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  Reply # 194912 9-Feb-2009 15:30
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Easy solution:

1. Press ALT + D, this highlights the address bar (in FF)
2. type in imdb (for example) then press CTRL + Enter.  This adds www. at the beginning and .com at the end, and takes you to that webpage

QED!

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 194924 9-Feb-2009 16:39
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FF3 will also search your bookmarks.. so if you were to bookmark www.imdb.com by itself it should come up in the auto-complete as you start typing.




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