Requested feature ----------------- It would be nice if Mozilla can have the same Ctrl+Enter feature in the URL Bar as in the URL Bar of IE. If you type "yahoo" in the URL Bar and press Ctrl+Enter, the current URL should change to "www.yahoo.com" and the first DNS lookup should be "www.yahoo.com" Current Implementation ---------------------- The current implementation of Ctrl+Enter in the URL Bar is that Mozilla opens a new window. If you type "yahoo" and press Ctrl+Enter or just ENTER, Mozilla will always do a DNS lookup first to "yahoo" and then to "www.yahoo.com". The Ctrl+Enter does not trigger the autocompletion. Mozilla always trigger the URL autocompletion when he could not find the hostname, like for example "yahoo" in the current window or in a new one created by Ctrl+Enter. I found this code where this current behaivior take place: http://lxr.mozilla.org/mozilla1.0/source/docshell/base/nsWebShell.cpp#722 Notes ----- If you like the IE Ctrl+Enter feature, vote for this bug. The discusion started here Bug #37867
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 37867 ***
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 16 years ago
Resolution: --- → DUPLICATE
Please reopen this bug. This bug is diferent from bug #37867 because in #37867: 1. they ask for many address autocompletion, .com, .org, .net, etc 2. they do a DNS lookup of the string that the user has typed Here, we want: 1. do only .com autocompletion 2. do not DNS lookup what the user has typed
Summary: Force URL autocompletion with Ctrl+Enter like in IE → Force domain autocompletion with Ctrl+Enter like in IE
Another advantage of not DNS lookup what the user has typed, is speed. Some users with dial-up have a 2 seconds timeout when Mozilla trys to load "yahoo". But, "www.yahoo.com" loads in less than 2 seconds in Mozilla. Maybe because of a proxy cache or Mozilla cache, but it load faster.
Oliver, read the summary of that bug. This one is identical to that one.
Domain completion by keyboard shortcut *without* doing a dns lookup on what the user typed is exactly what bug 37867 is about.
comment #4 comment #5 I will accept that this bug is a reduced version of #37867 if you want, but #37867 is not like IE. I want IE like. Here I state some mayor difference, like: 1. not using .net, .org, .mil, etc 2. don't even configure .net, .org, .country, etc 3. I want Ctrl+Enter to only auto-complete, not new window 4. do not resolve what the user typed. Quote #37867: "Another aproch would be that if the user enters a oneword url (such as "altavista") mozilla DNS resolvs 1. altavista 2. www.altavista.com 3. www.altavista.org 4. www.altavista.net 5. www.altavista.se 6. www.altavista.no " You can close this bug, but is not duplicate. It is releated and it IS diferent. I wanted to make Mozilla more user friendly for my friends that only know IE. If Mozilla.org does not want IE like URL Bar. Fine by me. I will always use Mozilla, I have done it since Netscape 1.0. See you in #37867, thanks.
As a result of this discussions, the bug #164323 has been filled to request that Ctrl+Enter for new window open be deprecated. When Ctrl+Enter is freed, then we can go back to this bug or bug #37867 for the asking the IE feature in the URL Bar.
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