"google" google's "google"

VERIFIED INVALID

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Firefox
Address Bar
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minor
VERIFIED INVALID
11 years ago
11 years ago

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(Reporter: Nicholas Wheeler, Unassigned)

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Description

11 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.8.1) Gecko/20061010 Firefox/2.0
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.8.1) Gecko/20061010 Firefox/2.0

Typing "google" in the url bar results in the word "google" being searched on google, instead of going to www.google.com

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1.ctrl+l
2.google
3.enter

Actual Results:  
Went here: http://www.google.com/search?ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&sourceid=navclient&gfns=1&q=google

Expected Results:  
To go here:
www.google.com
Yeah, you're right, the keywordURL has changed from http://www.google.com/search?btnI=I%27m+Feeling+Lucky&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&q= to http://www.google.com/search?ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&sourceid=navclient&gfns=1&q=

So if you want google to be resolved as an URL you either need to change the value of keywordURL to http://www.google.com/search?btnI=I%27m+Feeling+Lucky&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&q= or change the value of keyword.enabled to false.
A third possibility is to hold ctrl when pressing enter.

http://kb.mozillazine.org/About:config


 
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 11 years ago
Resolution: --- → INVALID

Comment 2

11 years ago
Note that the old solution was *also* searching the "google" on google, but it went immediately to the first result (which was the correct one). Now you get the search-page first, if the result was too ambiguous. That's what the change in the keywordURL was used to for : you get the search-page, unless the first result was clearly the correct choice, then you get redirected automatically. It's a more intelligent form of "I'm feeling lucky" search that was used before (it's done by Google, not Firefox itself)

The location bar never appended "www." and ".com" automatically, as you assumed. You need to presse ctrl-enter for that.
Status: RESOLVED → VERIFIED
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