When you type 'localhost' in the location bar and hit enter, a Google search is performed. This also occurs for any number of subdirectories, as long as you don't specify an actual file with file extension (ie, |localhost(/directory/)*|). I expected to be shown the index page of the site I'm running on my machine. This does work if you type http://localhost This first happens in the Nightly from Nov 3. Just scanning the pushlog, it looks like this is caused by: ded200210541 Abhishek Rajput — Bug 693808 - Make number keywords in locationbar be searched as normal terms. r=jst ... which makes sense because 'localhost' doesn't have any periods, colons or ?s in it. Adding any of these works as expected (eg, 'localhost:80', 'localhost?', 'localhost/index.html')
Also don't forget about internal network sites. "myIntranetMachine/Site/" also causes the same problem and is a valid address. As a note, these problems do not happen with browser.urlbar.trimURLs set to false.
(In reply to João Rosado from comment #2) > As a note, these problems do not happen with browser.urlbar.trimURLs set to > false. They do using today's nightly. TrimURLs has no effect.
abhishek, this was caused by your patch and seems like an important issue to resolve. Do you have any ideas how we could address it?
Can we just backout bug 693808 from FF19 before the merge to prevent this from hitting Aurora and then resolve for FF20?
Yep - I'll do that.
Fixed by the backout of bug 693808.
This regressed again starting with today's nightly.
Oddly, 'localhost' doesn't trigger a Google search, but entering LAN machine names does.
In fact, the bug is even worse than that. It is now impossible with FF to visit a LAN machine. Typing 'http://vega' is automatically changed to http://www.vega.com, and 'vega' initiates a Google search.
Works again with a later build.
Tested on: Windows 7x64, Ubuntu 12.10 and Mac OS X 10.8 - using Firefox 19 beta 5. Marking as verified fixed. If someone is able to reproduce, please reopen it.