How to search for functions with a dot (eg. tf.nn.relu()) from the adress bar without getting 'site could not be loaded'?
I just switched to Firefox from Chrome and so far Im loving it, except for one tiny bit, which unfortunatly drives me crazy:
When I use the search from the adress bar to look up functions with dots '.' in them, Firefox always assumes these are websites, add 'www.' and takes me to ' Site could not be loaded' instead of using google to search.
Is there any way to change this behaviour in the adress bar?
Additional System Details
- User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 10.0; Win64; x64; rv:57.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/57.0
Can you show us some of the things you want to look up?
Sure, heres the example I mentioned:
tf.nn.relu() or tf.contrib
Firefox can’t find the server at tf.nn.relu().
It's the dots that confuse the browser into thinking this a web address. I called for more help.
Try adding a one letter Keyword in Options > Search --> under One-Click Search Engines
- Under One-Click Search Engines highlight Yahoo, then under the Keyword field double-click to get the "text area" to appear.
- Type in the letter y and then hit Enter to add that as the Keyword for that Search Engine.
- Then to do a search at Yahoo using those parameters, type y then a space and then the tf.nn.relu() search parameters.
y tf.nn.relu() typed in the Location Bar gives me this Yahoo search https://search.yahoo.com/yhs/search?p=tf.nn.relu%28%29&ei=UTF-8&hspart=mozilla&hsimp=yhs-002
Your keyword then the space "tells" Firefox that you want to do a search using the parameters following that space" character.
Here's a lazier workaround:
Preface your query with an apostrophe (single tick mark). While this is not the most aesthetic solution, I think it is one of the fastest to type:
You also can use a left bracket -- [ -- in the first position if you prefer.