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How do you setup "https://www." for all websites when all that's typed in, example ","?

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Whenever I simply type in only the web address such as,, the following error message comes up: Unable to connect

Firefox can't establish a connection to the server at

   The site could be temporarily unavailable or too busy. Try again in a few moments.
   If you are unable to load any pages, check your computer's network connection.
   If your computer or network is protected by a firewall or proxy, make sure that Firefox is permitted to access the Web.

It is only when I type "https://www." before ",, that the websites come up. How can firefox be set up so that all I have to do is type ",," and the "https://www." automatically attaches to them so that they read ",," ???

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Thanks for your question! It may be a problem with an add-on that's causing this problem. When you migrated from FF 28 to 29, your add-ons may be interacting with your browser differently. One way to figure out if that's the issue is to run FF in safe mode. There's information about safe mode here:

If it works when in safe mode, then you'll have to figure out which add-on is causing the problem. You can do that by temporarily enabling and disabling each add-on. (

Another general "fix all" that may be helpful is to clear your FF cache: ( sometimes doing this can save you a lengthy troubleshooting session!

Hope these solutions work for you!

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I did all of the above and I'm still am not able to do what I used to do, which was simply type in something like or and be directed to firefox or googles home page. Even when I type in or, I still receive an error that tells me the page is unavailable. All of the bookmarks that had been setup now require you to type the "https://www." instead of simply typing in the "" and it automatically default to or This problem only started today. That's why I've been trying to figure out how to setup firefox so that all I have to do is type in the and have it default to the site rather than having to type the "".