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How to search for functions with a dot (eg. tf.nn.relu()) from the adress bar without getting 'site could not be loaded'?

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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?

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?

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FredMcD
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Can you show us some of the things you want to look up?

Can you show us some of the things you want to look up?

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Sure, heres the example I mentioned:

tf.nn.relu() or tf.contrib

Sure, heres the example I mentioned: tf.nn.relu() or tf.contrib
FredMcD
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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.

'''''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.
the-edmeister
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Try adding a one letter Keyword in Options > Search --> under One-Click Search Engines

Example:

  1. Under One-Click Search Engines highlight Yahoo, then under the Keyword field double-click to get the "text area" to appear.
  2. Type in the letter y and then hit Enter to add that as the Keyword for that Search Engine.
  3. 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.

Try adding a one letter '''Keyword''' in Options > Search --> under '''''One-Click Search Engines''''' Example: # 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.
jscher2000
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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:

'tf.nn.relu() => https://www.google.com/search?q=%27tf.nn.relu%28%29&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&client=firefox-b-1-ab

You also can use a left bracket -- [ -- in the first position if you prefer.

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: 'tf.nn.relu() => https://www.google.com/search?q=%27tf.nn.relu%28%29&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&client=firefox-b-1-ab You also can use a left bracket -- [ -- in the first position if you prefer.