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Address bar is disobeying keyword.url

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  • Last reply by Nardozza

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I have keyword.URL set to'm%20Feeling%20Lucky&q=

However, when I type 'foo' into my address bar, it tries to take me to http://foo/ instead of executing a google search for foo and taking me to the first hit, which is what I was expecting. I end up seeing a message from my ISP that the site does not exist. Anyone know how to fix this? Google only seems to turn up advice on changing keyword.url, with nothing on forcing firefox to obey keyword.url.

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Ensure keyword.enabled is true. More importantly, if you want it to trigger when you type a single word instead of multiple words, you need to set browser.fixup.alternate.enabled to false

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Thank you for the advice!

keyword.enabled was and remains true (I didn't know it needed checking, so thanks).

browser.fixup.alternate.enabled was true; I set it to false, but am getting identical behaviour.

more options - My ISP is by-passing Firefox's Location bar search ..... You may have an ISP that automatically redirects you to a search page if a DNS look up fails. That takes the control from Firefox to do the normal keyword search like a Google I'm Lucky search. In such cases you need to contact your ISP and ask for a DNS server to opt-out of that feature.

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@cor-el I don't think that's the problem here. Because this functionality seems to be working fine when I enter multiple keywords in the location bar. (Not calling it 'awesome' bar unless I get this thing fixed :p)


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