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Firefox used to go straight to the most likely site if I typed into the address bar, now it only goes to the google list

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I really liked that when I typed for example "bbc news uk", in the address bar, firefox took a good guess and took me straight to bbc.co.uk/news/uk , or if i typed in 'cnn us edition', bang and I'm on the actual page.

Now what happens when I type into the address bar is it takes me to a google search result page which is still good but can I have the previous feature back again, how do I get that?

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cor-el
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You can modify the pref keyword.URL on the about:config page to use Google's "I'm Feeling Lucky" or Google's "Browse By Name".


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This worked, thanks.

cor-el
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You're welcome