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problems with localhost

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Just after updating to Firefox 7 I can no longer move around in localhost as usual. I type in an url and get a Google search instead of the page I'm looking for. How can I get the previous version back so that I can get some work done? And why are you hiding the http://? It seems to me that you might be trying to emulate Microsoft to the point of working (not working) like Microsoft.

Main page I get to.. localhost/Taste cow/

need to get to.. localhost/Taste cow/backend/

Just get Google search.

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Hi, I also have this issue.

Until there is a official update to fix this you can get around it by changing an about:config option.


Get the Full URL Back in Firefox 7

1. In Firefox's URL bar, type in: about:config and agree to the pop-up message.

2. Search for: browser.urlbar.trimURLs.

3. Double-click or right-click and select "toggle" to change the value to false. Now you'll get the full HTTPS or HTTP in the URL so you won't be confused on whether you're viewing a secure site.


This will enable you to visit localhost again.

Source: http://lifehacker.com/5844471/get-the-full-url-back-in-firefox-7

Fusey

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Hi, I also have this issue.

Until there is a official update to fix this you can get around it by changing an about:config option.


Get the Full URL Back in Firefox 7

1. In Firefox's URL bar, type in: about:config and agree to the pop-up message.

2. Search for: browser.urlbar.trimURLs.

3. Double-click or right-click and select "toggle" to change the value to false. Now you'll get the full HTTPS or HTTP in the URL so you won't be confused on whether you're viewing a secure site.


This will enable you to visit localhost again.

Source: http://lifehacker.com/5844471/get-the-full-url-back-in-firefox-7

Fusey

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Thanks for the reply. I did find Firefox 6 and reinstalled and am a bit gun shy about using V7 after reading about the issues people are having. It's good to have more in one's artillery to be able to cope with such issues. Didn't even have a clue about being able to get deeper into Firefox's config, awesome.

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Thanks for the solution, this worked for me. I can't believe 7 actually went live like this and hasn't been immediately hotfixed :(

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It's also in FF8 beta...

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Sh!t, version 8 and they still haven't fixed this. Where are their heads at? Maybe it's time to switch browsers. :(