Rechercher dans l’assistance

Évitez les escroqueries à l’assistance. Nous ne vous demanderons jamais d’appeler ou d’envoyer un SMS à un numéro de téléphone ou de partager des informations personnelles. Veuillez signaler toute activité suspecte en utilisant l’option « Signaler un abus ».

Learn More

Why does the firefox browser insist on adding "www" to the front of my website entries? Can I shut this off?

  • 5 réponses
  • 8 ont ce problème
  • 22826 vues
  • Dernière réponse par ejbragg

more options

I'm trying to access an address that does not use the "www" prefix. But when I type in the address, the search fails and suddenly, "www" appears in the "problem loading page" message. But that's not the address I need to access.

Solution choisie

Are you using a proxy to connect?

  • Tools > Options > Advanced : Network : Connection > Settings

You can try to disable the fixup to prevent Firefox from try the address with a www. prefix.

See:

Lire cette réponse dans son contexte 👍 2

Toutes les réponses (5)

more options

Upgrade your browser to Firefox 9 and check

more options

Does it work correctly if you type the full address including the protocol?

You can try to disable keyword search by setting the keyword.enabled pref to false.

more options

Thank you for the response.

No, I type it in as "http://att.elevate" and apparently, I've discovered that it reverts to "http://www.att.elevate" (and sometimes adds a ".com") when the site cannot be found - which is when the hotspot device is not connected - this is when the problem occurs. (The address actually directs me to a piece of local hardware, AT&T's HotSpot.) So perhaps it's not Firefox. But it's confusing when it reverts to the "www" prefix. I'm guessing that it must do that when it cannot find the device. But my primary problem now (I suppose) is that when this happens, the "www"-appended address is added to the history, and when I need to connect again, Firefox automatically adds the "www" to the address every time afterward. I keep having to clear it out of history, which gets old.

more options

Solution choisie

Are you using a proxy to connect?

  • Tools > Options > Advanced : Network : Connection > Settings

You can try to disable the fixup to prevent Firefox from try the address with a www. prefix.

See:

more options

Not using a proxy. Thank you so much for providing the answer. That's what I was looking for!!