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Firefox6 can not determine which site I want to visit

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In earlier ver. of Firefox when I wrote "yahoo" in address bar in automatically redirect me to "www.yahoo.com" of when I wrote "university of Irvine" it automatically redirected me to "www.uci.edu" but now it redirect me to Google.com . Ofcourse I change default search browser from "Yahoo" to "Google" from "About:config" but did not more change . Please help me

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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".


To open the about:config page, type about:config in the location (address) bar and press the "Enter" key, just like you type the url of a website to open a website.
If you see a warning then you can confirm that you want to access that page.

  • Use the Filter bar at to top of the about:config page to locate a preference more easily.
  • Preferences that have been modified show as bold(user set).
  • Preferences can be reset to the default or changed via the right-click context menu.
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Google (or other search engine selected for the Location/URL bar) tries to resolve what you enter to one, unique web address. Google can not resolve "University of Irvine" to a single web address, as there are many. The same is true of entering "yahoo" in the Location/URL bar.


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You need to update some plug-ins:

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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".


To open the about:config page, type about:config in the location (address) bar and press the "Enter" key, just like you type the url of a website to open a website.
If you see a warning then you can confirm that you want to access that page.

  • Use the Filter bar at to top of the about:config page to locate a preference more easily.
  • Preferences that have been modified show as bold(user set).
  • Preferences can be reset to the default or changed via the right-click context menu.