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When I type in a specific URL, brows keeps changing it to a www .com address which it is not.

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We have a website for our work that is basically a news/information site the address looks like this "sitename/pages/home.aspx"

There is no www prefix or .com suffix for this url. I can access it just fine on a PC but on my Mac the browser automatically inserts www and .com to the "sitename" which directs me to entirely different site and a 404 not found page. Iʻm guessing this is an Intranet of my company yet I canʻt figure out how to disable it on my Mac so that I can access the correct page.

Iʻve tried disabling the prefix and suffix in config, that doesnʻt work. And unlike other browsers that have more info in their preferences I canʻt find something that disables this feature so i can simply type that address without the browser changing it.

Any thoughts/help at how to fix this? As I said my PC has no problem but I am using Internet Explorer on that PC. I use Safari and Firefox on my Mac and neither can access the same url properly.

Thank you!

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In about:config, change this setting: browser.fixup.alternate.enabled -> false