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Is there anything that typed string into url bar let firefox NOT recognize as url?

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If I want to search something which includes dot(.), firefox immediately recognize as url so i always failure to search it. So I still leave search window inside firefox. Is there anything temporarily disable this recognition and search it in url bar(awesomebar;megabar)? Is there hidden commands such as !nourl:blahblah?

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Instead of putting a dot between four apostrophes, you could
prepend "?" to your search :

"?"www.youtube.com

Or :

Put quotation marks around the string :

"www.youtube.com"

I always go for the "dot between four apostrophes" because it also makes a link unclickable, like here - when you quote this post, you'll see what I mean.

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Videos.

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roflsunriz said

If I want to search something which includes dot(.), firefox immediately recognize as url so i always failure to search it.

Hello roflsunriz,

You can put the dot ( . ) between four apostrophes, like e.g.:

youtube''.''com

Give it a try .....

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Hello roflsunriz, You can put the dot ( . ) between four apostrophes, like e.g.: youtube''.''com Give it a try .....

Thanks. Maybe this is available solution currently I can do. The Question will keep open until next few days to wait another best suggestion, but if I haven't it, I will mark this as solution.

Modified by roflsunriz

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tink71290 said

Videos.

ah, I can see nothing. Is there any link?

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Instead of putting a dot between four apostrophes, you could
prepend "?" to your search :

"?"www.youtube.com

Or :

Put quotation marks around the string :

"www.youtube.com"

I always go for the "dot between four apostrophes" because it also makes a link unclickable, like here - when you quote this post, you'll see what I mean.

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McCoy said

Put quotation marks around the string : "www.youtube.com" I always go for the "dot between four apostrophes" because it also makes a link unclickable, like here - when you quote this post, you'll see what I mean.

Question mark is best I think - because it make me less type keyboard. The other method >Put quotation marks around the string is just complicated (more typing) so I'm not like it though - thanks again.

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roflsunriz said

Question mark is best I think - because it make me less type keyboard.

You're right - I should have mentioned that as first option, but forgot all about it because I use the "dot between apostrophes" for two reasons.

Would you be so kind as to mark the post that has the best solution for you as Chosen Solution ?

It's the "Solved the problem" button to the right of that post.

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Ah, Eh, Yeah. I mentioned the reason at above already because to wait another,but you really wants that thing so I'll push that button.

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roflsunriz said

Ah, Eh, Yeah. I mentioned the reason at above already because to wait another,but you really wants that thing so I'll push that button.

I honestly thought that the "?" was the Chosen Solution for you ....

Don't mark my post because I asked you to, but only mark it because you think it is the best option !

If you'd rather wait to see if someone else will come up with a better answer, then just remove the Chosen Solution mark from my post by clicking on the "Undo" button to the right.

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I already have both in Firefox window, but wanted to remove search-bar which is just left for prevent such URL recognition (see post #1)

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You can also initiate a search via the '@' symbol (you need to select a search engine).

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