How do I get firefox to stup adding WWW to the beginning of a URL that does not start with WWW?
I have a URL I need to access "http://vb.bytware/forums/index/php" but fire fox keeps adding WWW to he beginning of the URL returning "http://www.vb.bytware/forums/index.php" whis is worng and therefore returns a Site not Found error.
Re: How do I get firefox to stup adding WWW to the beginning of a URL that does not start with WWW?
Looked at a cached copy and this was the original text:
"Stop FireFox from adding www. or .com
Ever wish FireFox would stop trying to fix "broken" URLs by prepending www. (or appending .com) to the server name? If, like me, you find that more irritating than helpful, you can disable it globally:
1. In FireFox, go to http://about:config (this is a special manual configuration page all Mozilla-based browsers have; be careful, as you can really much things up!)
2. In the Filter box, type in fixup and hit Enter (this will hide all the config elements except those that match this term)
3. Click on the browser.fixup.alternate.enabled element; you'll see it change from Default to User Set, and from True to False.
To re-enable this, just repeat -- it'll toggle the other way. Changes are saved automatically. "
I've tried this but it doesn't solve the issue (v 3.6.13).
Update #2 :
There's two additional config entries:
browser.fixup.alternate.prefix - (www.)
browser.fixup.alternate.suffix - (.com)
Changing these / removing the entries makes no difference either. Even after a reboot. Looks like a bug.
Update #3 :
Even when copying the correct url - verified to work in IE. It still insists on rewriting the url by removing the port number and adding www. and .com.
e.g. "http://localhost:8080/issues" becomes "http://www.localhost.com/issues". Really lame.