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[RESOLVED (sorta)] www com

Posted: Wed Sep 08, 2004 1:09 pm
by Chandu9013
I would like to see the option which places www. and .com automatically when something is typed in the address bar. :)

Posted: Wed Sep 08, 2004 1:15 pm
by ftboomer
It already exists:

type your page name (ie google)

then hold down the CTRL key while pressing ENTER.

Posted: Wed Sep 08, 2004 1:16 pm
by hornakapopolis
First , I'm assuming that you mean other than the CTRL+ENTER feature currently in Avant?

I'm not sure how possible that would be as if it did it whenever something was typed into the address box, you could never type in an address which didn't contain www or com. Unless I'm misunderstanding something.

edit: We posted at the same time, tboomer. :wink:

Posted: Wed Sep 08, 2004 1:20 pm
by Chandu9013
It is there in opera and firefox.It automatically fills in the www and com

Posted: Wed Sep 08, 2004 1:24 pm
by hornakapopolis
It seems that on my Firefox, it just takes you to the most likely site... much like Google's "I Feel Lucky".

For example, in my Firefox, typing in hornakapopolis brings me to this forum and typing in faith takes me to www.faith.co.uk.

Like I said before, it seems to me that adding those automatically would make it hard to get to sites that don't use www or com, especially those that don't use com.

Posted: Wed Sep 08, 2004 1:27 pm
by Chandu9013
Similar to that but not that.For ex take http://www.download.com .If u type only download and press enter or go.It automatically adds www and .com .

Posted: Wed Sep 08, 2004 1:33 pm
by hornakapopolis
What comes up when you try faith, hornakapopolis, cat, chandu9013 in Firefox?

Again, in mine, it isn't adding www and com, it's just taking me to the site that a search would bring up. For instance, there is a http://www.cat.com, but Firefox didn't take me there when I typed cat inot the address box.

Are you looking for the search feature or do you want it to add www & com?

Posted: Fri Sep 10, 2004 2:23 pm
by Chandu9013
hornakapopolis wrote:What comes up when you try faith, hornakapopolis, cat, chandu9013 in Firefox?

Again, in mine, it isn't adding www and com, it's just taking me to the site that a search would bring up. For instance, there is a http://www.cat.com, but Firefox didn't take me there when I typed cat inot the address box.

Are you looking for the search feature or do you want it to add www & com?
I don't know why u r not gettign.Ok leave it.I want www & com feature.

Posted: Fri Sep 10, 2004 2:37 pm
by hornakapopolis
Chandu9013 wrote:I don't know why u r not gettign.
What I wasn't getting was that you asked for something and then provided an example that didn't match what you were asking for. So , I've been trying to figure out if you wanted what you were asking for in words or what behavior you were describing.

I see what you're asking for now, but what I don't think you're getting is that (at least on mine) Firefox doesn't work the way you're describing it. If it does for you, let me know as I'd like to figure out why mine doesn't.

Can you tell us what sites come up when you type the keywords in that I mentioned above?

Posted: Fri Sep 10, 2004 2:44 pm
by Chandu9013
Not key words but if u type the name of a web site excluding www and .com or .net etc..It will automatically add them and takes me to that site.For ex: snapfiles it takes me to http://www.snapfiles.com .I hope u got it.Just not able to express what i am saying exactly.

Posted: Fri Sep 10, 2004 2:55 pm
by hornakapopolis
Yes, I was just asking you to verify that in your Firefox using the examples I gave you. :roll: :wink:

For instance, in Firefox, typing faith into the address bar takes me to http://www.faith.co.uk, not http://www.faith.com. Typing in hornakapopolis brings me to this forum, not my website. I was curious to see if yours did the same. I forget where cat took me (as I don't have Firefox on this computer, right now), but it didn't take me to Caterpillar's website, either.

The reason I responded to your thread, though... besides trying to clarify what you meant... is that I think that it might rather difficult to implement without it turning into a headache. For instance... if it only did it for one word items, then searching from the address bar wouldn't work. If it worked all of the time, then sites that don't end in com or start with www would have those tacked on there and you couldn't reach the site. (Like typing in openoffice.org, which will take you to their site while www.openoffice.org.com wouldn't.) If it ignored entried that had a period in them ( . ), then you'd always have to use a single domain.

I think the key would be to have some sort of thing that signifies that you want it to add it to what you've typed... which we have now with CTRL+ENTER

Posted: Fri Sep 10, 2004 3:03 pm
by Chandu9013
hornakapopolis wrote:Yes, I was just asking you to verify that in your Firefox using the examples I gave you. :roll: :wink:

For instance, in Firefox, typing faith into the address bar takes me to http://www.faith.co.uk, not http://www.faith.com. Typing in hornakapopolis brings me to this forum, not my website. I was curious to see if yours did the same. I forget where cat took me (as I don't have Firefox on this computer, right now), but it didn't take me to Caterpillar's website, either.

The reason I responded to your thread, though... besides trying to clarify what you meant... is that I think that it might rather difficult to implement without it turning into a headache. For instance... if it only did it for one word items, then searching from the address bar wouldn't work. If it worked all of the time, then sites that don't end in com or start with www would have those tacked on there and you couldn't reach the site. (Like typing in openoffice.org, which will take you to their site while www.openoffice.org.com wouldn't.) If it ignored entried that had a period in them ( . ), then you'd always have to use a single domain.

I think the key would be to have some sort of thing that signifies that you want it to add it to what you've typed... which we have now with CTRL+ENTER
CTRL+ETR. Never tired that b4.But it works.But opera did it witohut pressing any extra button.Ok leave it.What i want is already there.So, lety us stop this topic now and don't waste our time.Sorry if i posted this unecessarily :)

Posted: Fri Sep 10, 2004 3:08 pm
by MysteryFCM
Added "resolved" to the posts title ;)

Posted: Fri Sep 10, 2004 3:09 pm
by hornakapopolis
Yeah "Resolved"... Thanks for the answer about the words in the address bar, too.

Moved to "Help".

hornakapopolis

In what way is this resolved?

Posted: Wed Sep 15, 2004 2:40 am
by Circumlocutus
I think chandu was refering to the ability for the browser to wrap "www." & ".com" around whatever text was entered into the address bar (if the text didn't contain any periods [.], much like what the old netscape (circa 1998) browser used to do. (actually it tried www. .com, then another 4 suffixes until it stopped getting a 404 error.)

I personally would like Avant to do this because I like the Avant's "hold ctrl & enter (or hold ctrl & click go)" to open page in the background, but it becomes a nuisance when it means I have to type www.whatever.com into the address bar instead of whatever and pressing ctrl-enter then clicking on the tab to make it active.