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I'm using Ubuntu 10.04 and Firefox 3.6.3. If I type wrong URL like youtube, it won't redirect me to the correct site. Instead the address would be jar:file:///usr/lib/firefox-3.6.3/chrome/en-US.jar!/locale/browser-region/region.propertiesyoutube and Firefox can't find any page.

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I can't "comment" yet so posting this as a suppliment to evowinds post in which he is asking you to modify the firefox configuration file. Here are the instructions on how to make edits: http://kb.mozillazine.org/About:config

Basically he is asking you to:

  1. Open firefox
  2. In the URL bar type in "about:config" where you would normally put something like http://www.superuser.com
  3. Find the key value CT1896539.SearchFromAddressBarUrl
  4. Change the value for this key to TRUE.
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At last, someone has understood me :D Thanks for expansion. –  evowinds May 7 '10 at 11:09
    
Thank you, I can now make comments :D –  RandyMorris May 7 '10 at 11:12
    
Bu you got the points huh:) –  evowinds May 7 '10 at 11:34
    
Yup and now I can upvote posts to so i gave you credit where it was due :D –  RandyMorris May 7 '10 at 11:43
    
Ah. Now it works as I want it. Thanks. –  Jaakko May 7 '10 at 11:48
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Ubuntu made a search engine deal with Yahoo in 10.4 LTS release. Of course some settings may be changed.

In about:config page; CT1896539.SearchFromAddressBarIsInit value is True or False? If "False", then change it to "True" maybe it helps. Also then try below. CT1896539.SearchFromAddressBarUrl;http://search.conduit.com/ResultsExt.aspx?ctid=CT1896539&SearchSource=2&q=

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The value is true and I FF can find the site search.conduit.com/… . However, CT1896539.SearchFromAddressBarUrl;search.conduit.com/… says that the URL is not valid and can't be loaded. –  Jaakko May 7 '10 at 9:09
    
how you tried this and got the error message? –  evowinds May 7 '10 at 9:12
    
I copypasted that link to the address bar and pressed enter. –  Jaakko May 7 '10 at 9:40
    
No, no...This link is not a real link. It is also "about:config" setting. "CT1896539.SearchFromAddressBarUrl" is the key and "search.conduit.com/…; is the value, OK? –  evowinds May 7 '10 at 10:35
    
This gives a Google-like search engine without error messages. –  Jaakko May 7 '10 at 11:20
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