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Is it possible to disable the automatic search when you type a full URL in the location bar and the site is not reachable?

I can't figure out the name of the feature so I can find more info about... I'll give an example:

  1. I type http://tmp/ in the location bar to load a local development site
  2. My local Apache is down so the site is unreachable
  3. Firefox loads http://www.tmp.com
  4. I start Apache
  5. I have to type again the original URL

This is true even when Apache cannot find another site: the last attempted URL remains in the location bar.

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I have no idea if it can be turned of, but it's not search. Firefox will automatically try to add .com and www. to the URL. – Let_Me_Be Dec 2 '10 at 12:16
    
Your remark allowed me to find mozilla.org/docs/end-user/domain-guessing.html :) – Álvaro González Dec 2 '10 at 12:30
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For the records, the feature is called "domain guessing":

http://www.mozilla.org/docs/end-user/domain-guessing.html

The link explains how to disable it.

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Please accept your own answer to prevent this question from being bumped to the front page again. – Daniel Beck Jan 22 '11 at 12:57

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