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I used to know how to configure this, but I can't seem to find it again. Here are some special features I would like to keep in the Address Bar, and some I would like to disable:

  • To Keep:

    • Bookmark "keyword" functionality. (i.e.: "go searchterm" = "http://www.google.com/search?&q=searchterm")
    • Bookmark and History searching. (i.e.: "SuperUser" will display suggestions for the SuperUser homepage from my bookmarks, and SuperUser threads from my history.)
  • To Disable:

    • URL Bar Web Searches. (i.e.: "SearchTerm" will take me to a Google page with results for SearchTerm.)
    • TLD Guessing. (i.e.: "superuser" will turn into "superuser.com")

What defaults do I need to change so that the options I want kept remain available, while still turning off those I want disabled?

I'm currently running Firefox 10.

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Go to about:config and set the following preferences to false:

TLD Guessing


URL Bar Web Searches

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The tld guessing solution just won't work, browser.fixup.alternate.enabled is broken, it just won't prepend/apend www. and .com to the typed text, but it will still treat any string that includes a dot as an url, so searching, for instance, for browser.fixup.alternate.enabled will fail, with ff - up to current nightly (37.0a1), at least - trying to open http://browser.fixup.alternate.enabled, instead! –  user396229 Dec 5 '14 at 7:28

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