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When I type in a specific web address my browser automatically adds another www. in front of it. So the address ends up looking like this:

www.www.example.net

How do I get this to stop? I have Windows 10.

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    What browser are you using? Does it happen in other browsers too? – LPChip Jun 17 '17 at 19:52
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    dont type www, just type lovebetterlife.com. I haven't typed www in over 10 years. – Moab Jun 17 '17 at 20:21
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    @Moab Not every website will adhire to not using www. I don't do it often, but I've found a few where it doesn't work without – LPChip Jun 17 '17 at 20:31
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    I have lived without it for a long time. – Moab Jun 17 '17 at 20:36
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    Any web address or there is one in particular with this problem? If it is only one particular address that gives you this problem and virtually no other, then chances are, this is some redirection bug in the web site pointed by that address. – Theraot Jun 17 '17 at 23:50
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Internet Explorer

  1. Open Internet Explorer
  2. Internet Options
  3. General tab
  4. Appearance
  5. Languages button.
  6. In the new box which opens, check the Do not add www to the beginning of typed addresses.
  7. Click OK/Apply and exit.

Google Chrome

  1. Go to Settings
  2. Show advanced settings
  3. Uncheck the box saying Use a prediction service to help complete searches and URLs typed in the address bar or the app launcher search box.

Firefox

  1. Open Firefox
  2. type about:config in the address bar and hit Enter.
  3. Search for browser.fixup.alternate.
  4. Now double-click on browser.fixup.alternate.enabled to change its value to False. The other two settings are there, if you want to change the default values of the prefix and suffix.

Hope this will fix your issue :)

  • If none of this work, maybe you want to backup your browser favorites and reset IE, reset Chrome or reset Firefox as the case may be, and see if that works for you. – Atlas_Gondal Jun 17 '17 at 18:22
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    This is a good answer, so +1, but it may have helped if you first asked what browser he is using, rather than just assume a few and write a full answer for 3 most used browsers. Given he is using windows 10, chances are high he is using Edge browser. – LPChip Jun 17 '17 at 19:53
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    Atlas_Gondal : Good answer. Since poster failed to mention which browser, you provided a bunch of information which is most likely to be useful. That is likely more useful than asking a question and providing no useful information until the question is answered. Good job on taking the initiative. (Hopefully if the asker is using a different browser, that person will have enough sense to provide a clarification.) @LPChip: I respectfully disagree, for reasons just provided. Oh, and by the way, regarding what "he" is using, I say 80%+ chance this poster was female. :) – TOOGAM Jun 18 '17 at 6:24
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    @LPChip: I agree with TOOGAM. It is widely considered (and, I believe, documented somewhere) that the #1 objective of Super User (and Stack Exchange in general) is to build a knowledge base that will be useful to many people. Helping the current OP is nice, but it’s a secondary objective. Yes, it would have been good if Atlas_Gondal had determined what browser the OP was using, so he could be sure to include that browser in his answer — but providing a multi-faceted answer, that promises to help many people in the future, was the right thing to do. – Scott Jun 19 '17 at 5:13
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    @Atlas_Gondal: See the above.  And don’t take what “McDonald's” says seriously.  When you have multiple different answers to a question, using different approaches and/or techniques, you should post them as separate answers, so people can vote on them independently (e.g., vote one up and the others down) and we can get a ranking of their quality.  But, if you were to take a solution like this and post it as three separate answers, people would believe that you were gaming the system to get more reputation, and they might downvote you just for that. – Scott Jun 19 '17 at 5:13

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