Firefox address bar stopped going right to the website

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  1. TonyD

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    So i guess there was a firefox update recently and now i cant get the
    direct to a website deal working anymore.

    if i type facebook it searches for facebook and shows results.
    previously it would go right to facebook.
    additionally there is a HTF logo in the top left side of the page
    after typing something in the address bar along with the search results.

    what happened?
     
  2. TonyD

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    I also could type in a title of a mvie and go directly to the imdb page of the movie.
    how did i lose this function?
     
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    Install the add-on called "oldbar":

    https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/6227

    It makes the address bar behave the way it did on older versions of Firefox.


    Edit: Actually, that might not be the problem. I just typed "The Godfather" into my Firefox and it took me to the imdb page for The Godfather -- and I do not have the oldbar add-on running. Single word films like "Stardust" results in a google result page. Multi word titles of films that have current websites, such as "Rise of the Lycans" resulted in Sony's promo website for Underworld: Rise of the Lycans. There's clearly some intelligence at work, but I don't know the parameters. "Facebook" resulted in facebook.com.
     
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    thanks but it didn't work.

    wish i could figure this out.
    I tried over at mozilla but couldn't find anything.

    really strange that i see a HTF logo on search pages.
    I even disabled the htf toolbar.
     
  5. Parker Clack

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    Tony:

    Are you typing in the search bar within Firefox? You shouldn't see our logo unless you are using the search function for Google within the forum.
     
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    using the address bar,
    were i would normally type
    http://www.imdb. com

    i could previously type imdb or the name of the movie.
    or "netflix" etc.

    doesn't work, just get a results page with that htf logo at the top left.

    Even tried removing the htf tool bar.
     
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    I figured it out.
    it is a component on the htf toolbar.

    there is a email notifier drop down.
    in the toolbar setting is a check box for
    "enable search from address bar"

    this must have become checked during an update.

    it is now unchecked.
     
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    Tony:

    I didn't even know that function was part of the toolbar.

    Thanks for figuring it out.
     
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    sure.

    I'm just thrilled i fifgured it out.
    I really like being able to type an address without using the entire address
    and movie titles going right to imdb.
     

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