October 5, 2014

Firefox: Disable search and Domain Guessing

I don’t want my firefox to perform searches on google or similar when I don’t explicitly instruct it to do so. This is especially annoying if you enter something like sw01.mgmt.corp.client.com and firefox performs a google search on that because you didn’t configure your DNS correctly.

Go to about:config and set keyword.enabled = false

But that isn’t enough. If you enter something like internalapp it will complete that to www.internalapp.com… This “feature” is called Domain Guessing. Let’s get rid of that, too: browser.fixup.alternate.enabled = false

Additionaly, I have set up a few keywords for search engines, so when I enter something like g test into the URL bar firefox will do a google search.

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