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Windows 7: Browser Suffixes

28 Apr 2011   #1
Dwarf

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 
Browser Suffixes

Does anyone know how to change the suffix in FireFox 4.0 when using the keyboard shortcut of Ctrl + Shift + Enter/Return as I can't seem to find it anywhere? There is no problem with IE, but I would like to know how to change it in FF from the default .org to .co.uk as it would be more logical for me, seeing as though I am from the UK.


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28 Apr 2011   #2
Irene

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

The only thing of relevance I could find was this:
Keyboard shortcuts | How to | Firefox Help

Unfortunately, they state this at the beginning of the Help page :

Quote:
Firefox does not provide any method of customizing keyboard shortcuts.
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28 Apr 2011   #3
Bill2

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86
 
 

In "about:config" in Firefox's URL bar, look for "browser.fixup.alternate.suffix". Double-click that line, and change to ".co.uk". Hit OK.

You may need to experiment with Ctrl + Enter or other combos apart from the default keyboard shortcut.
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28 Apr 2011   #4
Dwarf

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

Thanks. I'll give that a try this afternoon. You'd have thought that they would have made this much simpler though.
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28 Apr 2011   #5
Dwarf

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

This has been fun.

The above didn't help. However, there is an extension that seems to have done the trick. For those of you who are interested, I'll include the file here as the Mozilla website seems to crash FireFox whenever I try to access it, so I had to persevere with IE9 to download it.

This is what I get when clicking the Source: link at the bottom of this post:

Browser Suffixes-capture2.png

Click download to download the browser extension.

Unzip the file (it needed to be zipped so that it could be uploaded) and in FireFox invoke the Add-ons Manager by using the Ctrl + Shift + A shortcut.

Browser Suffixes-capture.png

Click on Extensions and then click on Browser Suffixes-capture1.png From the menu that appears, select Install Add-on From File... Browse to the location of the extracted file and follow the instructions to install it. You will need to restart the browser for changes to take effect.

To edit the settings, click on Options. The following images show the default settings (left) and my current settings (right).

Browser Suffixes-capture3.png Browser Suffixes-capture4.png

Source: URL Suffix 0.5.1


Attached Files
File Type: zip url_suffix-0.5.1-fx.zip (13.2 KB, 3 views)
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30 Apr 2011   #6
Irene

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

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30 Apr 2011   #7
Dwarf

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

That link (as with any other Mozilla one) crashes my FF browser.

Having said that, I feel that this functionality should be included as standard in FF.
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30 Apr 2011   #8
Airbot

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dwarf View Post
That link (as with any other Mozilla one) crashes my FF browser.

Doesn't sound normal to me. If it's FF in Win 7, sounds like something is screwed up in your FF install. Add-on, profile itself is corrupt, etc. If it's in Win 8, well...you know FF isn't going to be perfectly compatible for running that system yet. If it's in both, probably the first reason again.
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30 Apr 2011   #9
Dwarf

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

I'm currently using W8, so that's probably the reason.

Incidentally, the only reason I am using FF is because IE9 is not functioning correctly in this build of W8 (7955). It was working in build 7850.

Nonetheless, I shall probably install FF as an alternative browser on the rest of my installs as it is very much similar to IE9 in many respects.
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