[clug] Firefox question

Andrew Pollock andrew-clug at andrew.net.au
Thu Jan 13 23:36:06 GMT 2005

On Fri, Jan 14, 2005 at 09:53:53AM +1100, Eyal Lebedinsky wrote:
> I am setting it up for my main machine (Linux) but also for a Windows 
> machine that I have.
> It is the windows version that does very strange things. The first, 
> terrible, thing is
> that it issues a google search for a hostname if it cannot resolve it. This 
> is terrible
> because it jeopardizes security (you end up NOT where you meant to go) and 
> privacy (it
> issues a transaction you did not request with whatever you wrongly typed).
> I could not find a place to disable this (My proxy now blocks the specific 
> Google URL).
> The Linux version does not do this (nice).

There's lots of tweakables at the URL about:config


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