[clug] Firefox question

Eyal Lebedinsky eyal at eyal.emu.id.au
Fri Jan 14 10:53:49 GMT 2005

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).
> Another interesting thing is that the rouge site that is brought up 
> seems to turn off
> the "Stop" button and I cannot interrupt the loading. I checked and 
> normal sites do
> not do this, and neither does this specific site if I go there directly, 
> so maybe
> this is the Google search that does this?
> Thanks
>     Mr Paranoid

Thanks everybody, "about:config" it is. The item to filter is
"keyword" and I need to "toggle" "keyword.enabled" to "false".

Eyal Lebedinsky (eyal at eyal.emu.id.au) <http://samba.org/eyal/>
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