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You call it a hack, I cal it a useful time-saving feature. ...

I call it a bad idea. From the early days of the Web until recently, a lot of parents would have been in a real surprise when their children typed "whitehouse" if their browser autocompleted "whitehouse.com" when they were trying to reach "whitehouse.gov." As you may know, "www.whitehouse.gov" is the website of the President of the United States. Until recently, "www.whitehouse.com" was the most famous porn site on the web. As a general proposition, "convenience" is responsible for more feature-bloat and lost productivity than anything else in software development.
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I call it a bad idea. From the early days of the Web until recently, a lot of parents would have been in a real surprise when their children typed "whitehouse" if their browser autocompleted "whitehouse.com" when they were trying to reach "whitehouse.gov." As you may know, "www.whitehouse.gov" is the website of the President of the United States. Until recently, "www.whitehouse.com" was the most famous porn site on the web. As a general proposition, "convenience" is responsible for more feature-bloat and lost productivity than anything else in software development.

that is your opinion
if someone did not know the proper extension for a government domain they would have typed the .com themselves
still don't see the problem
if they know it then they will type in the extension manually
it is a useful feature and a good idea as it saves time
the best thing to do would be to make it a preference that you can turn off and on depending on what you want
someone called it a hack
its funny that things that aren't a normal part of a process is called even in web design we have hacks which are actually useful for making the site display properly in older browsers
anyway it does not have to be implemented in the way that was described
no DNS has to be used
it could be done simply by using an IF in the logic of the safari software itself
if there is no extension,take the user to domain.com
simple really and that may even be the way it is in tiger
Anyway I hope the guy running the deb build of 10.5.2
is accurate and that they add it back in because it sounds like they forgot to put it in leopard
post #43 of 87
Why not just use OpenDNS? http://opendns.com/
That way you can set this up for any browser - and you can actually set up your own shortcuts such as typing "ai" and hit return... loads up appleinsider.com

Once you start down this path, you wonder how you ever got along without it.
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Why not just use OpenDNS? http://opendns.com/
That way you can set this up for any browser - and you can actually set up your own shortcuts such as typing "ai" and hit return... loads up appleinsider.com

Once you start down this path, you wonder how you ever got along without it.

OpenDNS is great and yet with a localized cache that isn't large one running sqlite via Apple CoreData would easily see updates to database changes and by first checking a locally cached schema one can extend WebKit not just to autocomplete web domains by offering the options, but one can add meta information that briefly gives info on the site and allow one to extend this to spotlight searching by offering ways to reduce poor search results, before needing to open a thread through port 80 and thus later with this background process extend it by creating smart searches lists.
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Why not just use OpenDNS? http://opendns.com/
That way you can set this up for any browser - and you can actually set up your own shortcuts such as typing "ai" and hit return... loads up appleinsider.com

Once you start down this path, you wonder how you ever got along without it.

I should not have to do ANYTHING.

And I don't want to use OpenDNS. To be honest, I checked it out and am a little uncomfortable with everything they record.

that is the whole point.

I don't need to use a third party and then go through setting up shortcuts. If I knew every site I would visit, then I would have it in my history or bookmarks.

The method you describe still does not solve the issue.

I should not have to set up anything.

Safari used to work the way I described and since Leopard, no longer does. Macs are supposed to work "out of the box," not requiring third party hacks and services.

It worked in Tiger and it is a woeful omission in Leopard.

Using OpenDNS and the like just reminds me of the PC world, which I bought a Mac to get a way from.
post #46 of 87
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OpenDNS is great and yet with a localized cache that isn't large one running sqlite via Apple CoreData would easily see updates to database changes and by first checking a locally cached schema one can extend WebKit not just to autocomplete web domains by offering the options, but one can add meta information that briefly gives info on the site and allow one to extend this to spotlight searching by offering ways to reduce poor search results, before needing to open a thread through port 80 and thus later with this background process extend it by creating smart searches lists.

Who wants to do all of that?

I just want to type a domain and have Safari take me to the .com version of that domain...

LIKE IT USED TO.

I don't want to create smart searches and add meta tags and use OpenDNS to get a localized cache.

I just want to type in a domain and get the ".com" automatically.

It is very simple and should be very simple. that is the Apple way.

Anyhow, the poster who said that he is using the 10.5.2 version says the capability is in his version. here's hoping it makes a comeback.
post #47 of 87
This feature has been in Safari since the beginning. Before that it was also in Netscape Navigator and Communicator. As I understand it, if there are no search domains configured either in UI or in a hosts file, and one enters a partial domain in the browser, the browser will assume www. and .com. It's not autocompleting from history, it just adds those to what the user has entered. (There is also the autocomplete feature as well, which works both from history and bookmarks.)

Internet Explorer and Firefox do not work the same way (at least not without additional modifier keys). They assume the user wanted to perform a search on the entered terms.

Under certain circumstances in the past, it has been necessary in my company to add search domains in Network PrefPane or in etc/hosts.conf. This has always broken the ability to use these "one-word" .com URLs.

It looks to me like what changed with Leopard is that a default search domain is automatically created in the Network PrefPane, which cannot be removed. Maybe this is different for some depending on the LAN setup, which might explain why it doesn't seem to affect some users. I CAN verify that the same thing is occurring on my MacBookPro with a fresh Leopard install. I too, was using this feature right up to the seconds before I installed Leopard. I have always, for example, just entered "google/maps" to go to www.google.com/maps or "adobe/type" to go to www.adobe.com/type.

Whether this is a hack or a feature I won't try to decide, but I don't like having a specific search domain shoved down my throat and I feel it should not be proper for any OS to insert that information without my specifying it. At very least, I should have the option to remove it.
post #48 of 87
With OpenDNS you don't have to set up shortcuts (although you can like I mentioned and they are fantastic) but there is the option to automatically add ".com" just as you wish. So it DOES fix your problem. Not to mention that it fixes it for all browsers not just Suckfari.

As for personal details, they do not keep any of the info unless you want them to, and you can manually delete it at any time if you so wish. (which is waaay more than Google offers btw.)

I don't know why this is such a big deal to you, when the fix is there and then some.

Even if Apple removed this "feature", there can be good arguments made as to why they would - especially since this is something that you can add on your own.

But, to each their own I guess... if you wish to keep ranting about it, that is your right.
post #49 of 87
It was not removed - I just downgraded back to 10.5.1 and if I enter a domain name (e.g., "chevron") in the address bar and hit return, Safari changes it to "htt p://www.chevron.com", just as it always did.

There is something else misconfigured on your machine.
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post #50 of 87
I don't really see the problem here. If you've visited the site once before and it's still in your history, it autocompletes. You're very stubborn and difficult.

EDIT: I'm addressing the thread starter.
post #51 of 87
This is not being stubborn and difficult. Just like you said, autocomplete only works for URLs that are in your History or bookmarks. Many times, one wants to go to a URL that is not in History or Bookmarks. Maybe a site that you haven't visited in months. As I said before, for years every time I have needed to visit www.adobe.com/type, I have been able to simply type adobe/type and hit enter. Now I don't visit that URL often enough for it to always be in my History cache, but when I do I would much rather type adobe/type than www.adobe.com/type. If I thought about it for a few minutes I could come up with dozens of URLs that I regularly visit using this feature. As I've written to Apple, I'm sure there are many people who need Search Domains configured to access various machines by name within their own LANs. But I suggest that for every one of them there are dozens or hundreds of people that do not need that function and would rather prefer to not have a requirement to specify a Search Domain, instead having the flexibility to quickly go to URLs without having to enter redundant information.
post #52 of 87
i replied to this post earlier and said that safari automatically goes to a ".com" if i type 'ibm".
After reading further through this thread I decided to try many other site names without adding the ".com" and not once did safari fail to add the .com.
However, when I tried "PBS" which should be a .org it took me to pbs.com(that kinda sucks)
so safari in leopard automatically add the .com to every site i attempt to go to.
I believe the OP has a problem with his install and maybe needs to try to archive/install or maybe a clean install again if he hasn't tried that route yet.
post #53 of 87
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I don't really see the problem here. If you've visited the site once before and it's still in your history, it autocompletes. You're very stubborn and difficult.

EDIT: I'm addressing the thread starter.

wow,

That is a little immature.

i started this thread to address an issue that I have discovered is widespread. Because I don't want to add services and agree with other people's philosophy that Safari "sucks" or OpenDNS is the way to go, I am difficult? Okay...

Actually, I wanted to know if this was a Leopard specific change and if so, how to get my pristine Leopard install to do what it should do within the confines of the OS (ie: checking a preference)

As far as your reference to autocompleting history, I always maintain a clean system. That means no cookies, no history, etc. You sound like you have not read through most of the posts. Everyone knows it autocompletes sites in history and bookmarks. If you have something to offer, then please do. If you only have your personal character judgements, do everyone a favor and keep them to yourself. the only thing that is difficult is getting a clear answer as to what has changed in retail Leopard's Safari.
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Originally Posted by javadave View Post

This feature has been in Safari since the beginning. Before that it was also in Netscape Navigator and Communicator. As I understand it, if there are no search domains configured either in UI or in a hosts file, and one enters a partial domain in the browser, the browser will assume www. and .com. It's not autocompleting from history, it just adds those to what the user has entered. (There is also the autocomplete feature as well, which works both from history and bookmarks.)

Internet Explorer and Firefox do not work the same way (at least not without additional modifier keys). They assume the user wanted to perform a search on the entered terms.

Under certain circumstances in the past, it has been necessary in my company to add search domains in Network PrefPane or in etc/hosts.conf. This has always broken the ability to use these "one-word" .com URLs.

It looks to me like what changed with Leopard is that a default search domain is automatically created in the Network PrefPane, which cannot be removed. Maybe this is different for some depending on the LAN setup, which might explain why it doesn't seem to affect some users. I CAN verify that the same thing is occurring on my MacBookPro with a fresh Leopard install. I too, was using this feature right up to the seconds before I installed Leopard. I have always, for example, just entered "google/maps" to go to www.google.com/maps or "adobe/type" to go to www.adobe.com/type.

Whether this is a hack or a feature I won't try to decide, but I don't like having a specific search domain shoved down my throat and I feel it should not be proper for any OS to insert that information without my specifying it. At very least, I should have the option to remove it.

Thanks for your post. It shows that I am not losing my mind. While we disagree on the benefits of having ".com" appended auto for a partial domain, we both agree that it should at least be a preference.

In any case, it used to be in Safari and now it is not. Apple has said nothing about this. My coworkers would always admire how much easier a Mac made things and this is one of them. though it is a small detail, it is just one more thing that bothers me about Leopard, which I mostly am happy with, feature wise.
post #55 of 87
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i replied to this post earlier and said that safari automatically goes to a ".com" if i type 'ibm".
After reading further through this thread I decided to try many other site names without adding the ".com" and not once did safari fail to add the .com.
However, when I tried "PBS" which should be a .org it took me to pbs.com(that kinda sucks)
so safari in leopard automatically add the .com to every site i attempt to go to.
I believe the OP has a problem with his install and maybe needs to try to archive/install or maybe a clean install again if he hasn't tried that route yet.

I have clean installed Leopard. Erase and Install. Everything went flawlessly.

there are many others on this forum and on the Apple Support page that reflect this issue.

It seems that upgrade and install keeps this from Safari, but a pure Leopard install leaves this out. I am wondering if there is a way to re-enable it or if it is just plain left out.
post #56 of 87
I had a similar problem a few months back when Verizon started hyjacking non-resolvable domain names.

My solution was to stop using the verizon DNS.
post #57 of 87
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Originally Posted by teedoff087 View Post

I don't really see the problem here. If you've visited the site once before and it's still in your history, it autocompletes. You're very stubborn and difficult.

EDIT: I'm addressing the thread starter.

Normally I would delete this, as it is off-topic (the topic is not whether anybody is stubborn or not), but it's been quoted. It is also a personal attack which is not permitted.

The topic is why one user is not getting the auto-add of ".com" and others are. It is a technical question, not a personality question.

Do not post any more comments about the personal aspects of anyone. If you know how to correct the problem, please contribute.
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post #58 of 87
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Who wants to do all of that?

I just want to type a domain and have Safari take me to the .com version of that domain...

LIKE IT USED TO.

I don't want to create smart searches and add meta tags and use OpenDNS to get a localized cache.

I just want to type in a domain and get the ".com" automatically.

It is very simple and should be very simple. that is the Apple way.

Anyhow, the poster who said that he is using the 10.5.2 version says the capability is in his version. here's hoping it makes a comeback.

The person using 10.5.2 is under NDA and should be addressing this to ADC.

Regarding my idea to extend this functionality it wouldn't have anything to do with the user but it would extend functionality to 3rd parties with a clean API and the consumer should have an option to customize whether it is used or not.
post #59 of 87
The path to interface hell is paved with optional features.

Everything could be optional, we'd only need five billion check boxes. That way, every time you sat down at someone else's computer, you'd only need to reconfigure those five billion check boxes in order to have a familiar interface.

(I'm not taking a stand on this particular issue really. Just pointing out that saying a feature is optional, doesn't mean that users will be unaffected.)
post #60 of 87
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One item that might help clear things up a bit for some.

When referring to automatically adding ".com," I don't mean that Safari autofills ".com" in the address bar. What happens under Tiger is that I type in, for example "ibm" and then hit enter. Safari then pulls up ibm.com. This is not dependent on sites in my history or bookmarks.

it used to be that i could type in foxnews, hit enter, and foxnews.com would pull up. Now, it doesn't do that any longer.

i hope that is helpful.
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The path to interface hell is paved with optional features.

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I cannot agree more. One need look no farther than Windows to see the folly of this approach.
post #62 of 87
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One item that might help clear things up a bit for some.

When referring to automatically adding ".com," I don't mean that Safari autofills ".com" in the address bar. What happens under Tiger is that I type in, for example "ibm" and then hit enter. Safari then pulls up ibm.com. This is not dependent on sites in my history or bookmarks.

it used to be that i could type in foxnews, hit enter, and foxnews.com would pull up. Now, it doesn't do that any longer.

i hope that is helpful.

I understand exactly what you are saying this is how my Safari works but I did a upgrade from Tiger and not a clean install my version is Version 3.0.4 (5523.10.6)

The only other thing I can recommend is for you to get a dmg of it from a working MAC and put it on your system and see if that fixes the problem. I am sure it relates to the plist files that are part of the package contents.
post #63 of 87
My post was quite off-the-bat. I don't usually make personal attacks. I just get fed up with these threads involving trivial problems that can be solved with one little action. All you need to do is add a bookmark for that site, even if you only "occasionally" visit that particular site. I take it that you maintain bookmarks. I suggest that this feature be requested (re-requested?) at http://www.apple.com/feedback/ . You're probably not going to get it solved here without some workaround.
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My post was quite off-the-bat. I don't usually make personal attacks. I just get fed up with these threads involving trivial problems that can be solved with one little action. All you need to do is add a bookmark for that site, even if you only "occasionally" visit that particular site. I take it that you maintain bookmarks. I suggest that this feature be requested (re-requested?) at http://www.apple.com/feedback/ . You're probably not going to get it solved here without some workaround.

Thanks for the retraction?
If you want to apologize, just say so. The quoted post makes it sound like you feel like it was okay because you viewed this important issue as trivial. If the thread bothers you, the best thing is probably to not read or post. By the way, it is obvious by now that this is not solveable by one little action. changing DNS, even as helpful as OpenDNS is, is not a small configuration. It may be simple as far as inputting numbers goes, but not as far as the behind the scenes routing.
as noted before, there is also a loss of privacy using that solution. while I am not worried about someone viewing the sites I visit, I still get "creeped out" by the way OpenDNS records everything. No thanks. I am comfortable with my ISP (and Homeland Security by default) doing that and that is as far as I am willing to go if I can help it.

It is a major issue for me and quite a few others (just look at apple's Safari support forum). And I am not going to bookmark every site I visit. There are new ones all the time. As discussed earlier, a bookmark is not a solution. With Apple having so many web designers using their products, I would think the auto ".com" would be a major boon. It has been for me.

There have been some helpful ideas tossed around in here. Even if apple does not listen, there are workarounds, but it is just something that should be there without hacking.

Thanks for the link to Apple Feedback. The issue has already been communicated to Apple. I wonder how many times they have to hear it before they do anything.
post #65 of 87
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Originally Posted by 9secondko View Post

One item that might help clear things up a bit for some.

When referring to automatically adding ".com," I don't mean that Safari autofills ".com" in the address bar. What happens under Tiger is that I type in, for example "ibm" and then hit enter. Safari then pulls up ibm.com. This is not dependent on sites in my history or bookmarks.

it used to be that i could type in foxnews, hit enter, and foxnews.com would pull up. Now, it doesn't do that any longer.

i hope that is helpful.

I think it is coming from the DNS server. If you watch, there is a half-second delay in Safari for it to change "chevron" to "www.chevron.com".

As far as 10.5.2 goes, I have stated that the automatic adding of the ".com" DOES work in 10.5.1 also, so it has nothing to do with 10.5.1.

It is something on his install or with his DNS settings.
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It seems that upgrade and install keeps this from Safari, but a pure Leopard install leaves this out. I am wondering if there is a way to re-enable it or if it is just plain left out.

Not true. I have a clean install of Leopard and Safari always adds the .com. I haven't typed www. or .com since the days of Internet Explorer for the Mac. (yes, IE Mac also worked this way).

Lundy is right, something is most likely wrong with your install.
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post #67 of 87
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I have the same problem, and i did an archive and install. In tiger i used to love not having to type .com. Now it takes me to a verizon search page.

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I had a similar problem a few months back when Verizon started hyjacking non-resolvable domain names.

My solution was to stop using the verizon DNS.

The problem is most likely with your ISP and the DNS they provide. It is not with your machine. Did you change your ISP recently before you moved to Leopard? The way domain guessing and internet keywords work on Firefox must be similar to what Webkit / Safari does. The implementations fail if the ISP doesn't return the proper code for a failed page find. Some ISPs hijack these. IE7 doesn't do domain guessing or internet keywords, it passes the string as a phrase to your default search engine for autocompletion.

http://www.mozilla.org/docs/end-user...-guessing.html
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post #68 of 87
I am not with Leopard but on Tiger with Safari Version 3.0.4 (523.12.2) but this may give an insight to the problem.

If I use a proxy (Privoxy) typing only 'IBM' or 'adobe/type' as the address it brings me nowhere.
If I disable the proxy Safari will auto complete to http://www.ibm.com or to http://www.adobe.com/type/

You may try with cf29, it is my web site (.com) and I guess you'd never been there.
post #69 of 87
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The problem is most likely with your ISP and the DNS they provide. It is not with your machine.

The problem is definately my ISP. That was the entire point of my post.

Not that everyone's problem is their ISP instead of Leopard. But it is likely that at least some people experiencing similar problems are suffering from an ISP's DNS change that merely happened to coincide with the release of Leopard.
post #70 of 87
It was a problem with my ISP too and the way Leopard handles DNS now. I solved it by replacing my TimeWarner DNS servers with some open DNS servers: 208.67.222.222 and 208.67.220.220
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The one i'm running is 5523.10.6
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I had never gone to AOL since Leopard. When I typed aol, I didn't get a .com after it.

Worked for me. And I can assure everyone that I haven't gone to AOL before on this computer.

Besides, you can tell when auto-complete is kicking in. The suggestions will appear below and the auto-completed portion will appear after your cursor highlighted. If you are just typing in a domain (e.g. 'aol') and seeing nothing, auto-complete is not kicking in.

This may be associated with your Domain Name Server, which for most people will be decided by their ISP. There is something you can do about this, though. It is possible to choose a DNS as long as you have their settings.

Try using Open DNS.

It may fix the problem.

Edit: I can see this was already suggested above. Good luck!
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post #73 of 87
i had this same thing happen recently. however, i have 3 computers in my house all running the same OS and version of Safari. but, only ONE suffered this issue. nothing was recently installed on the 'patient'

as a previous poster pointed, i checked the search domains in network prefs. on the 'broken' machine, i saw that it was set to comcast.net (my provider). for years this had worked. then, mysteriously yesterday it stopped searching common domains and simply pointed me to a yahoo search page.

removing the search domain altogether fixed the problem immediately.

this indicates that something changed at the ISP.

the fact that you just did a clean install may just be coincidental. try deleting whatever search domain you have set (mine works fine left blank), or using opendns.

good luck.
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post #74 of 87
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Hello,

I just recieved Leopard for Christmas and I love it.

However, one issue annoys me to no end:
In Tiger, if I wanted to go to a web address that ends in ".com" all I had to do was type the domain name. No typing "www" at the beginning or ".com" at the end. This was enabled by default.

After performing a clean (erase and install) install of Leopard, it appears that feature is gone. I cannot find it in Preferences.

Can someone help me how to reinstate this useful and time-saving feature?

I just bought a new iMac, came with a fresh install of 10.5. Exhibits the exact issue that you describe. My two other macs that are running Tiger still have this feature. Frustrating.

In Network preferences (DNS tab), add a new search domain. Just for grins, I tried adding google.com as a search domain. The feature was restored.

Good luck....
post #75 of 87
I'm running the latest everything also and I don't have this issue with safari. It's always worked for me. Personally I would suggest the Apple forums. That's where most users complain about Apple problems. If this issue has ever happened to anyone else. You will find their posts there. Just go to the appropriate forum at Apple's discussion forums (probably safari Discussions) and search it. If it's happened, it's there. If there is a fix - it's there. Good Luck.
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If you type in: "www.aol" it doens't add the .com

But if you type in just "aol" it adds the .com

Could this possibly be the issue?

You should never type aol.
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Hello,

I just recieved Leopard for Christmas and I love it.

However, one issue annoys me to no end:
In Tiger, if I wanted to go to a web address that ends in ".com" all I had to do was type the domain name. No typing "www" at the beginning or ".com" at the end. This was enabled by default.

After performing a clean (erase and install) install of Leopard, it appears that feature is gone. I cannot find it in Preferences.

Can someone help me how to reinstate this useful and time-saving feature?

I am having the same issue. A couple of days ago, I spent 2 hours on the phone with apple support and they still couldn't fix the problem for me. I had 3 computers running Tiger and the adding of the .com automatically has always worked. My sister in law bought a refurbished macbook from the applestore with Leopard installed and I really liked it, so I bought one also. While waiting for the Macbook, I bought Leopard to upgrade 2 of the computers that I already own. The macboook arrived before the upgrade and out of the box with leopard pre-installed, the adding .com feature did not work. When Leopard arrived, I installed it on the 2 computers I was upgrading and the feature also did not work on them, but it still works on the computer that I left Tiger on. Apple had me try many things and none of them worked, at the end of the call they were certain it was a DNS issue, so I called my isp to verify the numbers, that wasn't it.
My sister in law's macbook isn't having this issue, and we use the same isp, have the same DNS numbers, etc., we've compared all our settings. This is the one difference in our systems, I am using airport express and she is using a wireless router, so I am wondering if the problem is with airport. I downloaded an update to airport and it made no difference.

Are you also using airport?
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Originally Posted by cheryld View Post

I am having the same issue. A couple of days ago, I spent 2 hours on the phone with apple support and they still couldn't fix the problem for me. I had 3 computers running Tiger and the adding of the .com automatically has always worked. My sister in law bought a refurbished macbook from the applestore with Leopard installed and I really liked it, so I bought one also. While waiting for the Macbook, I bought Leopard to upgrade 2 of the computers that I already own. The macboook arrived before the upgrade and out of the box with leopard pre-installed, the adding .com feature did not work. When Leopard arrived, I installed it on the 2 computers I was upgrading and the feature also did not work on them, but it still works on the computer that I left Tiger on. Apple had me try many things and none of them worked, at the end of the call they were certain it was a DNS issue, so I called my isp to verify the numbers, that wasn't it.
My sister in law's macbook isn't having this issue, and we use the same isp, have the same DNS numbers, etc., we've compared all our settings. This is the one difference in our systems, I am using airport express and she is using a wireless router, so I am wondering if the problem is with airport. I downloaded an update to airport and it made no difference.

Are you also using airport?


Hi there.

I am using a wireless connection, but my wireless router is from Linksys, not the Apple Airport router. Everything worked great before Leopard.

I tried a couple of the suggestions that our fellow Mac owners have suggested to no avail.

I hope you are able to fix the problem on your machines.
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Hello,

I just recieved Leopard for Christmas and I love it.

However, one issue annoys me to no end:
In Tiger, if I wanted to go to a web address that ends in ".com" all I had to do was type the domain name. No typing "www" at the beginning or ".com" at the end. This was enabled by default.

After performing a clean (erase and install) install of Leopard, it appears that feature is gone. I cannot find it in Preferences.

Can someone help me how to reinstate this useful and time-saving feature?

I had the same problem, and took the advice of one of the other respondents on this thread by adding some open DNS servers: 208.67.222.222 and 208.67.220.220

Add them in the Systems Preferences>Network>DNS>DNS Servers pane.

I don't know if this is the 'best', 'most secure' solution, but it works.
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Originally Posted by 9secondko View Post

Hi there.

I am using a wireless connection, but my wireless router is from Linksys, not the Apple Airport router. Everything worked great before Leopard.

I tried a couple of the suggestions that our fellow Mac owners have suggested to no avail.

I hope you are able to fix the problem on your machines.

Thank you. I hope we are all able to fix our machines. This is the newest information that I've learned: I went to my sister in law's to compare all the network setting on my computer and hers, they are almost identical but since she uses a wireless router, she uses the ethernet choice, not airport, and so that window wasn't exactly the same. My sister in law is also using airport cards in her computers, the same ones that I have. You won't believe this, while I was at my sister in law's with my macbook, I thought I might as well access her wireless network and guess what, I could go to any web address and not have to type the .com., it added automatically. I tried about 20 addresses that I had never been to before and every one of them worked, I couldn't believe it. My brother's wireless network uses a belkin g router. I am going to buy one and see what happens.
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