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Ok, so I was helping a friend this weekend with some web browsing problems, IE6, spyware, hijacked homepage and unwanted reappearing porn bookmarks, and the whole time I was working on his machine, IE was driving me nuts.  I am a *huge* fan of the Ctrl + Enter shortcut to add "http://www" and ".com" into the address bar for me.  His was not working, so I figured I'd just go into tools, options and reset default settings, but no luck.  I finally found it under Tools\Options\Advanced-Under Browsing, by checking the inline AutoComplete box.  Just out of curiosity, I tried resetting the defaults, and it *unchecked* that on me. Hmmm, ctrl + enter has always worked on exery pc I've ever used, how is that the case when it's not the *default* setting?

I know the *real* answer to this is go download Firefox, but for now there are still tons of people who don't use FF and they still ask us to help them with their computers from time to time.  There are also tons of companies who have declared IE the one browser to rule them all.

One more browsing shortcut sidenote: The Ctrl + Enter also works in FF, adding the http://www. and the .com to what you type in the address bar, but wait, there's more, if you order within the next fifteen minutes, Firefox will also add the http://www.  and .net to the entry if you use Shift + Enter. How is that done in IE?  Oh wait, it *can't* be done in IE, nevermind.

Posted on Friday, March 18, 2005 9:03 AM | Back to top


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No, the solution is to repave the machine and learn to run as non-administrator on the box. With all those problems with spyware, hijacked homepage, and unwanted reappearing bookmarks, you are in big trouble. No matter how much you try to "clean" up the system, you don't know how many other ways the system has already been compromised and possibly "owned". It's a losing battle. Time to repave and do it right the next time.
Left by Robert Hurlbut on Mar 18, 2005 10:52 AM

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Go to Tools -> Internet Options -> Content -> Auto Complete and make sure 'Web addresses' is checked.
Left by Steven Moen on Mar 25, 2005 11:10 PM

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Great one... i am a big of Ctrl+Enter, I missed it so much. Thanks for helping me get it back !! Cheers !!
Left by Nisarg on Apr 01, 2005 2:52 PM

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Just start using opera. It just adds the http:// www and .com to text you insert google => www.google.com
But you can also specify wich other extendsion to add. If you prefer mail over www you can automaticaly check for mail.google.com and if it doenst exists www.google.com will be tried. The same goes for extensions.
Left by BarfieldMV on May 11, 2005 3:20 AM

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thnx man 4 helpin me with the ctrl+enter thingy i really missed that........its really cool
Left by Sid on May 27, 2005 10:07 AM

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Thanks Steven its great lead. I was frustated for not able to fix it.
Left by Nanda on Jul 04, 2005 10:11 PM

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That is just Gre8 my Ctrl + enter started working fine now

Thanks a ton
Bye


Left by Vaibhav on Jul 19, 2005 8:55 PM

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Thanks!! it's working for me again, what a relief.
Left by Mario on Aug 17, 2005 10:07 AM

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Thank you! What was M$ thinking!!
Left by Omar on Aug 20, 2005 6:17 PM

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Steven Moen is right, just set autocomplete to handle web addresses and ctrl+enter works fine. Non of these other options worked for me. There is no option for it in the Advanced tab like the original poster said
Left by Matt on Oct 22, 2005 12:27 PM

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It worked for me too!! so glad to have this function back! THanks a lot!!
Left by Sherry on Nov 17, 2005 8:54 PM

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Dude you rock! This is proof, it really is the little pleasures in life...
Left by Shannon on Dec 02, 2005 5:35 PM

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Thanks !! That worked with me
Left by Renny on Dec 11, 2005 12:52 AM

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thanks i fixed the prblem through internet option-advanced use in line auto comlete
Left by prasoon on Jan 13, 2006 6:22 AM

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Thanks a lot man. It was driving me crazy.
Left by ballzdeep on Apr 19, 2006 1:59 PM

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great ,accurate and timely solution
Left by deepak on May 22, 2006 10:13 PM

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Thanks Steven Moen
Left by shoyeb on Jul 10, 2006 11:45 PM

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thanks for useful information
Left by pm srinivas on Jul 17, 2006 9:06 PM

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Hey, Thanks Dude..I was able to use the CTRL + ENter hot key once again.
It is very helpful
Left by Shoaib on Oct 19, 2006 5:10 AM

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thanks man... was dying to use this from long time.. finally got fixed.. gr8 job
Left by ankit on Mar 05, 2007 8:19 AM

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yes its fucking fixed
Left by Zusam on May 03, 2007 11:58 PM

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Thanks dear it worked ! ! !
Left by Bhupendra on Feb 19, 2008 7:28 AM

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Thanx man ! its working now !
Left by Deepak on Apr 28, 2008 1:57 AM

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thanks dude, its working...
Left by lokesh on May 05, 2008 4:37 PM

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Thanks Steven!It's working
Left by Sai Ram on Aug 28, 2008 4:54 AM

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Does anyone know how to get .co.za instead of .com when hitting CTRL+Enter?
Left by SS on Sep 10, 2008 7:37 AM

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FOUND IT! I just needed to look a little longer!

In IE7 --> Internet Options --> General Tab --> Press Languages
Enter co.za (or anything else).
This will work when you press ctrl+shift+enter.
Left by SS on Sep 10, 2008 8:00 AM

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Was fan of this and really glad to get it back...
thx
cheers...
Left by www.DjSpiky.com on Sep 30, 2008 3:14 AM

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I used inline autocomplete and checked off web addresses on my computer and control and enter still does not work. Any other suggestions.
Left by bob on Oct 30, 2008 9:21 PM

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Yes that works perfect BUT!
I used to be able to type for example:
"google.com"
hit enter and it wen to google. But that doesn't work anymore. Does anybody know how to make that work? I could just always hit ctrl+enter but i kind of got used to typing the address with the .com, .net etc. And it's a lot easier to type in the .com especially if it does not end in .com
Left by ASDF on Jan 27, 2009 1:12 AM

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I really appreciate, i got a quick answer, thanks alot.
Left by srikanth on Feb 08, 2009 11:33 AM

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I really appreciate, i got a quick answer, thanks alot!!!
Left by Doc on Feb 18, 2009 5:34 PM

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Thank Dear
Left by Abdul Kadar on Mar 19, 2009 4:08 AM

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wow great solution..thanku
Left by daiphen on Apr 01, 2009 12:49 PM

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Thank u sooooo much buddy.. gre8 work..
Left by ricky on Oct 12, 2009 4:15 PM

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CTRL + Enter fixed Work
Left by Rajesh on Oct 31, 2009 10:24 PM

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