View Full Version : IE feature wanted in Firefox

05-07-2006, 06:29 PM
Hi all

I am a longtime firefox user, but there is one feature that IE has that I can't seem to get for firefox,
(ironically the only other place i have seen this feature working is on the linux command line)

when I start typing a website in IE
It puts its suggestions in a dropdown box with the most likely one (normally the root of the site) in the address bar if i press tab it goes to the end of the suggested address and I can type in the page i want

when I start typing a website in FireFox
It puts its suggestions in a dropdown box, but it is just not as good as IE (never thought i would say that)

as an example
I typed "ni" (sans quotes) and heres what happens in IE and Firefox

click here (http://nigel.geek.nz/quizzical.gif)

I really like this feature, and any suggestions on how to get it working in firefox would be appreciated


05-07-2006, 09:29 PM
Have you tried searching for it on Firefox extension page?

Cheers :)

05-07-2006, 10:13 PM
Isn't that just an auto complete function? Should be an extension for that

Heres 2 I found during a quicksearch (haven't tried either though)

Automarks (https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/404/)
Autocomplete Manager (https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/2300/)

06-07-2006, 01:17 PM
Yes i did try searching but I didn't find anything, must have had a massive brainfart though as never searched for autocomplete


Graham L
06-07-2006, 02:02 PM
That's the trouble with searches ... unless you know what it's called you can't find it. A bit like using a dictionary to check spelling: if you can't spell it, how can you find it?

Life is like that ...