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I recently noticed that, using firefox, if I type a url of the form http://http://www.whatever.com, it will go to microsoft.com. I believe someone else mentioned this here, though I cannot find it now. Anyone know what is going on? I admit I do not know much about the workings of Firefox, could this be something bundled into an extension? I also remember reading of Firefox closing from time to time on people, mine does this now, too.
Since http://http:// is not a valid URL Firefox passes it to Google with the I'm Feeling Lucky Option. Apparently Microsoft.com is what comes back. To test this just go to google type http in the search field and click search. Guess who comes up at the top of the list?
By default, if you enter a search term in the address field and press Enter, a Google "I'm Feeling Lucky" search is performed, and you're taken to the first result of that search directly. If you prefer to see the standard search result list instead, add the following code to your user.js file:
// Change to normal Google search: