I have my Comodo Dragon set up for web development. When I type a word in the omnibox, I want it to request exactly what I type, which will sometimes be an alias in my hosts file or a keyword recognised by my local proxy. So if I type “net” I mean exactly that.
This used to work with the following settings:
- Uncheck “Use a prediction service to help complete searches and URLs typed in the address bar or the app launcher search box”
- set default search engine to “http://%s”
However, since a recent update (I’m now on Dragon 220.127.116.11), typing “net” suggests “netflix.com” even with prediction service disabled. So “net [enter]” doesn’t do what it should anymore.
Steps to reproduce
- Disable “use a prediction service” on the advanced settings page. I also have all the other boxes in that group unchecked, if it makes a difference.
- set default search engine to “http://%s” (add a new search engine for this in the settings)
- Type “net” in the omnibox and press enter.
- Dragon tries to request “http://net” (this won’t work for you unless you too have a proxy listening for this, so you should see “web page not available”
- “net” autocompletes to “netflix.com” (which might vary for you), other autocompletes I get which you could try are are “com” → comodo.com and “new” → newlook.com.
This does not happen in Chromium (41.0.2261.0) which I have switched to inatead of Dragon for the time being for my work.
I can see why this feature is useful to some users, but please let developers turn it off again! There’s a reason our system is set up the way it is and we use one-word keywords to access local intranet sites.
Version: Comodo Dragon 18.104.22.168
Plugins/extensions: bug appears even with all plugins and extensions disabled.
Windows version (w/ 32 or 64-bit) e.g: Win7 Ultimate 64 bit.
User privileges: limited (with option to run as admin through UAC)
Chromium (41.0.2261.0, dev channel) does not have this bug.