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    Ctrl-enter doesn't convert an address to www.&.com (v.6.0)

    If you type in the main part of an address in the address bar in Internet Explorer and hit Ctrl-Enter, it should add the www. and the .com part to the address (type wopr then ctrl-enter gives you www.wopr.com). My computer will not convert the address. It just does a search. Any suggestions?

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    Re: Ctrl-enter doesn't convert an address to www.&.com (v.6.0)

    The following solution is mentioned several times in the MS newsgroups. It involves editing the registry; the usual warnings to be very careful apply.

    Select Start | Run...
    Type RegEdit and press Enter
    Navigate to HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVe rsionExplorerAutoComplete
    Make sure that the following settings exist and have the correct value:
    "Append Completion"="no"
    "Use AutoComplete"="yes"
    "AutoSuggest"="no"
    (If one of them is lacking, create a new string value)

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    Re: Ctrl-enter doesn't convert an address to www.&

    Hi Hans:
    For what it's worth, I can use Ctrl+Enter to append www & com to urls, but I have:

    "Append Completion"="Yes"
    "Use AutoComplete"="yes"
    "AutoSuggest"="Yes"

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    Re: Ctrl-enter doesn't convert an address to www.&

    Phil,

    This seems to be a strange issue; after posting I found recommendations to set Append Completion to No and other recommendations to set it to Yes. <img src=/S/scratch.gif border=0 alt=scratch width=25 height=29>

    On my Windows XP system with IE 6, I can use Ctrl+Enter as intended. The settings are:

    "Append Completion" = "No"
    "AutoSuggest" = "Yes"

    and there is no "Use AutoComplete" value. Go figure! It makes me suspect that the working of Ctrl+Enter is not associated with this part of the registry at all...

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    Re: Ctrl-enter doesn't convert an address to www.&

    Hans,
    To make the cheese more binding, my settings are:

    Auto Completion=yes
    Auto suggest=yes

    No, Use Auto Complete value.

    Ctrl+Enter works fine. There must be some other controlling setting there someplace.

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    Re: Ctrl-enter doesn't convert an address to www.&.com (v.6.0)

    <P ID="edit" class=small>(Edited by jaystarter1 on 02-Nov-03 08:18. include screenshot)</P>I may have this all wrong but could it be a simple thing such as setting the search options in IE tools> internet options>advanced>search from address bar? I remember a similar problem (I think) cured by this
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    Re: Ctrl-enter doesn't convert an address to www.&.com (v.6.0)

    Hi Jeff,

    I tried those settings in various enabled or disabled modes and was still able to Ctrl+Enter to convert an address. <img src=/S/bummer.gif border=0 alt=bummer width=15 height=15>
    So I don't think that is the answer either?

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    Re: Ctrl-enter doesn't convert an address to www.&

    The machine is question is a Windows XP Home system with IE 6. It had all three items (Append Completion, Use AutoComplete, and AutoSuggest), and changing the settings didn't help. I know that this machine is regularly infected with Spyware and the user does use the anti-spyware tools recommended in a post last month, but is it possible that Spyware could be breaking this? They have a broadband connection and two teenagers.

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    Re: Ctrl-enter doesn't convert an address to www.&

    Two teenagers could break anything <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15>

    Does Ctrl+Enter start the default search page, or a non-standard one? If the latter, it might well be spyware that causes this. Hijacking the search page is a common exploit.

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    Re: Ctrl-enter doesn't convert an address to www.&

    I don't have access to the computer right now, so it may be a few days. But that's a very good question. I'll have to see what Ctrl+Enter does.

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    Re: Ctrl-enter doesn't convert an address to www.&

    This is usually controlled on this box -- which corresponds to this exact registry value:

    HKCUSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionExplorer AutoComplete
    Append Completion = "yes"
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    Re: Ctrl-enter doesn't convert an address to www.&

    Strange thing is, as I remarked earlier in this thread, that Append Completion is set to "no" on my system, yet I can type a web address without "www" and ".com" and complete it by pressing Ctrl+Enter.

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    Re: Ctrl-enter doesn't convert an address to www.&

    Hmmm... that will teach me to try to do this quickly. <img src=/S/smile.gif border=0 alt=smile width=15 height=15>

    The other possible spot is Tools | Internet Options | Content | AutoComplete | Use AutoComplete for Web Addresses. This links to this registry value:

    HKCUSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionExplorer AutoComplete
    AutoSuggest = "yes"
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    On a very quick check, it may be that BOTH of those values need to be "no" for this to NOT work! Sort of a Boolean OR... or is that XOR (I don't remember). <img src=/S/smile.gif border=0 alt=smile width=15 height=15> Let me try to verify this.

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    Re: Ctrl-enter doesn't convert an address to www.&

    OK, I verified it -- at least on this computer. If I have BOTH of those values set to "no", then the "www. .com" does NOT appear when I use Ctrl+Enter. However, if either of the values is set to "yes", then it works.

    In Boolean that would just be a simple OR operator. If either "AutoSuggest" OR "Append Completion" are equal to "yes", then this works. It won't work only if both are set to "no".

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    Re: Ctrl-enter doesn't convert an address to www.&

    Hi Rick,

    I think you have nailed it this time. <img src=/S/thumbup.gif border=0 alt=thumbup width=15 height=15> On my system too, if both values are "no", Ctrl+Enter doesn't add "www" and ".com", otherwise, it does.

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