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Old 11-28-2011, 09:44 PM
 
Location: Pacific Northwest
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Is there a way to make google chrome's omnibox detect an intranet web site first before heading into the search results, like the way Internet Explorer and Firefox does it?

Like if you type in peter, chrome should check to see if http://peter delivers a HTTP 200 OK request and then direct the browser to that website, intead of going straight to the Google search results. If it doesn't detect an HTTP request it should go to the search results page like FF and IE does.
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Old 11-29-2011, 12:18 AM
 
Location: Silicon Valley
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Is there an entry for "peter" in your local name server, or did you just put it in your hosts file? If it's the former, I don't think you should have this problem. If it's the latter, it seems you have to type a trailing slash. For instance, to view my energy detective, which has an entry in my hosts file, I can just type "ted5000" in Firefox, but I have to type "ted5000/" in Chrome.

Seems it's by design. Here is more info: Issue 30636 - chromium - chrome does a search when i want to open a website on a custom TLD - An open-source browser project to help move the web forward. - Google Project Hosting
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