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Wrong url - automatic suggestions by google?

Posted on 2009-12-27
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Last Modified: 2013-12-08
A friend has just bought his first Mac. Before he had a Windows computer, and when he used IE and typed a wrong url, he was redirected to a google page with suggestions. He asked me if this was possible with Safari as well, but I couldn't figure out how to do this.

Is this possible, and if so, how?
Question by:R7AF

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He has to type the URL on the right side of the URL bar... the google search area.

It is immidiately right of the address bar, hard to miss.

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Go to Network in System Preferences.
In the left hand column click on the connection he uses for Internet.

Click on the Advanced tab in the lower right.

Click on the DNS tab in the next window.

Below the box for Search Domains, click on the + and type "google.com" in the text box.

Click OK and then Apply in the next window.

Now when he types in the URL box, if a domain is not found, it will automatically do a Google search.

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