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Old 02-07-2008, 03:35 PM   #11
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I bash my head on the keyboard until **** sites come up.
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Old 02-07-2008, 03:36 PM   #12
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I just type whats after www. and then the .com
same here
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Old 02-07-2008, 04:07 PM   #13
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I've been fiddling on the 'net since windows 95 so I guess the habit of typing out the entire addy is.... well... habit. And its not like three more letters and a dot is really slowing me down that much anyway.

If its a link I have in my history then I will just type the first couple letters of the name of the site and click it out of my history.

...and I didn't know you could hit ctl+enter to get the .com either, so thats cool to know though
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If I don't select it from my bookmarks, I often type "b" then "o" and then down, enter. Assuming it'* in history, of course.
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I usually dont type www. but some sites dont work without it, so then I do type it.
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Old 02-07-2008, 05:21 PM   #16
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I go back to 3.1 so it'* the full addy for me. Four keystrokes, what'* the BFD?
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I usually never do. Unless I am being extra particular about the address.
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Old 02-07-2008, 05:31 PM   #18
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No


but I do type the .com part
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I'm used to not using a mouse, so I shortcut to the url bar (ctrl + L), then type in the info and use shift + enter for [www . . net], ctrl + enter for [www . . com], and shift+ctrl+enter for [www . . org].

www isn't necessary, most of the time, unless you have some terrible hosting. Using without the [www .] should point to the same place that [www .] would point to (unless you're sharing a domain or something). [www .] is just a subdomain that is commonly used. It would be like on livejournal, your account denotes the subdomain. [www . livejournal .com] or [livejournal. com] go to the home page, but [username . livejournal . com] would go to the username'* page, and [www . username .livejournal . com] would go nowhere.

tl;dr: www shouldn't be necessary in most cases, unless there is a weird circumstance.

edited: to break links. :P
edit 2: man this forum likes making links...
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Old 02-08-2008, 11:22 AM   #20
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Never, unless it was from text I copy.
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I bash my head on the keyboard until **** sites come up.
You don't have a site setup as your homepage? I'm disappointed.
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