localhost is searching on duckduckgo on Safari 7

macshaggy macshaggy
Created: 4 years and 11 months ago
I am working on Mavericks 10.9 and Safari 7. I have added Duckduckgo but I am doing rails work and using my machine as a testing machine. So I will always run the web server supplied by rails and enter localhost:3000 but the location bar url is being grabbed and causing a search in duckduckgo. Is there a way that if enter a localhost:port # that duckduckgo ignore it.

This also occurs when I'm trying to access my cups server via localhost:631. The only current work around is to uncheck DuckDuckGo as the default search engine which is bummer since I will forget to turn it back on.
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crazedpsyc
not sure why that would happen only with duckduckgo, but for a quicker workaround you should be able to hit / (forward slash) at the end to make it work.
posted by crazedpsyc 4 years and 11 months ago Link
Moollaza
@macshaggy I take it you're using the DuckDuckGo Safari Extension? If so, it sounds like you might have an old version of the extension. I personally ran into this problem last week and resolved it by installing the newest version.

Please read this for more details and a link to the newest version: https://github.com/duckduckgo/safari-zer...
posted by Moollaza Staff4 years and 11 months ago Link
macshaggy
okay. i was not aware that it wasn't updated but I will try that as soon as I'm home and will let you know.

Thanks for the info.
posted by macshaggy 4 years and 11 months ago Link
macshaggy
Yup that worked and fixed my problem.

Thanks!
posted by macshaggy 4 years and 11 months ago Link
Upsilon920
Try typing "http://localhost:3000".
posted by Upsilon920 4 years and 11 months ago Link
macshaggy
That works for the initial page. But if a link is clicked it is usually relative to that path. This will cause the same issue. As soon as I can I'm going to update to the newest edition and see if that works.

Thanks for replying.
posted by macshaggy 4 years and 11 months ago Link
Upsilon920
Okay. Hope it helps!
posted by Upsilon920 4 years and 11 months ago Link