Firefox woes with .onion and proxies

Jim Jimmymac at
Sat Feb 6 01:14:02 UTC 2010

Stephen Carpenter wrote:
>> : Now, I put in my onion address.... and firefox dutifully adds a "www."
>> : before it, and immediately times out.

This is a bit of a guess (so make sure you remember how to revert!), but 
in about:config try setting browser.fixup.alternate.enabled to false.  I 
believe that is how you turn off the browser attempting a prefix of www. 
and/or a suffix of .com if it doesn't think the URL you entered is correct.


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