Q: How can I change the Microsoft Internet Explorer (IE) quick-complete string?

A: If you open IE and type “ntfaq” into the address bar, then press Ctrl+Enter, the “http://www.” and “.com” are automatically added to the text—the result being http:// www.ntfaq.com. You can change the registry to modify the pre-text and post-text additions. To do so, follow these steps:

1. Start the registry editor (regedit.exe).

2. Navigate to the HKEY_CURRENT_USER Software\Microsoft Internet Explorer Toolbar registry key.

3. Open the Edit menu, and select New, Key.

4. Enter QuickComplete.

5. Under the new key, create a String value by entering New, String Value. Name it QuickComplete and press Enter.

6. Double-click the new value and set it to “www.%s.net” if you want .net to be the default extension, and click OK. You don’t have to restart IE for the change to take effect.

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