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.