[TriLUG] OT: Hijacked Browser Typos
scottchilcote at earthlink.net
Wed Apr 18 08:00:52 EDT 2007
I recently switched to earthlink cable broadband. It's an improvement
over my old DSL service, but there is one annoyance so far. Whenever I
type a URL into my browser too quickly and make a typo, my browser jumps
off to an earthlink page that tells me "you idiot, we can't find that
I used to be able to go up to the URL field on the browser and fix the
typo. Now it gets replaced with
instantly. So I have to type it in again, and if I fudge the last
letter a second time I start wanting to throw things.
Not only is this annoying, it also means that if one of my typos turns
out to be a fabulously marketable web address, EL will be able to slap a
squatter on it before I can blink.
Anyone know of a way to reassert control over my typos? Do I need to
start using someone else's DNS or proxy service?
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