Christian Heilmann

Silly Browser Trick: V for Firefox

Tuesday, October 3rd, 2006 at 5:06 pm

A colleague just found this by chance: If you type “v” in the browser location on firefox and hit enter you’ll end up on the V for Vendetta homepage. Incidently I just bought the DVD and loved the movie to bits. But how does it work?

Easy: First of all your Firefox must be set up to use as the default search engine. If that is the case, any entry that cannot resolve to a real server goes through and the first result is displayed – much like hitting the “I feel lucky” button.
As someone paid enough to make V for Vendetta the first result for ‘v’, this is what happens.

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