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Microsoft/RealNames, realnames

Mozilla and RealNames

Mozilla 1.0 has been released. It can be modified to use RealNames. The URL’s below [in blue] need to replace the standard URL’s for the network.search.url and the keyword.URL properties, and false needs to be changed to true in the keyword.enabled property in the file named all.js which is in the prefs directory under the Mozilla application. You can edit this file using Notepad or any text editor.

// SYNTAX HINTS:  dashes are delimiters.  Use underscores instead.
// ; The first character after a period must be alphabetic.


pref(“keyword.URL”, “http://navigation.realnames.com/resolver.dll?realname=“);
pref(“keyword.enabled”, true);

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