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smart browsing

Web browser enhancements that help the user obtain the desired results. Starting around the turn of the century, the browser automatically added the http:// prefix and the .com domain name to the URL. Other features include automatic completion of the URL based on site visit history (see auto complete). A major improvement added later was the use of a single search box for both the website URL and search engine query.
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Underneath Net Search is Netscape's Open Directory Project, staffed by internet volunteers, and its Smart Browsing technology, which lets users enter search terms directly into the location bar of the browser.
The company is also planning to introduce its Smart Browsing service for its Netscape Netcenter portal site to enable users to find information on the net.
Smart browsing has been updated; users can now type keywords such as "Ford Ranger" or search queries like "San Francisco restaurants" into the location bar, eliminating the need to remember complicated URLs.