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  1. PossumK

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    Anyone have a problem with prediction getting stuck in web browsers (default Browser and Dolphin)? When I try to enter a URL like "www.youtube.com" into the search/go form, the prediction will pop up and stop at "www." or sometimes "www.y" with no option for me to use the URL that I typed. So if I hit the Go button, I end up Google searching "www." since "www." isn't a valid URL.
     

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    You just have to continue typing. The prediction will turn red when it can't find a word, and just let's you continue manually; this is because a URL isn't a real word (obviously).
     
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    It's stuck at "www.y" even when I'm done typing "www.youtube.com". It stopped at "www.eng" when I typed in "www.engadget.com". The stuck prediction popup will stay on screen without any option to use what I typed instead of the stuck suggestion.

    The only workaround I have so far is to type in the URL without a www. When I do this, sometimes I don't get a popup with suggestions while other times I get a popup with the only text being what I type as I'm typing it and the popup disappears after I hit the .com key.

    I've only noticed this happening in web browsers so far. Prediction works as expected in text messaging and notepad apps.
     
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    Yeah, same thing here. Mine sometimes sticks after only a letter or two. I also could have sworn that Google suggest worked with the search button before the 12/11 update, but maybe I'm mistaken...
     
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    Same thing happens to me. It seems to help to add a space at the end of your typing.
     
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    Other workarounds that let me use the "www." prefix:

    - Get out of keyboard mode after entering a URL, then hitting the GO button next to the form.

    - Hit the 12# button on the keyboard, which will make the stuck suggestion popup go away, and then hit the keyboard's GO button.
     
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    That's weird because I don't have prediction available when typing in the browser.
     
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    Maybe it's the feature that checks and matches previous form data, which is what the included Browser does when it's working correctly. Whatever it is, it's buggy.
     

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