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Trigger prefetching of webpages in browser


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I find using Alfred as an address bar very useful, however one crucial difference is that a normal address bar prefetches the website as I'm typing so when I hit enter, the website loads very fast.

 

In contrast, after typing a website and hitting enter in Alfred, the loading of that website takes a long time in Safari/Chrome.

 

 

Would it be possible for Alfred to act more as an address bar and trigger a prefetch of a given website to the default browser?

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No, that’s not possible.


Alfred just sends the URL to the system, to let it be handled by whatever browser you have as the default. To have it tell the browsers to prefetch, the browsers themselves would have to give that option to third party apps, and they don’t.

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