The "URL input bar" is actually a multi-purpose tool. You can enter text to search for or enter a complete URL. To go directly to a site, enter the URL as such "
http://bitespire.com". Placing a "
http://" before the URL will make doogiePIM force it to be a direct URL.
You will find that is also searches for any bookmarks matching text and will bring up a small window. Press CursorDown to navigate the list or click the relevant entry with your mouse.
Quick Tip: Pressing CursorDown when your cursor is in the URL input box will display all your bookmarks below the bar for your to navigate using your keyboard.
Yes, I can agree this needs improving. I've added this request to the development schedule so that if the URL looks something like "
domainname.com" doogiePIM will assume "
On a different issue, you don't have to use DuckDuckGo, you can customise and choose other search engines. Look in the Settings & Preferences/Web Browser to set your default Search Engine.
I hope this help and many thanks for the wonderful feedback.