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Finally we want to make our address bar do something.

We will use connect a Qt signal from the line edit into a method which will load the address.

Below self.window.show() add this connect line and the following method:

        QObject.connect(self.addressBar, SIGNAL("returnPressed()"), self.loadUrl)
 
    def loadUrl(self):
        print "Loading " + self.addressBar.text()
        self.web.load( QUrl(self.addressBar.text()) )
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Qt signals are emitted by objects when interesting things happen.  The [http://doc.trolltech.com/4.4/qlineedit.html#returnPressed QLineEdit documentation] tells us about the ''returnPressed()'' signal.  So we connect that from our ''addressBar'' line edit into a method we make called ''loadUrl()''  In C++ signals are connected to special methods called Slots but in Python we can connect them to any method.
 
Our ''loadUrl()'' method will print out the contents of the address bar onto your terminal, then will load the ''QWebView'' with the address.  (Remember to include the http:// at the start of the address.)
 
See the [[Development/Languages/Python/PyKDE_WebKit_Tutorial/webkit7.py|full code]].
 
Our completed web browser, loading a different URL.
 
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