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A click in the URL bar of Firefox to highlight any address


This article was written in the 2010, there may have been some developments in the subject matter.
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Chi usa GNU/Linux knows, the Firefox features for all operating systems are the same, but sometimes we find move, the renamed. One of these functions is evidenzeare the whole URL of a site with a click anziché due. It may seem trivial, but when you often use both GNU/Linux that Windows this difference creates confusion, and I wonder why this feature might not be at least Unified for both operating systems.

Let's see in a few short passages as set the single click to highlight the entire address. First we type the address in Firefox "about:config".

In this way we have access to configurations Part browser. As shown in the screen that appears you need to pay particular attention, because we could potentially disable some functions of the browser or worse (so to speak) open security breaches the browser itself.

The screen of Firefox that warns us of the potential danger of what we are doing

Once you have entered write in the search bar (called "Filter") the following string:


Double click on the string that appears and look at the value that "False" becomes "True".

We restart the browser and do a few tests. Everything should work.


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  1. Unfortunately I can not find anything like this, but look at this extension that I like a lot and made me forget the search bar of Google. It's called “omnibar” and joins together the URL bar with the search bar.

    That way at least you will not have to worry about the search bar.

  2. And if I want to get the same result for the search casellina (google) that follows the address bar?

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