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“Select-All When You Click in the Browser URL”

From: Seth Dillingham In Response To: Top of Thread.  
Date Posted: Wednesday, November 16, 2005 6:42:28 PM Replies: 1
Enclosures: None.

Dave complained that the Mozilla developers removed the automatic "select all" when you click on the URL at the top of your browser window.

They didn't remove it, they just disabled it. It's controlled by a preference called "browser.urlbar.clickSelectsAll". Here's the email I sent him that explains how to change it back, in case anyone else wants to know how:


In Firefox, go to the URL "about:config"

In the search box, type "urlbar".

There will be four preferences listed. One of them is "browser.urlbar.clickSelectsAll".

Double click that preference to change it to true.

Now when you click in the URL bar, everything is selected.


Update 11/22/2005: Peter Breul reports that it didn't work for him. My bad, I forgot to include the last step: restart the browser. Maybe that's why Dave didn't thank me for the tip. ;-)

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