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I was reading this question about turning off URL formatting in Firefox's URL bar. That was the first time I heard of the feature so I went to about:config to turn it on and couldn't find it.

Since the questioner made it sound like it was turned on by default, I'm guessing I don't see it because I have omnibar and did since several updates ago. Is there a way to enable it anyway, perhaps by adding a variable to about:config?

Relevant system info:

  • Ubuntu 10.04
  • Firefox 5.0
  • GNOME 2.30.2
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This feature is new in Firefox 6. (The question you linked does specify that version.)

EDIT: As grawity helpfully points out, if for some reason you don't want to upgrade to 6.0, there is always An Extension For That.

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Thanks, I missed that caveat. I didn't want to upgrade to 6 because I run Ubuntu and I find that it's better for my plugins and my peace of mind if I leave firefox to the update manager. And yes, there is always An Extension For That. – Yitzchak Aug 16 '11 at 18:05
@Yitzchak - FWIW, 6.0 officially came out of beta today, so you'll probably see that update come down the pipe soon. – Shinrai Aug 16 '11 at 18:12
@Shinrai: In Ubuntu, "soon" may take quite a while (perhaps not until 11.10...) – grawity Aug 16 '11 at 18:37

In Firefox 5, you need to install the Locationbar² extension.

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