Previously if I pressed F6 while browsing the web I'd get the entire address selected and could quickly change sites. Now, this behaviour has changed so that it only moves the cursor to the beginning of the omnibox without selecting the existing text.

For example, if I'm at superuser.com and want to switch to Google, I'm used to just pressing F6 and typing google and pressing Ctrl+Enter, which resulted in www.google.com. If I do the same now, the address is www.googlesuperuser.com.

How can I revert to the previous style?

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It's a new Chrome (Chromium) bug - see this bug report

  • Oh, thanks for the info+link, hope it gets fixed soon! Commented Feb 13, 2012 at 9:52
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    Alt+D still does the job.
    – Andy
    Commented Feb 13, 2012 at 11:23
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    You can also use CTRL + L. Look chrome shortcuts > Address bar shortcuts > Jump to the address bar
    – Dwhitz
    Commented Sep 7, 2017 at 11:01

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