So apparently the latest version of Firefox (14.0.1) has introduced a new setting under the guise of "improved usability", but as a web developer I prefer the old functionality.

When I have my mouse hover over a link, the protocol (i.e. http://) no longer displays as part of the status bar link. Only the domain and the rest of the URL is displayed (assuming that it isn't also trimmed).

How do I re-enable this functionality? Do I have to install yet another extension to restore the old behaviour?

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    I'll point out that as this moment (Aurora build of firefox 15.0a2) it seems only http:// is trimmed: when I mouseover a https:// or ftp:// url, the full url is displayed. – Thom Wiggers Jul 21 '12 at 11:37

You can set browser.urlbar.trimURLs to false in about:config to change back to the old behaviour. This also restores the location bar to the old behaviour.

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