Questions tagged [address-bar]

In browser applications such as file managers and internet software, the address bar (sometimes called the location bar) displays the path to the current location.

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Copy URL from address bar (omnibox) as plain text

Currently in Google Chrome (and it's derivatives like Edge), copying the current URL from the address bar (omnibox) will copy as a "rich" hyperlink, complete with font data. In previous ...
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How to remove a Google URL suggestion which doesn't have the delete option?

I’ve got a URL in my Chrome memory that auto-populates whenever I type www.theage.com.au into the URL bar. It’s an article I looked at 5 years ago – it’s very specific so definitely not a Google ...
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Firefox shows deleted bookmark in address bar as suggestion

I deleted a bookmark recently and also deleted the site from my history. That is, if I start typing the domain in the search box of either the bookmarks or history window, there are no results. Still, ...
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What does the mortar and pestle Safari address bar icon indicate

I just noticed that there is a mortar and pestle icon that shows up in Safari on my iPad when I open my smartmail.com web page and was wondering if anyone knows what it means? Its in the same location ...
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Firefox addons manager: Allow access to file URLs

In Chrome for every extension we can enable and disable a setting called as Allow access to file URLs. This enables or disables the extension on local files. Is it possible to do something similar for ...
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Is there a way to by default reduce the length of the Windows Explorer search bar (Windows 10)?

With the latest Windows 10 update (1909 5/30/2020) the File Explorer search bar has become obnoxiously large. Is there a way to reduce it PERMANANTLY. Everywhere I see they say "uhhh grab the ...
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Chrome sometimes does not suggest base URL

This is not tied to a particular version of Chrome but has happened occasionally over the years. Sometimes the "base" address stops getting suggested in the autocomplete (or even the ...
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Searching popular sites in chrome from address bar not working

I recently reinstalled Google Chrome and Microsoft Edge. In both of these browsers I used to have a option to search popular sites like youtube/google maps/drive/superuser etc. in address bar. What I ...
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Searching a sub-term when long autocomplete is suggested in Chrome Omnibox

I'm using Google Chrome. At some point in the past I searched for a long phrase: Now, by typing just the first few characters, that phrase is suggested. However, I more often want to search "one ...
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Chrome: Is there a way to make the search bar search only URL history?

I like to be able to use a prefix, e.g., ^ (which seemingly used to do just this), to force the omnibox to only search in my past URL history, and not clutter the autocomplete with Google search ...
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Shortcut for folder without address bar [Windows 10]

Is there a way to create a shortcut for a folder to open Windows Explorer without address bar?
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How to disable Firefox address bar animation on fullscreen?

How can I disable the address bar hiding animation when going fullscreen in Firefox? I'm trying to accomplish what this question is about. The solution was to set toolkit.cosmeticAnimations.enabled to ...
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Disable Domain Name Highlighting in Firefox 77

In a fairly recent version of Firefox, the URL bar was changed to highlight the domain name of the website and make the rest of the URL a very difficult-to-read grey. At the time, I changed some ...
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Where do suggestions of file explorer address bar come from?

Suggestions appearing when typing in the address bar of Windows file explorer Question: from where does Windows10 get the suggestions for the address bar in the file explorer? as shown in the picture....
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How to disable address bar expansion in Mozilla Firefox 77?

With the latest update to Firefox, there is a feature that I would like to disable. When you open a window/tab or place the cursor in into the address bar, it becomes a bit bigger. How can I disable / ...
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How can I set a different search engine in incognito mode without changing the default search engine of the normal mode?

In the past few months, I have seen constant reCAPTCHA whenever I use the address bar for a Google search in Chrome incognito mode. This is annoying and even more frustrating when your CAPTCHA isn't ...
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How do I disable Bookmark Suggestions in my Chrome Search bar in 2020?

While searching/navigating the web I often use the address bar to get to where I want to go, but I see that Google Chrome is combing through my bookmarks to make suggestions based on my bookmarks. ...
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Mozilla Firefox 75 - remove “Visit” in address bar [closed]

I've tried everything, custom userChrome.css does not remove this line, anything other possible? Please I need solution not link to "introduction into creating your own userChrome.css" in 20 pages. ...
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How to disable address bar expansion in Mozilla Firefox 75?

With the latest update to Firefox, there is a feature that I would like to disable. When you open a window/tab or place the cursor in into the address bar, it becomes a bit bigger. How can I disable / ...
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Can I change the default search behavior in Brave?

I've noticed a change in the way that Brave handles non-URL text typed into its version of the omnibox. I'm not sure whether this is a change in the way Google search results are presented in this ...
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How do I use wildcards in an url request from browser

I want to add 2 random uppercase letters to my url request from my chrome browser. so in my ideal world I could do youtube.com/?gl=[A-Z][A-Z] and it would go to youtube.com/?gl=DI ...
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How to type in Google Chrome's New Tab Page in Full Screen Mode

For me, Chrome's "new tab page" doesn't work in full screen mode, in the sense that my typing has no effect - the omnibox and the search box seem dead. Clicking on the omnibox to give it focus has no ...
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What ist happening when I use “localhost:123456” as an adress in my browser?

Certain applications can be opened in a web browser by simply typing in localhost followed by a string of numbers eg localhost:123456 What am I really doing when I do this? Sorry if this question ...
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How do I add an “At Sign Search” to Firefox 68?

Firefox has a really neat "at-sign search" feature where, for some search engines, if you preface a search with @[engine_tag], the search will take place on that site instead of in the default search ...
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Waterfox automatically Google searching while still typing in address bar

I have the strangest problem I can't seem to find anyone else online having. While typing (as in without pressing 'enter') anything in the address bar, not 3 characters into my string, the page ...
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Chrome omnibox suggestion always showing a “google search” as first suggestion

A recent Google Chrome update seems to have made the omnibox bar completely useless for me, I used to write the letter "i" and it used to put "imgur.com" as first suggestion (so just pressing enter ...
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How do I disable Search from Address Bar in Firefox?

I see this question has been asked (only once?) back in 2015 (and there was no answer). Remove search from address bar from Firefox I seem to remember, when using an old version of Firefox (like ...
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How to redefine mouse click onto Firefox' address bar to work as Ctrl+L

I want to increase my personal privacy, and I mean it from the ground. I deleted Windows and have Linux only. I bought a VPN with cryptocurrency, decided to move away from Chrome and Google as a ...
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Always show absolute path in File Explorer address bar

When using one of the Quick Access links in Windows 10 File Explorer, the address bar displays the following: ThisPC > Documents This is really annoying for navigating around as I often need to ...
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Open Chrome new tab from outside Chrome

How to open new blank Chrome tab (not window) from outside Chrome when Chrome is already running? I unsuccessfully tried: win + write "chrome". It opens new window with new blank tab windows taskbar ...
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How do I loading exactly the URL I typed, not Google Search of the same URL with a fragment specifier in Chromium?

I paste a file:///path/to/my/page.html into Chromium. Under the address bar appears: file:///path/to/my/page.html - Google Search file:///path/to/my/page.html#somefragment - My Page If I just press ...
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How to prevent location-based page redirection.

I am trying to access the site https://www.uspoloassn.com/ but redirect me to http://la.uspoloassn.com/ (I'm from Mexico). I have tried using different browsers, deleting cookies and using a VPN as an ...
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Why when copying a non-English URL from address bar it's URL encoded and not as the text I see (decoded)?

When I copy a link from the address bar that has characters that needs to be encoded usually, the copied link will contain the encoded text and not the decoded (which is what's visually seen). But if ...
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Entering cmd into the file explorer address bar not working

I was trying to open an instance of command prompt by typing 'cmd' on the windows explorer's address bar and pressing Enter but nothing happens. Normally, an instance of the command prompt with the ...
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How can I filter URLs from appearing in the location bar?

Whenever I want to open a website I recently visited I get bombarded with duckduckgo.com as suggestions in Firefox's location bar, since the title of websites more often than not have my search terms ...
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How to add search engine using Firefox's address bar?

If I go to a website offering dictionary features, e.g. dictionary.com, I can easily add this search engine to Firefox using the search bar. Say that I'm using Firefox without the search bar. How can ...
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In Firefox, focus on “Search the Web” bar in new tabs

How can I have the cursor automatically focused onto the "Search the Web" bar in new tabs, in Firefox 57? This box appears in the middle of the page of new tabs. Right now, when I open a new tab, the ...
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Why does chrome suggest a random Korean site in my address bar?

For certain URLs I visit, the address bar suggestions are returning really weird results: What can cause these suggestions to show up in the address bar? This seems to happen only when I click ...
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Address bar don't update in Safari 11 while I browse in YouTube

Safari is my regular browser. However, at some point (don't know exactly when), the address bar stopped updating when I browse in YouTube. It doesn't happen in ANY other website, only YouTube. And it ...
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Chrome no-longer pre-selects existing text in address bar when opening new tab

Sometime relatively recently (within past month probably), Chrome changed its behavior when opening a new tab. Previously when I hit Ctrl+T to open a tab, it would pre-select whatever was in the ...
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URL as resource locator or something else - how does it work?

I'm a little bit confused how URLs work. In the old days, when I was learning HTML and stuff, I knew that what goes after domain name is a location of a file that we want to load (for example website....
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In Chrome, can I prevent a specific google autosuggestion (NOT an auto-completion) from displaying in the omnibar dropdown?

Let me preface this by saying there's tons of solutions out there for deleting items from your search history from showing up in the Chrome omnibar. That's NOT what I'm asking for. When I type in the ...
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How to set up Firefox on Linux to select all the current URL string on click in the location bar?

How to get the same behavior of the URL address bar on Linux as on Firefox for Windows. I mean the whole URL gets selected by first click and unselected with cursor position where second click was ...
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How can I completely prevent firefox from showing the address bar in fullscreen mode

In firefox, when going to fullscreen mode by pressing F11, the address bar disappears, which is what I want. However, when I move the mouse to the top of the screen, the address bar becomes visible ...
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Stop Chrome omnibox from converting search terms to URLs

for the most time I am searching the internet via Chrome's omnibox. However, wehen entering single words it converts that search term to an URL and sends me to that webpage. Is there a way to turn ...
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How do I stop Google Chrome for automatically suggesting searches in the omnibox?

For those of you who are unaware, unchecking "Use a prediction service to help complete searches and urls typed in the address bar" in Settings DOES NOT WORK. Unchecking any of these options will not ...
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Get rid of the search address in Windows Explorer

After searching for stuff in Windows Explorer and selecting Open in new windows in of the items' context menu, the new windows's address bar has a dedicated search address which looks like the ...
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How to disable annoying auto go to location while typing in the address bar in Firefox 48+?

I've noticed a strange behavior in Firefox since version 48 (maybe it was in the earlier versions too). When I'm starting to type a domain name in the address bar, sometimes Firefox is trying to ...
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Why are all my adress bar suggestions disappeared in Google Chrome?

When you have ever visited a site in Google Chrome, it saves the URL as a suggestion for auto-complete. For example: I've ever visited youtube.com and since then I can just type the y in the adress ...
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Chrome: autocomplete domain first?

Firefox usually decides to be smart about this, and it actually works fairly well. Lets say you have a google search cached. In Firefox, you can start typing in the address bar and it will only ...