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Old Feb 15, 2008, 07:17 PM   #1
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Safari: lost address bar and can't get it back

So I hit customize toolbar to get rid of a button on my Safari toolbar. The window didn't pop up like it was supposed to, so I tried clicking around, and clicked the address bar and it disappeared.

Now even after a restart, I can't get the customize toolbar dialog to come up, therefore I can't get my address bar back.

Anyone have any ideas?

This is on 10.5.2 by the way.
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Old Feb 15, 2008, 07:20 PM   #2
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View - Show toolbar

or try cmd+L
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Old Feb 15, 2008, 07:27 PM   #3
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I tried that, the problem is that my address bar is gone from the toolbar.
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Old Feb 15, 2008, 07:44 PM   #4
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customize and add the address bar back
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Old Feb 15, 2008, 07:44 PM   #5
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thats the problem. my customize won't work. the window to customize never pops up. is there a way to reinstall safari?
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Old Feb 15, 2008, 07:52 PM   #6
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Old Feb 15, 2008, 08:26 PM   #7
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thanks but that doesnt work either.
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Old Feb 15, 2008, 08:35 PM   #8
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Old Feb 15, 2008, 08:36 PM   #9
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can you post a screen shot of your safari?
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Old Feb 15, 2008, 08:46 PM   #10
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Delete the preference file and restart Safari.
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Old Feb 15, 2008, 08:50 PM   #11
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hodgy: can you tell me where the preference file is?

and clevin: I did download the webkit, and it does the exact same thing.

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Old Feb 15, 2008, 08:54 PM   #12
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ok i found and deleted the safari preference file. now my address bar is back, so thanks very much!

however, my customize dialog still doesnt come up for some reason..seems very strange..
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Old Jul 15, 2009, 01:42 PM   #14
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i have the answer

Open up your safari browser and press the button F10 on your keyboard and your menu bar should show up. click on view and then click on show toolbar and there you go!
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Old Jul 15, 2009, 01:55 PM   #15
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Try hitting Cmd-L on your keyboard. That will move the cursor focus to the address bar. I tried hiding mine and then hitting Cmd-L and it brought it back.

Short of that, try re-installing Safari (from the link above) and if that doesn't work, an Archive and Install of 10.5.

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Old Jul 15, 2009, 03:00 PM   #17
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LOL, I just looked at the most recent post before mine. Oops.

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Old Dec 22, 2010, 09:12 PM   #18
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How to get Address Bar back.

What you do is you go to the top where it says "view" then go down to "customize toolbar" then go down to where it says "drag default set" and drag it to where the address bar is missing and then it'll show back up
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Old Aug 27, 2011, 04:13 AM   #19
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What you do is you go to the top where it says "view" then go down to "customize toolbar" then go down to where it says "drag default set" and drag it to where the address bar is missing and then it'll show back up
Thank you Kittykakes! It was so simple! x
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Old Nov 2, 2011, 06:04 AM   #20
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getting mac safari toolbar back

first open safari
then click view
then show/ hide bbokmark bar ihad the same problem btw and messed around until i got it
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Old Dec 13, 2011, 12:02 PM   #21
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The actual solution to the problem posted

Right click at the top of the window and a popup menu should... pop up, that says "customize toolbar", click on that, and then drag the section titled "... or drag the default set into the toolbar" into where the address bar used to be. That should do it. And Childish Gambino and Kanye are bomb.
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Old Jul 6, 2012, 09:14 PM   #22
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Me too....

WHERE IS THE SAFARI PREFERENCE FILE?? .....


.... i almost want to cry now :'( .... what should i do....
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Old Jan 14, 2013, 11:03 PM   #23
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How to make you search bar and web address bar pop back up.

What you have to do is get on your safari and got to the tab at the top of the page that say (VIEW) then click (CUSTOMIZE TOOLBAR) after just drag and drop your bars back in place. this took me forever to figure out.
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