Is there a hack/extension in Safari for "select all" in address bar with single click

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Argelius, Aug 9, 2010.

  1. Argelius macrumors 6502

    Argelius

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    I've transitioned back to Safari (from Firefox) now that extensions are available since it's so much faster and more stable (for me anyway).

    I finding having to click 3 times to select the entire address bar frustrating; is there an extension (or plist "hack") to change this behavior such that one click selects everything?

    Thanks
     
  2. psxguru macrumors 6502a

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    It's an annoying difference but the solution is simple, just click once on the 'favicon' on the far left of the address bar to select everything in one click.
     
  3. Argelius thread starter macrumors 6502

    Argelius

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    You are brilliant!! Thanks!
     
  4. angelwatt Moderator emeritus

    angelwatt

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    I generally use the keyboard and just hit command+L

    Another mouse technique that will work with most text boxes, click and hold at the start of the field and drag down and it will select everything from that point to the end. You could also start at the end and drag up to select everything back to the start.
     
  5. Argelius thread starter macrumors 6502

    Argelius

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    Thanks! And I subsequently realized by clicking on the favicon in the sddressbar which also selects the entire URL.
     

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