Safari 7.0.4 / show URL in address bar

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  1. mojolicious macrumors 68000

    mojolicious

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    #1
    Sorry if this has already been asked/answered...

    I've a profound and irrational dislike of unified address/search bars. If I want to search for something I'll go to my home page, google.co.uk. This is probably because I'm very old.

    But... this means that I see the search string rather than the URL for a Google search...
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    ...which is a pain in the chuff if I want to share that search with someone else.

    I appreciate that the Google search URL will be properly displayed if I change Safari's default search engine to Yahoo or Bing, but that means that on the rare and accidental occasions when I type a search string directly into the address/search bar I'm presented with Yahoo/Bing results and that makes me sad.

    So... is there a plug-in that allows me to completely disable the search functionality from the address/search field? Or alternatively a way to set the default search engine to 'nul'?
     
  2. hologram macrumors 6502

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    Here's a roundabout way of getting the URL:

    Drag the search bar (from the magnifying glass icon) onto the desktop, or into a folder, and the URL will be it's name.
     
  3. mojolicious thread starter macrumors 68000

    mojolicious

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    Ah, that works. I've also just discovered that a 'select all' – by either cmd-a or triple click – grabs the URL, too. So effectively there's no difference between the proper URL and the search string, should I wish to copy/paste the search and share it someone.

    I'm now having to re-examine just why I hate seeing the search term as opposed to the URL. As I said in my first post, it *is* irrational!
     
  4. hologram macrumors 6502

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    It never bothered me before, but now that you have me thinking about it... :mad:

    :D:D:D
     

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