Safari 8.0: No URL address?

Discussion in 'OS X Yosemite (10.10)' started by NJRonbo, Jun 18, 2014.

  1. NJRonbo macrumors 68010

    Jan 10, 2007
    Surprised to see that there is a lack of specific URL address in the URL field when accessing a website.

    For instance...

    As I post this message, all I see in the Safari is

    Normally, I should see a specific address and post number in the URL field.

    This helps if I want to email someone a link to my post.

    Should something be turned on in the Safari settings?
  2. NJRonbo thread starter macrumors 68010

    Jan 10, 2007

    Seems as if a little further playing around and I was able to answer my own question.

    If you click in the URL field, the actual URL address will appear.
  3. dmccloud macrumors 6502a


    Sep 7, 2009
    Anchorage, AK
    Yep. I think that's done for clarity's sake - it's also the same behavior Safari on iOS has exhibited for a while now.
  4. NJRonbo thread starter macrumors 68010

    Jan 10, 2007
    I think the problem is that I have been a Chrome user to date.

    Now that Safari is far faster in Yosemite, I am going to switch back.
  5. afsnyder macrumors 65816

    Jan 7, 2014
    I already use Safari in Mavericks just because it's convenient to switch between my phone and laptop and iMac without having to download chrome. Maybe chrome will fight back with some new features that I won't be able to resist. :p
  6. BasicGreatGuy Contributor


    Sep 21, 2012
    In the middle of several books.
    Safari 7.03 does the same thing with the display of the URL.

    As to Chrome, that thing appears to be a resource hog on my Late 2011 MBP. If I watch videos in Chrome, the fan cuts on and stays on, whether in Mavericks or Yosemite. Doesn't happen in Safari.
  7. rorschach macrumors 68020


    Jul 27, 2003
    Chrome does it too, I believe, and it's very annoying.

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