single click address bar to highlight whole thing

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by liquidsense, Mar 21, 2008.

  1. liquidsense macrumors member

    Mar 2, 2008
    This is a fairly small quibble, but I was wondering if I could make the address bar on Firefox on OSX behave as it does on Windows. Namely, I would like it if I could single click the address bar anywhere to highlight the entire field. When I try to do that, it only highlights one complete part of the url. Any ideas?
  2. UltraNEO* macrumors 601


    Jun 16, 2007
    Click on the favicon and the whole address will highlight! :rolleyes:
    You can even drag it to the shortcut bar, the bookmarks or make a shortcut on the desktop, even drop it in some application...
  3. MM07 macrumors 6502a

    Feb 10, 2008
    Thanks for that tip UltraNEO*. I have always used Command L.
  4. liquidsense thread starter macrumors member

    Mar 2, 2008
    Awesome!! Thank you so much.
  5. ShepUK macrumors member

    Jan 24, 2008
    I just hit this thread during a google search for exactly the same niggle... however, one of my other hits gave me a much better solution - so I thought I'd mirror the advice here:

    type about:config in the firefox address bar

    scroll down to the settings "browser.urlbar.clickSelectsAll" and "browser.urlbar.clickAtEndSelects"

    double click each of these lines to toggle their values from "false" to "true".

    Shut down (CMD-Q) firefox and restart ... the address bar should now work just how you want it :)

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