very strange safari problem

Discussion in 'macOS' started by bfg110, Jul 4, 2009.

  1. bfg110 macrumors member

    May 29, 2006
    Hello all, HAppy bday America.

    I recently updated safari and now when i click in the address bar I can't highlight the address with a clock or double click... I actually have to highlight the entire address and this is very annoying. Does anyone know how to fix this? Please help
  2. angelwatt Moderator emeritus


    Aug 16, 2005
    For me,
    • Single-click places cursor where I click, with nothing highlighted
    • Double-click highlights the word
    • Triple-click highlights everything in the address bar
    In Firefox the single-click highlights everything. I'm guessing this is the behavior you're after. I don't know of a way to change that. Though, from the keyboard, if you do a cmd+L it'll highlight everything.
  3. glenncal macrumors member

    Jun 7, 2009
    Clicking on the icon to the left of the URL will select the whole address. It might seem a bit cumbersome at first but I guess Apple's reasoning was that this would make the address bar more consistent with other text boxes.
  4. cromwell64 macrumors regular

    Jun 30, 2008
    what might be easier is to hit Command-L. this will highlight the entire address at once and you can start typing right away. As far as I know, this shortcut behaves the same way in Firefox and most other browsers. I had the same annoyance with Safari's behavior when clicking in the address bar until I started using this shortcut.

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