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address bar does not "highlight". Have to delete/backspace previous address now???

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Previously, the address bar would highlight after a click. Only needed to start typing the new address. Now I must backspace or delete the current address in order to type a new one. How do I change it back? I just switched to a Linux OS from Windows.

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On Linux you usually need to double-click on the location bar to select all the text.

Related prefs on about:config :

  • browser.urlbar.clickSelectsAll
  • browser.urlbar.doubleClickSelectsAll

Alternatively you can press the ESC key to select all the text.

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Note that Firefox from the Ubuntu repositories may behave differently.

Try the Firefox version from the official Mozilla server if you currently use a version from the repositories of your Linux distribution.