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How to disable "single click selects all" in new QuantumBar?

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In the past I was able to set the setting ``` browser.urlbar.clickSelectsAll browser.urlbar.doubleClickSelectsAll ``` to disable that a single click into the address bar selects the whole url. Is it possible to achieve this with the new QuantumBar somehow?

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Hello Nils,

Please see this Reddit thread :

https://www.reddit.com/r/firefox/comments/fjvqa3/firefox_75_url_bar_how_to_prevent_single_click/

And this bug report :

https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1621570

IMHO :   FredMcD's suggestion is a great workaround.

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Click, wait a moment, then click again.

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FredMcD said

Click, wait a moment, then click again.

This does not answer my question. I want to be able to insert the cursor with the first click. It was possible with Firefox < 75.0

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Hello Nils,

Please see this Reddit thread :

https://www.reddit.com/r/firefox/comments/fjvqa3/firefox_75_url_bar_how_to_prevent_single_click/

And this bug report :

https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1621570

IMHO :   FredMcD's suggestion is a great workaround.

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McCoy said

Hello Nils, Please see this Reddit thread :
https://www.reddit.com/r/firefox/comments/fjvqa3/firefox_75_url_bar_how_to_prevent_single_click/
And this bug report :
https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1621570
IMHO :   FredMcD's suggestion is a great workaround.

Thanks for your answer. Very unfortunate that this behavior was removed intentionally. But looking at all the complaints in the issue thread I hope it will come back sooner or later...

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You may want to check out this workaround which is a shell script that forces `clickSelectsAll = false` behavior.

See this answer on Super User for full context and an explanation of the script.

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