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How do I get the address bar to not have faded out parts?

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I just let firefox update itself, and now my address bar is all faded except for the domain name. This is annoying, as it's harder to read the rest of the URL. How do I get it back to normal?

I just let firefox update itself, and now my address bar is all faded except for the domain name. This is annoying, as it's harder to read the rest of the URL. How do I get it back to normal?

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You can set the pref browser.urlbar.formatting.enabled to false on the about:config page.

To open the about:config page, type about:config in the location (address) bar and press the "Enter" key, just like you type the url of a website to open a website.
If you see a warning then you can confirm that you want to access that page.

  • Use the Filter bar at to top of the about:config page to locate a preference more easily.
  • Preferences that have been modified show as bold(user set).
  • Preferences can be reset to the default or changed via the right-click context menu.
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cor-el
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Chosen Solution

You can set the pref browser.urlbar.formatting.enabled to false on the about:config page.

To open the about:config page, type about:config in the location (address) bar and press the "Enter" key, just like you type the url of a website to open a website.
If you see a warning then you can confirm that you want to access that page.

  • Use the Filter bar at to top of the about:config page to locate a preference more easily.
  • Preferences that have been modified show as bold(user set).
  • Preferences can be reset to the default or changed via the right-click context menu.
You can set the pref <b>browser.urlbar.formatting.enabled</b> to <i>false</i> on the <b>about:config</b> page. To open the <i>about:config</i> page, type <b>about:config</b> in the location (address) bar and press the "<i>Enter</i>" key, just like you type the url of a website to open a website.<br /> If you see a warning then you can confirm that you want to access that page.<br /> *Use the Filter bar at to top of the about:config page to locate a preference more easily. *Preferences that have been modified show as bold(user set). *Preferences can be reset to the default or changed via the right-click context menu.
firefuxed 0 solutions 7 answers

Thanks for revealing yet another hidden preference. Shame on Mozilla for making a pointless change, setting the retarded behavior on by default, and not providing any easily discoverable and/or documented preference for restoring sanity!

Unfortunately, this only fixes the display of the text. The color of the square to the left which shows the name for SSL sites (redundant yes, wasteful of space even thought they are cutting other useful stuff like status bar yes, but the lock is gone) is still faded out so its pastel blue, pastel green, etc instead of the more readily visible solid blue, solid green, etc used before. How do we restore that? My browser looks kinda gay with this pastel shit...

Thanks for revealing yet another hidden preference. Shame on Mozilla for making a pointless change, setting the retarded behavior on by default, and not providing any easily discoverable and/or documented preference for restoring sanity! Unfortunately, this only fixes the display of the text. The color of the square to the left which shows the name for SSL sites (redundant yes, wasteful of space even thought they are cutting other useful stuff like status bar yes, but the lock is gone) is still faded out so its pastel blue, pastel green, etc instead of the more readily visible solid blue, solid green, etc used before. How do we restore that? My browser looks kinda gay with this pastel shit...

Modified by firefuxed

firefuxed 0 solutions 7 answers

NO response for a week. I guess either, a) mozilla doesn't give a **** about supporting users, or b) mozilla likes g**** up colors and has no intention of listening to feedback

Note that your fagged up pastel color are HARD TO SEE especially on crappy LCD screens in bright light (which is waht most of us are stuck with since the industry ditched the far superior CRT)

NO response for a week. I guess either, a) mozilla doesn't give a **** about supporting users, or b) mozilla likes g**** up colors and has no intention of listening to feedback Note that your fagged up pastel color are HARD TO SEE especially on crappy LCD screens in bright light (which is waht most of us are stuck with since the industry ditched the far superior CRT)

Modified by James

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See: *http://userstyles.org/styles/49786/firefox-6-urlbar-identity-box-label-styled *Stylish: https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/addon/stylish/
firefuxed 0 solutions 7 answers

So Mozilla can't answer questions but they have the time to censor posts?

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So Mozilla can't answer questions but they have the time to censor posts? ''Edited for language'' - [[Forum and chat rules and guidelines]]

Modified by Shawn

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They censor your posts because I reported them. My question was answered within hours of me posting it, and your belligerent comments saying otherwise weren't appreciated. Feel free to make your own problem report.

They censor your posts because I reported them. My question was answered within hours of me posting it, and your belligerent comments saying otherwise weren't appreciated. Feel free to make your own problem report.
firefuxed 0 solutions 7 answers

Well excuse you, but since when is asking a related question the same as a belligerent comment?

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Well excuse you, but since when is asking a related question the same as a belligerent comment? ''Edited for language'' - [[Forum and chat rules and guidelines]]

Modified by Ricky Rosario