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Is there some way to turn off the new 6.0 feature of greying out the "extraneous" bits of the URL? It's so ugly. :(

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It's distracting... I don't have the best eyesight, and the whole URL isn't very readable when it's greyed out, especially to such a light grey. And the main domain sticks out in black like a sore thumb. I understand the purpose of it, I just wish there was an option to get rid of it, or to make the contrast less.

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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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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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Whoa, that's cool. Thanks a ton! :)

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You're welcome.

The next Firefox version will also remove (hide) the protocol in the location bar and that can be restored by flipping the pref browser.urlbar.trimURLs to false