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How do I un-hide the FULL url in the address bar?

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I WANT to be able to see ALL of the URL and address in the address bar! You changed it so the address is hidden or darkened without any option to see it clearly without highlighting it. Making vision impaired people blind to things such as what area of the site they are on and https:// vs http:// This is annoying and wrong. How do I change it back without a retro back to FF 3.6?

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Hiding of the http: part

The protocol (http://) has been removed from the URL in the location bar for http:// pages only. https:// pages will still have the protocol. There's also a known bug where if you copy the URL after selecting it from the awesome bar dropdown (but before loading the page), it won't include the http:// part. Users can revert to the old behavior by setting browser.urlbar.trimURLs to false in about:config.

Urlbar highlighting

This is a feature in Firefox to highlight the domain in the URL bar. Other parts will become grey. You can change a preference to make the entire URL dark. Users can revert to the old behavior by setting browser.urlbar.formatting.enabled to false in about:config.

To change this preference:

type about:config in the Location/URL bar and press Enter.
if you see a warning, accept (promise to be careful)
Filter: browser.urlbar.formatting.enabled
in lower panel, double-click that item to toggle value to false

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Chosen Solution

Hiding of the http: part

The protocol (http://) has been removed from the URL in the location bar for http:// pages only. https:// pages will still have the protocol. There's also a known bug where if you copy the URL after selecting it from the awesome bar dropdown (but before loading the page), it won't include the http:// part. Users can revert to the old behavior by setting browser.urlbar.trimURLs to false in about:config.

Urlbar highlighting

This is a feature in Firefox to highlight the domain in the URL bar. Other parts will become grey. You can change a preference to make the entire URL dark. Users can revert to the old behavior by setting browser.urlbar.formatting.enabled to false in about:config.

To change this preference:

type about:config in the Location/URL bar and press Enter.
if you see a warning, accept (promise to be careful)
Filter: browser.urlbar.formatting.enabled
in lower panel, double-click that item to toggle value to false

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Well, that seems to have done the trick! I had to complete the same task twice, as the first time around it did nothing. The second time I changed the Status to "user set" as well as the Value to "false", and THEN it changed and began showing the entire address.

Thank you for a very clear and knowledgeable answer!

Firefox still leads the way in User Customizable Browser Control, I am glad to say!