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How do I get http:// back in the address line?


"http://" no longer appears in the address line in Firefox 7.0.1 Mac. How do I get it back?

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knorretje 161 solutions 582 answers

Users can revert to the old behavior by setting browser.urlbar.trimURLs 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.trimURLs
in lower panel, double-click that item to toggle value to false

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