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Displaying full URL

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Can the full URL be displayed in btheb address bar. If I bwant to log on to an https site, I don't know if it is an https, or an http

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hello, yes you can do that - enter about:config into the firefox location bar (confirm the info message in case it shows up) & search for the preference named browser.urlbar.trimURLs. double-click it and change its value to false.

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Thanks for that - haven't got that preference in the list - I'm running Firefox 19.0 on a tablet computer using Android 4.1.1 - any ides:?

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ops, sorry this advice was tailored for desktop versions of firefox - i'm not sure if/how this is achievable on tablet versions...

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Current Firefox versions for desktop always show the secure https: protocol if it is used.

Is this different on mobile?

Is there some sort of Site Identity Button that shows that a secure connection is used?

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There seem to be some differences. You can select a Desktop view, this shows a padlock item in the Address Bart. On one site, which I know is se4cure, i you type in the full address as https.... etc the site loads, and even if you select Desktop view, there is no indication that you're logged onto a secure site. So if you want to use Firefox to do some banking, then ............. If you use Google Chrome, this gives the fulkl address. Perhaps Chrome is the answer?

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Firefox for Android is completely capable of negotiating a SSL connection to websites.

  • A grey lock in the address bar shows a site that has a SSL connection (https)
  • A Green lock in the address bar shows a site that has an EV-SSL connection (https)
  • If no lock is present,
    • The site is not using SSL (http)
    • The site is using SSL (https) however the connection cannot be trusted due to the loading of non-SSL elements (contact the website owner in this case)

See the image attached to this post for reference.