At some point (I usually use the more stable ESR version of Firefox on most computers, so I don't know exactly when), Firefox seems to have changed so that when you click… (read more)
At some point (I usually use the more stable ESR version of Firefox on most computers, so I don't know exactly when), Firefox seems to have changed so that when you click in the urlbar, the entire URL gets highlighted.
In Firefox 77 (I am currently using a computer where the ESR version is not in the distro repo), this seems to have further changed (with the annoying and ugly self-bloating urlbar that many people hate), and even though the text appears to be selected, it is not actually "selected" as far as Linux/X copy/paste is concerned (that is, it has not been copied into the copy clipboard).
In the past, it was convenient for me, and wired into my fingers, to:
- click just once in the appropriate place in the urlbar to activate it, if I wanted to edit an URL (eg, fix typo, change a parameter, etc),
- to double-click to select the whole URL and automagically copy it into the X copy clipboard. I could then just middle-click to paste the URL elsewhere for further use (eg, into an email). Anyone who uses X regularly knows that this is an essential core feature and part of everyday workflow.
This new auto-selection feature does not appear to work properly with X copy/paste: it seems that I now have to triple-click:
- once to activate the urlbar (and (only) "select" the URL),
- again to unselect the URL,
- and, finally, a third time to re-select the URL and trigger the X select/copy function.
Is there a way to revert the previous behaviour, so that the urlbar is only "activated" with single-click, and requires double-click to actually select/copy the URL?