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How can I copy absolute URL to clipboard from address bar?

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How can I copy absolute URL to clipboard from address bar?

I'm using FireFox10.0.2 on Windows7 Pro 64 bit. I need to copy an absolute URL to clipboard from address bar. How can I do that? I cannot find any Option to set this.

TIA.

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Re: How can I copy absolute URL to clipboard from address bar?

If you mean that the http:// protocol is missing, you can change a setting to display that; the https:// is always displayed on a secure site.

The protocol (http://) has been removed from the URL in the location bar for http:// pages only. https:// pages will still have the protocol. This may be confusing to some users. 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

  1. type about:config in the Location/URL/Address bar and press the Enter key
  2. if you see a warning, accept it (promise to be careful)
  3. Filter = browser.urlbar.trimURLs
  4. double-click on the pref in the lower panel to toggle it to "false" OR right-click on the pref in the lower panel and choose "Toggle" to toggle it to "false"
  5. close the about:config tab


If this reply solves your problem, please click "Solved It" next to this reply when signed-in to the forum.



You should consider upgrading to Firefox 11 as it was released last week. Firefox versions 4.0-10.0.2 are considered abandoned and are no longer supported.

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Shooting Star Contributor

Re: How can I copy absolute URL to clipboard from address bar?

If you mean that the http:// protocol is missing, you can change a setting to display that; the https:// is always displayed on a secure site.

The protocol (http://) has been removed from the URL in the location bar for http:// pages only. https:// pages will still have the protocol. This may be confusing to some users. 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

  1. type about:config in the Location/URL/Address bar and press the Enter key
  2. if you see a warning, accept it (promise to be careful)
  3. Filter = browser.urlbar.trimURLs
  4. double-click on the pref in the lower panel to toggle it to "false" OR right-click on the pref in the lower panel and choose "Toggle" to toggle it to "false"
  5. close the about:config tab


If this reply solves your problem, please click "Solved It" next to this reply when signed-in to the forum.



You should consider upgrading to Firefox 11 as it was released last week. Firefox versions 4.0-10.0.2 are considered abandoned and are no longer supported.

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Re: How can I copy absolute URL to clipboard from address bar?

Thank you very much for your quick & right answer! It worked!! It was easy to follow the steps you explained.