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How do I stop firefox for adding HTTP:// when I copy a web address from the URL bar?

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How do I stop firefox for adding HTTP:// when I copy a web address from the URL bar?

When I copy text from the URL bar in firefox (e.g., mozilla.org) and past it into something, Firefox adds http:// (e.g., http://mozilla.org). That's not the text I selected. This was never an issue before "they" decided to remove the http:// . I can't find a way to disable this and it's hard to search for help for "http://"

The most annoying thing in a program is a clever "feature" that can't be disabled.

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Re: How do I stop firefox for adding HTTP:// when I copy a web address from the URL bar?

hello, 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 in order to display the full url with the http://-prefix in the address bar...

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Re: How do I stop firefox for adding HTTP:// when I copy a web address from the URL bar?

hello, 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 in order to display the full url with the http://-prefix in the address bar...

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Re: How do I stop firefox for adding HTTP:// when I copy a web address from the URL bar?

Thank you that fixed it (you rock) -- but I don't see a way to mark this issue as "solved" as the email I got on this requests. I see that someone marked your answer as "Chosen Solution" -- is that the same thing?

From the email: If this answer solves your problem, please mark it as "solved":