Let’s talk about Mozilla Firefox Again.

In my effort to make Mozilla Firefox as the best browser for Linux, I have made a couple of post of already on how can it be done such as:

Now in this article I’ll show you how to restore the single click highlighting of the address bar in Firefox. In Linux, you have to double click the address in the address bar in order for it to be highlighted. I know that there are several users of Firefox who certainly miss this feature. If you use Firefox in Windows then you do know what I am talking about.

Instructions:firefox%20restore%20one%20click Linux: Highlight Firefoxs Address Bar in One Click

  • Type ‘ about:config ‘ in Firefox’s address bar without the quotes.
  • In the Filter box, type click.
  • Look for browser.urlbar.clickSelectsAll (see screenshot), right click on it and click Toggle.
  • Re-start Firefox and see the magic. Enjoy!


    1. 1
      Bob Jones
      May 22nd, 2008 at 10:05 am

      Your right, I wondered how to do this. Well done.
      Thank You
      Bob Jones

    2. 2
      May 22nd, 2008 at 6:41 pm

      Yeah, I just did a little research and voila it works!

    3. 3
      May 23rd, 2008 at 7:57 am

      Hey, that’s a nice fix to that issue! I’ve always used F6 to do that, but now I can just single click to do it.

    4. 4
      May 23rd, 2008 at 8:23 am

      ei Rob, im glad that you find this very useful

    5. 6
      August 11th, 2008 at 7:42 am

      Thank for this info. Very helpful.

    6. 7
      April 3rd, 2009 at 12:10 am

      Thank you very much! I was looking through about:config and typing “address” (or even part of the word) didn’t amount to much. You are a hero amongst your kind.

    7. 8
      June 2nd, 2009 at 3:24 am

      Sweet, thanks. You don’t have to restart the browser after about:config edits, by the way- they take effect immediately.

    8. 9
      May 12th, 2010 at 8:38 pm

      Thanks man! It’s been bothering me for some time now..


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