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Firefox 7.01 not showing http protocols in address bar Robert Charlton
I just updated because I couldn't stand the nagging and discovered that Firefox 7.01 is not showing http/https protocols in the address bar. What a PITA! I searched and see that there's a workaround to fix it, but what with dealing with last minute work before PubCon, who has time for hassling with stuff like that? I can't think of a good reason why they'd do this. I assume there might be at least a bad reason, but it sure breaks a lot of my workflow. Back to my old motto: Never upgrade. :(
[ ...] says support.mozilla.com
Most sites people go to are HTTP so it was decided to just not bother showing the protocol in newer versions of Firefox unless it's something else, like https:// or ftp://, thus saving a little space and making the URL a little more readable. (note use of the passive voice) and
You can set the pref browser.urlbar.trimURLs to false on the about:config page to see the http: protocol In other words: if it shows nothing, it means it's the default http: ... at least until people start reporting exceptions.
I like to copy urls from the address bar and I hate typing the protocols. I can't imagine I'm the only one. I've actually never used the about:config page, and I'm sure it's not rocket science... I just don't want to think about it for a while. johnblack
If you copy and paste from the address bar, it prepends the url with the protocol. E.g. copy www.example.com, will paste http://www.example.com robzilla
This has been the default behavior in Chrome for quite some time. Robert Charlton
Thanks johnblack. You've save me a lot of hassle. piatkow
If you copy and paste from the address bar, it prepends the url with the protocol. That caught me the other day, I carefully typed "http://" before pasting then took a second to realise why the link didn't work.