How can you keep the url displayed in the address bar?

With some (but not all) URLs of links display briefly but disappear when the page loads. (Example, I was able to capture is: < < > >)
The address bar then return to "search for or type the address" (in italics).
There are many who suffer from this problem (see forum "Urls are no longer visible in the address bar") but no useful responses are given, only tips to "Start in safe mode", which does not solve the problem.


Hmm, I've not seen this before.

Normally, I expect only the text placeholder to appear if the address bar has been selected and you press on delete or BACKSPACE to remove the URL of the page. In this case, you can press ESC to restore it. The next time you see this, you can try pressing ESC?

There are a few different keys that can move focus to the address instead of the page bar, in which case it is a keyboard problem. These include:

  • F6
  • CTRL + L
  • ALT + D

If you notice any pattern to it, which could help improve the diagnosis!

Tags: Firefox

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