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With the update to Firefox 7, strange behavior crept into the URL line: The protocol - parts like http: // or https: // - has recently been left out of the URLs that are displayed there. This shouldn't be a problem for normal users, but for bloggers who, like me, often want to copy URLs from them and then paste them somewhere, the lack of the protocol is extremely annoying.
If you have copied the URL somewhere in a blog article, it is not uncommon for the beginning (the http: //) to be missing and the link to the URL is "broken". A solution via the normal Firefox settings is unfortunately not possible, as the development team did not provide for it. However, so that you can still get normal URLs that you can copy and paste, you can still help yourself with Firefox.
Firefox has a not very well known way with which you can change all sorts of settings, including hidden ones. To do this, open Firefox yourself and then enter the following code in the URL line above:
A warning message then opens, which you can click on "I'll be careful, I promise!" approved. This sentence may vary with newer Firefox versions, but it is important to be aware that these advanced settings can break a lot if you tinker with them too much without knowing what you are doing.
If you have confirmed that it is your own fault if something breaks, then Firefox offers you a table with all the variables and setting options. With the search function you can now browse for the field "browser.urlbar.trimURLs" and then sets this to "false" in the "Value" column. After the restart at the latest, the transmission log should be displayed "normal" again.
Jens has been running the blog since 2012. He appears as Sir Apfelot for his readers and helps them with problems of a technical nature. In his free time he drives electric unicycles, takes photos (preferably with his iPhone, of course), climbs around in the Hessian mountains or hikes with the family. His articles deal with Apple products, news from the world of drones or solutions for current bugs.