Disabling URL trimming in Firefox 7

PUBLISHED ON SEP 29, 2011

Mozilla released Firefox 7 released yesterday (actually day before yesterday since it’s already 29th here) and of course I did an upgrade as soon as RPM files were available in koji. Call me old fashioned but I didn’t like the new feature which trims the http:// part of URL. Perhaps it’s something that I’ll eventually get used to but for now I disabled it. Luckily disabling the feature was easy enough.

Here is how you do it:

1. Open new tab and write about:config
2. Search for option browser.urlbar.trimURL
3. Set the value to false by double-clicking the option.

Yay, you’re all set!