Firefox URL Bar

Lakin Wecker lakin.wecker at
Wed Jan 4 05:10:55 GMT 2006

I think I've been convinced  that my suggestion for the middle-click is
not-useable.  Let's forget about that ( as I'm sure many of you have ).


On 1/3/06, Adam Conrad <adconrad at> wrote:
> Lakin Wecker wrote:
> >
> > You misunderstand me.  I meant this to be an option for those of us who
> use
> > the PRIMARY clipboard by selecting text and then middle-clicking to
> place it
> > where we want.  I meant that middle clicking would replace the current
> > with the text from the PRIMARY clipboard.
> Which, as was pointed out, makes it impossible to INSERT extra text, now
> you can only replace.  Say my URL bar has
> "" in it, and I want to add
> "?sessid=[Really_long_ID_in_my_clipboard]" to the end of it, I now
> can't, since clicking on the bar selected it all and overwrote my
> primary clipboard.
> Yes, this could probably be worked around by shortcircuiting how the bar
> works entirely, and barring it from ever copying its contents to the
> primary paste buffer, but eww.  Then you couldn't copy from it.  No
> matter how you try to solve this, you lose some classic functionality
> that some of us expect, just to have the Windows behaviour.
> As has been pointed out, clicking the icon to the left of the URL
> selects the whole thing.  Is this really not good enough?
> ... Adam
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