Firefox URL Bar

Eldo Varghese poningru at
Sat Jan 7 07:22:54 GMT 2006

I have been reading this thread and have couple of opinions & observations
* The single click should select the entire URL.
* This is more efficient, as it allows a single click+typing to replace 
the url and single click+drag to select portion of the URL (and typing 
to edit the selected portion), hence only one click is needed each time.
*With firefox1.5 the single click select all does not overwrite the 2nd 
clipboard content (inorder to overwrite, one must double click the URL).

I have not read the entire thread as it seemed to have delved into some 
minor name calling etc. Please present any arguments against why you 
dont think a single click should focus the entire URL, without the name 
- Eldo

Lukas Sabota wrote:
> I've been annoyed with one aspect of Mozilla-Firefox lately, in all 
> releases.
> Is there ever a time when you single click in the URL bar and you want 
> to do something other than select the entire URL?  Why not select the 
> entire URL box whenever you click on it?  It's rather annoying when 
> pasting URLs to have to select/double click the entire box to erase 
> it.  I have filed a bug in Ubuntu here:
> and here:
> Ian Jackson suggested that I start a discussion on this mailing list.  
> What do you all think about this idea?  Do you agree with the 
> single-click select all?  Post your opinion.
> God bless,
> Lukas

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