If you have upgraded to Firefox 6.0 recently, you might have noticed a change in your URL address bar.
Now, instead of the web address being in all black like you might have grown accustomed to over the past 10 years, the powers that be have decided it would be better to color all of the URL gray (except for the primary domain name, which still appears in black).
I can see how this could be helpful to the ignorant masses who get scammed by phishing emails, but I’m a relatively intelligent internet user, and I have been browsing the net long enough to know what the primary domain name is in the URL without needing to have it colored different.
If you are like me and wish to set the address bar colors back to the way they used to be in prior versions of Firefox, simply follow these easy steps:
- In your Firefox address bar, type “about:config” (sans quotes), and press enter.
- In the filter search box, enter “browser.urlbar.formatting.enabled“
- Right-click on the “browser.urlbar.formatting.enabled” line item in the listing and select “Toggle” to switch it to false
4 responses to “Firefox 6.0 – Gray Colored URL in Address Bar”
Thanks! That was bugging the **** out of me.
Starting from Firefox v4.0 with every major upgrade I have to disable some annoying new stuff developers have included. Why, oh why can’t they leave the interface alone?
Yay, thanks. I was browsing about:config but couldn’t find it.
Thanks for the tip! It is difficult to read URLs that are gray when using a dark theme. This helped me fix that problem.