icon Locationbar²


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2011-02-26: 1.0.6 @ AMO / local mirror
updated for Firefox 4.0
2010-03-04: 1.0.5
updated for Firefox 3.7a3pre
2009-11-24: 1.0.4
updated for Firefox 3.6
2008-06-23: 1.0.3
Alt linkifies too
subdomain garbling fixed (on for instance)
Romanian translation fixed
Japanese translation added
2008-06-20: 1.0.2
right clicking fixed
Romanian translation added
2008-05-28: 1.0.1
imporved theme compatibility
2008-05-25: 1.0
Fission compatibility fixed
ru-RU locale added
requires Firefox 3
2008-04-28: 1.0rc1
Windows and OS X theme compatibility fixed
requires Firefox 3
2008-03-08: 1.0b1
requires Firefox 3 Beta 4
2007-04-26: 0.9.1
added subdomain detection for Firefox 2 (thanks Ping)
locales added: fi-FI, ko-KR, es-ES
compatible with Gran Paradiso Alpha 4
locales added: zh-TW
ellipsis and tooltip for long addresses
tooltip for links
double-click selects a segment, triple-click selects all
preferences updated
Favicon hidden by default
new default colors for Firefox trunk builds
locales added: Czech, French, Italian, Russian, Slovak, Japanese, Dutch
2007-03-01: 0.8.6
switching to linkified Location bar when it’s already hovered and Ctrl/Meta/Shift is pressed
spaces are decoded again
when copying/cutting the whole address with a keyboard command, spaces are encoded
preferences and CSS selectors updated
added a tiny delay so that moving the mouse fast over the Location bar doesn’t trigger editable mode for a split second
Ctrl/Meta makes segments clickable as well as Shift
Ctrl/Meta and Shift affect the link target directly (new tab, new window)
moving the mouse over the Location bar from above linkifies segments
link targets appear in the status bar
drag & drop fixed
query string and fragment gray by default
last segments are linkified as well
favicon better reachable
blue text color for domains
things move less when switching from formatted to editable view
linkified sengments when pressing Shift
HDD letters displayed as domains for Windows file URIs
emphasis for IDNs dropped
better Linux support
little submit button instead of “/” for the domain
middle-clicking a segment truncates the URL and opens the auto-complete popup
clicking a segment selects it
ftp:// hidden by default
2007-02-14: 0.6.2
drag & drop and auto-completion fixed
this version malfunctions with Firefox 1.5 and 2
2007-02-13: 0.6.1
clickable URL parts
decodes Unicode URLs only
auto-complete fixed
crops long URLs
improved themes compatibility
made the transformed address themeable and thus removed all preferences except “hide protocols”
added a blending effect
new pref turns blending on/off
this version interferes with the “Fission” extension; use 0.4.2 or instead
2007-01-21: 0.4.2
plain URL displayed on mouseover
URLs only converted if they match the current document
better detection for URLs that should not be converted
simple options dialog with new preferences
local URLs (file://) processed again
“file://” hidden by default
browser.urlbar.clickSelectsAll respected
only the main and top-level domain is emphasized, no subdomains; requires Firefox 3 (e.g. Alpha1 or trunk nightlies)
significantly better performance
URLs are decoded in order to be more human-readable
removed the transparency of non-domain URL parts
added the browser.urlbar.hideProtocols hidden pref
https:// hidden by default
local URLs (file://...) skipped
2006-12-03: 0.1
initial release

Comments / show all

  1. ryenus wrote on October 9, 2011 12:49 PM BST ():
    what about removing the margin before and after hostname when url prefix (such as http://) are hidden?

    this will make it look the same as in Firefox 7
  2. Jirka Janák wrote on November 14, 2011 11:54 PM GMT ():
    After upgrade to Firefox 8 I found out that when I try to search from location bar anything with diacritics (eg. “ěščřžýýáíéäö”) those characters were either removed, either replaced by ’?’ character.

    At least in my case problem was caused by Locationbar² extension. By disabling it, everything started to work again.
  3. Michal Růžička wrote on December 8, 2011 10:43 PM GMT ():
    That would be nice to have GET parameters and anchors (that part of the URL after ? and # sign) as separated element.
    For example, I have Wikipedia URL:
    Now, I am not able to go directly to as Firefox#Features behaves as one element. With page parameters its similar – from, for example, URL I am not able to go directly back to Google Search homepage ( as search?q=firefox is one element.
  4. Ryan wrote on December 12, 2011 02:59 PM GMT ():
    It is a great plugin. I want to know whether can I cancel press the CTRL? I mean do not need to pree any key to go to the website.
  5. Kevin Mancao wrote on December 22, 2011 01:21 AM GMT ():
    Its good to have you mozilla. Thank you…
  6. ritchie58 wrote on December 25, 2011 11:00 PM GMT ():
    After updating to version 9.0.1 of Firefox I noticed that the icon on the right of the address bar would sometimes look like it’s vibrating along with Flagfox. Also when this behavior occurs the CPU usage for Firefox increases significantly. I disabled Locationbar2 and that stopped the behavior. Some kind of incompatibility issue (with version 9 itself or Flagfox maybe) I would venture to guess?
  7. Christian wrote on January 9, 2012 09:37 AM GMT ():
    Hello, I think I found a bug or at least a unwanted feature: If I copy a part of an URL including the protocol, the pasted text looks like: “http://http://mywebsite.tld/”.

    Maybe the plugin interferes with some other settings? (I’m using Firefox 9/Win64)

    Apart from that, very helpful, thanks a lot.
  8. Alexej wrote on January 12, 2012 12:02 AM GMT ():
    I have found bug
    When i trying to copy only part of this link from address bar ( ) i get broken link into clipboard - http:// (Double http://)
    Please, fix this bug
  9. tuggyne wrote on January 24, 2012 04:44 AM GMT ():
    Like the two posters above, I came here to report the double http:// copy bug. It began occurring, I believe, with Firefox 8, but I know it occurs every time with Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.0; rv:9.0.1) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/9.0.1.

    I much appreciate your fine extension; it is an essential part of Firefox to me.
  10. ccondrup wrote on January 24, 2012 11:46 PM GMT ():
    I tried to pick apart the extension to see if I could prevent double http:// when protocol hiding is on, but without luck.

    My findings:
    I constructed this regex for actually detecting and removing double protocol, but couldn’t find out where in the urlbar.xml file it should be placed. –
    The closest I got was to put it on line 244 in the setter, before storing this.inputField. This makes the copying work as intended but display is borked. Leads me to believe the http:// is added outside this extension, just weird how it only does so for http and not ftp.

    Thanks a lot Dão, for this very useful addon. Curious: Have you stopped using it yourself?
  11. Kostas wrote on January 25, 2012 03:23 PM GMT ():
    Dão, I really hope that you haven’t anandoned this awesome addon of yours!!
    I love it, it has been my number one, can’t-do-without-it addon.
  12. Tim Osborn wrote on February 16, 2012 02:19 AM GMT ():
    Love it, hope that the next release might include a fix for the double http:// bug and would also love to be able to seperate anchors (click before the #)

    Many thanks, Tim
  13. wrdnx wrote on February 21, 2012 09:35 PM GMT ():
    how about supporting ipv6 hostnames, i’d like to click on my http://[::1]/foo without it making it to http://::1/foo
  14. Борис. wrote on April 24, 2012 03:40 AM BST ():
    Спасибо за это прекрасное дополнение. Пользуюсь им постоянно на протяжении нескольких лет.
    Thanks for the excellent work.
  15. RS wrote on May 4, 2012 01:05 PM BST ():
    Pretty please double-http fix? Puhleaseeee? :))))
  16. George wrote on August 3, 2012 08:07 PM BST ():
    Thanks for the useful extension!

    I have a bug to report: when hiding the protocol (http://), I get gaps on both sides of the host name, regardless of the “Margin between segments” setting. (Firefox 14.0.1 on Ubuntu).
  17. RP wrote on August 9, 2012 07:29 AM BST ():
    Is there a plan for transplant this expansion to Chrome ?
  18. Jens wrote on August 10, 2012 03:26 PM BST ():
    Thanks for the useful extension!

    I have a bug to report: when hiding the protocol (http://), I get gaps on both sides of the host name, regardless of the “Margin between segments” setting. (Firefox 14.0.1 on Ubuntu).
    Same for me w/ FFox 14.0.1 on Win XP …
  19. Bill Dee wrote on August 28, 2012 11:16 AM BST ():
    Is this where we are supposed to notify about bugs?

    I don’t know if this is a locationbar issue or a Firefox (14.0.1) issue.
    Or maybe it’s an Adobe PDF reader issue, or a Reader-locationbar conflict.

    For PDF files, the ability to click on the various sub-directories and such to jump to those
    locations doesn’t work, and it doesn’t format the address with the different parts like usual.
    Also, you can’t even modify the URL in the address bar. It’s read-only.

    If this isn’t your issue, can you let me know so I can contact Adobe support. Thanks.
  20. Flip wrote on August 31, 2012 11:11 PM BST ():
    In Firefox 15 Locationbar destroys the feature to select the whole URL when you do a single click in the URLbar.

    This worked in Fx14 but in Fx15 you always have to click twice: the first click only disables the layout of the URL and the second finally selects the address.
    Can you fix that?

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