If you just upgraded to Firefox 6, you probably noticed the new “domain highlighting” feature. The address bar now greys-out the protocol and path in the URL, leaving the domain highlighted in the darker black text. The theory is that it will help less-savvy users easily spot phony phishing domains.
I find it annoying, though. It looks a bit weird, and it makes the path less visible, which is something I work with on a regular basis. If you’re like me and want to turn off the feature, here’s an easy way to do it:
- Open a new tab and type
about:configinto the location bar
- Search for
browser.urlbar.formatting.enabledin the filter field. (It searches as you type.)
- Double click on the
browser.urlbar.formatting.enabledline to change the value from true to false.
- Close the tab and enjoy your lack of domain highlighting.