Getting the http:// back in Firefox 7

I updated to Firefox 7 today, and noticed that my old friend, the http:// at the beginning of all URLs, was gone from the URL bar.  Looking through the release notes, they mentioned this, but not how to get it back.  I started poking around in about:config, and found my answer.  Instructions follow.

  1. Open a new tab
  2. Enter “about:config” in the URL bar.
  3. Type “trimurls” into the “Filter:” bar.
  4. Double-click “browser.urlbar.trimurls”
  5. ???
  6. Profit

It’s that easy.  I don’t mind the graying of the URL added in Firefox 6 so much, but removing an important part of it from view is simply unacceptable.

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2 Responses to Getting the http:// back in Firefox 7

  1. a googler says:

    “firefox 7 http revert” didn’t bring me here but “firefox 7 http back” did. thanks for this.

  2. Zeus guy says:

    It worked!
    Thank you!

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