Take the 2-minute tour ×
Ask Different is a question and answer site for power users of Apple hardware and software. It's 100% free, no registration required.

With Safari 6, the omnibar fades the non-server part of the URL, so that the actual server name is more visible. Presumably, this is to reduce phishing attacks.

However, I find that the remainder of the url is hard to read, and to be honest, when developing websites, that is the part I care much more about.

Is there any way to have it so that the whole url is the same?

share|improve this question
    
Maybe use something else other than safari? –  theAmateurProgrammer Jul 27 '12 at 5:44
    
Google chrome does it too: but not quite as aggressively. I do test in other browsers, but prefer to use WebKit-based browsers initially: purely for the developer tools. And the window colours in Chrome don't quite look right :) –  Matthew Schinckel Jul 27 '12 at 11:36
    
If it is unclear and you want to read it, click on the address bar to activate it. –  Gerry Jul 28 '12 at 12:07
    
From Gerry in the comments: Click on the address bar to activate it and the font will be restored to bold. –  dan8394 Aug 10 '12 at 16:58
    
#1: It's not bold, it's black as opposed to grey. –  Matthew Schinckel Aug 13 '12 at 5:02

1 Answer 1

As mentioned above by dan8394, you can click the omnibar, reactivating the full URI. Unfortunately, there is not an option for changing this in Safari, nor does a hook exist in AppleScript. To the best of my knowledge, the only way this can be changed would be through a Safari extension. However, from what I have found, this is hard-coded into Safari itself and there isn't an option or a flag to change that will affect it. Sorry.

Good luck and happy browsing!

share|improve this answer

Your Answer

 
discard

By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.