I'm trying to move from chrome to safari, but there is something which I'm not able to do so far.

I work with Jira, and when I try to browse a ticket for a known project, I can't edit the url to browse a specific ticket

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For example this ticket, If I want to go browse VSGN-146, and previously I was working on VSGN-145 (known project), on Chrome I start typing "vsgn" and then I move to the end of the url and I can change the 5 for a 6.

If I try to do that in safari, the end of the line is "... - JIRA" enter image description here

So the question is, is there a way to edit the url instead of the site description on safari? Btw, I'm using the version 10.1.1

Thank you in advance.


1 Answer 1


To show the full URL in what Safari calls the 'Smart Search Field', make sure the following is set in Preferences:

  • Go to Safari > Preferences (+,)
  • Select the Advanced tab
  • Check the box "Smart Search Field: [✓] Show full website address"

Now you can edit the full URL by hand.

Smart Search Field Option

Smart Search Field

Editing URL in Smart Search Field


Notice how the URL is now displayed with first before the title? Just the opposite of the OP's screenshot. Now typing the right arrow will go to the end of the URL not the title as the URL is first. (The URL and the Title are now swapped)

Show full site

  • Hi bjbk, thank you for the answer, but that will only work if I am in the same domain. Indeed, it works event without the "Show full website address".
    – alex_pc89
    Commented Jul 7, 2017 at 20:31
  • Works for me from the home page. Maybe I'm missing something in your question. Updated answer with another screenshot. Cheers
    – bjbk
    Commented Jul 8, 2017 at 0:07

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