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From the screenshot: notice we only see "github.com":

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Yes it is possible to see full path by actually selecting the URL:

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But I would like to see the full URL always - without that extra step. Is this possible?

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Yes, it is possible.

Open Safari Preferences window using the keyboard shortcut Command + , or by going to Menu bar → Safari → Preferences..., and go to the Advanced tab. Check Show full website address.

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Once this setting is enabled, Safari will always show the complete address for the currently open webpage, even when the Smart Search Field is not in focus.

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    If I'd still be using Safari, I would be more interested in how you managed to have the URL field be so long/big? It is always much smaller for me. Oct 2 '19 at 14:14
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    @LangLangC Use View > Customize Toolbar to change which items appear (and don't appear) in the Toolbar. Doing so affects the length of the URL field. Oct 2 '19 at 14:24
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    @David Not for me. For this very page we're on it is always truncated after "-in-safari-address-ba…" Tried to remove all buttons (incl spacers), no change (and "Downloads" always popping back to the right of it, whether removed or put to the left…) Oct 2 '19 at 14:29
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    @LangLangC It works for me on Safari 12.1.2. Try adding a "flexible space" to your Toolbar, then reducing the size of the flexible space. When I do that, the URL space expands. Oct 2 '19 at 14:37
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    @LangLangC As mentioned by David, Customize toolbar "is" the setting you are looking for. I generally remove all the items (even the back forward buttons) from the toolbar, barring the address bar. You can use keyboard shortcut for all the actions.
    – Nimesh Neema
    Oct 2 '19 at 14:38
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Try Preferences / Advanced / Smart Search Field [ ] Show full website address:

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(screenshot from Safari 11.1.2)

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