If I open Safari on my Mac and type foo in the address bar, it will be

foo — Search Google

This is fine, but if I need to copy this text, I press Command-A and then Command-C, and this selects the entire text in address bar, that is, including the "em dash Search Google" part.

Is there a way to prevent it, so that Command-A will select only the text I have actually typed there (that is, foo)?

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To copy addressbar content only:

  • CMD+L to select addressbar content,
  • CMD+C to copy and
  • CMD+V to paste
  • Sorry, I need to edit the question. Wait a minute...
    – user480875
    Commented Feb 27 at 18:55

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