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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?

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  • Maybe use something else other than safari? Commented Jul 27, 2012 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 :) Commented Jul 27, 2012 at 11:36
  • If it is unclear and you want to read it, click on the address bar to activate it.
    – Gerry
    Commented Jul 28, 2012 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
    Commented Aug 10, 2012 at 16:58
  • #1: It's not bold, it's black as opposed to grey. Commented Aug 13, 2012 at 5:02

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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!

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