Firefox 75 Removes HTTPS and WWW from Address Bar Results

Mozilla plans to hide the HTTPS and WWW sections of the URL in the list of recommendations displayed by the Firefox web browser when users type in the browser’s address bar. So far, the results of all of its display URLs still show the full protocol and address, as shown in the figure:

Firefox 75 Removes HTTPS and WWW from Address Bar Results

Starting with Firefox 75, Firefox no longer displays HTTPS or WWW by default. That is, when the user starts typing, the browser automatically hides the information in the address bar. However, this does not affect the display of active sites in the address bar.

The current Firefox 75 recommendations available on Nightly channel are as follows:

Firefox 75 Removes HTTPS and WWW from Address Bar Results

Mozilla said other browsers, particularly Chrome, also hide information and said it was done to “improve readability.”

Restoring changes

Firefox users can currently restore changes to restore the recommended classic display in the address bar. Here’s how:

Load the web browser’s address bar about:config

Be cautious when receiving warning pages

Search browser.urlbar.trimURLs

Set the value to False

The value is set to False to disable address trimming in the address bar, and the user can restore the default value at any time by setting the value to True again.

In addition, users can prevent Firefox from stripping HTTPS by setting the browser.urlbar.update1.striphttps to false.