Fix Firefox URL double click behaviour

Jun 13, 2011
tags: firefox, linux, osx

One of the best things I find with OS X is the consistent and sane handling of keyboard and mouse bindings. Since having to move back to Linux for work I am constantly frustrated that different applications all have their own idea of what shortcuts to use.

One of the biggest annoyances was the mouse click behaviour in the browser URL bar. OS X behaviour is one click to position cursor, two clicks to select a word, three clicks to select all. I rely on this behaviour a lot as I frequently copy/paste parts of URLs.

Thankfully that’s one that can be fixed easily. Simply navigate to about:config and double click on the browser.urlbar.doubleClickSelectsAll key to set it to false.

One annoyance down, lots more to go..

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