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Windows 7: Firefox 40.0.2 Obscuring Addresses

18 Aug 2015   #21

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by UsernameIssues View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by marsmimar View Post
I've requested additional info as to why the obfuscated URL only appears in the start page address bar and not in any other subsequent address bars.
It probably only does it when the Firefox box (for lack of a better term) is involved. [See the second screenshot.] That FF box should go away as soon as you type the first letter of

In your first screenshot, the FF box barfs on its transition out of the way.

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I'm going to guess that you already had the issue "fixed" by the time you took the screenshot below:

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This URL probably was typed into a new tab - one that never had the FF box in the address bar.

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(Or maybe you had that URL bookmarked :-)

As a test, you might "unfix" FF and try typing in a URL while on that aboutreferences page.
Actually, it never crossed my mind that the "FF box" had anything to do with the issue. I have to leave home and run some errands but I'll try some experiments later today and let you know what I find.

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27 Aug 2015   #22

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Well, FF was updated to 40.0.3 today and with hardware acceleration enabled (checked), problem returns ... but only on the initial FF start page with the FF logo/icon in the address bar. As long as the FF logo/icon isn't in the address bar, all is good regardless of whether hardware acceleration is enable or not. So I'm going to declare this a FF coding problem and call this issue solved. I really appreciate everyone's suggestions and input!

PS: Still not response from Bugzilla.
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