Last Updated on Nov 10, 2020
Safari only shows the website (Domain) name when you open any website by default. However, the latest updates on macOS bring the new feature that allows you to see full website address in Safari URL bar. For instance, when you are viewing the post that actually has the following URL, (https://www.howtoisolve.com/best-snipping-tool-for-mac-alternatives/ ) whereas the Safari will only show the (https://www.howtoisolve.com/) Check image below.
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In that case, you are blindly visiting the website and don’t know the exact URL of viewing article. So if you want to see the full website URL in Safari app, then read on the article and display entire web address in Safari URL bar.
How to See the Entire Website Address in Safari URL Bar
To do so, you will have to open the Safari app on Mac and make the following changes.
Step #1: Launch the “Safari” on your Mac.
Step #2: Expand the “Safari menu”.
Step #3: Select “Preferences”.
Step #4: Click “Advanced” tab.
Step #5: Check the box of “Show full website addresses” in the Smart Search Field menu.
Step #6: Exit the Safari Menu.
Step #7: Launch Safari to see full website address in Safari URL bar.
Safari Not Showing Full Website Address in URL Bar in Mac?
It might be possible that even after making changes and selecting the option to show full website address in the URL bar, Safari isn’t displaying it. Now, what should be done to fix Safari not showing full website address in Safari URL bar in Mac/MacBook? These are the basic workarounds that could fix any minor issue which might be corrupting the Safari app.
Solution 1: Force Close Safari App
The very first step you should be taking to fix Safari not showing full website address on the URL bar is to force close the Safari app.
Step #1: Press Option + Command + Escape keys together.
Step #2: Select Safari app and click “Force Quit”.
Solution 2: Restart the system
Force quitting app didn’t work to fix the problem? Another way is to restart the Mac. The system must be facing critical issues, sometimes excessive load on the processor can delay the system functions.
Step #1: Click on the “Apple” menu and select “Restart”.
Solution 3: Update macOS
Don’t you know which version of macOS is installed on your computer? Check it once and if any update requires then, connect Mac to an internet connection and start the update.
For macOS Mojave,
- Apple menu > System Preferences > Software Updates.
For earlier macOS versions,
- Go to the App Store > Update Click on “Update All” button.