Fixing Safari in MacOS

A new trend in browsers is hiding the full path of the URL/domain you are visiting. For example if I goto the Kinsta Features page in Safari the default display of the URL looks like this:

Notice the kinsta.com in the location bar?

This is being done for non-expert users to make things more ‘simple’ for them. That is my guess as to why they do it this way.

If you go into Safari Preferences and click the Advanced tab you can have it display the full URL:

Click that button!

Now lets return to the Kinsta Features page:

Oh look at that a full URL!

This gives me a lot more information than the default setting in Safari. There are limitless reasons why seeing the full URL is helpful and very few reasons to not show it. My recommendation is to click that button to show the full website address in Safari.

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