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Clicking in browser address field causes current url to dissapear

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by ElWadster, Oct 10, 2019.

  1. ElWadster

    ElWadster Lurker
    Thread Starter

    I used to be able to touch anywhere in the address bar of my browser and edit the text already in the field. Now when I click in the address bar the current text simply disappears, making it impossible to cut, copy, or insert text. This happens with chrome and brave. I am using Galaxy Tab A. Is there a setting that can be changed which will allow me to edit text in my browser's address bar? Thank You.
     

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  2. GameTheory

    GameTheory Android Expert

    Google moved the option in one of the latest updates to chrome.

    To use it now:
    1. Click the overflow menu at top right(3 dots).
    2. Click the info button(circled i)
    3. Long press on the url and you will get a popup saying "url copied".
    4. Go back to the chrome url bar then long press and paste and edit if needed.
    I haven't gone through the settings to see if you can change this behavior.
     
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  3. ElWadster

    ElWadster Lurker
    Thread Starter

    Thanks for your reply, but not exactly what I'm trying to do. I'd like to click (touch) in the address bar, which used to cause a cursor to appear. Now all text disappears and the address bar is waiting for me to type something new.
     
  4. GameTheory

    GameTheory Android Expert

    I know what you asked and told you that google has changed that behavior and how to use the new method.

    I prefer the old way also, but google does what google does.
     
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  5. ElWadster

    ElWadster Lurker
    Thread Starter

    Ok, thank you. I realize now that Brave uses the Chrome engine. I installed Firefox with no issues. Thanks again.
     
  6. Dannydet

    Dannydet Extreme Android User

    Yeah, basically all you need to do is long press in the url address bar, then choose copy. Done. At least when using chrome
     
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  7. GameTheory

    GameTheory Android Expert

    I think Google changed that in today's update for chrome which I got this afternoon. It no longer works that way. I outlined the new way in post #2.
     
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  8. Dannydet

    Dannydet Extreme Android User

    They just can't leave things alone
     
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