The Address Bar is one of the most important and frequently used elements in your browser.  Continue reading to learn more about:

What’s on the Address Bar?

History back and forward

  • “Long-click” or right-click on either of the history navigation buttons to bring up the sub-menu, then Shift or Ctrl + click or middle mouse button click on an entry to open it in a new tab.

Fast Forward and Rewind

Reload / Stop loading current page



Address field

Site info

  • You can tell from the icon on the left side of the Address Field whether a site is Secure (padlock icon) or Not secure (globe icon).
  • Clicking on the icon will open a menu with additional site settings for Cookies, Notifications, Certificates, etc. 
  • Start dragging from the Site Info button to your desktop or file folder, to create a webpage shortcut.

Typed history

  • View recently used search terms and typed links. During a search, the drop-down will show related results from Frequently Visited Pages, Typed History,  Bookmarks, and History. Availability and displayed categories can be changed in Settings > Address Bar > Address Field Drop-Down Menu.

Reader view

Add active page to Bookmarks

Search field

  • Click on the magnifying glass to switch the search engine. Click on the arrow on the right to view search history.


Address Bar location

You can choose to display the Address Bar at the top or bottom of the browser window. You can select this in Settings > Address Bar > Address Bar Position.

Show / Hide Address Bar

To toggle the Address Bar visibility go to Settings > Address Bar. Alternatively, set a Keyboard Shortcut or Mouse gesture for the action in Settings.

Customize the Address Bar

All buttons on the Address Bar can be removed by right-clicking on the button > Customize > Remove From Toolbar. To hide the Search field go to Settings > Search and uncheck the box for Show Search Field in Address Bar.

To reset the changes right-click on a button > Customize > Reset Toolbar to Default. In case you’ve removed all of the buttons, go to Settings > Appearance > Window Appearance > Toolbar Customization > Reset Navigation Toolbar.


Further reading

A guide to the Address Field drop-down