Stop moving URL in the address bar when click on it

External Issue #7286780


Jérôme M.
Apr 21, 2016
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This is very annoying that when we click at a precise point in the URL bar, then Edge automatically add http:// or https:// which was hidden before the click.
The consequence of this is that the whole URL is moving to the right, making impossible to click on a specific place in URL. As a user I need this several times in a day and as a developer, more than ever.
Moreover in general, I like to see if i’m under HTTP or HTTPS protocol, hiding this information is not a good point I think.
Please show the full URL all the time so we can click exactly where we want in just one click.
You could bring extensions to Edge, but if this remains, I’ll never use this browser. I’m just waiting for this to switch…
PS: I cannot post on “You are not authorized to submit the feedback for this connection.” is this address still used?


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    • Microsoft Edge Team

      Changed Assigned To to “Ibrahim O.”

      Changed Status to “By design”

    • Thank you for your feedback, and we are sorry to hear that you are having difficulties using Edge address bar. This issue appears to be by design and falls under a feature or design change request. Please go to our uservoice page and feel free to file your suggestion so others can review your suggestion and vote it up! 

      Additionally, although will be up and running as legacy app, to be able to send feedback to us please use the following link for reporting MS Edge issues and you are also welcome to file your suggestions in the link below.

      All the best,
      The MS Edge Team

    • very annoying feature.

    • #1 reason I don’t use Edge.

    • Yeah, this is super irritating. Either leave it alone, or always show the address scheme, but moving things around underneath me when I’m trying to edit a url is infuriating, and absolutely not the way this should work.

    • This is absolutely the wrong way this should work. If it’s 'by design’, your design is wrong.

    • Microsoft Edge Team

      Changed Status from “By design” to “External”

    • Hello,

      Thank you for providing this information about the issue. We are presently tracking this issue as a duplicate of an existing internal bug report. We look forward to additional feedback you may have on how we can improve Microsoft Edge.

      Best Wishes,
      The MS Edge Team

    • This issue has been resolved External. This means this issue may require a new feature to be implemented or other work that is more significant than a typical bug. You may be able to find more information on this issue by searching for related features on and

    • It’s hard to believe that doing something more complicated and shittier UX is the accepted result. Fortunately I have LTSB, so I don’t need to think about Edge any more.

    • Ya Fargin’ Bastages! Dis-uh meens-uh WAR!

      Seriously though, please fix or give an option to turn off. Thanks. :)

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