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IE8 URL Address now greyed/grayed except xxx.com part

Discussion in 'Internet Explorer' started by GerryP777, Mar 16, 2010.

  1. GerryP777

    GerryP777 Flightless Bird

    Hi, new to IE8: after hitting return, the URL address gets turned to
    grey/gray -all except the xxx.com (or yyy.net) part. This is really quite
    irritating and has no benefit at all but I cannot find any option to stop it
    happening.

    How can I get IE8 to leave the URL address alone ie whole address left black ?

    Thanks, gerryp777@hotmail.com
     
  2. Leonard Grey

    Leonard Grey Flightless Bird

    The feature is called "domain highlighting" and was actually a
    much-requested improvement for IE 8.

    By highlighting the actual domain to which your browser is being
    directed, it's easier for users to spot a phish. Not foolproof, but
    quite helpful.

    One way phishers try to hook us is to use a long and complicated URL
    that a user is more likely to click on, simply because they can't figure
    out where their browser is actually going.

    Just hover the mouse over the address bar and the URL will become
    black. Or click in the address bar and it will stay black for as long as
    you are displaying that web page.

    Personally, I can think of much bigger things to get annoyed over.
    ---
    Leonard Grey
    Errare humanum est

    GerryP777 wrote:
    > Hi, new to IE8: after hitting return, the URL address gets turned to
    > grey/gray -all except the xxx.com (or yyy.net) part. This is really quite
    > irritating and has no benefit at all but I cannot find any option to stop it
    > happening.
    >
    > How can I get IE8 to leave the URL address alone ie whole address left black ?
    >
    > Thanks, gerryp777@hotmail.com
     

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