The introduction of the single menu button in the Firefox web browser brought along other changes with it. The menu bar of the browser is now hidden by default, and while you can get it back temporarily with a tap on the Alt-key or permanently by using the customize menu, it is likely that most Firefox users do not do such a thing.
Another consequence was that the page title was removed from the title bar as well, and that it is now displayed in the tab instead. Here you often find it only displayed partially though due to length constraints. You can display it in full by hovering the mouse cursor over a tab.
Extensions were created to resolve the issue, like Aero Window Title which adds the title back to the browser.
The Firefox extension adds the title of the page you are on in a different location: the address bar. Now, this feels kinda awkward at first, considering that it replaces the address of the website you are on to do so.
While you still get an indication where you are, as the domain name or company name is still highlighted at the front, some users may not like that solution as the address of a website is important security-wise.
The address of the web page you are on is not lost completely though. It reappears in the address bar once you activate it, so that you can look at it to inspect it or copy it to the clipboard if you want to share it or use it in another application.
You will also notice that for most sites, the domain name and its extension, are displayed in front of the title. This is true for all websites except for some that provide correct identification information.
On Mozilla, you get Mozilla Corporation, while you do not get that on the secure Facebook or Google pages, where you only get www.facebook.com or www.google.com instead.
If you prefer to have the page title visible at all times and do not mind that it hides the address of the web page in the process, then you may want to give the Page Title in URL Bar a try. Everyone else may find the Aero Window Title extension to be more useful as it adds the full title to the top of the Firefox browser window without sacrificing the address of the site in the process.Advertisement
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