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Why is Safari only showing domain name?

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pirhan Calculating status...
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Sep 3, 2013 12:30 PM

Today Safari is only showing the domain name of the website I am on and not the actual URL. Why? I don't like this and I find it very confusing. I want to see the whole domain name. There should be more to the web URL than just "discussions.apple.com". How do I get it like before? Why did it change? I don't remember changing any settings.

 

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MacBook Pro, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.3)
  • Carolyn Samit Level 10 Level 10 (84,150 points)
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    Sep 3, 2013 1:13 PM (in response to pirhan)

    Might be a cache issue ..

     

     

    Open a Finder window. From the Finder menu bar click Go > Go to Folder

     

    Type or copy paste the following:

     

    ~/Library/Caches/com.apple.Safari/Cache.db

     

    Click Go then move the Cache.db file to the Trash.

     

     

    Quit and relaunch Safari to test.

     

     

    BTW, your profile indicates your Mac has v10.8.3 installed. If that is correct, the v10.8.4 update is available.

     

    Either click Software Update from your Apple menu  OR open System Preferences > Software Update then click Check Now.

  • Carolyn Samit Level 10 Level 10 (84,150 points)
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    Sep 3, 2013 2:18 PM (in response to pirhan)

    You missed the Tilde character  ~

     

     

    ~/LibraryCaches/com.apple.Safari/Cache.db

     

     

    This doesn't change anything as far as important system files go. It only deletes the cache database associated with Safari.

     

    The next time your relaunch Safari, a new Cache.db file will be generated.

     

    This is used for troubleshooting purposes.

     


     


     


  • Carolyn Samit Level 10 Level 10 (84,150 points)
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    Sep 3, 2013 2:48 PM (in response to pirhan)

    You're in the root folder. You need to be in your Home folder

     

    Open a Finder window. From the Finder menu bar click Go > Go to Folder

     

    Type or copy paste the following:

     

    ~/Library/Caches/com.apple.Safari/Cache.db    

     

    Click Go then move the Cache.db file to the Trash.

     

     

    Quit and relaunch Safari to test.

     

     

    /Library is root

     

    ~/Library is user     ~ Tilde character repsents your Home folder

  • Linc Davis Level 10 Level 10 (107,760 points)
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    Sep 3, 2013 3:28 PM (in response to pirhan)

    From the Safari menu bar, select

            

    Safari Preferences Extensions

         

    Turn all extensions OFF and test. If the problem is resolved, turn extensions back ON and then disable them one or a few at a time until you find the culprit.

     

    If you wish, you may be able to salvage the errant extension by uninstalling and reinstalling it. Its settings will revert to their defaults. If the extension still causes a problem, remove it permanently or refer to its developer for support.

  • Carolyn Samit Level 10 Level 10 (84,150 points)
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    Sep 4, 2013 2:44 PM (in response to pirhan)

    You're welcome 

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