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address bar

The field in a Web browser that is used to locate a website. After typing the URL into the address bar and pressing Enter, the home page of the site is retrieved. If the URL of a specific page or document is entered, that item is retrieved instead of the home page. Also called an "address field" or "URL bar."

Alt-D or Command-L for Desktop Browsers
Go to the address bar quickly by pressing Alt-D in Windows or Command-L in the Mac.

Address Bars and Search Boxes Merged
Early browsers used to have separate fields for the address bar and queries, which often confused novices. Today, all browsers have only one input field and automatically detect a URL from a search. At most, the user has to click a results list one more time. See Chrome browser, address and URL.


The Address Bar
In this early Firefox example, the address bar and search box were separate but have since been integrated into one. If a favicon is not available from the website, a stock icon is displayed. The History icon shows recently visited sites. See favicon.
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