Multi-Function Address Bar
The Firefox address bar is more than just a place to type the URL (address) of the website you want to visit. It displays various pieces of important information that can aid you in safe browsing, and also makes it easy to add sites to your favorite bookmarks.
A quick view of the Firefox address bar will reveal the current URL (uniform resource locator) of the website you’re currently viewing. On the right-most side of the address bar, you will always see a small down-pointing triangle, which you can click to display your most regularly visited websites.
Next to this you will see a star – by clicking this (turning it yellow) you will add the web page to your list of favorite bookmarks. This is a much quicker process than using the Bookmarks > Bookmark This Page menu item.
On some websites you will also see a small orange and white striped square symbol, indicating the website's RSS feed.
Over on the left-hand side of the address bar (see image), you will see a small symbol representing the website you’re visiting. The “favicon" will appear on any website that has one configured, and will also appear in your bookmarked pages, hence the portmanteau of “favorite" and “icon".
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