Get IE8/Google Chrome Style Domain Highlighting in Firefox

January 26, 2009 – 8:30 PM

IE8 and Google Chrome both have a great feature that helps users detect phishing websites by highlighting the root domain when you browse to a page.  You can get this functionality in Firefox with an add-on called Locationbar that is available here:



  1. 3 Responses to “Get IE8/Google Chrome Style Domain Highlighting in Firefox”

  2. And yes, I know this is not new. I thought I blogged about it before but could not find it in the archives. Now it’s there.

    By manunkind on Jan 26, 2009

  3. this is crap its blanking out all the subdomains. Take a look at blogger and others.

    This needs to be disabled or changed. The subdomain should not be blanked out.

    Microsoft is taking away our legal use of subdomains. Websites who use subdomains are not crooks we are legaly using 1 domain to create many websites. Just because some crook used a subdomain subdomains should not be hidden.

    By tm on Jun 24, 2009

  4. The main point of this is to help with phishing attempts and if this helps novice users distinguish between and than I personally think this is a good thing overall and I am 100% for it.

    I’m not sure what you mean by MS taking away your legal right to have a sub-domain. No functionality is being lost with this. It’s only changing the way it gets displayed to the user when the site is loaded in a browser.

    By manunkind on Jun 24, 2009

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