In Linux Mint 13, the default configuration (under MATE) shows icons for the path rather than a text box containing the path. This is a huge issue for interfacing with the command line or programs, where I often need to copy/paste the path. The latest version of Ubuntu also has these annoying icons, but includes a small button to click to convert it to text-form.
Is there any way to force the file manager to show me the text form so I can copy/paste the active path? Bonus points: How do I make this the default?