Even though you select theFriendly URL option in your Global Configuration, does not create friendly links to on your site. Once you link a component from your menu item appends /component/ path to your URL making it hard to read and redundant.
Example the link is showing:
Should be showing:
The work around to help you fix this problem is to create a create menu link to that component.
- In your Menu Item Manager (Menus, Select a Menu) .
- Create a new Menu item, Select your Component from the Menu Type Options
- Enter in the Menu Item Details Title and Alias. The title will now be the text shown as the link and will remove the /component/ from your URL.
Watch the video.