Chrome. The address bar with the full URL returns to the browser

The address bar is not just that portal to websites. It is also a quick way to find interesting sites without having to go to your preferred search engine. For some, extensive web addresses may be too much information, so the creators of browsers are testing solutions to help shorten them to the required minimum.

Chrome without redundant information in the address bar. Google explained this in terms of security and convenience

Google wanted to mix up the address bars before. URL shortening was just another step. The company wanted to only search engine keywords would appear in omniboxes, and website addresses would become invisible to users. However, this idea was withdrawn – which probably should not surprise anyone. While a clean browser interface is something that translates into a convenient web browsing experience, removing the ability to completely control that the correct website is displayed is not the best idea from a security point of view. The company recognized this and abandoned the work of change altogether – at least for the time being.

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Another google idea on clearing The address bar of unnecessary, for the ordinary user, information was hiding everything except the domain itself. A similar solution is used by, among others Safari calling this feature hiding the full address in the Smart Search field. The full website address appears only after you hover the cursor over the bar. While users did not like such a move, Google defended its decision, explaining it for security reasons, while calling the changes introduced last year an experiment.

Address bar with full URL in Chrome 91. Google is withdrawing from previous decisions

Chrome 91 and the address bar

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This experiment seems to have failed. On page Chromium Bug Tracker, which focuses on bug tracking in all development versions of Chrome, there is a new entry by one of the developers working with the browser. He admits that the tested changes did not bring any improvement in terms of security and they will not be implemented further. In the latest browser update (stable version) of Chrome 91, you will notice that the address bar shows additional information again. By default, however, it does not show what comes before the domain name (http, https, etc.). To display all information again, just right-click on the toolbar and select the option “always show all URLs”.


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