https://” and “www” will return to the address bar in Chrome 83

Last August, Google began hiding “www” subdomains and “https://” identifiers in the URL bar in the Chrome 76 version, which has so far remained the default hide, even if it has drawn the ire of the vast majority of users.

In addition to clicking the address bar, another way to view the full URL of a web page is to install Google’s Suspicious Site Reporter extension. There was a time when the Chromium team allowed users to redisplay “https://” and “www” through the temporary “Omnibox UI Hide Steay-State URL Scheme and Subsubdomains” logo, but the setting was no longer available.

Now, Google offers a built-in option in the Omnibox context menu for the Chrome 83 Canary version, which can be used to display the full URL of the page.

Here’s how:

Use Chrome 83 Canary or later;

Go to the chrome://flags page;

Loading chrome://flags/#omnibox-context-menu-show-full-urls;


Select Enable and then restart the browser;

After you restart Chrome, visit any website, select a field in Omnibox, right-click and select the Show URL option, and finally click any other area on the page to restore the default state of the URL.