Google Chrome’s previous default hidden address bar URL prefix caused more controversy, although Google later made concessions but eventually by default still hide the prefix. These prefixes mainly include HTTP, HTTPS, and WWW, but Google Chrome will also take more aggressive steps to allow users to ignore the address bar when browsing the web. Google Chrome Canary’s latest test content is to hide url detailed path content, that is, the main domain name slash / after the content will also be automatically hidden by default.
In the future, when users use Google Chrome to load web pages, they may only display the primary domain name, and content such as the page path hierarchy and URL suffix will no longer be displayed.
Currently only tested in the Canary Edition:
Add the above to the experimental options in Google Chrome’s latest canary version, which will only take effect for the time being if the user turns on the experimental option. Experimental option address: chrome::”flags/#omnibox-ui-hide-steady-state-url-path-query-and-ref user-open-open-open-reset browser and then newly loaded web page observation address bar, the contents of the address bar start to be hidden in 3 to 5 seconds, and the full URL will be displayed when the user clicks on the address bar. Specifically can view the following dynamic graph demonstration, of course, this time Google may change, it is possible that the instant path of the page will open in the future will automatically disappear.
At least now, users have a choice:
The controversial issue of hidden prefixes googled google in beta to display the full address option, and a single click would show the full address by default. Experimental option address: chrome::::flags/#omnibox-context-menu-show-full-urls to turn this option on and restart the browser as prompted. After the restart, the right mouse clickon on the address bar and select “Always show the full URL” then the subsequent URL prefix or path level content will be fully displayed. But as you can see, this is also an experimental option, so google is certainly likely to remove it in the future, and may have to look for other ways. Other browsers, however, seem to disagree with Google’s approach, so microsoft Edge, Vivaldi, Opera, Brave, etc. have said they won’t hide address bar URLs.