Google Can Remove Long URLs From Chrome

Imagine, you open your favorite browser – in this case Google Chrome – enter the address of your favorite blog – in this case the ! – And begins to navigate the most relevant news from the world of technology. Find a story so interesting So decides to send to a friend via email.Behold, when you click in the address bar of the browser, notice that the URL is not there. The website address is gone !


Believe it or not, but the creators of Chrome are considering just removing the address bar as we know it. Instead of displaying the full URL of the page that opens, Chrome would show only the domain: , or . What is the need for it? We do not have a concrete answer, but it is speculated that those responsible for browser concluded that show the URL is not pretty, much less practical.

To see the full URL you need to click on the gray box that appears in the website domain. Not that it’s absurdly intuitive, but it’s not as if Google was disappearing completely with the page address in the browser.

The developer Paul Irish , part of the Chrome development, said the test began to be made ​​with a limited number of Internet users. Are looking for metrics to demonstrate how people adopt the new omnibox without the URL. However, he says himself against the measure. Irish are hoping that the data make Google give up the idea.

Netizens started a discussion on the subject in the forum Hacker News . Gave it to note that many are against the implementation. At least it would create more chance for those internet users know if they are victims of a fraud attempt. Once the browser displays only the domain, it is difficult to mask something like .

Anyway, the Canary channel is the first step for any resource reaches the millions of people who use Chrome on the planet. If approved, the new Omnibox should still go through the Beta channel, before becoming official.


Chrome’re increasingly slow, lumbering. Still, it is the preferred browser of many people. Over time, Google was adding or popularizing features that later became common in the industry. For example, having a single bar to type in the address or do a search. Much more practical!Likewise, Chrome conversation with the Google search engine to preload the pages that are likely to be opened by the Internet after a search.

Safari for iPhone and iPad now hides the URL. The browser shows the domain computer with a black typography, while what comes after the bar appears in a more weakly, gray tone.

Chrome for phones and tablets, notice that the browser will automatically add to the toolbar at the top, to give space to the page on display – like a full-screen mode. It may be that people’s behavior in mobile devices facilitates the transition to a computer browser that does not show the complete address.

Some readers pointed in social networking sites that Opera offered a similar feature. However, when I did the test, I noticed that the browser behaves similarly to Safari on Mac The domain appears in a stronger color way while the rest of the address is gray.

Remember that URLs are part of the philosophy behind the internet. The ability to link anything – and hyperlinks themselves – have transformed the web we know this wonder.

How to test without Omnibox address bar of Chrome

  1. Download  Canary Build for your browser.
  2. Open this address chrome://flags/#origin-chip-in-omnibox .
  3. Check the “Enabled option; click on hides in the Omnibox. “

You can run both the regular Chrome as Chrome Canary simultaneously on your machine (at least on the Mac).