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How to restore HTTP and WWWS tags hidden in Google Chrome 76 address bar?

via:cnBeta.COM     time:2019/8/1 21:40:22     readed:707


Emily Schechter, a member of the Chrome development team, explained that the initial goal was to make URLs "easier to read and understand, and to eliminate the interference of registrable domain names."

This is not the first time that Google has pushed for such a change. The company initially planned to eliminate these two elements in the fall of 2018. But Google later decided to keep the WWW and HTTPS for a while, mainly because users around the world complained about the resulting confusion.

However, in Chrome 76, Google is very committed to promoting this change, and Schechter explains that this approach has been tested for several months in parts of the Canary, Dev and Beta versions.

But as expected, many people are loyal fans of URLs tagged with WWW and HTTPS, and they are already looking for ways to restore this change.

First, you can see the full URL by double-clicking the address bar.

In addition, Google said that advanced users can install suspicious site report extensions to view the full address in the address bar.This add-on allows users to report sites they believe may be harmful to Google's safe browsing.

Obviously, installing browser extensions for this purpose is not a simple and feasible way for everyone.

Fortunately, there is a classic way to restore URLs in the address bar by modifying flags. To modify this tag, you need to enter the following in the Chrome address bar:


Then search:

Omnibox UI Hide Steady-State URL Trivial Subdomains

As a shortcut, you simply copy the following links and paste them into the address bar:


Google Chrome 76 comes with this flag set to the default value, which means it hasEnable。 Therefore, click the drop-down menu and switch it toProhibit。 After saving the changes, you need to restart the browser.

Vivaldi, a browser developer with the same name based on Chromium, says that Google's new approach is good and bad, and should allow users to choose the way they want, while Vivaldi allows users to choose on their own.

Vivaldi said:

Eliminating "www" may confuse users, and it is almost impossible for users to recognize the difference between example.com and example.com if they provide different content.

On the other hand, "https://" may be misunderstood by users, implying that the connection is "trusted", "secure", "non-malicious" or anything else. Using HTTPS does not make links secure, because HTTPS websites are still unable to pass a lot of security checks.

Other Chromium-based browser developers have yet to accept Google's ideas and wonder if Google will make changes in subsequent versions.

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