Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 18th Apr 2010 11:57 UTC, submitted by Anonymous
Google Now this is something that I find really interesting. We all know and love Google Chrome/Chromium (and if you don't, you're demonstrably wrong), but Google recently made a change in the developer version that ruffled some feathers: the URL field will no longer show the "http://". This made a lot of people very upset.
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Hiding complexity?
by TommyCarlier on Sun 18th Apr 2010 12:24 UTC
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I don't think it's about hiding complexity. It's just about hiding something that doesn't really have to be displayed. When you type in a URL, do you always type "http://"? Why does it have to be displayed? Because we're used to it? I think it's a natural evolution, just like Windows Explorer (and file managers in other operating systems) has replaced the text-based address bar with a more logical breadcrumb control.

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