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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RE[3]: Hiding complexity?
by btrimby on Sun 18th Apr 2010 14:38 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Hiding complexity?"
btrimby
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I have seen people meticulously type in addresses, including the "http://", and I think they may start wondering why "The darn computer" is removing what they type. Now, some might just ignore it after trying to re-type it a few times. But maybe they'll use another browser which doesn't have a "bug" which removes part of what they type.

(Yes, I'm aware that there are other things that get changed when you go to a website. But the http:// has usually only been changed to https:// which is accompanied by additional information)

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