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[4]: Hiding complexity?
by Delgarde on Sun 18th Apr 2010 21:30 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Hiding complexity?"
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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.

Uh, if they can't understand what's happening, what are the odds that they have the technical knowledge to download a different browser? Or, for that matter, that they're using Chrome in the first place?

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