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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by ohbrilliance on Mon 19th Apr 2010 03:11 UTC
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Since the address bar has been turned into a multi-purpose omnibar, I would have thought displaying the protocol is more important than ever, to more clearly distinguish URLs from search text/results/history. Removing the protocol makes it that much harder to know what's going on.

How will the omnibar distinguish between single word URLs hardcoded in hosts files?

As for displaying the protocol for non-HTTP addresses. That to me is like having traffic signals with only orange and red lights. It's jarring to miss the green/http.

It just feels wrong.

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