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 Bounty on Mon 19th Apr 2010 17:29 UTC
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I have no idea what the hell the lock icon means, secure ftp? https? Samba? NFS? Something else that's supposed to be secure? "http://www.server.com" I know exactly what that means, without looking up what a globe, lock or dancing clown icon is supposed to mean.

User calls me up, I ask what's in the address field, they say "flinger.org" I visit the site and it does not look like what the user is describing. Well it could be https, ftp or http.... something else. So I ask the user well do you see any icons perhaps to the left or right of the address bar, maybe at the top of the tab or on the bottom that looks like a lock, globe, folder icon... maybe a gopher?

Actually if you're going to remove http:// then at least add the port number to give me a clue what's going on.

[edit: users will mentally remove http:// so that's why it could be something else... I just want everything to be explicit, don't hide my file extensions either.]

Edited 2010-04-19 17:32 UTC

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