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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Don't like it
by Pr3st00 on Wed 21st Apr 2010 13:59 UTC
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Removing something the user typed is intrusive. If we have the option of omitting the protocol (and all browsers will default to http if no protocol is specified), why remove the protocol is someone has typed it in? Why don't give users a choice of setting this feature on and off?

I agree that this is not a big deal, but I don't like the way the whole thing was conducted. It's not about the feature, but all about having a choice.

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