Google has tried off and on for years to hide full URL’s in Chrome’s address bar. Here’s how to see the full URL in the current version of Google Chrome.
In the latest version of Google Chrome, Google hid the ‘https://’ and ‘www’ part of a URL. Here are the steps to make Chrome display the whole URL in the address bar:
- Open Chrome
- Type or paste ‘Chrome://flags’ in the address bar
- In the Chrome://flags search box, type or paste ‘Context menu show full URLs’
- From the drop down menu next to the Context menu show full URLs entry, choose ‘Enabled’
- Choose ‘Relaunch’ to restart Chrome
- When Chrome opens, right click in the address bar and select ‘Always show full URLs’
This works in Brave browser as well. Microsoft Edge currently displays the whole URL.
Android Policereport Google is adding new feature flags in the Dev and Canary builds of Chrome that hide everything except the domain name. All the pages in a domain you visit will have only the domain name.
If you visit our Best Free Android Apps category, the URL looks like this:
When Google implements the changes to display only domain names, the URL for the Best Free Android Apps category will look like this:
Google doesn’t always implement experimental features, but in this case, it looks like they are going to go ahead with it. They say the option to right click the address bar to always show full URL’s will be retained.
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