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Google Reverses Decision To Kill Full-Length URLs In Chrome

12 days ago   |   By Android Headlines

In an apparent bid to satisfy its users, Google has now decided not to kill full-length URLs in Chrome. That's based on a recent report from Android Police , after a change in the Chromium bug tracker was spotted.
The change details the decision to end the experiment. Namely, pointing to the fact that simplifying URLs didn't improve security for users to any significant degree.
Why did Google want to kill full-length Chrome URLs and what did that do?
Now, Google was initially changing the way Chrome displays URLs by effectively removing all but the domain name from view. So, for a site...
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Google backs down on controversial Chrome feature

Google backs down on controversial Chrome feature

12 days ago   |   By Tech Radar

Google is giving up on its experiment to only show domains in Chrome after first testing out the feature last year.
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Google Chrome ends its war on address bar URLs-for now, at least

Google Chrome ends its war on address bar URLs-for now, at least

12 days ago   |   By Ars Technica

The new experiment: after loading a page, Chrome shows only the domain name. [credit:
Ron Amadeo ]
Chrome is ending its war on address bar URLs-at least for now. About a year ago, Chrome started experimenting with stripping down the URL shown in the address bar to only the domain name, so instead of something like "," the address bar would show only "arstechnica.com," and you would have no idea where you are in the site directory.
Android Police spotted a post on the Chromium bug tracker announcing that Google is killing the idea. Back in June 2020 when the experiment was kicking off...
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