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[CT] Google Is Serious: You Can Kill Chrome’s URL Bar

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Chrome is serious about keeping the URL bar flexible: Some applications and users may not really need it and there is now an option to kill it. The effect is a 30 pixel gain in vertical space and transforms the standard viewing window in Chrome into a full-screen view. The downside: There is a security issue as users will not always notice the URL and are now much more exposed to phishing attacks, for example and not aware whether they are on a secure or unsecured website.

Google introduced the hidden URL bar feature in Chromium revision# 84971 as a “compact navigation†feature. There is no information when “cnav†will be moved into the final version, but it seems that this is a pretty final feature with a targeted Milestone 13 availability.
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post #2 of 57
I'd be for an auto-hide omnibar. I think that would be a good compromise.
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Great,using chrome here and it is awesome indeed

It suits me fine since i am a minimalistic whore lol ,i am also using IE wich i am starting to like a lot too.
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Meh, I'd prefer the URL bar to stay now that I got 1536 pixels worth of vertical space. A couple o' dozen saved pixels isn't worth the loss.
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post #5 of 57
What is a web browser without an address bar? It is quite compact already, why don't they just implement a fullscreen view like FF. (They might already, but I don't use chrome so wouldn't know)
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Originally Posted by Faster_is_better View Post
What is a web browser without an address bar? It is quite compact already, why don't they just implement a fullscreen view like FF. (They might already, but I don't use chrome so wouldn't know)
There is. Press F11 and boop, full screen!
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Meh, I'd prefer the URL bar to stay now that I got 1536 pixels worth of vertical space. A couple o' dozen saved pixels isn't worth the loss.
given you have that much space i can understand why you say that, but what about on a netbook?
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for you. what about on a netbook?
They should not make the missing URL bar a standard. An option in the settings would suit everyone.
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They should have had these features when people were using 14" monitors.
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You can fullscreen any browser by pressing F11.

However that then gets rid of your hotlinks/bookmarks tool bar.

The hide feature keeps those hotlinks whilst hiding the URL bar.

I like the feature, however they should include a feature that would make the URL bar appear if I hover my mouse over the top of the screen rather than having to go into the settings to activate/de-activate it.
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