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They should not make the missing URL bar a standard. An option in the settings would suit everyone.
read the article...

Seems like the option to hide the bar is off by default. Or that's what I think the article said.

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The feature has to be enabled via a flag in a recent Canary or nightly build version of Chrome 13

Edited by Alatar - 5/19/11 at 10:27am
 
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post #12 of 57
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They should not make the missing URL bar a standard. An option in the settings would suit everyone.
i agree there. especially for the Joneses that don't check URL's. i was under the assumption it was an option, and you were disagreeing entirely
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post #13 of 57
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Originally Posted by Alatar View Post
read the article...

Seems like the option to hide the bar is off by default. Or that's what I think the article said.
Yeah, the last paragraph confused me. Rereading the thing, it does say that.
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post #14 of 57
Why not just integrated the url bar into the tab. That way you can see it, but it will minimize to the tab size when you are not selecting it.
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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.
They could just have the url bar pop up if chrome detects something wrong. Simple solution.
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I just enabled the flag and I like it. On an 11.6" notebook with 1366x768 it helps. The omnibox shows when a link opens, and hides. You can make it show itself again by clicking the tab, and it'll hide itself on its own.



Edited by esocid - 5/19/11 at 10:41am
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post #17 of 57
Google should just buy everyone a bigger monitor. Everyone gets more viewable space. Design problem solved.


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They could just have the url bar pop up if chrome detects something wrong. Simple solution.
Defining "something wrong" is hard though....
Edited by DuckieHo - 5/19/11 at 10:46am
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Google should just buy everyone a bigger monitor. Everyone gets more viewable space. Design problem solved.
I approve of this message.
Free 30" 2560x1600 for all!
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As long as it stays optional, excellent addition.
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post #20 of 57
I would never want to lose my URL bar since I use it way too much. For most users, however, who only visit a handful of sites all linked on the startup page, why not? Especially for smaller monitors, laptops, netbooks, etc.
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