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Since Google’s move to enable users to hide the URL bar, we have seen what could be the beginning of the end of one of the key features of the web browser. Mozilla has its own thoughts, but there is little doubt that Mozilla is reconsidering the purpose of the URL bar in future versions of its browsers.

We have been pretty outspoken about our notion that the GUI of web browsers is about to change, much more than the reduction of elements that transformed browsers in 2010 and 2011. It is a fairly open discussion at this point and we believe that there is a chance that the traditional visualization tool for Internet content will evolve to reflects the commoditization of a technology that was once a playground for geeks.
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No. I don't want the URL bar to go anywhere.
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I agree 100%.

I'm tired of all the clutter on top of my browser. Half the time I'm forced to unnecessarily scroll down to read an article or look at a large picture because the top bar is obscuring the page.

Good call Mozilla!
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Id like to see that mess of text dissapear too! I know where im going, and dont need to see it the whole time.
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I disagree 100%, URL bar is there for security reasons.
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But me like URL bar! And I can see phishing websites becoming ever more popular. I can bet most of the time if a website looks exactly like one they visit often people don't even notice the URL is different.
    
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An example of phishing attempt:

www.overclock.net

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post #8 of 132
No. That is all.
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I was going to comment in the thread where Chrome did this that I imagine Mozilla would follow suit, and what do you know?

This better be optional. Not all of us are on a low resolution 16:9 aspect ratio displays that needs every last vertical pixel, and like ~15 makes that big of a big difference.
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URL bar needs to stay or have a way to toggle it back on if and when they pull this chrome copy cat BS.
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