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Apparently, this is just the view of one author:

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Author David Regev, who developed the concept of the experimental Firefox Ubiquitous extension, flat out suggests the replacement of the URL bar (location bar) as it is focused on just one command, wastes space and is “unreadable” for the average user. In a post published today, Regev writes:

“The location bar has to go. It has many problems. For one, it’s always visible and constantly takes up a large amount of space. Secondly, it’s hard to read, since people don’t really understand URLs. Moreover, it’s modal: it has a mode for displaying the current page’s location and a mode for entering your next destination. It’s not always immediately obvious which mode you’re in and what the current text is indicating, and switching modes is not easy either. Finally, the destination-entering mode is merely an example of running one command, and we already have a better interface for running commands: Ubiquity. We need to separate the location bar’s two modes and remove the location bar as we know it.”

It is important to note that Regev’s opinion does not necessarily reflect Mozilla’s opinion. However, his post was published on Mozilla Labs’ site with the purpose of “inspiring future design directions of Firefox” and there is at least the hint that Mozilla is gauging the interest in this topic. Regev suggests to replace the URL bar with a browse command. Such a command field could also serve as a way to provide an interface for additional support for more commands and common activities on the Internet.
Mozilla is not officially removing the URL bar (yet). It is just one guy's opinion.
post #72 of 132
I agree the URL bar takes up space.
But I dont necessarily like it being taken away. It's the CENTRAL part of every web browser technically.

How about a feature that just lets it "slide" away. When you need it, hover your mouse. I know there are addons that do this, albeit wonky.
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Bah. I'd rather have the tabs disappear from view until needed than the URL bar. I hate full screen for web browsing though. Browsers should always be in a window, maximized or not.
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post #74 of 132
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Originally Posted by Derp View Post
URL bar needs to stay or have a way to toggle it back on if and when they pull this chrome copy cat BS.
Yeah some way to toggle it would be nice. They could assign that function to the F11 key.

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post #75 of 132
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Originally Posted by Console-hater View Post
An example of phishing attempt:

www.overclock.net
The thing is, in Firefox 4, if you highlight a URL, the destination appears in the bottom left corner of the screen. I understand normal people won't know this, but 'we' know. Either way, it should be an option for FF5, and mandatory for 6.
     
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post #76 of 132
To make sure people don't visit phishing sites they can just put an obvious red highlight on the border of the window that pulses with a notification popup. You don't need a URL bar - in fact, the URL bar is what was subject to phishing attempts before the browsers started placing SSL notifications in the URL bar itself with green buttons.
post #77 of 132
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Originally Posted by Source;
It is important to note that Regev’s opinion does not necessarily reflect Mozilla’s opinion.
Reading that in the article gave me hope.

I'm beginning to not like this user friendly stuff. Feels like I keep getting put in a smaller box with less things to do. Only way I would like this "browse command" that Regev is suggesting is if it is still a URL bar, that happens to do more useful things somehow.

It says in the article that a command field like this would support more commands and common activities on the internet. I'm just not understanding what these other commands would be, and the URL bar already does a Google search, what other "activities" could you make it do?

EDIT:
You can already get rid of the URL bar in FF4. You just uncheck the navigation toolbar from the preferences menu. You can also just right click next to where the tabs are and uncheck navigation toolbar.
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Well, you're running 1440x900, so I can see why you would say that. Personally, I'm running 1920x1200, so I have plenty of vertical space. Although on my 1366x768 laptop, I could see this feature being useful.
My monitor is 1600x900,and I have no problems?
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post #79 of 132
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No. I don't want the URL bar to go anywhere.
You have the ability to "hide" the URL bar. IT's will not be eliminated.

Personally, I want it gone. Only to pop up when it's a non-authenticated, suspicious or infected site.
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post #80 of 132
So ironic.

Was browing Firefox Add-ons category by Created.

Came across this extension for firefox n using it now.

Some cool, I like.

Mozilla Labs: Prospector - LessChrome HD 4
https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/fir...lessChrome-HD/
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