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Originally Posted by .:hybrid:.;13633702 
For the people worried about phishing, enable the bottem bar, it just shows the link when you hover your mouse over it, before you visit it and look at your url bar...
The people who get phished are the people who don't look at that.
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Originally Posted by PoopaScoopa;13642123 
And, no... FF has been able to auto-hide any toolbar you want including the nav-bar with extensions for years. Chrome didn't come up with this idea.

You can delete the location bar right now if you want. You can delete just about any UI element.
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Originally Posted by Riou;13644725 
Apparently, this is just the view of one author

I'm not sure I understand all of that guys points.
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For one, it’s always visible and constantly takes up a large amount of space.
Fair point. But you can hide it if you want to.
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Secondly, it’s hard to read, since people don’t really understand URLs.
Maybe people should learn to read them. Then again, they don't really need to. Understanding the basics of a URL's structure is not rocket science. It's completely hierarchical. You could even use a book with sections and pages as an analogy to describe it.
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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.
What? Of course it's immediately obvious. If you clicked on it, you're in "destination mode", otherwise you're in "current location mode". That doesn't require any more effort than knowing if a page has loaded or is still loading.
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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.”
So copy what IE has with their its Ctrl+L popup. No confusion there, just an intrusive text box. An Ubiquity? You mean you want to bring back the CLI? I'm all for that, but if people can't work out if they are typing into the address bar or not I think they'll struggle with Ubiquity.
    
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post #92 of 132
Except I actually like browsing, and not just stick to a single page and admire how much of it I can see.
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post #93 of 132
wrong direction... I wish to keep the URL.
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post #94 of 132
Here's my issue... I actually type out URL's. Instead of going to Wikipedia, clicking on English, then searching for Pizza, I'll type out http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pizza and it takes me directly where I want to go. Once you learn the way certain sites have their URL's laid out you can save time by doing this. Also, my friends are mystified when they see me typing out a lengthy URL to a page! biggrin.gif
post #95 of 132
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Originally Posted by randomizer;13663106 
You can delete the location bar right now if you want. You can delete just about any UI element.

Duh?
post #96 of 132
I turned off the navigation bar for a minute. I was immediately wracked with fear and doubt, not to mention typing the word overclock no longer magically turned into http://www.overclock.net/usercp.php. HOW DO I BROWSE TEH INTARWEBS WITHOUT AN ADDRESS BAR? Someone tell me this!
 
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post #97 of 132
I want my URL bar to stay where the hell it is.
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Oh, this looks like PayPal's website, gonna log in to check my balance!!
(www.stealyourdamnmoneyandyouretoostupidtocheck.com)
    
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post #99 of 132
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Originally Posted by MrAlex;13632384 
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.

Exactly. I like my URL bar thank you very much.

It's ok though. I use and always will use Opera. Nothing and I mean NOTHING beats Opera Link.
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I tried the no URL bar in Chrome for a day. I didn't like it at all.
    
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