Google is planning Give Chrome users the ability to configure their browser to constantly display full URLs for all websites they visit.
Currently, the ability to always display full URLs can only be enabled by experimentally setting omnibox-context-menu-show-full-urls in Google Chrome Canary version 83, and it can be accessed through the Omnibox context menu on Mac, Windows, Linux and Chrome OS. A new option prevents the removal of URLs, as well as the removal of certain URL elements that Google does not consider important.
To do this, users need to follow these steps:
- 1. Go to chrome: // flags / # omnibox-context-menu-show-full-urls.
- 2. Click on the menu to the right of the flag and select “Enabled”.
- 3. Restart the browser.
The WWW and M subdomains along with the protocol part (e.g. HTTP, HTTPS or FTP) of the URLs were initially removed from the Chrome address bar with the release of version 69 in September 2018. Following user complaints against this change, Google reversed its decision, but again hid the URLs displayed in the address bar for Chrome 76 users.