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Chrome 86 adds yet another obfuscation. Slugs are no longer visible and only visible upon hover. Chrome has been trying for ages now to hide the full URL in its address bar – Ominbox in Chrome’s own terminology – and I find it annoying as hell.

There are so many reasons for me to always be able to see what exact URL I’m on at just a glance… hiding is seriously breaking my flow.

Time needed: 2 minutes.

So, here’s how to disable that:

  1. Go to Chrome flags

    Paste this in the address bar: chrome://flags

  2. Disable these Omnibox setting

    Find the following Omnibox settings and select to disable them.Chrome Flags Omnibox settings

  3. Relaunch Chrome

    You’ll need to relaunch Chrome to make the new settings work. But after Chrome has rebooted, you’ll have a fully functional Chrome address bar again.

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  9. Adam Avatar

    In my Chrome version (86.0.4240.111), I can just right-click in the URL bar and select “Always Show Full URLs” to do the same thing. No need to enable any flags.

    1. Remkus Avatar

      Ah, they must’ve added that as an option now. I think I remember trying something like that first. Does it show the subdomains as well with that option turned on?

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