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:
- Go to Chrome flags
Paste this in the address bar:
- Disable these Omnibox setting
Find the following Omnibox settings and select to disable them.
- 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.