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In Google Chrome 6, when the mouse is over a link, the target of the link appears in a mini-popup at the bottom left of the window. Initially, the target URL is truncated to about 1/3 of the width of the window. After about 1 second, the popup expands to show the whole URL (or at least how much as will fit in the window). The behavior is the same when the link is focused with Tab.

How can I make the whole URL appear immediately?

(In case this is relevant, I've observed this behavior with Chromium 6.0.421 from the Ubuntu chromium-daily ppa and with Google's official debs of Chrome 6.0.472.)

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Example URL:… – Tom Wijsman Aug 23 '10 at 11:18
Check. The same behavior occurs on other Operating Systems too... – Tom Wijsman Aug 23 '10 at 11:21
Incidentally, Firefox 4 followed suit, showing links that span only half of the window. This is bug #632634 (and others), and Firefox 14 will truncate to the full window width instead of half the width. – Gilles Jul 2 '12 at 16:08

This flaw has indeed annoyed me for a long time as well. However, according to this bug report, the issue has been fixed:

But it may take some time to trickle down to the stable releases. In the mean time, you should try either the dev or alpha versions.

Cheers! Scott

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Thanks for the link. As far as I can tell, the fix to the issue you cite introduces the behavior that I want to get rid of (and I still don't understand the rationale for this behavior). At least now I know it's called a “status bubble” and where the code is. Hmmm... – Gilles Aug 25 '10 at 17:50
Ah, I guess I lapsed on the second half of your post. Perhaps you could add a comment to that post I linked. It does seem like that would be annoying to have to wait for. Sometimes I don't quite understand what goes on in the minds of some developers. :\ – purefusion Aug 25 '10 at 19:08

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