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In the latest release of Google Chrome, apart from removing the http:// (nonsense if you ask me :) ) they removed the / after the suggested address while you are typing.

I find this VERY impractical when going to a specific subdirectory, to clarify, I used to type su then pressed the arrow pointing right and continued typing the subdirectory, now I have to hit -> key and then enter Shift+7 for / after the arrow.

This is not a life or death matter but I find it quite uncomfortable.

Just in case I'll add some images for clarifications sake - when I type I have this:

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And I want this:

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(When I have typed only "su").

Sorry but I have no idea how to begin to solve this, or if there is any easy way.

Another problem I have is that I don't know how to Google it to see if others are having the same issue.

Any ideas or workarounds are welcome!

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If you clear all your associations and then reassociate using your SO account then you'll get a 100 point bonus on each site. –  ChrisF Nov 3 '10 at 22:08
    
@CrisF Sorry about that thanks! Images added. –  Trufa Nov 3 '10 at 22:21
    
Try the Google Chrome forums, they have a How Do I section...google.com/support/forum/p/Chrome –  Moab Nov 4 '10 at 15:30
    
@Moab, Thanks for the advice!! I posted the question: google.com/support/forum/p/Chrome/… –  Trufa Nov 4 '10 at 16:02
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@Trufa This feature has been missing in the dev channel for quite sometime, so it's not just you. –  Sathya Nov 10 '10 at 16:51
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From Issue 54388: Address bar autocompletes go to "google.com" — please add the trailing slash to improve usability:

We had this behavior before Chrome was ever publicly released. It looked bizarre and caused user confusion.

Inline autocompletion is not designed as an accelerator for partial input, but as an accelerator for the complete address. "google.com/search" will become the inline autocompletion for "goog" if you type it significantly more than "google.com", or if you type "google.com/" and that's the most-typed URL with that prefix.

We will, indeed, do inline autocompletion to non-empty paths. The full URL needs to have a "typed" count that is at least 2, and noticeably larger than the typed count for any prefix of that URL.

This behavior is by design since version 6 and no hope of it being changed.
Maybe one can find an extension that does it, but I, too, didn't have much luck googling for it.
Maybe you could have a look at the extension Pop-up History.

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Thanks, thats a shame but I do understand the reasoning behind it. –  Trufa Nov 11 '10 at 16:02
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Here's a (crude) alternative, you will have to install AutoHotkey and copy paste the script to the default AutoHotkey script

Right::
If WinActive("ahk_class Chrome_WidgetWin_0")
   Send {End}{/}
else
   Send {Right}

So basically the script will simulate the effect of hitting End and then inserting a /. The End simulates Chrome's Autocomplete, so typing in su and hitting -> will result in su.. being autocompleted and then inserting a /.

Unfortunately, I cannot seem to find a way to make it work only in the address bar, so hitting -> when Chrome is the active window will send the 2 keystrokes. I'm still exploring, once I figure out a way, I will update this.

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That seems excellent solution!! I will try it out right now! –  Trufa Nov 11 '10 at 16:03
    
Ouch! I´m using a mac :S, sorry i did not clarify earlier!! anyway keep going with this that seams the right way to go, I´m looking for mac solution in the same direction (Sorry about this, I though AHK was a Google chrome extension or smth, had not had any time to look into it!) –  Trufa Nov 11 '10 at 16:11
    
@Trufa I think Automator or AppleScripts should do it. Which version of OS X are you using ? –  Sathya Nov 11 '10 at 16:14
    
@Trufa check out Automator ( macosxautomation.com/automator ). I don't have a Mac, so I can't help you out further –  Sathya Nov 11 '10 at 16:18
    
Im running 10.6.1 I will definitely give automator a chance, it is the closest thing. And thank you very much for all your help. –  Trufa Nov 11 '10 at 16:28
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