Chrome (v61 now) displays the full URL in the address bar if it is https, but fails to display the full URL if it is http.

How do I fix this?

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  • If you mean not displaying http:// before the URL, then there is likely no fix. If you are having another issue, you may wish to link to a screenshot or describe the issue in more detail. – Anaksunaman Oct 4 '17 at 19:36
  • Yes, cutting off the front of the URL. Any idea if there is a configuration option to reinstate the correct behaviour? – IanH Oct 6 '17 at 7:04
  • I won't say there isn't definitively, but to the best of my knowledge, the previous fixes for this behavior no longer work. As I understand it, Chrome intends to eventually mark all http pages as "non-secure" and this presentation decision seems to be intended to help highlight https over non-https pages. – Anaksunaman Oct 7 '17 at 6:42
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    Flagging as not secure makes sense, but displaying an incorrect URL has no logic at all. Other browsers have options to suppress such presentation choices. – IanH Oct 7 '17 at 8:01

This is now possible for Chrome 69+:

chrome://flags > Omnibox UI Hide Steady-State URL Scheme and Trivial Subdomains > Disabled

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    This is split into 3 settings now. For flags-search a "Omnibox UI Hide Steady-State URL" will match all three of them. – Jari Turkia Apr 5 '19 at 9:30
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    This doesn't work anymore in Chrome 79, all the "Omnibox UI Hide Steady-State URL" flags have been removed – Nicolas Dec 16 '19 at 9:35
  • Upvote for @Nicolas, downvote for Chrome. – Colin 't Hart Jan 28 at 10:11
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    @Nicolas a fix is now in the pipeline at last. – meuh Mar 19 at 12:37
  • @meuh good to know, thanks! – Nicolas Mar 21 at 0:56

As of Chrome 83, there is a flag for enabling a new context menu option "Show full URLs". chrome://flags/#omnibox-context-menu-show-full-urls

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I believe the fastest way now to show the complete URL of a website is using a keyboard shortcut to give focus to the "omnibar" :

Ctrl + L

Alt + D



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  • There are indeed workarounds using copy / paste or highlighting the URL, but it would be so much better if Chrome displayed the URL correctly in the first place. Other browsers get it right ... – IanH Feb 5 at 22:50
  • Yes it is highly unfortunate, I agree. – Moitah Feb 7 at 9:13

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