Chrome, by default, doesn’t show you the full URL. You might not care too much about this detail, but if for some reason you need the full URL displayed, there’s an adjustment you can make to see the full URL.
With a change here and there, Chrome will no longer hide the HTTP:// part of the URL. But, you will need to go into flags Chrome has to change this.
How to Always See the Full URL in Google Chrome
To access the option in flags, copy the following text: chrome://flags/#onmibox-context-menu-show-full-urls and press enter. The URLs option will be the second one on the list on the flags page.
Click on the drop-down menu that’s going to be set to default, and choose Enabled. For the change to take effect, restarting Chrome will be necessary. Click on the blue Relaunch button, and when Chrome launches, you’ll need to right-click on the address bar and choose the Always show full URL option.
As long as you have this flag enabled, the Always show full URLs option will always be there. If you ever want to back to the default setting, right-click on the URL and uncheck the option.
Hopefully, one day Chrome will place this option in the address bar, so users don’t have to go into flags to enable it. Time will tell if they ever decide to do this? How important is this feature to you? Share your thoughts in the comments below.
Peter Haas says
Doesn’t work…that selection doesn’t appear on Flags screen.