Why do developers make things so hard? Do you remember the good old days when the browser’s address bar simply showed the URL?

Not so much any more. I wrote about Google removing “trivial” sub-domains here and the problems that caused with a Delta Vacations representative.

Now Google is removing even more of the URL.

So let’s imagine that you are really pedantic and want to see the whole URL. With Chrome 83 and later you can!

All you have to do is browse to chrome://flags and search for “Context menu show full URLs”. Set this to “Enabled” and restart Chrome.

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You can just ignore the big red warning “WARNING: EXPERIMENTAL FEATURES AHEAD”.

But wait, the full URL doesn’t show even then.

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You still have to right-click in the address bar and choose “Always Show Full URLs”.

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Finally!

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That was easy, wasn’t it?

Originally published at https://blog.benmoore.info.

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