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A Mission Only for Google Chrome: Kill the URL Bar

Written on February 21, 2011 by Kristoff Jones

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There's no job too small or too large for the Google Chrome as it plans to eliminate another element in the grand scheme we call a web browser: the URL bar.

Chrome seems to be on its way to destroy the URL Bar. Yes, that bar where you type in the web address of the site you want to go to. Is it possible? To , ANYTHING is. But there’s still the question as to why they want to do it.

“Less is more,” that seems to be the trend these days in everything we do and also in web browsers as it allows the world to glide through the web with speed and ease. The surprisingly trails behind the in terms of application and viewable web. But Google is right on the case as they’re currently studying ways of making web surfing a much simpler experience, and they’ve got their eyes in killing the URL bar in their “” model.

According to Wolfgang Gruener at ConceivablyTech, unlike the current layout of Google Chrome where there’s a two line navigation layout, the compact navigation model “would only have one line and place the navigation buttons, a search button, tabs and menus next to each other. The URL bar is gone and the URL of each tab is not visible at all times, but only displayed when a page is loading and when a tab is selected. In effect, there are now multiple URL bars that are integrated into tabs.”

It does sound troubling indeed to some people who prefers to see what is the web address of the site they’re on. But then again, Google has always made innovations that are discomforting at first.

Thanks to an appealing, fast and easy-to-use interface, Google Chrome is slowly climbing the ladder as it begins to inch closer to Firefox and the Internet Explorer in terms of the number of users. Although market leader Internet Explorer leads the pack with staggering numbers, with the continuing growth and innovation of Google Chrome, people over at may have to start getting worried.

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