posted on Sep, 11 2010 @ 02:23 PM
Again, Google does something incredibly stupid, without any notice and f__k's-up all it's users.
On the heels of this disaster
earlier this year on their web page, they have now (in
their infinite wisdom) decided to change the way URL's are displayed on web pages when using their "Chrome" web browser.
As noted here
, Google has changed the way URL's are shown in
their Chrome web browser - breaking with all industry convention, and confusing all their users.
Chrome now suppresses display of the "http://" portion of the URL's - both in the address bar, and while "hovering" over URL's displayed on web-pages
(to see the URL you are about to click).
There's no user-configurable option to turn this new "feature" on or off. Users are just stuck with it. No transition - just WHAM!
whole world is different without explanation.
Needless to say, this leads to lots of confusion with end-users. Over the last several years, there have been many
sites and other Internet scams. In response to those, various arms of the computer industry
have been educating users to check throughly all URL's before they click them and start entering credit-card numbers, personal information, or logon
names & passwords. It took literally years to get users educated to look out for non-SSL URL's asking for stuff, URL's with re-directs in-them, etc.
Now, Google just erased all that, and confused it's entire Chrome user-base.
edit on 2010-9-11 by EnhancedInterrogator because: Speeleng