The first Browser without Address bar in the history – Chrome 13
Question about the location of the address bar, browser vendors have carried out a number of different experiments and exploration, and now the three most common are set the address bar below (Chrome, Firefox, etc.), the address bar top (IE8, etc.) and address Set the address bar left (IE9). Google developers recently started a new test, that is, hide the URL address bar.
In the development version of Chrome 13, the address bar can be hidden, only show the tab bar, menu buttons, and page content, the forward and back buttons are also placed in the tab bar, at the far left of the window.
The first browser without address bar in the history: Chrome 13
Only when the page is loading or when the label is selected, the page’s URL address will be displayed below the tabs, the refresh button is also displayed. In fact, we can also understand, several URL addresses bar are integrated into the navigation bar, each tab will have a URL address bar of its own.
In fact, Google had disclosed this design early this year, this simple layout can save more space for users to browse the contents, for the big screen users, you can also choose to switch back to classic mode. In simple navigation mode, URL address bar displayed by the drop-down, is not always visible, navigation controls and menus are not in the tag, so that even more succinct.
The current interface still only supports Windows platform, Mac OS X users can not experience. After downloaded the beta version of Chrome 13, you need to go to “about: flags” panel to enable the feature of “hide the navigation”, and then turn on from the tab context menu.
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