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Google to Remove http:// From Future Chrome

Remember the old days (no, the really old days) when giving web addresses, one would include the h-t-t-p-colon-slash-slash? In an upcoming build of the Google Chrome browser, the http:// part will be no more.

Of course, that's no big worry to the majority of users since even the "www" part is often omitted these days – both in speech and typing into a browser. While most users will find themselves surfing on http, a problem could come up with trying to access ftp or https, though it seems that the upcoming Chrome will still display those when applicable.

Read more at OSNews.

Marcus Yam
Marcus Yam served as Tom's Hardware News Director during 2008-2014. He entered tech media in the late 90s and fondly remembers the days when an overclocked Celeron 300A and Voodoo2 SLI comprised a gaming rig with the ultimate street cred.
  • bison88
    I skipped it a long time ago out of laziness when I figured www. gets me to the same place :).
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  • mlopinto2k1
    My website doesn't have www at all. http://professionalmike.com/
    Reply
  • Upendra09
    i just do web address and ctrl, enter

    like so

    tomshardware, ctrl+enter -> www.tomshardware.com
    Reply
  • XD_dued
    lol i still type http:// :)
    Reply
  • the_one111
    How will I know websites are encrypted with Https then?
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  • enzo matrix
    I'm currently using the dev version of chrome and when I read this article, I looked up, and there was no http://
    Didn't notice it until tom's pointed it out :)
    Reply
  • enzo matrix
    the_one111How will I know websites are encrypted with Https then?Just tried it. It still displays the "https://" but in a cool blue text.
    Reply
  • 7amood
    i like the "h-t-t-p-:-/-/" and am used to it, even though i don't use it
    Reply
  • acecombat
    the_one111How will I know websites are encrypted with Https then?Please read before making a comment:
    A problem could come up with trying to access ftp or https, though it seems that the upcoming Chrome will still display those when applicable.
    Reply
  • brendano257
    I only type "tomshardware.com" etc. Haven't done anything differently for years, except for FTP or HTTPS of course...
    Reply