Get your https:// back in Chrome

Google changed the Address bar in Chrome to remove https:// and the leading www. I am fine with the closed lock for https:// and an open lock for http://, but I do not like the mangled DNS name.

So it looks like this as per the new default:

If you are like me and prefer to see the protocol and the complete DNS name like this:

then install the Suspicious Site Reporter from Google and you get back your https://www.

Source: this post in reddit.

There used to be a Chrome flag to enable this (chrome://flags/#omnibox-ui-hide-steady-state-url-scheme-and-subdomains), but it’s gone. Or use Firefox.

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