Ugh. I loathe the feature of chrome that hides "http://" from the address bar. You can argue that it makes the address bar less scary, but that doesn’t change the fact that it is an incomplete representation of a URL, and after 12 months they still can’t do it right and won’t provide an option to disable it.

When chrome implemented it the response to user frustration was “if something is broken, it is a bug and will be fixed”. But I’ve encountered a number of broken things that the developers either cannot fix or refuse to fix, so clearly that’s not true. Not to mention the unnecessary effort fixing all the bugs they actually did fix (this thing was horribly broken when it first landed). Perhaps firefox will actually make sure it works properly, but I doubt it.

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