Google Chrome Missing The URL in the Address Bar

by Bob Plankers on August 21, 2014 · 2 comments

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Chrome Origin Chip in Address Bar Omnibox

The latest Google Chrome update changed the omnibox/address bar so you cannot see the URL by default. I, for one, hate it. I’m not being curmudgeonly[0], I copy URLs all the time and it’s just another step for me to click on the “origin chip” (as it’s being called) to see the URL.

Here’s how to change it back:

  1. Go to chrome://flags/#origin-chip-in-omnibox (you’ll likely have to cut & paste this in)
  2. Pick “Disabled”
  3. Click the “Relaunch Now” button at the bottom.

Rejoice in having Chrome the way you like it.

Chrome Origin Chip Gone in Address Bar Omnibox



[0] Yeah, I know, I am. GET OFF MY LAWN.

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tshirtIf you’re trying to get to VMworld US and want a free pass, a number of vendors are giving them away, including my friends over at Coho Data:

We are giving away a FULL conference pass to VMworld 2014 to one lucky winner along with a few goodies to others as well.

Register for a chance to win:

  • One Full-Conference Pass to VMworld 2014 in San Francisco*
  • “Don’t FSCK with the Fish” T-Shirt
  • Coho Data Chrome Industries Backpack

*The prize includes the conference pass only. The winner will be responsible for their own hotel, airfare, and other expenses. Pass valued at $1,995 USD.

Winner will be announced on August 1st via email, so register for a chance to win!

A great deal especially if you live in San Francisco or the Bay Area anyhow. We’re within a month of the conference now, so I’d suggest registering for this and others today (I think SimpliVity’s giveaway deadline is tonight, too).

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Apple Aperture Reminds Us That Apple Is a Media Company

by Bob Plankers June 30, 2014 General Rambling

Late last week Apple disclosed to the folks over at The Loop that it would be ending development of another one of its professional products, Aperture. They committed to providing a round of compatibility updates so it would continue functioning on OS X Yosemite. Replacing it, and iPhoto, will be a new prosumer-geared “Photos” app […]

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SDN Industry Analysis

by Bob Plankers June 23, 2014 Converged Infrastructure

Tip of the hat to Ivan Pepelnjak over at — a welcome three minute distraction this afternoon. Enjoy.

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VMworld 2014 Session Voting Open

by Bob Plankers May 6, 2014 Virtualization

One of the most interesting things about VMworld is the public session voting, which is now open. Not many conferences allow attendees to have a say in what gets presented at the conference. If you’re planning to attend VMworld 2014 it’s probably a good idea to vote for sessions that interest you. I am involved […]

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On Disabling Comments

by Bob Plankers April 28, 2014 General Rambling

There has been some variably constructive criticism of my disabling comments on the “Two Big Vendor Takeaways from Storage Field Day 5” post. This isn’t the first time I’ve disabled comments, and it won’t be the last. In fact, I had my post ready to go 48 hours before I published it, postponing partly because I […]

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Two Big Vendor Takeaways from Storage Field Day 5

by Bob Plankers April 26, 2014 Tech Field Day

Storage Field Day 5 is now over and was a marathon of vendor information and tech information. A marathon. I’m tired from 17 hour days, I’m addicted to caffeine, and my brain and body hurt. We had some great people along, on both sides of things. We had great vendors all around, even if some […]

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The Eternal Wait For Vendor Software Updates

by Bob Plankers April 16, 2014 General Rambling

There’s been a fair amount of commentary & impatience from IT staff as we wait for vendors to patch their products for the OpenSSL Heartbleed vulnerability. Why don’t they hurry up? They’ve had 10 days now, what’s taking so long? How big of a deal is it to change a few libraries? Perhaps, to understand […]

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