According to an article Conceivablytech.com, domain owners worst nightmare might occur if Google as the article suggests, is considering modifying its Chrome Browser and might kill off the URL bar altogether.
According to the article:
“Google is working on a “major” overhaul of its Chrome browser… which could eliminate the URL bar altogether.”
“The most dramatic modification is something Google calls a “compact navigation” model. The idea is to eliminate the two line navigation layout which currently has tabs on top and the navigation buttons, menu and URL bar below.”
“The compact navigation model would only have one line and place the navigation buttons, a search button, tabs and menus next to each other. The URL bar is gone and the URL of each tab is not visible at all times, but only displayed when a page is loading and when a tab is selected. In effect, there are now multiple URL bars that are integrated into tabs.”
“””Google noted that this layout has the advantage that it saves content area real estate, that search can be used as a “launcher and switcher”, that it can be applied in a flexible way on larger screens and possibly be switched with a classical navigation layout and that apps can provide a better user experience “with full control of their content area.” As downsides, Google mentions that the URLs are not always visible, that navigation controls and menus are not located within the tab and lose context sensitivity, and that that tab strip is rather crowded. There is a note that these layouts aren’t final and that the designs may chance, but it appears that Google is trying to find ways to reduce the browser interface even more.””
I’m about as far away from a tech guy as you can get but I have no understanding of how a browser can eliminate the URL bar altogether. I can certain see how it can continued to be marginalized but eliminated?
Google Chrome now has over 10% market share.