Chrome for Android has changed the way the address bar works. But the change is not very intuitive – so many users are a bit lost. We offer you in this quick tutorial to see why Google made this change and to what extent it actually improves the user experience.
If you read this tutorial, it is that you have probably encountered this problem: it seems impossible, at least at first, to modify the URL in the address bar of Chrome for Android. In fact, as soon as you touch this address bar, the text disappears. You could say that the developers of Google have been a little zealous history to annoy us. However, they made this change to save you time.
How to change the URL in the new Chrome address bar for Android
Indeed, you have to be attentive to what happens just under the address bar when you touch it. The site you are viewing is in fact right under this bar, accompanied by three buttons that allow you to Share , Copy , or Edit the URL . And yes, now that you know, the system is much more practical!
Here is as promised how to modify the URL:
- Tap the address bar
- Tap the Edit URL icon (the last pencil-shaped right) next to the first entry under the address bar
- And There you go !
The rest of the changes make a lot of sense. The address bar is empty when you click on it because otherwise you would necessarily go through the selection / delete step before performing the following action. In the same way, to paste something into the address bar, it now takes two steps instead of three.
As for the three buttons, they also allow you to do what you could achieve in several steps in a single action. We still find it a pity that the graphic designers of the firm could not find a way to make the use of this URL bar a little more intuitive, at least less disruptive compared to what users are used to. .