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Windows 7: Kill Your Browser's Address Bar? Pros and Cons

26 May 2011   #11

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by fseal View Post
Not sure I like having to constantly hit control keys to get functionality I use 50 times a day. For example "ctrl+F" which even in IE 8 was needed to find text on the current page...
I love my keyboard short cuts Ctrl F is much quicker than clicking on a button or digging through a menu especially if you are going to type something into the field.

I would not like to lose my address bar I'm happy so long as my browser has both options.

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26 May 2011   #12

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Service Pack 1

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by EchoX860 View Post
I'm sick of every browser trying to maxmize screenspace. It's 1 of the reasons I don't use Chrome since they took out the bottom statusbar that shows links when you hover and whatnot. I'm fine with the space I have now.
Chrome still shows a short popup bottom bar with the URL.
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26 May 2011   #13

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit

I use FireFox 4 and I keep the address bar. If you really want to maximize screen space you can get rid of the menu bar, and the book marks bar. Which is what I have done. I completely agree with having a status bar though! I've had it too long to just get rid of it. *laughs* That's what add-ons are for. ^.^
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26 May 2011   #14
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1

Personally I use the address bar quite often and have search providers in the Favorites bar, one click and there. I would like the option to move the browser elements to my liking. F'instance, I'd like the tabs under the favs and the menu bar at the top of the window. IE8 allows some flexibility, but IE9 is very limited.
BTW, I don't use FF nor Chrome, only test drove them and Opera, Safari, I keep returning to IE.
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