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An Interesting Feature: Replacing URLs With Search Queries in Address Bar

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In Microsoft Edge, there is a flag called: Query in Omnibox

 

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Query in Omnibox

Only display query terms in the omnibox when viewing a search results page. – Mac, Windows

#enable-query-in-omnibox



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(edge://flags/)

 

 

 

What it does is, basically in search results, instead of showing you an ugly long address, it shows you an easier to read text.

 

Compare:

 

(Query in Omnibox: Off)

 

Query Off.png

 

 

 

 

(Query in Omnibox: On)

 

Query On.png

 

 

 

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@HotCakeX That is interesting. I personally have never had a problem with the long addresses though, and if anything think of them as a cool encoding that only computer geeks like us are able to understand and manipulate.

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Yeah, though for me the URLs of search engines, when i do a search, never have been a thing to have a use for.