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"https://" - appear, or not appear, that is the question

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Google Chrome doesn't show the "https://" in their address bar (unless you double click it).

Should Edge Chromium do the same?

 

In my opinion yes as it is a cleaner look.

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The question was stated somewhat in a negative. Where Yes, I agree says I'm agreeing with your comment that Edge should behave as Chrome, which does >not< always show the protocol prefix.

I prefer function over aesthetics and would like it to be shown so I know if a web site has switched it on me. I think this applies mostly when working with IoT devices, old and new. There's plenty of room for it with most wide aspect ratio monitors.

my $0.02 ;)
You can easily check it out by clicking on the lock icon. since majority of the users don't need to check that and those that do need can do so by clicking on the lock button, it's reasonable to drop the HTTPS:// prefix from the URL bar.
You're correct. Thanks for the pointer. Old habit of finding info one place, need to learn to look in the right place by habit.

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No, unless always show a red warning for plain http

@HotCakeX I mean red warning, even no form in page

Well the warning is there and clear enough in plain English. the color of it would be just a personal opinion and everybody has a different one.

This same discussion was asked on the Chromium forums:

 

https://groups.google.com/a/chromium.org/forum/#!searchin/chromium-discuss/www$20%7Csort:date/chromi...

 

I preference seeing it, especially if I click the website from a search engine. This is so I can see if it's directing me to http or https site. But that's just me as in actuality it doesn't bother me either way if Edge chooses to keep it shown or not shown.

@gocloud 

If it's already clearly stated how would coloring it red help?  There are various conditions of visually impaired users, but screen readers help those people which should read the warning.  In the case of illiterate I agree, an icon (symbol) should be obvious.  Not just exclamation point as it is ambiguous, and even signage is location dependent.  Is a red octagon a universal symbol for STOP?  If so then I've answered my own question.

 

What do you mean by,  "even no form in page"  ? 

@bnemec I mean login forms, survey forms etc.