At the moment, the possibility displaying the entire URLs can only be activated on an experimental flag at Google Chrome Canary version 83. The Mac, Windows, Linux and Chrome OS users can acquire access through the Omnibox context menu.
Google does not usually display the protocol and the so-called trivial subdomains and special-case subdomains of URLs.
How to reset full URLs in Chrome Canary
The Windows, Mac, Linux, and Chrome OS users who use it Google Chrome Canary can configure their browsers to display full URLs for all sites, using it omnibox-context-menu-show-full-urls experimental flag.
The new flag added was designed to give Google Chrome Canary users an option in the omnibox context menu, which prevents items from being removed from the URL.
To do this, you need to follow these steps:
1. Go to chrome: // flags / # omnibox-context-menu-show-full-urls.
2. Click the drop-down menu on the right side of the flag to select 'Enable'
3. Restart the web browser.
You will then be able to find an option in the menu that says: "Always show full URLs", which will tell Chrome to display the entire URL without deleting any data.
An early version of this option has been offered to some users of Google Chrome 80.
The "Show URLs" option allows full URLs to be enabled per page.
As it is currently being tested on Google Chrome Canary 83.0, the new option will most likely appear after the release of the fixed version of Google Chrome.
The WWW and M subdomains along with the protocol section (e.g. HTTP, HTTPS, or FTP) of the URL had originally been removed from the Chrome address bar when Google Chrome 69 was released in September 2018.
"The Chrome team values the simplicity, usability and security of UI surfaces," said product manager Emily Schechter at the time.
"To make it easier to read and understand URLs and to remove domain distractions, we will hide URL details that are irrelevant to most Chrome users," he added. "We plan to hide https and the special-case subdomain 'www' on Chrome omnibox on desktop and Android on M76".
Google allowed users to enable full URLs in the main frame by enabling temporary-unexpire-flags-m76 flag. However, this continued until the release of Google Chrome 79, where the flag was permanently removed.
The only way to see the full address of a site when using Chrome 79 or a later version is to double-click the address bar to edit the URL or install it extension Google Chrome's Suspicious Site Reporter.