Chrome designers are looking at four models for the browser's future interface, though only two are intended for "active" development. One of them is a "Compact" look, which drops Chrome's distinct Omnibox address/search bar entirely in favour of drop-down URL entry fields when new tabs are hovered over or clicked. Pretty soon, your browser may look like it's running in full-screen mode all the time. [Conceivably Tech]
'Compact' Design Could Eliminate Chrome's Address Bar
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