Try Out Chrome's Space-Saving, Hidden URL Bar In The Canary Build

Netbook users rejoice: Google Chrome's Canary build recently added a new feature that completely hides the URL bar for serious vertical space savings. It's still there, you just have to click on a browser tab and it'll drop down, floating over your webpage.

It isn't perfect (as it doesn't allow you to always see the URL you're visiting), but it'll be great on computers for which space is at a premium. This feature's only available in the Windows builds of Canary, and it isn't enabled by default. To enable it, just head to about:flags and toggle "Compact Navigation" on. Restart Canary, right click on the tab bar, then hit "Hide Toolbar" to use the compact version.

[via Ars Technica]


    About time! As long as I can still have my Ctrl+L. Every pixel counts.

      F6 also works.

    But why do they still have the unused space above the tabs?

      That unused space isn't Chrome, just switched it on and the tabs are against the top of the screen.

      Pretty swanky.

      That's because the window isn't maximized, it allows you to drag the window around the screen.

        Thanks Regan & Tim. It's been one of my questions about chrome on a Mac for a while now. It just seems like dead space seeing as you can drag the window by clicking elsewhere. So I don't need it but just can't get rid of it.

    I love the irony of using Google's browser on Microsoft's search page...

    Seems cool ah? It's wonderful if Avant browser make a same skin.

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