Address bar - why is "http://" prefix removed?



  • Hi, reading through the current release notes, I stumbled upon removing or not removing URL scheme identifiers. Following up to this item - why is the "http://" or "https://" URL prefix removed from the address string? IMO it should stay there or at least "return" when the address bar is focused and the contents selected. Can anyone shed light on this? Thanks! Sebastian



  • Okay - search didn't help, but browsing did.

    It's configurable (Address bar -> show full URL) and seems to mirror some Opera function (didn't even know Opera did this).

    Thanks for listening and good night… and sorry for taking your time.



  • There are different opinions among users as to which they prefer. Some want a more minimalistic address display; others want to see the full enchilada, especially whether it includes https. So in Vivaldi, it's selectable to keep both camps happy.


  • Vivaldi Team

    @Blackbird:

    There are different opinions among users as to which they prefer. Some want a more minimalistic address display; others want to see the full enchilada, especially whether it includes http**s. So in Vivaldi, it's selectable to keep both camps happy.

    We choose to hide it for the same reason other browsers hide it; security reasons. In particular, https is perceived by many to be "secure", but the real security is not defined by the protocol but rather by the certificate validity.**


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