For a Web browser that continues to break new grounds in terms of speed, security and style, it’s no wonder they’re looking to minimize. But, getting rid of the address bar altogether?
Yes, apparently, that feature is in the works for a future Chrome update. It is called “compact navigation”. And the goal is to save screen real estate for Web content. It’s the same reason the channel number on your TV fades away a couple seconds after landing on your channel. It’s just in the way at that point.
But how will users navigate this new compact navigation from Google Chrome? It’s one of those things where we’ll have to see it before knowing it’s going to require a learning curve.