By now, one thing is established – Arc Browser does things differently. It has a different approach to web browsing, and nothing, not even the website URL, has escaped this philosophy.
The URL Bar in the Arc Browser is housed in the sidebar by default, which is a radical adjustment for some people. Arc Browser previously implemented the option to show the toolbar at the top of websites like the traditional browser.
Now, you can also have the full URL in the URL Bar. Viewing the full URL can be essential for verifying the authenticity of a website or for technical purposes.
It's a straightforward process, but there's a chance you can't find the option. That's because you first need to enable the toolbar so that it appears at the top and not in the sidebar.
Here's how you can view the full URL in the Arc Browser, if that's what floats your boat.
- Open the Arc Browser and make sure it is updated to V1.20.1 or later.
- Then, go to the URL bar in the sidebar and right-click on it.
- From the context menu, choose the 'Show Toolbar' option from the menu.
- The toolbar will appear on the top of the website. Go to the address bar in the toolbar and right-click on it.
- Then, select 'Show Full URL' from the context menu.
- The URL will start to appear in full.
- The option to see the complete URL will still be enabled until you manually disable it. To go back, right-click on the address bar again and select 'Hide Full URL' from the context menu.
- If you hide the toolbar, you won't see the full URL in the sidebar. But when you choose to show the toolbar again, you'll see the complete URL, given that you did not disable the option.
While the shortened version of the URL lends a cleaner air to the entire interface, you might not prefer it. By following the simple steps above, you can change the setting and view the full URL for websites with ease.