Chrome 69 to Remove Subdomains From the Address Bar

New version of popular browser removes WWW and M subdomains from the address bar; some users are facing issues with it
11 September 2018   1013

Along with the new version of Chrome under number 69, the names of the subdomains "www" and "m" have disappeared from the address bar of the browser. Dissatisfied users argue that the innovation led to the transition to third-party resources. The good news is that the function can be disabled in the browser settings.

As examples of the problems with the function, users cited several cases:

To turn off the function, you need to perform a few simple steps:

  1. Type chrome:// flags / # omnibox-ui-hide-steady-state-url-scheme-and-subdomains in the address bar and press Enter.
  2. Select Disabled for Omnibox UI Hide Steay-State URL Scheme and Trivial Subdomains.
  3. Click Relaunch Now in the appeared window, after which the browser will restart.

In the code of a browser, IsTrivialSubdomain () works for innovation:

 private:
  static bool IsTrivialSubdomain(base::StringPiece subdomain) {
    if (subdomain == "www")
      return true;

#if defined(OS_ANDROID) || defined(OS_IOS)
    // Eliding the "m" subdomain on Desktop can be confusing, since users would
    // generally want to know if they are unintentionally on the mobile site.
    if (subdomain == "m")
      return true;
#endif

    return false;
  }

The new version of the Chrome browser came out with an updated design, an improved password manager and omnibox in early September of 2018. At the same time, the company recalled that the first version appeared exactly 10 years ago, and also shared plans for the future.

Node.js v12.0.0 to be Rolled Out

It has giant list of updates, improvements and changes
24 April 2019   111

The release of Node.js 12.0.0, a platform for executing network applications in JavaScript, is available. Node.js 12.0 refers to branches with a long period of support, but this status will be assigned only in October, after stabilization. Updates for LTS branches are issued for 3 years. Support for the last LTS branch of Node.js 10.0 will last until April 2021, and the year before last LTS-branch 8.0 until January 2020. Support for the intermediate branch Node.js 11.0 will be discontinued in June 2019. The lifetime of the LTS branch 6.0 will end on April 30.

These are some of the large list of updates and new staff:

  • V8 engine was updated to version 7.4 with support for asynchronous stack traces, increasing await performance, parsing JavaScript and calls when the actual and declared number of arguments does not match;
  • TLS 1.3 is now¬†supported in the tls module and TLS 1.0 / 1.1 is shutdown by default;
  • Enhancing protection and checks on the size of allocated memory in the Buffer class;

Get more info at official website.