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Version 79.0.3945.117 (Official Build) (64-bit)

The address bar no longer displays the protocol of the URL I am visiting. There is no "http://", no "https://", and no "www.". If I double click the address bar, then the full URL is displayed. If I then click away from the address bar, the full URL is no longer displayed. This is horrible, inconsistent, dangerous, and stupid design that only removes important information from the user's eye.

I literally can not click on the windows task bar to make the full date & time appear, and take a screenshot with the full URL in the address bar. If I double click the address bar and then click on the clock, the address bar reverts to not displaying the full URL. How do I make Chrome display the full URL in the address bar at all times?

What is this ridiculous change supposed to accomplish? What non-problem is someone thinking it solves? Why is Google removing simple things that have existed since the dawn of the world wide web? How does not knowing the full URL of the site I am visiting improve my security or my web browsing experience?

How is removing, at the most, 12 characters from the address bar ("https://www.") such a drastic and necessary "improvement", that there isn't even an option in chrome://flags to set it back to how it should be?

I had previously gone to the ridiculous extreme of performing the following in order to get the full URL back:

{
    "browser": {
        "enabled_labs_experiments": [
            "omnibox-ui-hide-steady-state-url-scheme@2",
            "omnibox-ui-hide-steady-state-url-trivial-subdomains@2"
        ]
    }, ... ...
}
That's the configuration that I manually set in the "Local State" file, and my URL bar was showing the full address again. 

STEPS: 
Exit all Chrome windows
Open "Local State" file
(located at: "C:\Users\USERNAME\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data")
Add "omnibox-ui-hide-steady-state-url-scheme@2" and "omnibox-ui-hide-steady-state-url-trivial-subdomains@2" to the "enabled_labs_experiments" array.
Save "Local State" file
Launch Chrome

But, this apparently has been "fixed", insofar as it no longer seems to work.

I want the full URL back in my address box.
If I have to switch browsers, then I guess that's what I will have to do.

Thank you for reading, and for any help and/or insight into this problem.
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It used to work by enabling Temporarily unexpire M76 flags. in chrome://flags which was showing the Omnibox UI Hide Steady-State URL ... flags again. Too bad it doesn't works anymore because after relaunch Chrome the flags go back to default values. So the flags are there but they don't works. I strongly doubt it's a bug.

Currently I uncomfortably solved this way.
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