Chrome started rolling out update #69 at the beginning of this month (September 2018) and they changed a lot of things in this version update. There are two main things that people need to be aware of.
- Show trivial sub-domains (show www before website)
- Fix: Type this in your address bar:
- Set to DISABLED
- Chrome now defaults to SSL / HTTPS for all websites
- So I didn't realize this happened and launched a new ubuntu web server to find it unreachable with apache installed. After wasting a lot of time, more than I'm willing to tell you here, I found out the new version of chrome will default to https:// before everything unless you explicitly put http:// in the address bar. This includes IP addresses and the like. So make sure you have SSL certs updated otherwise you are going to have a bad time.
I typically love a lot of the Google projects and updates they do, but these changes left me a little puzzled and why they thought they needed to do them. On the plus side, I do like the new chrome tabs, so the entire update is not all bad.
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