hide url in internet explorer toolbar


  • hi i dont know if anyone can help.

    i use internet explorer 6 at work and due to the amount of explorer windows i have/need open at a time  when the full URL of the intranet or internet page is shown it makes page navigation difficult. is there a way to suppress the full URL to show ONLY the user friendly PAGE TITLE ( losing the http://      etc etc )


    Tuesday, February 12, 2008 8:57 AM

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  • No.  Hiding parts of the URL is a security risk.

    Saturday, February 16, 2008 12:35 AM
  • Hi,

    Is there any straight forward solution for this,Just masking the Address bar

    May be from this URL:


    To This masked one  :

    When the actual URL is the one above.


    Suresh Kumar V.C


    Thursday, March 13, 2008 10:10 AM
  • No.  Hiding parts of the url is a security risk.


    Friday, March 14, 2008 6:05 PM
  • Hi,


    This is for intranet development?


    You can hide the location.href value from users by running your web pages within the one frameset.


    Here is a snippet from the start page of a website


    <frameset cols="190,*">
      <frame name="SideMenu" src="main_menu.asp" target="main">
      <frame name="main" src="Welcome.asp">

      <p>This page uses frames, but your browser doesn't support them.</p>

    Notice that all site navigation is managed by a menu displayed in a sub-frame, and the "main" frame holds the content.


    To the user, only the root url of the site appears in the Address bar as you navigate the site. However this does not stop the history showing the individual location.hrefs that are loaded in the "main" frame.


    The Document titles appear on the IE Title bar or as captions to the Back and Forward buttons.


    For Intra-nets or Public Accessible you can start IE in Kiosk mode (iexplore.exe -k) which will start IE with no toolbars or address bar. Your start page has to contain all the navigation controls (links) or you can use a side Explorer Bar to allow the user to navigate to a specified list of sites (links)





    Sunday, March 16, 2008 10:37 PM