(plural address bars)
- (computing, graphical user interface) A bar in a web browser that displays the address (uniform resource identifier) of the page or resource being displayed.
address bar - Computer Definition
The field in a Web browser that is used to locate a website. After typing the URL into the address bar and pressing Enter, the home page of the site is retrieved. If the URL of a specific page or document is entered, that item is retrieved instead of the home page. Also called an "address field" or "URL bar." Address Bars and Search Boxes Have Mostly Merged Early browsers required users to enter URLs in the address bar and queries in the search box, which often confused novices. Entering the data into the wrong field produced an error; however, today, all browsers differentiate between a URL and a search, at most requiring the user to click the results list one more time. Google's Chrome browser was introduced with only one address/search box and directs the request to a website or to Google, depending on its structure. See Chrome browser, address and URL.