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Does Norton Family "White-Out" or Cover Up URL Hover Text in Chrome?
I have been trying to figure out why I was unable to read the URL hover text that should appear in Chrome in the bottom left corner of the window when you hover over a link. I could see it that a white background was appearing there but the text was either missing or the same color as the background -- effectively not there.
I tried disabling all my extensions, resetting Chrome, disabling hardware acceleration, unlinking my Google account, multiple themes including the default, even uninstalling and reinstalling Chrome but nothing helped.
Then, out of sheer desperation, I thought that I should try uninstalling Norton Family -- EVEN THOUGH I had disabled the extension in Chrome for my account AND it's not supposed to monitor my account anyway (a parent account). After uninstalling NF and rebooting, I can once again read the URL hover text!!
So it looks like that's the cause, and I can understand that NF might be covering up the URL hover text to protect kids from profanity that might appear in the actual URLs. I don't know if that's true but it's sounds like a good theory.
But it shouldn't be doing that for a non-monitored parent account! I'm a techie and I actually look at the URL of an unknown site before clicking on a link. I want to keep Norton Family installed, but it can't be messing with my browser when I'm using it.
Can anyone confirm if Norton Family actually does obscure the URL hover text in Chrome by design? If so, can that feature be disabled for non-monitored accounts?