How to Always Show the Google Chrome Bookmarks Bar

Use Chrome settings or a keyboard shortcut to display the Bookmarks Bar

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How to Always Show the Google Chrome Bookmarks Bar. Getty Images (alengo #164751853)

When you load a web page in Google Chrome, you may notice that your Bookmarks Bar disappears. Some users, including myself, want their bookmarks to always be displayed. This can be achieved by tweaking Chrome's options a bit, and our tutorial shows you how it's done.

  1. Open your Chrome browser.
  2. Click on Chrome's main menu button, represented by three dots located in the upper right corner of your browser window.
  1. When the drop-down menu appears, select the choice labeled Settings. The Settings screen can also be accessed by entering chrome://settings into Chrome's address bar. Chrome's settings should now be displayed in a new tab or window, depending on your individual configuration.
  2. Locate the Appearance section, which contains an option labeled Always show the bookmarks bar accompanied by a check box. To ensure that your Bookmarks Bar is always displayed in Chrome, even after you load a page, place a check in this box by clicking on it once. To disable this feature at a later time, simply remove the check mark.

The Bookmarks Bar can be toggled on and off using the keyboard shortcut Command + Shift + B on a Mac or Ctrl + Shift + B on a Windows computer.

Other Ways to Access Chrome Bookmarks

There are other methods available for accessing your bookmarks aside from the toolbar. One path is to select the Bookmarks option from Chrome's main menu, which causes a sub-menu to appear containing all your bookmarks as well as several related options.

Another is through the Bookmarks Manager, accessible from this sub menu as well.

This tutorial is intended for users running the Google Chrome browser on Chrome OS, LinuxMac OS X, macOS Sierra or Windows operating systems.