How to Always Show the Google Chrome Bookmarks Bar

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

What to Know

  • In recent versions of Chrome, press Command+Shift+B on a Mac or Ctrl+Shift+B on a Windows computer.
  • Or, go to Settings > Appearance and toggle Show Bookmarks Bar to the on position.
  • In older versions of Chrome, go to Settings > Appearance and check the box next to Always Show the Bookmarks Bar.

This article explains how to make the Bookmarks bar in Google Chrome always visible.

How to Show Chrome's Bookmarks Bar

Toggle the Bookmarks Bar using the Command+Shift+B keyboard shortcut on macOS or Ctrl+Shift+B on a Windows computer.

Here's what to do if you're using an older version of Chrome:

  1. Open Chrome.

  2. Click or tap the main menu button, represented by three dots located in the upper right corner of the browser window.

  3. When the drop-down menu appears, select Settings. The Settings screen can also be accessed by entering chrome://settings into Chrome's address bar.

    Settings submenu in Chrome menu
  4. Locate the Appearance section, which contains an option labeled Always show the bookmarks bar accompanied by a checkbox. To ensure that the Bookmarks Bar is always displayed in Chrome, even after you load a page, place a check in this box by clicking it once. To disable this feature at a later time, simply remove the checkmark.

    Toggle switch for Show bookmarks bar item in Chrome settings
  • How do I export my Chrome bookmarks?

    Your Chrome bookmarks will be automatically saved to the cloud if you're logged into the browser with your Google account. It's also possible to manually export your bookmarks if you'd prefer to have a backup or want to transfer them.

  • Where does Chrome store my bookmarks?

    On a Mac, Chrome bookmarks are kept in Library > Application Support > Google > Chrome > Default. On Windows, turn on "Hidden Items" viewing and find them under Users > [your username] > AppData > Local > Google > Chrome > User Data > Default.

  • How do I remove bookmarks in Chrome?

    Right-click on a bookmark and select Delete from the drop-down menu. Or, select the three dots in the top-right corner of Chrome and select Bookmarks > Bookmark Manager. Then find the bookmark you want and select the three dots next to its name, followed by Delete.

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