Internet, Networking, & Security Browsers How to Always Show the Google Chrome Bookmarks Bar Use Chrome settings or a keyboard shortcut to display the Bookmarks Bar By Scott Orgera Writer Scott Orgera is a former writer who covering tech since 2007. He has 25+ years experience as a programmer and QA leader, and holds several Microsoft certifications. our editorial process Facebook Twitter Scott Orgera Updated January 17, 2020 Browsers Chrome Safari Firefox Microsoft Tweet Share Email The Google Chrome Bookmarks Bar sometimes vanishes and doesn't appear to be accessible. If you've just imported all your bookmarks into Chrome, it's not very helpful to suddenly lose access to all your favorite links! The usual culprit is either a bad website load, or you (or perhaps your cat) accidentally pressed some keys on the keyboard. Depending on the version of Chrome that you're running, you can restore the Bookmarks Bar with shortcut keys or by tweaking Chrome's options a bit. Lifewire / Nusha Ashjaee 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: Open Chrome. Click or tap the main menu button, represented by three dots located in the upper right corner of the browser window. When the drop-down menu appears, select Settings. The Settings screen can also be accessed by entering chrome://settings into Chrome's address bar. 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. Other Ways to Access Chrome Bookmarks There are other methods available for accessing your bookmarks aside from the toolbar. One way 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 Bookmark Manager, accessible from this submenu as well. You could also use the Ctrl+Shift+O shortcut in Windows or Command+Shift+O shortcut on a Mac. You can even access hand-picked bookmarks as Windows shortcuts.