How to Always Show the Google Chrome Bookmarks Bar

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

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

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. First, open your Chrome browser.

Click on Chrome's main menu button, represented by three horizontally-placed dots and located in the upper right-hand corner of your browser window. When the drop-down menu appears, select the choice labeled Settings.

Note: This interface can also be accessed by entering the following syntax into Chrome's address bar: chrome://settings.

Chrome's Settings should now be displayed in a new tab or window, depending on your individual configuration. Locate the Appearance section, which contains an option labeled Always show the bookmarks bar; accompanied by a checkbox. To ensure that your Bookmarks Bar is always shown, even after loading 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 also be toggled on and off via the following keyboard shortcut: CTRL/COMMAND + SHIFT + B

Other Ways to Access Chrome Bookmarks

There are other methods available for accessing your bookmarks aside from the aforementioned toolbar.

One path is to select the Bookmarks option from Chrome's main menu, which causes a sub-menu to appear containing all of your bookmarks as well as several related options. Another is through the Bookmarks Manager, accessible from this sub-menu as well as through the following keyboard shortcut: CTRL/COMMAND + SHIFT + O