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The bookmarks bar in Chrome is hidden by default to follow Google’s minimalist approach to browsing the web with little to no distractions. But if you’d rather give up minimalism for accessibility, here’s how to always show the bookmarks bar.

How to Always Show the Bookmarks Bar

Fire up Chrome, click the menu icon, point to “Bookmarks,” then click on “Show Bookmarks Bar.” Alternatively, you can press Ctrl+Shift+B (in Windows) or Command+Shift+B (in macOS).

Click the Menu icon, then Bookmarks > Show Bookmarks Bar

After you enable “Show Bookmarks Bar,” the bookmarks bar appears just below the address bar with all your saved web pages.

Immediately, the bookmarks bar appears when enabled, showing all pinned web pages

However, if you no longer want to see the bookmarks bar, you can disable it the same way. Either from the menu or with the keyboard shortcut to return Chrome to a minimalist’s dream.

Just as quickly as it appears, it's gone in a flash when you disbale it the same way

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Brady Gavin has been immersed in technology for 15 years and has written over 150 detailed tutorials and explainers. He's covered everything from Windows 10 registry hacks to Chrome browser tips. Brady has a diploma in Computer Science from Camosun College in Victoria, BC.  
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