Would you love to reduce the Bookmarks Toolbar to a single button in Chrome and have the extra screen real-estate? Now you can with the addition of a simple command line switch.


There it is…the same old Bookmarks Toolbar that we have been looking at far too long. Time to do something about that and get that UI more streamlined!

Get Chrome Set Up for the Bookmarks Toolbar Button

You only need to do a little bit of prep work to get Chrome ready for your new beautiful Bookmarks Toolbar Button. Locate the shortcut(s) for Chrome and right click on them. Select “Properties”.

Once you have clicked through, you will see the “Properties” window with the “Shortcut” tab displayed.

In the address area for “Target:” you will need to add the following command to the end of the target path making certain to leave a single space in between the final quote mark and the bookmark menu command.


Here is an example of what the the target path should look like…

Or as an example, here is what your target path could look like if you happen to be adventurous and have enabled multiple command line switches like we have on our example system.

Once you have that finished, click “Apply”, then “OK”.


Look at that beautiful little button! Easy access to all of your bookmarks without a clunky toolbar in the way. Have fun with your new toolbar button!

Works On: Google Chrome versions 2.x – 4.x.

Installed On: Windows Vista (32 bit), Service Pack 2

Akemi Iwaya
Akemi Iwaya has been part of the How-To Geek/LifeSavvy Media team since 2009. She has previously written under the pen name "Asian Angel" and was a Lifehacker intern before joining How-To Geek/LifeSavvy Media. She has been quoted as an authoritative source by ZDNet Worldwide.
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