Google Chrome: Bookmark Bar Disappears

I have adopted Google Chrome as my browser of choice recently. After using it a few weeks, I noticed that my bookmark bar along the top of the screen had disappeared. It would only reappear on certain web sites such as the Home page. I guess I must have hit something accidentally to make it do this.

Google Chrome Bookmark Bar

Luckily, it was a simple solution to bring the bookmark bar back. Just use these keystroke combinations.

Windows users can hold down the CTRL and Shift keys while pressing B, to make the bar reappear.

Mac users can hold down the Command and Shift keys while pressing B.

Once you have the bar back, right click it and ensure the Always show bookmarks bar option is selected.

Chrome always show bookmarks bar option

The bookmark toolbar should now stay in place. You can use the same keystrokes (which you may accidentally hit from time to time) to toggle it back and forth and remove the bar if you’d like to browse the web in a bigger window.


  1. Judy says

    Thank you so very, very much; I need my bookmarks
    especially for “Pinterest”…so appreciate your help!

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