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 and Linux: Hold down the CTRL and Shift keys while pressing B, to make the bar reappear.
  • Mac :¬†Hold down the Command and Shift keys while pressing B.

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.

If the Chrome bookmark bar keeps disappearing, check a setting using these steps:

  1. Select the “Menu” button in the upper-right corner, then choose “Settings“.
  2. In the “Appearance” section, check the “Always show the bookmarks bar” option.
    Always Show bookmark bar setting in Chrome



  1. jb says

    Thanks for publishing this tip on how to get rid of bookmark bar.

    If you have published any reference to stopping and deleting duplicate bookmarks in google chrome please forward them to me

  2. SA says

    Thanks for this! Mine has been disappearing for the last couple of weeks and was really p****** me off! This worked straight away

  3. AJ says

    What happened to my Chrome page?
    Yesterday I had a Google Chrome page set up with all my favorites and passwords, now I have nothing. All of my favorites and passwords are gone, can I retrieve from somewhere?

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