How to Change Shortcuts on the Chrome Bookmarks Bar to Icons Only

By | October 31, 2019
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How to Change Shortcuts on the Chrome Bookmarks Bar to Icons Only

This tip was inspired by a question from InfoAve reader Cindy H. who asked “How do you get just icons on the bookmarks bar? I’m using Chrome.”

We thought this was a great question and one many Chrome users would use because it can save a lot of space on the Chrome bookmarks bar.

This tip will work any bookmark in your bookmarks bar that already displays an icon.

1. Right-click on the shortcut you want to make an icon only & click “Edit” from the right-click dropdown menu.

Cloudeight Chrome Tips

2. Highlight the name and delete it. Then click Save.

Cloudeight Chrome Tips

3. I’ve done several of my bookmarks this way to show you what it looks like.

Chrome tips by Cloudeight
The Apps icon/name, as shown in the screenshot above at the far left edge, cannot be edited. But as you can see, I’ve changed five of my bookmarks to icons only.

They are (in the screenshot above) from the left:  “Clear Chrome Data settings”, my main banking site, my secondary bank, and the Cloudeight InfoAve site, and our Emsisoft portal. You can see without text, they take up a lot less space.

Keep in mind, there are some limitations.  You can only do this with bookmarks that already display icons.

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