Optimize Your Browser’s Bookmarks Bar by Using Icons Only
This is a tip for those of you who use Google Chrome or Microsoft Edge
This tip will work with any bookmark in your bookmarks bar that already displays an icon. Microsoft Edge calls bookmarks “Favorites” and the bookmarks bar the “Favorites bar” – but they’re the same thing.
Also, you can only use this tip on bookmarks or favorites that already display an icon.
Here’s how to show icons only in Chrome’s bookmarks bar.
1. Right-click on the shortcut you want to make an icon only & click “Edit” from the right-click dropdown menu.
2. Highlight the bookmark’s name and delete it. Then click Save.
3. I’ve done several of my Chrome bookmarks this way to show you what it looks like and how much space it saves.
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 and it saves a lot of room and that means you can display more bookmarks on the bookmarks bar that are always in sight.
The bookmarks 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 web portal. You can see without the descriptive text, they take up a lot less room.
Here’s how easy it is to show icons only in Edge’s Favorites bar.
This tip was suggested by Gary B. Thanks to Gary for sending this tip to us.
Right-click on any Favorite in the Microsoft Edge Favorites bar and click “Show icon only” in the drop-down menu that appears.
Look how nice and neat the Favorites Bar looks with icons only – and you have a lot more room for a lot more “Favorites” on it also.
Keep in mind there are some limitations – you can only do this with bookmarks that already display icons.