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How to add a bookmarks button to your Google Chrome toolbar

Most users of Google Chrome enjoy its minimal interface. So why use a clunky toolbar to display your bookmarks full-time if you don't have to? Like many other excellent Chrome features, adding a miniscule bookmarks menu button is only a command line switch away!

Just right click your Chrome shortcut and choose properties. In the target box, add a space and --bookmark-menu after chrome.exe. the result should something look like this:
C:\Users\LeeM\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe --bookmark-menu
This works on versions 2, 3, and 4 of Google Chrome, so it's a tweak anyone can use. That is, as long as you're running Windows - my Linux and Mac versions don't seem to be able to add the button yet.

Netbook users, enjoy your extra 28 vertical pixels!

Note: as mentioned in the comments, yes, you CAN add multiple switches - just put a space in between each one like so:
chrome.exe --enable-user-scripts --enable-sync --bookmark-menu

Tags: bookmarks, google chrome, GoogleChrome, hacks, how to, HowTo, howtos, netbook, toolbar

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