Until I figured this simple little “hack” out, the bookmarks bar on Chrome was only able to 9-10 items across the bookmark bar in Chrome. I use a lot more book marks than that on a regular basis. With this little trick, I’ll show you how you can get a lot more book marks into you bookmark bar on Chrome without loosing any more valuable screen space.
The image above shows how bookmarks are saved in the bookmark bar in Chrome. There is an Icon (the site’s favicon) and the site’s name listed in the bar. When you hover over the bookmark, the name appears again along with the URL. Here’s how to simplify that and make it appear like the rest of the icons in the picture.
1. Right Click on the bookmark and select “Edit.”
2. Next, highlight the name of the site, and delete it!
3. Click Save and you should be left with only an icon in your Bookmark bar. The hover state of the icon will still include the URL of the bookmark.
With this simple little trick, you should be able to cram several of your favorite sites into the bookmark bar with ease. The only issue that I have with this is that there are a number of bookmarklets that I use in that bar as well, and they do not have a favicon or icon associated with them. For that, I simply make the text as short as possible, such as “Pin it,” “Tweet it,” and “Press it.”
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