Just a Little More: How to Edit Your Chrome Bookmark Bar (for more space!)

Is your Google bookmark bar getting full?  Would you like to make some room and get organized?  You can edit the text of each website that appears on your bookmark bar, or even remove the text all together (that will free up a lot of space!).

Here’s how:

Here’s a screenshot of my bookmark bar on the Chrome browser:

When I right click on a bookmark (for example, “My Drive”), I see options.  Click on “Edit

At the top, I can change the text of the bookmark.  To get more space across your bookmark bar, keep the text as short as possible:

Now, it looks like this on my bookmark bar (takes up a little less room):

That may not be such a big deal to take out the little words, but some of our bookmarks have long titles and this tip really helps with those!


You can delete the text and just use the favicon (the icon that appears as a favorite on my bookmark bar):

Now, only the favicon (icon) appears on my bookmark bar (which really frees up a lot of space!).  Just be sure to remember what the icon represents.


More Fun with the Google Omnibar (aka, the address bar or URL bar)….

When using the Chrome browser, we all know that we can search the internet with the Omnibox (not the Search bar, I’m talking about the address bar way up top).

And many people know that we can also set a timer, get translations, find equivalents, get weather reports, and solve math problems in the Chrome Omnibox too!

But did you know you can also do these things in the Google Chrome Omnibox?

  1. Enter “Flip a Coin” in the Omnibox and Google will “flip a coin” and share results (great way to study probability or pick between two options!)

  1. Enter “Roll a Die” and see the results!  Great for probability, playing games, and more!

  1. Enter “Spinner” and see a number spinner (you can adjust from 2-20 numbers) or a fidget spinner!  The number spinner is great for probability, calling on students, games, or more!  The fidget spinner is great for fun!  🙂

  1. Enter “Number Generator” and Google will select a random number (you set the min. and max. number).  Great for probability, calling on students, games and more!