How to show or hide the bookmarks or favorites bar

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Updated: 05/21/2018 by Computer Hope

Internet bookmarks and favorites are a great way to quickly navigate back to the websites you visit the most. That being said, sometimes users prefer not to use bookmarks, or want to hide the bar to give their browser a cleaner look. Whatever the reason, to show or hide the bookmarks bar, select your browser from the list below and follow the instructions.

Chrome

Microsoft Edge

  1. Open the Microsoft Edge Internet browser.
  2. In the upper right-hand corner of the screen, click the The More icon in Microsoft Edge. icon.
  3. Select Settings from the drop-down menu that appears.

The settings menu selector in Microsoft Edge.

  1. Scroll down until you find the Favorites bar section.

The section in which you can toggle the Favorites bar on or off in Edge.

  1. Use the toggle switch to turn the Favorites bar on The on toggle switch in Edge. or off The off toggle switch in Edge..

Internet Explorer

Internet Explorer

  1. Open the Microsoft Internet Explorer browser.
  2. Right-click anywhere at the very top of the browser window (A).
  3. From the drop-down menu that appears, click Favorites bar (B) to toggle it on and off.

The menu to toggle the Favorites bar on and off in Internet Explorer.

Google Chrome

Google Chrome

  1. Open the Google Chrome browser.
  2. In the upper right-hand corner of the window, click the The menu icon in Google Chrome. icon.
  3. In the drop-down menu that appears, move your mouse over Bookmarks.

The selector for bookmarks in Chrome.

  1. A new menu will appear. Click Show bookmarks bar to toggle the bookmarks bar on and off.

The toggle for the bookmarks bar in Google Chrome.

Tip: You may also toggle the bookmarks bar by pressing Ctrl+Shift+B.

Firefox

Mozilla Firefox

  1. Open the Mozilla Firefox browser.
  2. In the upper right-hand corner of the screen, click the The menu icon in Firefox. icon.
  3. In the middle of the drop-down menu that appears, select Library.

The library selector in Firefox.

  1. In the Library menu, select Bookmarks.

The library menu in Firefox.

  1. In the Bookmarks menu, select Bookmarking Tools.

The bookmarking selector in Firefox.

  1. In the Bookmarking Tools menu, click the View/Hide Bookmarks Toolbar section to toggle the bookmarks bar on and off.

The menu option that allows users to toggle the bookmarks bar in Firefox.

Opera

Opera

  1. Open the Opera Internet browser.
  2. Click The Opera menu button in the upper left-hand corner of the browser window.
  3. Select Bookmarks from the drop-down menu that appears.

The selector for bookmarks in Opera.

  1. In the next menu that appears, click Show bookmarks bar to toggle the bookmarks bar on and off.

The option to toggle the bookmarks bar on and off in Opera.

Safari

Safari

  1. Open the Safari Internet browser.
  2. At the top of the screen, select View.
  3. In the drop-down menu that appears, select Show/Hide Bookmarks Bar depending on whether the bar is on or off.
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