Read­ers’ Tips

See more of your Chrome book­marks

Computer Active (UK) - - Contents - Dan Blane

There are sev­eral web­sites that I visit reg­u­larly in Chrome, so I book­mark these to make my life eas­ier. The process is fairly straight­for­ward: open the web­site you want to book­mark, click the star icon at the top-right of the browser bar, re­name the book­mark (op­tional), then click Done.

One draw­back is that web­sites with long names take up most of the space on the tool­bar, mean­ing you can’t fit in as many book­marks.

The se­cret to fit­ting in more is to save your book­marks with shorter names. I tend to ab­bre­vi­ate the web­site name to two or three let­ters. This is eas­ily done when cre­at­ing new book­marks, but what about ones you’ve al­ready cre­ated?

Thank­fully, these are easy to re­name. Press Ctrl+shift+o to open Chrome’s Book­marks Man­ager, where you’ll see a list of all your book­marks. Right-click an en­try, click Edit, then re­name the book­mark.

As you shorten your book­marks’ names, you’ll no­tice more of them are vis­i­ble on your tool­bar (see screen­shot). Drag the book­marks up and down this list to re­order them (en­tries at the top of the list ap­pear on the left of your browser tool­bar).

I can now see 23 book­marks on my Chrome tool­bar, com­pared to eight be­fore.

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