Need to manage your browser toolbar? Here’s how to do it

Milan Stanojevic
by Milan Stanojevic
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  • Browsers are incredibly useful applications, but they have changed over the years.
  • Many browsers don’t have toolbars anymore, but if you still want to use them, today we’ll show you how to add them in your browser.
  • The toolbar is an essential component for many apps, and for more in-depth guides, we suggest checking out our other Software articles.
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Toolbars are a common part of many applications, but it seems that modern browsers are slowly but surely removing them in order to streamline the user interface.

Even though developers are removing toolbars, there’s still a way to use a toolbar in your web browser, and today we’re going to show you how to manage toolbars in your browser.

How do I manage my browser’s toolbar?

1. Opera

Opera doesn’t have a standard toolbar, and the only toolbars that it has are the bookmarks toolbar and extensions toolbar.

To reveal bookmarks toolbar, do the following:

  1. Open the Opera menu.
  2. Go to Bookmarks and select Show bookmarks.
    show bookmarks opera browser toolbar

Managing the extensions toolbar is simple, and you can drag and rearrange extensions easily. You can also hide certain extensions from the toolbar by doing the following:

  1. Open the Opera menu.
  2. Go to Extensions > Extensions.
    extensions opera browser toolbar
  3. Locate the extension that you want to hide from the toolbar and click on Details.
    details opera extension browser toolbar
  4. Now enable Hide from toolbar option.
    hide from toolbar browser toolbar

another great feature that you will fin in Opera is the option to organize your tabs into Workspaces. You can name the workspace based on categories or various topics such as family, work, shopping, etc.

Managing toolbars in Opera is simple, but the browser also has many other features. The browser has a built-in adblocker that will make pages load faster.

There’s also a free unlimited VPN for an extra layer of security.

Additional features such as pop-out video player, messenger and Instagram integration, support for workflows, and ability to search for tabs are also available.

If you already haven’t, this might be a good time to try Opera out.



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2. Firefox

  1. Press the Alt key.
  2. Select View and select Toolbars.
  3. From there you can choose which toolbars you want to keep visible.
    view menu firefox browser toolbar

To customize the toolbar, do the following:

  1. Click the Menu button in the top right corner.
  2. Now select Customize.
    customize firefox browser toolbar
  3. Drag and drop the icons that you want to use onto your toolbar.
    drag and drop items browser toolbar

3. Edge

  1. Click the Menu button in the top right corner.
  2. Go to Show in toolbar.
  3. Next, select the icons that you want to have in your toolbar.
    show in toolbar browser toolbar

4. Chrome

  1. Click the Menu icon in the top right corner.
  2. Go to Bookmarks and select Show Bookmarks Bar.

Manage your extensions by doing the following:

  1. Right-click the extension you want to hide.
  2. Select Hide in Chrome Menu.
  3. To reveal an extension, open the Chrome Menu, right-click the extension and choose Show in toolbar.

Managing toolbars in your web browser is simple, and we hope that you found our article helpful.

FAQ: Learn more about web browsers

  • Where is the browser toolbar in Chrome?

Chrome doesn’t have a regular toolbar, instead it has a browser bookmark bar that you can reveal by selecting the Show Bookmarks Bar from the Chrome menu following the steps indicated in this article.

  • What is the top of the browser called?

The top of the browser is sometimes called a toolbar or the menu bar if it has menus available, but in most cases, it’s called the title bar.

  • Does Chrome have a toolbar?

No, there’s no standard toolbar in Chrome. Instead, all options are moved to the Menu bar in order to streamline the interface.

  • What is a browser on computer?

A web browser is an application that allows users to browse and view the content from the Internet.

Editor’s Note: This post was originally published in May 2020 and has been since revamped and updated in August 2020 for freshness, accuracy, and comprehensiveness.