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    PCMTexas is offline Junior Member
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    Default What happened to the Ctrl+Shift+B bookmark command?

    Yesterday when I would use the Ctrl+Shift+B command,it would open up the Bookmark Manager,but now it just opens up that useless bookmark toolbar.Can anyone explain what happened?Did the command change?If so,does anyone know the new one?

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    The Ctrl+Shift+B command did change in Chrome 6. It is now used to toggle the Bookmarks Toolbar.

    Currently, Chrome 6 does not have a keyboard shortcut for Bookmark Manager. But you can use the next closest 3-key sequence:
    Alt+F -> B

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    So that was the problem.I didn't know Google had updated Chrome,they really need to start telling people when they do stuff like this.Thanks for telling me,and thanks for the new command sequence too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PCMTexas View Post
    ...they really need to start telling people when they do stuff like this...
    If you want you can monitor this link as frequently as you like.

    http://googlechromereleases.blogspot.com/

    Updates to Chrome are mentioned in most related forums and sites. It's certainly not a hush hush operation!

    And by the way, they intend to roll out a stable every six weeks. This was also well publicised.
    Latest stable on WinXP

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    Your right vasa1 but PCMTexas makes a good point. Ive seen a few posts around with people confused as to whats happening to their chrome as they have no idea its been updated. A small dialog or something telling them its been updated and whats new would be great. Especially when going from 5 to 6 and so much has changed, which just leads to alot of confusion for normal folk.
    People shouldnt have to keep an eye on a blog to know whats going on, their got other things to do with their time.
    Using a browser is meant to be simple, isnt that the whole point of chrome?

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    Quote Originally Posted by PAEz View Post
    A small dialog or something telling them its been updated and whats new would be great.
    Agreed. ctrl + b used to toggle the bookmark toolbar, now it does nothing (I'm guessing because of online rich text editors like gmail and google docs, maybe?). I gathered after trying and failing to use the shortcuts I'm used to that things must have changed in a recent update, but a notification when it happened and a link to the changes would have been better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PAEz View Post
    Your right vasa1 but PCMTexas makes a good point. Ive seen a few posts around with people confused as to whats happening to their chrome as they have no idea its been updated. A small dialog or something telling them its been updated and whats new would be great. Especially when going from 5 to 6 and so much has changed, which just leads to alot of confusion for normal folk.
    People shouldnt have to keep an eye on a blog to know whats going on, their got other things to do with their time.
    Using a browser is meant to be simple, isnt that the whole point of chrome?
    I agree but ...
    Of the browsers I've tried, I think that Chrome and Opera (and to some extent, K-Meleon) take some delight in being less user-friendly than IE or Firefox and somewhat elitist (or techie-oriented).

    If we start making a list of the ways Chrome is less friendly to the "average"-user than other browsers, it's going to be quite long .

    Even on the Chrome Support Forum, Chrome has managed to rile a lot of folks by moving the bookmarks star from left to right in the omni-bar, removing the "Go" button, its gray theme, etc.

    Coming back to the topic, using Ctrl+B for the bookmarks in the first place was clearly not the wisest option (unless it was Chrome's way of making it clear that nothing about Chrome can be taken for granted) .

    PS: a "Top Contributor" on the Chrome Support Forum claims that Chrome 6 and Win7 don't play nice together!!!
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