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Show Extension Toolstrip At The Top Of The Chrome Browser Window

by Chrome Blog on October 11, 2009

I was getting a few inquiries from various users of Google Chrome that they do not like to see the “Toolstrip” at the bottom on the Google Chrome browser window. Many of them complained that it makes the window look divided.

One of our members at the forum,pjfla, posted about a command line which can be put into Google Chrome target and it makes the toolstrip to appear at the top of the window,just below the Omnibar (address bar).

Make Extension ToolStrip Appear at The Top

  • Right Click on the desktop shortcut of Google Chrome and go to properties.
  • Put the following command line at the end of the “Target” field. (See Image)


show extensions at top

  • Click on Apply and you are done.
  • Now Start Google Chrome, and you would see the extension toolstrip at the top as shown in the image below.


Let us know via comments how you liked this tip. I guess in future builds of chrome, Google will integrate this option via some GUI from the browser itself. But till then you can always use this.

Please Note: This was only tested on the Developer Build of Google Chrome which is at present

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{ 18 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Lilian 10.11.09 at 3:35 am

It doesn’t work on linux 🙁

2 Leks 10.11.09 at 4:35 am

It ought to be set as default. One of Chrome’s main feature is small area covered by browser. Add-ons bar at the bottom just spoils this.

3 amir 10.11.09 at 4:38 am

It works for me really well.
@leks : its a matter of choice, i think this gives the browser an old fashioned look..

4 sulasno 10.11.09 at 4:59 am

to hide the toolstrip
Ctrl-Alt-B (I think it doesn’t work with Linux)

I think in future, extensions can be attached to the Toolbars instead of the Toolstrip 🙂

The omnibar is too large IMO

but then again, do I need all the extensions? If I want to use a browser with extensions, I would stick with Firefox instead; Chrome is suppose to be small and fast; using extensions means using more resources

5 leegeorg07 10.11.09 at 6:02 am

it works for me, however my bookmarks bar is now mixed with it

6 Mindphaser 10.11.09 at 9:48 am

If both bookmarks and extensions toolstrips would use autohide (autoshow on mouse hover), this will be really great!

7 MarkBirn 10.13.09 at 7:54 pm

Just tried it..It doesn’t work with developer build

8 Xtiro 10.14.09 at 6:11 pm

Won’t work on the dev build for me either. (

9 Matt123 10.22.09 at 11:02 am

I use and this didnt work for me.

10 angel 10.28.09 at 3:25 pm

Yeah tried it but seems to make it act like a book mark and try to open
web address extensions on top, and yes i did put in correct just not wasted time to do here properly is all

11 loc nuoc 10.31.09 at 7:18 pm

@Matt123 : I use and this didnt work for me.
Can you give me your error ? i i’m using 4.0 it working

12 Gmo.- 11.04.09 at 5:28 pm

@loc nuoc; I use and the error is:
1.- no new window open, it’s open in a new tab
2.- the new tab try to navigate to:
3.- no more… yous’t a DNS error, no page found.

13 Fbriceno 11.17.09 at 1:24 pm

I use same error

14 james 11.18.09 at 11:50 pm

i use developer build and it works for me really well.

15 Guin 12.14.09 at 12:59 am

Using devbuild and it did not work for me.

16 Mystery100 04.28.10 at 5:55 pm

@Gmo. I got the same error as you, and I’m 4 months later!!

17 Abhay Mittal 06.20.11 at 8:23 am

I have done the process correctly but, it didn’t work. I have also tried it more than 2 times. Is that because I have installed Chrome through the stable version.

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