How do I get to the Chrome menu?

How do I get to the Chrome menu?

menu bar is a thin, horizontal bar containing the labels of menus in a GUI. The menu bar provides the user with a place in a window to find the majority of a program’s essential functions. These functions include opening and closing files, editing text, and quitting the program.

You’ll find the Chrome menu in an icon in the browser window. It’s more or less the same across desktop computers regardless of what OS you have. If you’re looking at this in full-screen mode and you can’t see them, try exiting full-screen. The menu is separated into sections.

In Chrome, where is the file menu? The menu — there’s only one — can be brought up by clicking on the three dots or bars at the extreme right of the line that also has the URL field and direction buttons. This will be familiar if you have an Android phone — most Android apps have their menu in the same place.

You can access the menu by clicking the “three vertical dots” at the top right of the Chrome browser window. 

With latest version of Chrome, there is the option to show the Toolbar (which includes tabs) in the View menu. Shift-CMD-F is for presentation mode and will hide the tabs. You want full screen mode instead, so use Control-CMD-F. Tabs will show in full screen mode.

Enable the extension toolbars

  1. Launch Google Chrome.
  2. Press the Menu button. It looks like 3 vertical dots.
  3. Select More Tools, and click Extensions. This will open a menu with all the extensions installed on your Chrome client.
  4. Locate the toolbar extension.
  5. Enable the toolbar by pressing the slider next to it.

How do you show the menu bar in Chrome?

If you mean the File Edit etc., unlike Firefox and Internet Explorer, Chrome does not have a traditional menu bar. Instead, additional features can be accessed by clicking the More button (three dots in a vertical line) on the top right of the browser below the window close (X) button. See attached screenshot. Existing extensions installed can be found under “More tools” with more on the Chrome Web Store.

chrome menu

The main menu button is represented by three dots located in the upper right corner of the browser window. Settings are there.

There’s no menu bar, unfortunately.

You could make http://chrome://apps/ or any other site as your main page when you open Chrome browser, add some bookmarks for more convenient use.

  1. Open Google Chrome. Its icon resembles a red, yellow, green, and blue sphere.
  2. Make sure that you aren’t using Chrome in full-screen mode. The full-screen mode can cause toolbars to disappear. This will vary depending on your computer type: Windows – Press F11 (or Fn+F11). Mac – Hover your mouse at the top of the screen, then click the green circle in the top-left corner of the screen when it appears.
  3. Click. It’s in the top-right corner of the Chrome window. A drop-down menu will appear.
  4. Select More tools. This is near the middle of the drop-down menu. Doing so will prompt a pop-out menu.
  5. Click Extensions. You’ll find it in the pop-out menu. This opens the Extensions page. Since Chrome uses extensions to add toolbars, you’ll be able to enable any non-working toolbars from here.
  6. Find your toolbar. Scroll down to the toolbar that you want to use with Chrome. If you can’t find the toolbar, you may first have to reinstall the extension.
  7. Enable the toolbar. Check the “Enabled” box to the right of the toolbar extension, then check the “Allow in incognito” box below the toolbar if you want to use the toolbar in incognito mode.
  8. Enable the bookmarks bar. If enabling your toolbar didn’t fix your problem, you’re most likely looking to enable the bookmarks bar. To do so: Click ⋮Select Bookmarks Click Show bookmarks bar
  9. Run a virus scan. If your toolbars still won’t work properly, you may have a virus on your computer. Scanning your computer with antivirus software will determine whether or not this is the case; if you do have a virus, the software will usually eliminate it.

Why is the menu bar missing in Google Chrome?

If you are looking to click on File to perform an Edit and/or View action, you can find these within the

icon at the top right of the Chrome browser. In an earlier version of Chrome, this

icon was previously a wrench as well as a ≡ icon . The icon has changed, but the functionality within the icon has not.

Tip: If you are looking for the horizontal Bookmarks Bar across the top and you’re not seeing it, you just need to “show” the bookmarks bar by following these steps:


> Bookmarks > Show Bookmarks Bar

Hope this helps to clear up some of the questions about File and the icons. Google Chrome doesn’t have a menu bar, all of those actions can be done from the Chrome menu (The wrench icon in outdated versions of Chrome) at the top right.

To add to that, other recent Windows applications also don’t show a menu. The Edge browser for example. It too uses three dots for the menu button, though its dots are horizontal. Also, many menu item commands are available from the right-click contextual menu.

To re-enable your toolbar in Chrome, go to your settings (the three dots just under the red “X” at the top, then settings), go down to appearance, and make sure “Show bookmarks bar” is selected as ON (the slider is to the right and colored BLUE)

As for why it is disabled if “Show bookmarks bar” is enabled (slid to the right and colored BLUE), that is weird. My suggestion would be to add a bookmark and see if it shows up!

Through the bookmarks menu

Normally, Chrome will show a selection of your bookmarks below the address bar. Here’s how to get them back if they’ve disappeared.

  1. Open Chrome on your Mac or PC and click the three vertical dots icon in the top-right corner.
  2. Select “Bookmarks,” and then “Show Bookmarks Bar.”

Enabling Chrome Menu Access

Launch Google Chrome. If you just installed it, you may need to go to Applications and open it through this search field. If you have already made it a permanent icon in the bottom taskbar, select it and allow it to load completely.

Once open, find the Settings option in the Hamburger Menu, the three dots or three lines in the top-right section of the browser. Once you open Settings, locate the Appearance section. The “show home button” will show that it is disabled. Click this item to enable it.

Your Google Chrome search engine will save when you close the screen, making it the default browser. Re-open the settings to ensure it is enabled; then close out all the browser windows and open a new one. Google Chrome should be the new search browser.

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Is it possible to make a toolbar for Google Chrome? If not, why not?

Simple Answer: No, it is not possible.

When we designed the extension system for Google Chrome, we looked at how extensions in other browsers worked. One problem we noticed was that many users ended up with tons of toolbars installed. These toolbars used lots of vertical screen real estate, and users didn’t know how to get rid of them. And because toolbars were easy to create, they were sort of the default form factor for extension developers. There was no incentive to try and conserve real estate — instead, developers would just fill up their toolbars with controls because they had the space.

We decided to create an extension framework that encouraged developers to make UI that fit in nicely with the Google Chrome’s minimalist look. You can add a button to the main browser toolbar using browser actions (, or to the omnibox using page actions ( Other UI surfaces include context menus and desktop notifications. These surfaces are designed to interact nicely with the browser UI at scale, so that users can install many extensions without degrading their experience.

Future versions of Google Chrome may support info bars (, sidebars, and Omnibox ( integration.

How do I resize Google Chrome toolbars?

AFAIK Chrome cannot resize toolbars, that feature is in the Vivaldi browser.
Your question got merged with another and Chrome does not have its own search bar it shares search within the addressbar.

What you can do is resize the width of the address bar by placing the mouse to the right then drag left to reduce or right to enlarge. would suggest reducing the page to 2/3 width before adjusting so it will be okay in a smaller window and better in full screen.

How do I get to the Chrome menu

Extensions/addons in Chrome all have icons that appear to the right of the address bar and continue in a dropdown panel at the far right. If you don’t need to click on them hide them by right-clicking on the icon then hide, rearrange them so the ones you need the most are first.

I did my elaborate research on the topic of the Google toolbar (looking up Google toolbar resize and clicking on the second link) and found out this.

  1. Make sure your toolbars are not locked. Try the browser/toolbar settings or simply right-clicking.
  2. You can resize the area where you type stuff and the area with your icons.
  3. You cannot, however, change the height of the toolbar.

Reset Chrome settings to default

You can restore your browser settings in Chrome at any time. You might need to do this if the apps or extensions you installed changed your settings without your knowledge. Your saved bookmarks and passwords won’t be cleared or changed.

  1. On your computer, open Chrome.
  2. At the top right, click More More and then Settings.
  3. At the bottom, click Advanced.
  4. Chromebook, Linux, and Mac: Under “Reset Settings,” click Restore settings to their original defaults and then Reset Settings.
  5. Windows: Under “Reset and cleanup,” click Reset Settings and then Reset Settings.

These steps won’t provide a full reset. For example, some settings like fonts or accessibility won’t be deleted. To create a new user profile, add a new user in Chrome.

What changes when you restore your settings

On your Chrome profile, the following settings will change to the default on all devices where you’re signed in:

  • Default search engine, which is changed back to Google. Learn how to set your default search engine.
  • Homepage and tabs. Learn how to set your Chrome homepage and set default startup tabs.
  • The new tab page. Learn how to set the page that a new tab opens to.
  • Tabs you have pinned. Learn how to pin tabs.
  • Content settings, like letting a site show you pop-ups or use your microphone. Learn how to change your content settings.
  • Cookies and site data, like items in an online shopping cart. Learn more about cookies and site data.
  • Extensions and themes. Learn more about extensions and themes.

Exit full screen mode

If you’re in full screen mode, your toolbar will be hidden by default. This is the most common reason for it to disappear.

To leave full screen mode:

  1. On a PC, press F11 on your keyboard.
  2. On a Mac, bring your mouse up to the top-left corner of the screen and hold it there for a moment. When the menu bar appears along with a green circle and a red circle, click the green circle.

Enabling Chrome Bookmarks

Bookmarks help you find your most commonly used websites more quickly. By bookmarking a website, your browser places it in a list of “bookmarked sites” with a menu that allows you to quickly search and select them. This function, however, is not automatically enabled on the menu.

To enable it, go to the Settings section in the google Hamburger Menu, the three dots described in the previous section, in the upper right-hand corner of the page. Once in Settings, scroll to find the Appearance section and select “show bookmarks bar.” This enables bookmarks, so you can access it from the navigation bar.

Set Default Website  

Having a default website open when you load Chrome is useful if you are required to daily log into a work or school program. By making the first loaded page as your default site, you can save time and potential errors by mistyping the information. Keep in mind that you can choose one or more pages to automatically load when Chrome is loaded.

How do I get to the Chrome menu
How do I get to the Chrome menu

Open the Chrome browser and click on the desired default website. In the Settings section, scroll to the “On Startup” area. Look for a “radio” button next to the phrase, “Open a specific page or set of pages.” Select “Use current pages” and then close the screen to save the change. Closeout of Chrome and re-open to make sure all the pages open properly.


Google Chrome is a popular search engine that is not immediately available in many computer operating systems. Once installed, the Chrome menu bar is not automatically installed either.

This is easily resolved with a few clicks to activate the menu through Google Chrome settings. Once enabled, you can adjust settings, bookmarks, and other Chrome menu options to better meet your most common search needs.

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The Toolbar contains buttons for frequently-used commands. The Menu bar displays the available menus and commands. For detailed information on the commands, see Linecalc Menus and Commands.

Temporarily show the File, Edit, View menu

Pressing the Alt temporarily displays this menu and allows users to use any of its features. The menu bar is located right below the Address bar, in the upper-left corner of the browser window. Once a selection is made from one of the menus, the bar will be hidden again.

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