Favicons: Don’t Waste Prime Real Estate With Text

Chrome’s bookmarks toolbar is a great way to navigate to your favorite sites quickly and easily.  However, this prime real estate is very limited and once you fill it up the overflow is put into the expandable “Other Bookmarks” folder soon to be forgotten. 

One of the easiest ways to maximize this space is to create a favicon for the items you’ve bookmarked.  Not only will this give you more room for bookmarks but it will also improve the appearance of your bookmarks bar. 

Let’s create a custom bookmarks toolbar using favicons! 

  1. Sign into your Chrome account.
  2. Right-click on the bookmark, select Edit.

  3. In the popup window that opens, delete the text that appears in the Name field and click Save.

  4. Repeat this process for all the bookmarks you want to edit. If you are unfamiliar with the Favicon that represents the site, instead of removing the name leave a shortened description in the Name field.

Wow!  Look at the before and after results below:

Before editing the bookmarks, only 7 bookmarked sites appeared in the bookmarks toolbar while all the rest were hidden


After editing the bookmarks, a whopping 21 bookmarked sites appear on the Bookmarks toolbar!


Now that’s good use of that prime real estate!!


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