Hide/Show Extension Toolstrip in Google Chrome

Some add a menu or icon to the extension toolstrip, at the bottom of the screen. On some PCs and netbooks, this may turn out to be space consuming.

Google Chrome Extension Toolstrip

You can hide or show the extension toolstrip using a simple   in . To hide or show the toolstrip use the key combination, Ctrl + Alt + B.

Hide Chrome Toolstrip using Ctrl + Alt + B

Using the above key combination will either display or hide the extension toolstrip, depending on whether it is visible or not.

Hopefully this should help you reclaim some extra screen real-estate on netbooks and laptops with smaller displays.

7 thoughts on “Hide/Show Extension Toolstrip in Google Chrome”

      1. Thanks Keith.

        I can’t perform it in the latest build (4.0.222.5) of Chromium on OS X, so I hope it’s available in the future as many people might be looking for that functionality.

  1. I pressed “Ctrl + Alt + B” many times but toolstrip is not visible on my PC at all.
    I'm using Windows XP and Chrome 4.0.249.43

      1. i have enabled 4 extensions in my chrome browser. but none of them are displayed and i m not even able to use them. i can see them only under wrench menu/settings/extensions. tell me how to make my extensions visible

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