Show or Hide Extension Icons on Chrome Toolbar

Google Chrome lets you show or hide extension icons on the toolbar. This is useful when you have many extensions and need to save some space.

If an extension’s action can be accessed through the context menu (right click) I hide them. This saves a lot of space on my Chrome toolbar. So, here is how to hide an extension’s icon and how to get that icon back.

Hide Extension Icon

Right click the extension icon and choose Hide button. Simple. This hides the icon.


Show Extension Icon

Open chrome://extensions and look for the extension that you hid the icon for. Click Show button icon.



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Dinsan made Google Chrome his default browser within hours of its release. He fell in love with Chromebooks from the day he first touched one and is currently obsessed with Chromecasts.

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  • Dan 31/10/2013, 11:17 pm

    YSK last I heard this feature was going away at some point, since you can just drag the divider to the left of the leftmost button and hide buttons that way. 🙂 It is more intuitive to get them back, as well, and they are still accessible even while hidden.