Dec 3 2010

Chrome Bookmarks Bar Separator

I mainly use Google Chrome and yesterday I added a couple of bookmarks to my bookmarks bar. The bar hit the tipping point of dysfunction because I had too many links and no way to separate them other than putting them in folders. I wanted to avoid folders so that everything would retain one-click access. Since Google doesn’t give you a way to insert a separator, I had to come up with a workaround.

I used Photoshop to make a favicon and then made a web page that uses it. I added the page to my bookmarks bar and made the bookmark name blank.

If you want to use my solution on your browser (as long as your Chrome theme has a light-gray or silver background), go to the Google Chrome Bookmarks Bar Separator page and add it to your favorites. After you add it, you can right-click it and copy/paste the bookmark as many times as you want.

If you have your bookmarks shared across multiple devices this will add unnecessary bookmarks on them. But if you just use Chrome on the desktop like I do, it’s a great help!

Edit: If you want a horizontal separator, see Candido’s comment below. As he said, you can bookmark any URL and rename it “– – – – – – – – – – ”. I can’t think of a more simple solution for a horizontal separator. You can also go here for different styles of horizontal separators.

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