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Hide the Apps Button Easily

With the Chrome App Launcher available on all desktops, including Windows, you may want to hide the Chrome Apps button from the bookmarks bar in Chrome — but how?

It’s actually really easy to do. You don’t need to install an extension or hack a registry files or anything else:

  • Right click on the bookmarks bar/apps icon
  • Click ‘Show Apps Shortcut’

The button will hide if it is currently visible and reappear if already hidden.

Your preference is even kept in sync with your Google account (assuming you haven’t deselected the option). Hiding the button in Chrome on a Windows desktop, for example, will also result it being hidden in Chrome on your Chromebook.

The Chrome Apps Page can still be accessed using the “chrome://apps” URL, and hiding the button does not affect the Chrome Apps Launcher that is available on the desktop.

A small tip but one that a lot of folks don’t seem to know about.

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