If you use Google Chrome, chances are you have at least one browser extension installed. In today’s post, we cover how to pin and unpin extensions to create a cleaner toolbar.

Extensions In Chrome

The extension toolbar menu came to the Chrome browser with the Chrome 76 update. Prior to the update, the extension was housed directly on Chrome’s main toolbar. Accessing the extension toolbar is easy. Firstly, find the extensions button next to your profile avatar. This looks like a puzzle piece.

The dropdown menu that appears displays all of the extensions currently installed. Next to each extension, a pushpin icon is visible. A blue pin indicates that the extension is pinned to the toolbar. Alternatively, a white pin means the extension is hidden. Lastly, after you have your extensions select, you can rearrange them by clicking and dragging them into your desired order.

Disable Extension Toolbar Menu

If you want all the extensions to be on the toolbar once installed, you can still do that. Enter the following in the URL bar:

chrome://flags/#extensions-toolbar-menu

Following this, click the dropdown arrow next to the Extensions Toolbar Menu Heading. Select the Disabled option. Lastly, click the blue Relaunch button to restart Chrome and finalize the changes.

Note: Enabling/ disabling the Chrome flags can cause Chrome to not function. Additionally, Chrome may opt to remove the option in future updates. If you found this article interesting or helpful, check out our other posts!