Bookmarks Button


A shortcut to the bookmarks page.

This is a simple extension which adds a shortcut to your bookmarks to your browser’s toolbar. Click on the "Bookmarks" icon and you'll open the bookmarks manager. It does just that and nothing more...


There are some options available: you can set the button to open the bookmarks page in new tab or in the current tab and, if you want, you can add it to the context menu. And that's all...

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Questions & Answers

I can access the bookmarks page from the menu with just two clicks, why do I need a separate extension for that?
-- Because with the bookmarks button in the toolbar you’ll do it in one click, which is 50% faster :)

But extensions eat system memory?
-- The bookmarks button doesn’t “eat” memory. In technical terms, it uses non-persistent background page, which means chrome doesn’t need to reserve memory for the bookmarks extension (check the Chrome Task Manager if you don’t trust us -- when you click on the bookmarks icon it will start the extension, open the bookmarks page and release the memory right after that)

Why not just use a bookmark to the bookmarks page instead of installing separate extension?
-- You could, but you’ll need more clicks to access the bookmarks bookmark from the menu or you’ll need to have the bookmarks bar open. For people like me the bookmarks bar is not a good choice (it takes from the vertical space of the browser) and one small bookmarks button in the toolbar is more convinient.

Is it easy to remove the extension if I decide not to use it?
-- Yes, you can uninstall it at any time with literally two clicks (just right-click on the bookmarks button and select “Remove from Chrome”)

How to find the bookmarks button options?
-- Right-click on the bookmarks icon and select “Options”.

How to open the bookmarks page in the current tab instead of opening new tab?
-- Right-click on the bookmarks button and select “Options”, then uncheck the first checkbox

How to add shortcut to bookmarks to the context menu?
-- Go to the options page (see above) and check the respective checkbox (“Add bookmarks button to context menu”)

Can I change the bookmarks icon?
-- Currently you can’t, but in the next version (coming soon) we’ll add this functionality