If your taskbar on Google Chrome is disappearing, there are a few things you can try. One is making sure that you’re not in full-screen mode; to do this on a PC press F11 while for Macs hover over the top-left corner of their screens.
Re-pinning apps to the taskbar may also help. Doing this will enable them and prevent the taskbar from dissipating.
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1. Right-click on the taskbar.
No matter whether you use web apps such as Spotify, GrooveShark, Aviary or YouTube, there may be ways to make them easier for you to access in your taskbar. Windows allows users to easily add shortcuts as shortcuts on their home screens or taskbars; Google Chrome makes this more complicated; although the answer might surprise you as it’s relatively straightforward and has its own set of quirks!
First, launch Chrome and visit the website you wish to pin to your taskbar. Next, click the three-dot menu in the top-right corner and choose “Pin to Taskbar”. Your website will now appear as an icon pinned directly onto your taskbar and clicking it will launch it without any Chrome tabs or controls – looking just like any regular program in your taskbar!
This technique works for any website, but is particularly helpful with ones you visit often like social media or email. Pinning websites helps reduce page loads significantly and is ideal if they contain extensive amounts of content; its only drawback is not being able to drag them to other areas of your taskbar.
Some users have reported experiencing issues with websites appearing multiple times in the taskbar when only one version is open; to fix this, right-click your taskbar or bookshelf and choose “Show on desktop”.
If you don’t wish to use this feature but still wish for your most visited websites to appear when right-clicking Chrome in the taskbar or Start menu, check out our guide on how to remove them from this jump list. It’s an easy process which does not involve making changes to your computer so give it a try and if the outcome doesn’t suit you can always go back.
2. Select “Task Manager” from the menu.
No matter if you use Windows or Chromebook, by default the taskbar (also called bookshelf) appears at the bottom of your screen. However, to free up screen space and make apps or settings easier to access quickly you can easily move it left or right of your display – this guide will show how and why this may be beneficial in certain circumstances.
Google Chrome makes one of the most useful features even more useful by allowing users to pin web links directly to their taskbar, enabling you to treat web apps more like desktop applications and launch and navigate more quickly to them. To get started, open a browser window and navigate directly to the web app you’d like pinned; once it opens click the lock icon to the left of its address bar and select “Pin to Taskbar”.
If you want to remove a web link from your taskbar, right-click or press Ctrl + W. The browser will close, allowing you to reopen it later.
Chrome makes an exceptional feature available with its built-in task manager, similar to what Windows provides when viewing and managing processes, available via new tab or by pressing Shift + Esc on your keyboard. It is extremely helpful if a website or extension doesn’t function as expected – access it by either opening a new tab or pressing Shift+Esc to see the list of processes being managed by Chrome.
The Chrome Task Manager displays a comprehensive list of running processes in your browser, each identified with its name and brief description of what it does. Furthermore, memory usage for each process will also be shown, and you can sort the list by clicking any column header. If any process consumes too much memory, simply select it and press the “End Process” button.
To stop the process from resurfacing, another way of closing tabs in Chrome is using its context menu to select “Close other tabs.” This will close all other open tabs except the current one but won’t affect pinned websites; making this an alternative way of closing tabs that doesn’t involve pressing the “X” or using keyboard shortcuts.
3. Select “Move” from the drop-down menu.
Chromebooks come preloaded with the taskbar (known in Chrome OS as a “bookshelf”) displayed across the bottom of their screens by default. While this works fine for most people, others might prefer having it displayed either left or right instead. In such instances, it’s actually very straightforward and easy to change its position on a Chromebook.
To do so, right-click any taskbar or bookshelf and a menu will pop up, with an “Shelf position” option listed within. When clicked, a drop-down list with options for Left, Right and Bottom screens appears; select one which best meets your needs and the shelf will move into position automatically.
If you set your shelf to autohide, it will disappear when not needed and reappear when your cursor hovers over it – perfect if working in full-screen mode and need the taskbar present all of the time! Exit full screen mode by pressing F11 (PC) or FN+F4 (Chromebook).
Shelf’s great feature is its ability to save websites or web apps as shortcuts, so that you can access them more quickly without opening up a new tab or browsing to its page in browser. Plus, apps such as Spotify or GrooveShark can even be pinned – saving even more time and hassle when accessing them!
To pin a website or web app to your taskbar or bookshelf, right-click and choose “Pin to start.” A shortcut will then appear in your taskbar for easy launching of that app – plus, you can drag-and-reorder them as needed!
4. Click “OK”
Google Chrome’s taskbar feature makes it easy to keep tabs on multiple websites at the same time, yet many users experience issues where their taskbar doesn’t disappear when an application goes full-screen. While this can be frustrating, there are solutions available to address this problem and restarting can often fix various problems relating to taskbar.
Another way to solve this problem is to pin full-screen apps to the taskbar, which will prevent it from popping up while using them and reduce distractions. To pin apps, right-click them and choose “Pin to Taskbar”.
Once your web app is pinned to the taskbar, clicking it will launch it in fullscreen mode. Alternatively, right-clicking it and selecting “properties” allows you to alter its position; either to the left, bottom, or right side of your screen is available options for placement.
Chrome features an inbuilt feature that enables users to pin links directly onto their homescreen or taskbar as shortcuts, and these links will open directly within Chrome without opening a browser window. This can be helpful if you want quick and easy access to important websites without going through your bookmarks folders.
Addition a website to Windows taskbar is relatively straightforward, but before taking that step it’s essential that some important details are taken into consideration. First and foremost is compatibility: make sure it works on your system by searching online for compatibility information. Furthermore, update your browser regularly in order to stay abreast of new features, bug fixes, and overall improve its security – it will keep your system more secure as a result!