How Can I Turn on My Favorites Toolbar?

By Nick Peers

Save your favorite Web pages in Internet Explorer 11 and open them from the Favorites toolbar with a mouse click. In Google Chrome 41 and Mozilla Firefox 37, favorites are called bookmarks and the Favorites toolbar is known as the Bookmarks toolbar. You can display or hide the toolbar at any time in any of the three Web browsers with a few mouse clicks.

Internet Explorer

Step 1

Launch **Internet Explorer**. To display the Favorites toolbar, right-click on an **empty spot** in the title bar -- around the tabs -- and select **Favorites Bar** from the context menu that appears. Alternatively, use the **Ctrl-Shift-B** keyboard shortcut to display the bar.

Step 2

Right-click one of the favorites and select **Delete** to delete it from the Favorites bar. You can rename favorites by selecting **Rename** from the context menu. To create a new folder on the toolbar, select **New Folder**.

Step 3

To manage all favorites, press **Ctrl-B** to display the Organize Favorites window. Create new folders by clicking the **New Folder** button, move items between folders by selecting a favorite website and clicking **Move**, or rename favorites and folders by clicking **Rename**. To delete items, click the **Delete** button.You can [import bookmarks from other Web browsers](http://www.ehow.com/how_2033255_import-bookmarks-internet.html) into Internet Explorer.

Google Chrome

Step 1

Click the **Chrome Menu** button in Google Chrome, select **Bookmarks** and click **Show Bookmarks Bar** to display the Bookmarks bar. The keyboard shortcut to display the bar is **Ctrl-Shift-B**.

Step 2

Right-click any of the bookmarks and select **Delete** from the context menu to erase it from the Bookmarks bar. To add a new page to the toolbar, select **Add Page** from the menu. Add new folders by clicking **Add Folder**.

Step 3

Press **Ctrl-Shift-O** to open the Bookmark Manager page if you want to manage the bookmarks. Mouse over any of the bookmarks or folders in the right pane, click the **arrow icon** and select one of the options in the menu. You can cut, copy or delete items, as well as open bookmarks in a new tab or window. To add a new Web page or folder, select **Add Page** or **Add Folder**.You can [import bookmarks from other browsers or export bookmarks to a file](http://www.ehow.com/how_8196328_do-one-pc-another-chrome.html) in Google Chrome.

Mozilla Firefox

Step 1

Right-click on an **empty spot** on the tab bar -- where the tabs are located -- and select **Bookmarks Toolbar** from the context menu that appears in order to display the toolbar. Selecting this option when the toolbar is visible hides it.

Step 2

Right-click any of the items in the Bookmarks toolbar and select an action from the context menu. You can delete bookmarks by selecting **Delete** or cut them by selecting **Cut**; to paste them in a different folder, right-click the folder and select **Paste**.Create new folders by selecting **New Folder** or add new bookmarks by clicking **New Bookmark**. Select **Open in a New Tab** or **Open in a New Window** to open the item in a new tab or window.

Step 3

Press **Ctrl-Shift-B** to open the Library window if you want to manage your bookmarks. Expand the **All Bookmarks** item in the left pane and select the **Bookmarks Toolbar** item to manage only the bookmarks that appear on the toolbar.Select one of the toolbars and change its name or URL in the fields near the bottom of the window if necessary. Right-click one of the bookmarks in the right pane and select the appropriate action from the context menu if you want to cut, copy or delete the item.You can [import or export bookmarks](http://www.ehow.com/how_2091472_import-export-bookmarks-firefox.html) from the Library window in Firefox.

Tips & Warnings

  • To import bookmarks into Internet Explorer or export them to a file, press "Alt-C", select the "Favorites" tab, click the arrow icon and select "Import and Export" from the menu.
  • Import or export bookmarks in Google Chrome by pressing "Ctrl-Shift-O" to open the Bookmark Manager page, clicking the "Organize" button and selecting "Import Bookmarks..." or "Export Bookmarks..." from the menu.
  • In Mozilla Firefox, import or export bookmarks by pressing "Ctrl-Shift-B" to open the Library window, clicking the "Import and Backup" button and selecting "Import Bookmarks..." or "Export Bookmarks..." from the menu.