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Am a large keyboard user, and I've never hit back/forward/refresh or the favourite buttons on my browsers. Within safari, I can modify each of the buttons that appear.

I wish in Chrome to only be able to see the address bar, and the page. Is this possible?

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not possible, but you may express your wishes here: – Molly7244 Jan 1 '10 at 1:58
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I'm sorry, I looked as much as I could but I couldn't find a way to do this. You can suggest this feature though

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just submitted a the suggestion. Also added that they should have the ability to hide the address bar, and have it transient in when I hit "ctrl/command+L" - like now with activating it. a browser is a window to the internet, I don't want to be distracted with borders/buttons/address-bars :) cheers. – romant Jan 5 '10 at 5:56

You can not change the default buttons (left/right/refresh). There is a feature request on this where you can vote for it at

You can hide/move extension toolbar buttons. You can hide them by right-clicking and choosing hide. You can move them around by dragging them.

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This only works on Windows, probably? – slhck Jul 18 '12 at 17:49
No, works on OSX. I am doing it right now :). – studgeek Jul 19 '12 at 11:57
I can't right-click on any of the Back/Forward or the Refresh buttons. I can hide the extension buttons, but not the ones the OP wants to have hidden. Can you add a screenshot, maybe? – slhck Jul 19 '12 at 12:02
I'm sorry, I answered subject but not detailed question. You unfortunately can't change the built-in buttons. There is a feature request on that, I will add it to my answer. – studgeek Jul 20 '12 at 12:55

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