I using Chrome Version 112.0.5615.138 (Official Build) (32-bit) on Windows 10. The update is "managed". At the top of every webpage, I see a white band of wasted space just below the address bar, occupying about 5% of the height of my laptop screen. I can find nothing like it from a Google search.

What is the band for? How can I get rid of it?


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  • Go to a website, press Ctrl-D then enter. Does something appear on that bar?
    – Gantendo
    Nov 1, 2023 at 18:28
  • @Daniel B: You're right. I don't normally use Chrome, so I have no bookmarks. I disabled visibility of the bookmark bar and it is now gone. Thanks! Did you want to post the answer? Nov 1, 2023 at 20:43
  • @Gantendo: Nothing happens when I press Ctrl+D. Nov 1, 2023 at 20:43
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    @user2153235 That keycombo usually creates a bookmark.
    – Gantendo
    Nov 1, 2023 at 21:49
  • @Gantendo: That's weird. It didn't do anything before, but now it pops down a small menu save a bookmark. But it's default to "Other bookmarks" rather than the bookmark toolbar. Nov 1, 2023 at 21:58

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This looks like it could be the bookmarks bar, without any bookmarks in it. With bookmarks it, looks like this:

Chrome bookmarks bar

You can toggle the bookmarks bar from the menu under BookmarksShow bookmarks bar or in SettingsAppearance or using Ctrl+Shift+B (on Windows).

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