The new Chrome update added an Apps bookmark to my bookmarks bar. It doesn't let me delete it, as the Delete option is greyed out.

Greyed out delete option

Clicking it doesn't show the gold star button like other bookmarks:

Gold star not appearing

I never use any apps on chrome - It's basically a link to a url. So I don't care if that's removed forever.

How do I remove it?

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    You could just untick the Show apps shortcut option
    – Yass
    Sep 25, 2013 at 20:19

2 Answers 2


The option you are looking for is in the menu you've shown a picture of. Simply uncheck "Show Apps Shortcut" to remove it.

  • 3
    So simple and we did not notice... Thank you!
    – banana
    Sep 29, 2013 at 15:03
  • I always wanted to get rid of it. I've right-clicked it many times but, just like OP, I see delete option disabled. Now, I searched for it today. Was it really that simple? I'm pissed.
    – Omar Tariq
    Feb 2, 2015 at 1:28
  • lol i cant believe i missed it as well... looks like it is time to visit the eye doctor again ;)
    – angryip
    Sep 29, 2016 at 15:48

Right-click the bookmark bar and unselect it.

Pretty lame on the part of Google.

They could have done a less invasive way of promoting their software.


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