Thursday, April 23, 2015

How to disable Chrome's new Bookmark cards

The latest version of Chrome has come with the new "card style" bookmark system that Google announced a few monthgs ago - and as with any change, not all will be pleased with it. But thankfully, you can (still) go back to the way things were before

If you're a fan os bookmarks, you might have noticed that clicking the star on Chrome's URL bar will now pop up a card style preview - and that the bookmark manager has now become a play store-like affair filled with card previews of your bookmarks.

Some will find it better and easier to manage, others - particularly those that have hundreds or thousands of bookmarks neatly organized in folders -  not so much. If that's your case, you'll be able to simply disable the new enhanced bookmarks on Chrome by simply:

  1. type chrome://flags/#enhanced-bookmarks-experiment in the Chrome address bar.
  2. Switch the state of the preference to disabled.
  3. Restart Chrome.
As for myself, I can't even remember the last time I used a bookmark (though a long time ago I was known for keeping quite a collection of them), and these days I simply email myself the address of a site I want to "keep", and apply a suitable label to make it easier to search if I ever need it.

Update: Google has reverted Chrome to the old bookmark manager.

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