Add bookmark button to Google Chrome toolbar from file associations

While many are happy with the Bookmarks bar always visible some don’t like that it’s always shown. Here is a tip to add a Bookmarks button to the toolbar. As a bonus this also enables the bookmark sync function too. You will need to get your windows username for this to work.

Note: This is ONLY tested on the 4.0 developer branch, I am not responsible for any damages caused by the following of this tip

Edit Shortcut

  1. Add the following parameters to your chrome shortcut (you will need to un-pin/re-pin your win7 taskbar entry)

–bookmark-menu –enable-sync

Open Registry Editor

Windows 2000/XP: Click Start then Run and type regedit and press enter
Windows Vista/Win7: Click Start (Orb) then type regedit and press enter (you will need to confirm via UAC)

Change the Entry’s listed below

  1. Navigate to: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\ChromeHTML\shell\open\command
    Change

    -— “%1?

    To

    –bookmark-menu –enable-sync — “%1?

  2. Navigate to:HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\ftp\shell\open\command
    Change

    -— “%1?

    To

    –bookmark-menu –enable-sync — “%1?

  3. Navigate to: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\http\shell\open\command
    Change

    -— “%1?

    to

    –bookmark-menu –enable-sync — “%1?

  4. Navigate to: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\https\shell\open\command
    Change

    -— “%1?

    to

    –bookmark-menu –enable-sync — “%?

  5. Navigate to:  HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\ChromeExt\shell\open\command
    Change

    -–install-extension=”%1?

    to

    -–bookmark-menu -–enable-sync -–install-extension=”%1?