No menu bar in Google Chrome

By | October 13, 2012
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Joyce says “Help! There’s no menu bar on Google Chrome”
Thank you for the awesome job on my computer and in such a short time. I do have a problem that I hope you can resolve. You told me on Google Chrome, which I am using as my default browser, that I should always click File and then Exit. Well my problem is that there is no toolbar with File or any other icons. They aren’t on Chrome Google as far as I can determine. I have been going to Start and turning off the computer, is there another way to do this? Or am I missing the point of your instructions. Love you guys, you help me in so many ways you will never know. Hope you can answer this problem as I know it is probably one only a senior like myself would have. Thanks again for all you two do. Joyce

Our answer
Google Chrome has a very unique layout. There’s no traditional menu bar and no way to add one. But it does have an equivalent. If you’re using the very latest version of Chrome, you’ll see an icon in the top right corner — it’s very simple – three horizontal lines. Click that icon, you’ll see a menu appear… the last item on the menu is “Exit”.

You’ll also find other important things in that menu — like Bookmarks (and Import bookmarks), Settings, and even “Launch Chrome in Windows 8 mode” (if you’re using Windows 8).

We hope this helps you and others who may be wondering the same thing.

5 thoughts on “No menu bar in Google Chrome

  1. rena

    Wow! how neat! I am one of those seniors, and I didn’t know what that was there for. You guys are SuperHeroes to me. Thank you very much for ‘being there’ I am sure ‘we’ all love you, and I know ‘we’ all love what you do.

  2. William

    In Windows 8 and Chrome, when you click the three bar icon that replaced the wrench, there is no “Exit”?????????

  3. William

    Ignore previous – close and open fixed both little x at top right hand corner and the missing “Exit” reappeared.

  4. Markuz Zericci

    Meh… Chrome has had ample time to add an option for a menu bar for those that need it. The elitist attitude that “we don’t have one because we don’t want one” is asinine at best. There absolutely NO valid reason not to have the option of enabling a classic menu bar for those that need it.

    Google Chrome is yet another product, in a long line, that is putting an ultimatum to users, Relearn everything the way we say it should be done, or go back to IE / Firefox. The sad truth is, many people are doing just that.

    As is all too typical with Google, they could care less what the user wants, as long as they can get their grubby paws on that oh so lucrative user data!

    1. infoave Post author

      Your in for a real treat. Microsoft’s new browser “Edge” which will replace Internet Explorer has a Setting menu just like Chrome. I guess that leaves only Firefox in the bourgeois class.

      I think Chrome’s settings menu is quite nice and has all the features of IE’s and Firefox’s menu. If Google is elitist then Microsoft will be ultra-elitist with their new browser.

      I can just see the powers at Microsoft looking down upon the masses saying, “Let them eat cake…”


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