How to remove or activate the “Applications” button from Google Chrome
If you do not use Google applications often, it is very possible that your Chrome button will be annoying and useless. No problem, it can be removed.
The google apps They are a resource of the Google Chrome browser that is very helpful for users. You can go from Google Drive to YouTube quickly. However, there are other more convenient shortcuts, so many users do not use this button.
The button is located below the address bar, above the web pages and next to the bookmarks. If you do not use it, it is very possible that you want to use that space for a new bookmark and have quick access to a specific website.
The process is very simple. Once you have the Chrome browser open, regardless of whether you use Mac, Windows or Linux, look at the bookmarks bar, the first icon. With the right button click on the bar, at any point, it is not necessary to click on the Google applications logo.
In the menu that appears, at the end, there is an option to show or not the shortcut to applications. By clicking on this option, you will see that the logo disappears and the markers move to cover that gap.
You will no longer see that icon, if you now want to access any of Google’s services you can use the other shortcuts. For example, you can start typing the name of YouTube in the bar and Google will suggest the full url to go faster.
If you want to retrieve this button to start using Google applications, the process is the same. Click on the bookmarks bar Right-click and mark the option “Show shortcut to applications”, it will reappear.
Another option is to hide the bookmarks bar entirely, if you don’t use it either. That alternative is just below the option to remove or activate the apps button. If you remove it and then want to activate it again, enter the menu of vertical points on the right, enter Bookmarks and in the first options check “Show bookmarks bar” or use the command Ctrl + Mayus.+ B.