Another Google Chrome browser version, another annoying change.
Google Chrome Desktop Browser – How To Hide Reading List Icon
Latest Google Chrome version 89.0 introduced yet another revolutionary feature: a Reading List icon in Bookmarks bar, where you can quickly store your TO DO articles that you wish to read later. Wait… we already have such a feature for decades (drum roll 🎶🎵) – it is called Bookmarks! Why Chrome devs desperately try to reinvent the wheel instead focus on features that really matter is beyond us. By the way, you might also wish to disable Search Tabs feature as well.
As usual, option to disable and hide this (useless) thing (for us) is nowhere to be found in Chrome’s Settings page (chrome://settings in URL format, learn more here). What else is new? Thankfully, there is a hidden flag that you can use instead, but for how long will devs feel generous to provide it for us mere mortals remains to be seen…
How To Hide Reading List Icon in Google Chrome Browser?
- Start Google Chrome browser
- Type (or Copy/Paste) chrome://flags into search/address bar (omnibox) + press ENTER key
- Special page will open. Type Reading List into Search flags box
- Option about Reading List will be shown – select Disabled from the right drop-down button menu
- Relaunch Chrome. Reading List is gone!
NOTE: As we have wrote about Google Chrome Flags before, keep in mind that these options are provided temporarily, there is no guarantee that they will remain in the very next Chrome browser update. Enjoy while you can!
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