How often do you use the Google Bar – you know, that black bar that sits at the top of most of Google’s websites? If you’re like me, you probably don’t use it often because it’s a bit of an inconvenience.
Many of the items that I use regularly are not visible on the bar, and it’s often quicker to use the omnibar to go directly to a website. Plus, the items are not in any particular order, so it’s a bit unorganized.
Thankfully, there’s a browser extension to help with this issue. Here’s how to customize the Google Bar so that it will work for you.
2. Go to any of Google’s websites (search, drive, mail, calendar, etc) and click on the gear icon at the top left corner of the page. This will bring up the +You Gbar menu.
3. Now it’s just a matter of dragging and dropping the menu items to arrange them as you’d like. You can customize the Google Bar, the More menu, and Even More.
Note: Even I’m not sure the purpose of the “Even More” items, since it goes to the Google’s Products page, which displays all Google items. The “Even More” section appears to be a place to simply store items that you don’t want to see at all on the bar.
4. As you arrange the items on the Google Bar, you’ll see the new changes immediately: the Google Bar will change as you drag-and-drop each item.
5. Once you’re done, click anywhere on the page to close out the +You Gbar and start using your new Google Bar!
It can make it much more convenient for you to customize the Google Bar. All of the products that you actually want to use will be displayed in the order that you want; no need to search for them.