Missing Home Icon in Chrome

[ad]Dear Computer Lady,

I lost my home icon in on my toolbar. How do I get it back?

I have also lost my toolbar that has File, View Edit History Bookmarks and my Yahoo toolbar.

I am using Chrome and have no toolbars?
I have Windows 8.


Dear Paula,

Google Chrome has a setting for the home icon in your toolbar, but there is no longer a menu bar (that has File, Edit, View, etc.) in the program. Instead of the menu bar, you can access those functions using the menu icon. It is located in the upper-right corner of chrome, and looks like three small horizontal lines.

To display your home button in Chrome, just follow the directions below:

In Chrome, click on the menu icon, then click “Settings” in the drop down menu.

In the settings page, locate the “Appearance” section, and click to put a check mark in front of “Show Home Button”

The home button should instantly appear in your address bar.



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