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Closed: Jul 2016
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Lack of "Customize Toolbar" mode
Project Member Reported by, Oct 10 2009 Back to list
Chrome Version       :
URLs (if applicable) :
Other browsers tested:
Add OK or FAIL after other browsers where you have tested this issue:
     Safari 4: OK
  Firefox 3.x: OK
IE 7:
         IE 8: OK
        Opera: OK

What steps will reproduce the problem?
1. Attempt to remove or rearrange Chrome's default toolbar buttons.
2. Attempt to move individual Browser Action buttons to the left of the
Address Bar.

What is the expected result?
A "Customize Toolbar" mode, similar to other browsers, in which toolbar
buttons (including individual Browser Actions) can be added, removed, and

What happens instead?
Only the Home button can be enabled/disabled.  Browser Actions are
restricted to a zone on the right of the Address Bar.  This makes certain
customizations impossible (e.g., replacing Reload with a custom Stop/Reload

Please provide any additional information below. Attach a screenshot if
Ben originally proposed such a system in  Issue 1656 , but its title has
become obsolete with the introduction of Browser Actions in  Issue 22099 .
Labels: -Type-Bug -Area-Misc Type-Feature Area-BrowserUI
Comment 2 by, Dec 18 2009
Labels: -Area-BrowserUI Area-UI-Features
Area-UI-Features label replaces Area-BrowserUI label
Labels: -Area-UI-Features Area-UI
 Issue 48840  has been merged into this issue.
Comment 5 by, Apr 22 2011
Labels: Feature-Preferences Feature-Browser
Status: Untriaged
Comment 6 by, May 24 2011
 Issue 83650  has been merged into this issue.
Comment 7 by, Oct 17 2012
Labels: -Feature-Preferences Feature-Settings MovedToSettings
Project Member Comment 8 by, Mar 10 2013
Labels: -Area-UI -Feature-Browser -Feature-Settings Cr-UI-Settings Cr-UI Cr-UI-Browser-Core
I just changed my default Mac browser to Google Chrome.  My one big disappointment is the apparent inability to customize the browser toolbar.  For example, I want to move the Reload/Refresh button after the URL field, where it appears in all of other browsers.
Comment 10 by, Jun 21 2013
The funny thing is, I originally submitted this request so I could do the exact opposite, i.e. move Reload to the left side.  Lucky for me, Chrome moved it there by default at some point.

In your case, since extension buttons go on the right, it should be possible to add Reload, Stop, or Reload/Stop buttons via extension.  I actually tried doing this once, but didn't finish.  Might give it another shot, since it seems nobody else has created them, surprisingly.
Comment 11 by, Jun 22 2013
I think I've gotten Reload and Stop working separately:

A combined button will be trickier though, so I might not get to it.  Hope this helps!
Components: -UI>Settings
Labels: -MovedToSettings
Status: WontFix
Based on comments the concerns were addressed
agreed, I'm used to other browsers and prefer the refresh button on the right of the url. It's not that big a job to offer functionality to make for ease of usage. Not everyone is right (or left) handed, not everyone uses a language which reads from left to right and not everyone has the use of both hands. It's short-sighted to omit such a simple addition to making life easier.
Dude somebody put a wrong email.
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