Reorder the Google navigation bar in Chrome

Now you can pick which Google service links will be in your navigation bar.

Google's homepage. Screenshot by Nicole Cozma/CNET

There are many customizations you can make to Google products on the Web. Unfortunately, the omnipresent navigation bar doesn't fall into that category (as easily).

You may not even use some of the services that are linked in the navigation bar; or worse, ones you use are swept off into the drop-down menu. With a Chrome extension, Big G Black Bar Sorter, you can order the products any way you like -- putting the stuff you use just one click away. Here's how:

Screenshot by Nicole Cozma/CNET
Step 1: Install Big G Black Bar Sorter for Chrome.

Step 2: Drag and drop the items you want to remove from the bar to another area on the page.

Google's navigation bar before any tweaks. Screenshot by Nicole Cozma/CNET

Step 3: Click and drag options from the More menu to the main navigation bar.

Google's navigation bar after some remodeling. Screenshot by Nicole Cozma/CNET

To create quick links for products within the Even more menu:

The extension will let you add things to the bar that are usually only found in the "Even more" menu. Screenshot by Nicole Cozma/CNET

(Optional) Step 4: Click the Even more menu and then click to add the product to the drop-down button so it can be dragged to the navigation bar.

While the name isn't sparkling with creativity, it definitely gets the job done. Now you can keep links to the services you'll actually use right at the top of each Google page. What do you think? Should this be a built-in feature?


(Via gHacks)

 

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