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Offline eagleizer2

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Cannot hide bookmarks bar in "New Tab"
« on: October 05, 2020, 04:14:47 AM »
All other tabs have the bookmarks bar turned OFF, but it will not turn OFF for New Tab.

"Show Bookmarks Bar" is not ticked in the drop-down menu when right-clicking it,
and it's also not activated in settings.

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Re: Cannot hide bookmarks bar in "New Tab"
« Reply #1 on: October 05, 2020, 01:28:33 PM »
Hello,

this is unfortunately as designed. The same behaviour could be seen in Google Chrome as well.

Or you may try following extension from official Chrome web store which amongst the other features has this ability to hide bookmarks even from 'New Tab'.

https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/g-suite-new-tab-powerful/ehpgcagmhpndkmglombjndkdmggkgnge

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Josef
« Last Edit: October 05, 2020, 01:37:22 PM by JosefK »

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Re: Cannot hide bookmarks bar in "New Tab"
« Reply #2 on: October 11, 2020, 08:00:57 PM »
Hello,

this is unfortunately as designed. The same behaviour could be seen in Google Chrome as well.

Best regards,
Josef

Thanks, but you are not correct. I do not have this problem in either Chrome or Opera.
I consider this a bug in the Avast Browser. There is no logic for the Bookmarks Bar to show
when it's turned OFF. Only showing in "New Tab" makes even less sense. This is a nuance
that needs to be fixed.

Cheers :)

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Re: Cannot hide bookmarks bar in "New Tab"
« Reply #3 on: October 12, 2020, 01:02:33 AM »
Hello,

this is unfortunately as designed. The same behaviour could be seen in Google Chrome as well.

Best regards,
Josef

Thanks, but you are not correct. I do not have this problem in either Chrome or Opera.
I consider this a bug in the Avast Browser. There is no logic for the Bookmarks Bar to show
when it's turned OFF. Only showing in "New Tab" makes even less sense. This is a nuance
that needs to be fixed.

Cheers :)
He is correct.
Here's a video I just created in Chrome that proves the anomaly.
https://youtu.be/envq5W_D1ec
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Re: Cannot hide bookmarks bar in "New Tab"
« Reply #4 on: October 12, 2020, 01:35:58 PM »
Yes, and it was also discussed in Google Chrome Support channel:
https://support.google.com/chrome/thread/19899496?hl=en

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Re: Cannot hide bookmarks bar in "New Tab"
« Reply #5 on: October 12, 2020, 02:27:38 PM »
The easiest way to bypass the problem is to assign a start page and not use the New Tab page.
Doing that eliminates the problem.
I personally would be lost without the Bookmarks Bar.
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Re: Cannot hide bookmarks bar in "New Tab"
« Reply #6 on: October 12, 2020, 02:46:09 PM »
Even more annoying, it also gets displayed in bank mode. ::)
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Re: Cannot hide bookmarks bar in "New Tab"
« Reply #7 on: October 12, 2020, 03:02:55 PM »
Even more annoying, it also gets displayed in bank mode. ::)
It's Chromium related. Till that gets fixed, there isn't much Avast can do about it.
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Re: Cannot hide bookmarks bar in "New Tab"
« Reply #8 on: October 12, 2020, 03:35:36 PM »
Even more annoying, it also gets displayed in bank mode. ::)
It's Chromium related. Till that gets fixed, there isn't much Avast can do about it.
Well, if you think Google will fix/change this, good luck. I doubt it.
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Re: Cannot hide bookmarks bar in "New Tab"
« Reply #9 on: October 12, 2020, 03:39:50 PM »
Even more annoying, it also gets displayed in bank mode. ::)
It's Chromium related. Till that gets fixed, there isn't much Avast can do about it.
Well, if you think Google will fix/change this, good luck. I doubt it.
Chromium needs to fix it. The Chrome browser, as are many other browsers, is based on Chromium. https://www.chromium.org/
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Re: Cannot hide bookmarks bar in "New Tab"
« Reply #10 on: October 12, 2020, 03:47:22 PM »
Chromium needs to fix it. The Chrome browser, as are many other browsers, is based on Chromium.
All Chromium stuff is provided by Google.
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Re: Cannot hide bookmarks bar in "New Tab"
« Reply #11 on: October 12, 2020, 04:03:11 PM »
Chromium needs to fix it. The Chrome browser, as are many other browsers, is based on Chromium.
All Chromium stuff is provided by Google.
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Re: Cannot hide bookmarks bar in "New Tab"
« Reply #12 on: October 12, 2020, 04:12:50 PM »
Chromium needs to fix it. The Chrome browser, as are many other browsers, is based on Chromium.
All Chromium stuff is provided by Google.
Open Source
Yep, else we wouldn't have to deal with an armada of clones. ;)
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Re: Cannot hide bookmarks bar in "New Tab"
« Reply #13 on: October 12, 2020, 04:18:08 PM »
None of this changes the fact that the question raised isn't an Avast problem.
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Re: Cannot hide bookmarks bar in "New Tab"
« Reply #14 on: October 12, 2020, 04:22:00 PM »
None of this changes the fact that the question raised isn't an Avast problem.
Well, you and I know that, but the majority of users will just blame the Avast Browser.
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