Google Chrome: Add a Print Button to the Bookmarks Bar

Most browsers have a print button so you don’t have to hunt for the correct menu selection or rely on remembering the keyboard combination. You can add a print button to your Bookmarks bar, making it easily accessible any time you need it.


1. Open Chrome.

2. Right-click the Bookmarks bar and select Add Page.

3. In the Name textbox, input the word Print.

4. In the URL textbox, input the following:
javascript:window.print()

5. Make sure that the Bookmarks bar folder is selected and click OK.

or just drag this link to your Bookmarks bar: Print.

 

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41 Responses to “Google Chrome: Add a Print Button to the Bookmarks Bar”

  1. October 04, 2008 at 4:51 am, crispinr said:

    and Print Preview/ :)

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    • October 26, 2012 at 8:26 pm, Ida Highlander said:

      > I typed this out once before but I didn’t know how to deliver it to you. The submit button was not there. Now it is, amazing. I have also worked hard to find some way to type or at least add a print button. It must be some big secret. It just shouldn’t be this difficult.
      Ida

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  2. November 05, 2008 at 3:35 pm, Effem Tee said:

    Thank you. Very helpful. Now, how about a Print Preview?

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  3. November 14, 2008 at 8:50 am, Vadimir said:

    How about print selection :-)

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  4. November 29, 2008 at 6:24 am, cindy said:

    Can I add a save button, too?

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  5. December 07, 2008 at 7:08 pm, Hunter said:

    Great tip! Thanks!

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  6. December 09, 2008 at 12:04 am, Maarvin Gold said:

    I can’t this to work

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    • February 21, 2009 at 3:32 am, kscience said:

      You nee to put in a space between the text and the ( ) apostrophes……

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  7. February 21, 2009 at 3:31 am, kscience said:

    too many windows entitled users it looks like…

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  8. June 24, 2009 at 7:13 pm, srlmcb said:

    Thanks! that helps print a page! but what if I just want to print out a section of the page. On my printer box I usually can select this on selection.

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    • July 29, 2009 at 7:07 pm, Lygia said:

      Yehhhh!

      And… Can you see a page before printing?

      Thanks!

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  9. September 21, 2009 at 7:04 pm, Anonymous said:

    Thanks for the tip. Works as advertised!

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  10. November 20, 2009 at 6:05 pm, Anonymous said:

    You can then add that same PRINT link to your other links that you may have created and have created a folder by dragging and dropping it to that folder (if any).

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  11. November 30, 2009 at 10:51 pm, Anonymous said:

    it didn’t work..help!!

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  12. March 01, 2010 at 11:10 pm, Evelyn said:

    Thanks, I still don’t understand why google would leave something so important out like that

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  13. May 02, 2010 at 5:14 pm, Name said:

    Wonderful . I have spent a long time trying to add an print icon to the tool bar . I just dragged your PRINT link to my tool bar and Hey Presto it works! Thanks, sanity now restored.

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  14. May 22, 2010 at 4:10 am, Valerie said:

    Thank you for posting this. It worked for me, but doesn’t have the capability to print SELECTION.

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    • July 08, 2010 at 1:18 am, TryTohelp said:

      javascript:(function(){if(window['ppw']&&ppw['bookmarklet']){ppw.bookmarklet.toggle();}else{window._pwyl_home=’http://www.printwhatyoulike.com/’;window._pwyl_pro_id=null;window._pwyl_bmkl=document.createElement(‘script’);window._pwyl_bmkl.setAttribute(‘type’,'text/javascript’);window._pwyl_bmkl.setAttribute(‘src’,window._pwyl_home+’static/compressed/pwyl_bookmarklet_10.js’);window._pwyl_bmkl.setAttribute(‘pwyl’,'true’);document.getElementsByTagName(‘head’)[0].appendChild(window._pwyl_bmkl);}})();

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  15. June 01, 2010 at 12:41 pm, Printing in Leeds said:

    I guess we can get the print view before printing in chrome.

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  16. June 06, 2010 at 4:08 pm, Steve said:

    WELL DONE – Its something that needed to be known by everyone- Thanks so Much !!!

    Steve

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  17. July 01, 2010 at 1:07 am, Wocaisse said:

    That was simple and easy to do. and it works. Thanks so much for the hint.

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  18. July 08, 2010 at 1:24 am, TryTohelp said:

    copy the javascript above and paste it as a link in a new link in your booksmark bar or Google PrintWhatYouLike for the lazy among us, (Me included)

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  19. August 09, 2010 at 3:39 pm, Lyndseyr82 said:

    just right click on your mouse on the page you want to print and a box will pop up, select print and hey presto !

    Reply

  20. August 22, 2010 at 12:08 am, Fizerfive said:

    Thank you! Simple and very convenient!

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  21. August 30, 2010 at 9:54 am, Deadlybonds1 said:

    Omg thanks it was really helpful at a last minute work.

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  22. September 17, 2010 at 1:10 pm, Huntingtonunderground said:

    This ROCKS, thank you!

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  23. November 18, 2010 at 10:50 pm, Abc said:

    Trytohelp – your a star! Works a treat

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  24. November 23, 2010 at 5:59 pm, LiLev said:

    Thank you! You should start with the “drag to your bookmark option” I had already done the longer way before I saw the simple one :)

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  25. December 03, 2010 at 2:56 pm, Dragon said:

    OMG chrome sucks I cant believe they left a print button out geesh google sucks

    Reply

  26. January 12, 2011 at 7:49 am, Guntis Liepins said:

    It is neither simple, not convenient. Fact that me ( user ) has to search internet , enter jsavascript code where addresses are supposed to be, then drag that code somwhere to print out page is absolutely major usability flop.

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  27. March 02, 2011 at 5:19 pm, Nikky said:

    Freakin A! How do I get a Bookmark Bar? I have right clicked on everything I see at the top of my Chrome and nada…I have tried to add a bookmark with the javascript and it doesn’t save it so I can use it later. Am I supposed to commit it to memory? Major step backward Google. Highly disappointing for a brand known to be clean and user friendly you have made me have to Google my Google. Thought I was annoyed when I had to play hide and seek to find how to change my password on Gmail…that was nothing! Arggg!

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  28. June 13, 2011 at 11:49 am, Daniels558 said:

    Brilliant, now I can print on Google Chrome at last. Thank you

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  29. July 25, 2011 at 7:23 am, Lakshmi Shyam Sundar said:

    Thanks For this Command .. 

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  30. December 26, 2011 at 9:12 pm, Siddhesh said:

    Helped a lot! thanks!

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  31. June 19, 2012 at 8:49 pm, Marie said:

    I tried the above……I got the symbol on my bookmark bar……does not print…..Help

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  32. June 19, 2012 at 8:50 pm, Marie said:

    I tried to put Print bookmark on bar…..it got there…..now does not print from the bar. Help

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  33. October 30, 2012 at 7:58 am, Binit said:

    How to add it to a modal Window and how to print only Page 2 if clicked.

    Thanx in advance

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  35. November 12, 2012 at 6:16 pm, Timer Guy said:

    Thanks for this. Really dumb of Google to not have included this and some other Firefox tools. I much prefer to have frequently used tools readily available and not have to search a drop down menu.

    Your contribution is appreciated.

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  36. June 27, 2013 at 3:21 pm, peter levine said:

    thankyou for your method to add print to the google chrome bookmarks toolbar is there any way to add the FIND icon to the toolbar
    Thanks Pete

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  37. February 21, 2014 at 11:30 am, Debra said:

    Works great; thank you for making this available.

    Reply

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