How to Move Chrome Address Bar to Bottom or Top

Enable Chrome Home on Android

This is a pretty exciting trick to move the Google Chrome address bar to the bottom of the screen right above the navigation bar. We tried this trick, and we like the concept of moving the Chrome browser address to the bottom of the phone instead of the top. This is the most convenient place, and you can easily reach to the address bar as long as it rests on the bottom.

Let us see how to enable Google Chrome Home to bring Chrome Address bar to the bottom of the browser.

Editor’s Note: Before you proceed, go through the warning from Google. “WARNING EXPERIMENTAL FEATURES AHEAD. By enabling this feature, you could lose browser data or compromise your security or privacy. Enabled features applied to all users of this browser”.

Move Chrome Address Bar to Bottom on Android

To enable Chrome home on Android, first, open the Google Chrome browser on Android phone and follow the steps below:

  1. Open Chrome Browser on Android.
    • The address bar default position is on the top of the browser
  2. Tap on the Chrome Address bar.
  3. Type chrome://flags to list the Chrome flags.
    • This will bring the Google Chrome Flag list into the browser.
  4. Type home in the search bar and proceed to search.
    • You can see a search box just below the address bar.Chrome Flag Home Search
  5. Now you can see Chrome Home flag in the search result with the Default setting.
  6. Tap on the Default to change the setting.Chrome Home Flag Enable
  7. Select “Enabled” to enable “Chrome Home” on Google Chrome browser.
  8. Tap on RELAUNCH NOW button to relaunch the browser.
    • You may still see the chrome address bar on top.
  9. Type chrome://restart  to restart the Chrome Browser on Android phone.

Chrome Address Bar Bottom

Once you restarted the Chrome browser, you can see the chrome address bar moved to the bottom of the browser from top position. The browser Tab and Setting icon also move down along with the address bar.

Based on our experience, this is a pretty convenient location for the browser address bar, and you can keep as is as long as you like it. However, you want to bring back the address bar location to default place, that is top of the browser, you can reverse what you did on the Chrome flag.

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Move Back Chrome Address Bar to Top

Don’t like the chrome address bar on the bottom? You can bring back the Chrome address bar back to top. To bring back the browser address bar to the top of the browser, follow the steps here:

  1. Type chrome://flags
  2. Search home  in the search bar.
    • Now you can see the Chrome Home enabled by default.
  3. Change back this Chrome Home to Default.
  4. Tap on RELAUNCH NOW button to relaunch the browser.
    • You may still see the address bar on the bottom.
  5. Now type chrome://restart  to restart the Chrome Browser on Android phone.

Now you have the browser address bar on the default top location, and you are ready to go.

Update: Mar 25, 2018: Google deprecated the bottom address Bar ‘Chrome Home’ in favor of a new ‘Chrome Duet’ interface from Chrome Stable to 66. See the article based on Google Chrome Duet here. If you want to use this Home Flag, you have to downgrade to Chrome Stable 65.

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Bring Address Bar to Bottom/Top of Google Chrome

We experimented this Google Chrome Flag on Android Pixel 2 Chrome Browser Ver 63.0 and couple of other Android phones including Xiaomi Redmi Note 3. This solution worked on all of the phones, and we could bring down the Chrome address bar to the bottom.

So far, we like this solution to experience the address bar on the bottom of the Chrome browser, and it is easy to reach while you hold the phone with one hand. However, those who like the top of location they can go back to default settings with few taps. This Chrome Home feature is already running on Chrome beta version and some of you guys may be using this feature.

9 COMMENTS

  1. I think the steps you listed aren’t working anymore (I tried typing “#enable-chrome-home” and there wasn’t any right result). Could you please see if there’s any other way to enable bottom bar? I switched to this bar a few time ago and I got used to it.

    • Google deprecated the bottom address Bar ‘Chrome Home’ in favor of a new ‘Chrome Duplex’ interface from Chrome Stable to 66. If you want to use this feature, you have to downgrade to Chrome Stable 65.

  2. It did work for me for the past months, but since the last update a couple of days ago the bar stays at the top no matter what I do. 🙁

    • Google deprecated the bottom address Bar ‘Chrome Home’ in favor of a new ‘Chrome Duplex’ interface from Chrome Stable to 66. If you want to use this feature, you have to downgrade to Chrome Stable 65.

  3. I can’t find this “chrome home” option on my Moto g turbo, although there is an option which brings home button but that’s all it does. Can someone please tell me what can I do to bring it back down? I performed a reset on my phone and it automatically came down(before that I had no idea that this could be done) but after the latest update, it went back up and now I can’t bring it back down. My chrome version is 66.0.3359.126 . Please help me.

    • Google deprecated the bottom address Bar ‘Chrome Home’ in favor of a new ‘Chrome Duplex’ interface from Chrome Stable to 66. If you want to use this feature, you have to downgrade to Chrome Stable 65.

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