How to pin and arrange Google Chrome Extensions in your browser


Ever wanted to organize your Google Chrome extensions better? Yep, me too! Here are a few tips for pinning and arranging the most frequently used Google Chrome extensions in your browser.

The location of Chrome Extension pinned icons.
The location of Chrome Extension pinned icons.

The basics of organizing Chrome extensions

Your Chrome Extensions are icons displayed in the top right of your browser window. These visible Chrome Extension’s terminology is “pinned” extensions.

How do I add an extension as a pinned extension in Chrome?

Access all of your Google Chrome extensions by clicking the puzzle piece icon found in the top right of your browser. Selecting the puzzle piece icon activates a dropdown menu displaying all of your extensions. Click the thumbtack icon to “pin” an extension to your browser; similarly, click again to unpin an extension.

Pin and unpin Google Chrome extensions in your browser

How many Google Chrome extensions can I pin?

I’ve never met a limit to the number of extensions I can pin. I tested up to 26 pins. When my browser is extra-large, all pins are visible. As my browser window shrinks, fewer pins show, and the rest of the pins are then accessible by clicking the puzzle piece dropdown menu.

Now, can I rearrange the order of my Google Chrome Extension icons?

Yes, you can rearrange Google Chrome pinned extension icons. Especially relevant is how simple it is to change the order of your extensions icons.

Rearranging and moving Google Chrome extension icons

Rearrange the order of pinned Google extensions by dragging and dropping the icons into new locations.

In conclusion, spending a few minutes pinning and arranging your favorite Chrome extensions saves you time and improves your personal user experience.

Happy Productivity!

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Kelly Barkhurst

Designer to Fullstack is my place to geek out and to share tech solutions from my day-to-day as a designer, programmer, and business owner (portfolio). I also write on Arts and Bricks, a parenting blog and decal shop that embraces my family’s love of Art and LEGO bricks!

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