Customize new Google Bar: Change the order in which items appear [Chrome Extension]

New Google Bar Customize

In a previous article we talked about how Google is replacing the old back bar with a new pop-up menu that it is more useful. By default the items that appear in this order: +You, Search, Images, Maps, YouTube, News, Gmail, Documents, and more. The problem with the new Google Bar is that items are not orderly personalized and this could cause users to take extra steps to do what they want to do or go where they want to go. 

Before I continue, do you already have the new Google Bar showing up in your web browser, if not here is the How-To that is going to do the trick to ditch the old black bar.

Now, there is a workaround for this situation and this is by using a Google Chrome extension (free, of course) called Big G Drop Down Sorter.

1. To customize new Google Bar items, you first need to install the Google Chrome extension mentioned above. Then refresh Google.com.

2. Now the extension should be activated and ready to use. Click the More button to see all the menu items. To move things around the way you want, just click and hold an item and drag it to the position you want. Do the same with any other item, and that’s about it.

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Mauro Huculak is a Windows expert and the Editor-in-Chief who started Pureinfotech in 2010 as an independent online publication. He's also been a Windows Central contributor for nearly a decade. Mauro has over 12 years of experience writing comprehensive guides and creating professional videos about Windows, software, and related technologies, including Android and Linux. Before becoming a technology writer, he was an IT administrator for seven years. In total, Mauro has over 20 years of combined experience in technology. Throughout his career, he achieved different professional certifications from Microsoft (MSCA), Cisco (CCNP), VMware (VCP), and CompTIA (A+ & Network+), and he has been recognized as a Microsoft MVP for many years. You can follow him on X (Twitter), YouTube, and LinkedIn.