Safari - Missing Bookmark Bar

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Applespider, Mar 21, 2004.

  1. Applespider macrumors G4


    Jan 20, 2004
    looking through rose-tinted spectacles...
    My bookmark bar, complete with all my links, was happily sitting in Safari.

    Then I minimised the Safari window, and when I returned, the bookmark bar has gone. Preferences says that it's still on 'show bookmark bar' is ticked. I've tried quitting safari, I've rebuilt permissions. The bookmarks are still there - I can 'show all bookmarks' from the bookmark menu - just the bar has gone

    Any ideas where it might have gone to and how I can get it back - hadn't realised how much I depended on it for casual browsing unti it wasn't there.
  2. rgwalker macrumors newbie

    Dec 17, 2007
    I had the same problem

    I had this same problem and I could not figure it out for about a month so I asked a friend and he suggested that it might just be a keyboard shortcut so I tried looking it up and did not find it so then I thought maybe if I just try (command shift b) for bookmarks and what do ya know my bookmarks bar came back so try that it may help. I was just so excited that this worked I had to come post it here for others struggling with this.
  3. sarahlew macrumors newbie

    Jul 17, 2009
  4. Tracoanthaks macrumors newbie

    Nov 19, 2010
    My Safari bookmark bar does not show even when I select "Show bookmark bar

    Until yesterday, my first 5 or 6 bookmarks showed in a bookmark bar at the top of my dock. Now I get a blank space, even when I select "Show bookmarks bar" with the "View" menu. Even when I've clicked on "Include bookmark bar" and "show top sites" under Safari preferences it still does not work. Any suggestions?
  5. Gregg2 macrumors 603

    May 22, 2008
    Milwaukee, WI
    Where??? Without a picture, the choice of terms is crucial to communication.
  6. Tracoanthaks macrumors newbie

    Nov 19, 2010
    My top bookmarks (the last 5 or 6 I added) used to show in a horizontal bar at the top of my screen, just under the address bar (which does show). I get only a line and a blank horizontal column. All my bookmarks show in a vertical column on the right when I press "bookmarks bar" in the Bookmarks menu. So it's not a disaster, but it was convenient to show the most recent bookmarks permanently at the top so I could just click on them. As I said, even when I press "show bookmark bar" under the View menu, nothing happens. And I've tried various choices under Safari preferences without success.
  7. Gregg2 macrumors 603

    May 22, 2008
    Milwaukee, WI
    Try cmd-Shift-B (suggested above) and see if that shows the Bookmarks Bar. That's just the keyboard shortcut for the menu command, so I doubt it will work given your trouble.

    But, what you describe is not how my Safari (5.0.2) works. I have to intentionally make a bookmark in the Bookmarks Bar. It's not just my "most recent" bookmarked sites.

    I also doubt that anything in Reset Safari... will fix that. Maybe a fresh Safari plist file would help, but I'm not sure what settings that may influence.

    If you still have a Safari disk image, you could reinstall it. Or, just download the highest version you can run and reinstall that.
  8. Tracoanthaks macrumors newbie

    Nov 19, 2010
    Missing Bookmark Bar

    Thanks for the suggestions. Strangely, the bar reappeared for a while yesterday, but I don't know what I did to make it reappear. When I restarted the computer today, the bar disappeared again. I'll just live with it until I can figure out what's making it come and go.
  9. Gregg2 macrumors 603

    May 22, 2008
    Milwaukee, WI
    Well, try the plist thing, found here:
    Quit Safari
    Drag to your Desktop
    Open Safari. This makes a "fresh" plist file.
    Is the bookmarks bar back? If so, it was probably a corruption in that file. You can Trash the one you moved out of Preferences.
  10. Tracoanthaks macrumors newbie

    Nov 19, 2010
    Bookmark bar not showing

    It's very mysterious. The bar disappears when I reboot after shutting down the computer, but just "magically" reappears within a half-hour. Right now it's showing; when I turned on Safari about two hours ago it was not showing, and I did not try anything, at least not consciously, to make it appear.

    It's really a minor problem since I can get all my bookmarks by pressing "bookmarks bar" under the Bookmarks menu. It's just a convenience to have the latest bookmarks added show at top and they seem to show as long as I keep the computer turned on for a while.

    I have a much bigger problem trying to connect my brand new IMac Desktop to my Comcast internet router, but that's a topic for a different thread!

    Thanks for the help though.
  11. greylockjc macrumors newbie


    Mar 4, 2018
    --- Post Merged, Mar 4, 2018 ---
    Thank you!~ Worked like a charm

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