UPDATE: I discovered the problem only exists in landscape mode. The bar does hide after selecting a favorite in portrait mode. How could they miss this in testing? I assume this is a bug and not a "feature". I hate the new bookmarks bar in iOS 8 on my iPad Air. How do I make the bookmark bar hide after making a selection. Apple brags about full screen but then takes away a quarter of the screen with the bookmarks bar. Who the hell leaves their bookmarks open all the time?