How to Enable or Disable Reading List Feature in Google Chrome  

    How to Enable or Disable Reading List Feature in Google Chrome

    How to Enable or Disable Reading List Feature in Google Chrome

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    24 Oct 2021
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    How to Enable or Disable Reading List Feature in Google Chrome


    Starting with Google Chrome 89, you can click on the Bookmark icon or right click on a tab to add tabs to a reading list to save a page for later.

    The Reading list button will show on the bookmarks bar by default to the right of the Other bookmarks button.

    This tutorial will show you how to enable or disable the reading list feature in Google Chrome for your account in Windows 7, Windows 8, or Windows 10.

    EXAMPLE: Reading list in Google Chrome
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    How to Enable or Disable Reading List Feature in Google Chrome-google_chrome_reading_list-1.png How to Enable or Disable Reading List Feature in Google Chrome-google_chrome_reading_list-2.png



    Here's How:

    1 Create a Google Chrome shortcut using either method below, and add a space and the extension you want to use below to the end of the shortcut string.

    (create shortcut)

    AND

    (extension to enable Reading List for shortcut)
    --enable-features=ReadLater

    OR

    (extension to disable Reading List for shortcut)
    --disable-features=ReadLater

    For example:

    To create Google Chrome shortcut with Reading List enabled:

    (32-bit Windows)
    "%ProgramFiles%\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe" --enable-features=ReadLater

    (64-bit Windows)
    "%ProgramFiles(x86)%\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe" --enable-features=ReadLater

    To create Google Chrome shortcut with Reading List disabled:

    (32-bit Windows)
    "%ProgramFiles%\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe" --disable-features=ReadLater

    (64-bit Windows)
    "%ProgramFiles(x86)%\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe" --disable-features=ReadLater




    That's it,
    Shawn Brink




  1. Posts : 92
    Windows 10
       #1

    The flag #read-later no longer exists now, as of Chrome/Chromium 95.x

    An alternative way to disable the reading list entirely (not just remove it from the bookmarks bar) is to disable it on the command line. Add --disable-features=ReadLater to your Chrome shortcut (--disable-features can take multiple arguments, so if you already have some just add ,ReadLater to the end of them). That's working for me as of Chromium 95.x, I no longer have the bookmark/reading list selection list when clicking on the bookmark star in the URL bar.
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  2. snowdroid's Avatar
    Posts : 1
    win 10
       #2

    the tip from xtcrefugee works well. thank you very much :]
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  3. Posts : 1
    Windows 10
       #3

    xtcrefugee said:
    The flag #read-later no longer exists now, as of Chrome/Chromium 95.x

    An alternative way to disable the reading list entirely (not just remove it from the bookmarks bar) is to disable it on the command line. Add --disable-features=ReadLater to your Chrome shortcut (--disable-features can take multiple arguments, so if you already have some just add ,ReadLater to the end of them). That's working for me as of Chromium 95.x, I no longer have the bookmark/reading list selection list when clicking on the bookmark star in the URL bar.
    are you able to make a tutorial on how to do this please?
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  4. Posts : 92
    Windows 10
       #4

    The tutorial above has now been updated
    Last edited by xtcrefugee; 24 Oct 2021 at 20:25. Reason: Tutorial updated
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  5. Posts : 1
    Windows 10
       #5

    xtcrefugee said:
    The tutorial above has now been updated
    Sorry if I'm asking for much but could there be a better explanation/guide for this problem? I've been trying to find out how to do it for 30 minutes and I guess I'm too dumb to do so. Thanks
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       #6

    BozMagic said:
    Sorry if I'm asking for much but could there be a better explanation/guide for this problem? I've been trying to find out how to do it for 30 minutes and I guess I'm too dumb to do so. Thanks
    That's ok.

    You would basically just need to create a Chrome shortcut for disabling Reading List in the tutorial. You would use this shortcut when you want to run Chrome with Reading List disabled.
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  7. Posts : 1
    Windows
       #7

    I undestood the tutorial, and it worked fine here.

    However, I usually run Chrome by clicking the Taskbar shortcut, not the Desktop shortcut. But since the Taskbar shortcut doesn't seem to be editable, this tutorial doesn't work for this type of shortcut. Is there any way to make it work?


    Nevermind, I found out what to do. To edit the Taskbar shortcut: right click it, then right click "Google Chrome", then click "Properties".
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  8. Brink's Avatar
    Posts : 60,015
    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
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       #8

    ikki said:
    I undestood the tutorial, and it worked fine here.

    However, I usually run Chrome by clicking the Taskbar shortcut, not the Desktop shortcut. But since the Taskbar shortcut doesn't seem to be editable, this tutorial doesn't work for this type of shortcut. Is there any way to make it work?


    Nevermind, I found out what to do. To edit the Taskbar shortcut: right click it, then right click "Google Chrome", then click "Properties".
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