How to Enable Persistent Deskbar on Chrome OS

Google is bringing persistent virtual desks to Chromebooks. In this article, I will show you how to enable this new feature.

Chromebook Virtual Desks

Persistent Desk Flag

Like any new Chrome OS feature, we have a new flag for persistent desks. If you are using the Stable channel of Chrome OS, you might need to wait for a few more weeks before you can test this.

Persistent desks bar: Showing a persistent desks bar at the top of the screen in clamshell mode when there are more than one desk. – Chrome OS

Enable the flag and restart your Chromebook. You are now ready to use persistent virtual desks. You will always have a desks bar on your desktop.

Click the down arrow on the top-right corner of the bar to view thumbnails of your virtual desks.

Click the three-dots settings menu to view additional settings for virtual desks. This includes an option to hide the Deskbar.

Hide Deskbar - Chromebook Virtual Desks
Hide Deskbar – Chromebook Virtual Desks

I hope you found this guide useful. Did I miss anything? Let me know in the comments section below.

4 responses to “How to Enable Persistent Deskbar on Chrome OS”

  1. How too? What flag?

  2. You didn’t show anyone how to enable it. What is the flag? You literally said “enable the flag”… What should be searched for? What’s the flag name? Other than saying “this is in canary and should be in stable on the next release… And showing example photos, this was a click bait.

    1. Dinsan – Bangalore, India – Digital Minimalist & Content Developer. Drinks Tea and writes Stuff (mostly about Chromebooks). My views are mostly copied from others.

      Persistent desks bar – that’s the flag name. Currently available only in the Canary channel.

  3. How do you get the desks bar to reappear??

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