Read&Write for Google Chrome: How can I hide the toolbar

To hide the Read&Write for Google Chrome web and Google Docs toolbars locate the purple puzzle piece iconRead&Write for Google Chrome icon  on the Chrome browser toolbar


  • Right click on the icon and select Options from the menu

Options Screen


  • When the Options window opens slide the button over to the right to disable Read&Write for Google Chrome.

Toolbar Enabled


  • Click the X in the upper right corner to apply the change and close the window

Toolbar Disabled


  • The purple puzzle piece icon will now be greyed out and both the Google Docs and web toolbars will be disabled.

Read&Write for Google Chrome Icon Greyed Out

  • You must refresh the page (F5) in a Google Doc for the change to be applied for the toolbar to be disabled


To enable the toolbar follow the steps above and slide the button to the right

Note: This option can be used for all individual Read&Write for Google Chrome users even if their Google admin has force installed the extension.