My Google Docs toolbar and web toolbar icon have disappeared

If you open Google Docs or Slides and the Read&Write for Google Chrome toolbar tab does not appear or the purple puzzle piece icon Read&Write for Google Chrome icon  for the web toolbar no longer appears, you may need to re-enable permissions or Read&Write for Google Chrome has been disabled.

Permissions need to be re-enabled

If permissions need to be re-enabled, in the upper right corner of the Chrome browser where the Settings icon with the three dots icon New Chrome Menu Button Icon Screenshot.png normally appears you will see an orange circle with an exclamation point indicating that action is required


Orange Circle Chrome Permissions Notification Icon

 Click the orange icon and you’ll see a notice at the top of the menu

Note If the toolbar and icons are not appearing and there is no orange icon go to No Orange Icon Appears and Toolbar and Purple Puzzle Icon are Missing below

Click on Read&Write for Google Chrome requires new permissions


Read&Write for Google Chrome requires new permissions


Then click the Re-enable button

 Chrome Permissions Re-enable Button


You will then see the purple puzzle piece icon for the web toolbar appear next to the Chrome address bar

 Read&Write for Google Chrome Web Toolbar Icon


And the purple puzzle piece tab will now appear in Google Docs and Slides

 Read&Write for Google Chrome Google Docs Toolbar Tab


 

If No Orange Icon Appears and Toolbar and Purple Puzzle Icon are Missing

Type chrome://extensions or click the Chrome Settings button with the three dotsNew Chrome Menu Button Icon Screenshot.png and go to More tools > extensions

Search for (or scroll down and locate) Read&Write for Google Chrome

Read&Write for Google Chrome Disabled Screenshot

Move the slider button over to the right to enable Read&Write


The following dialogue box will appear

 Read&Write for Google Chrome Re-Enable Permissions Button

 Click the Re-enable button


Read&Write for Google Chrome will now be active

Read&Write for Google Chrome Enabled

 Refresh any web pages that were open to allow the toolbar and the purple puzzle piece icon Read&Write for Google Chrome icon  to appear