How to Customize the Toolbars in Internet Explorer

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This article describes how to customize the toolbars in Internet Explorer. The following topics are discussed:
  • Resizing the current toolbars
  • Moving the current toolbars
  • Adding and removing toolbars
  • Available toolbars and toolbar options
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Resizing the Current Toolbars

To resize the toolbars in Internet Explorer, drag the bottom edge of the toolbars up or down until the toolbars are the size you want. As you resize a toolbar, you may notice that the location of the toolbar changes. To return a toolbar to the original location, return the toolbar to the original size.

Moving the Current Toolbars

To move a toolbar in Internet Explorer, click the left edge of the toolbar and drag the toolbar to the location you want.

Adding and Removing Toolbars

To add or remove a toolbar in Internet Explorer, follow these steps:
  1. On the View menu, click Toolbars.
  2. To add a toolbar, click to select the appropriate check box in the Toolbar area, and then click OK. To remove a toolbar, click to clear the appropriate check box in the Toolbar area, and then click OK.

Available Toolbars and Toolbar Options

The following toolbars and toolbar options are available in Internet Explorer. These options are located in the Toolbar area when you click Toolbars on the View menu.
  • Standard Buttons: Contains the Back, Forward, Stop, Refresh, Home, Search, Favorites, and Print buttons. This toolbar appears by default.
  • Links: Contains links to commonly used Web sites, including the Microsoft World Wide Web site and the Links, Services, and Tutorial pages on the The Microsoft Network World Wide Web site. This toolbar appears by default.
  • Address bar: Displays the Internet address of the current Web page. This toolbar appears by default.
  • Text Labels: Displays the name of the buttons in each toolbar. This option is enabled by default.

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Article ID: 153593 - Last Review: January 19, 2007 - Revision: 3.1
APPLIES TO
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  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.0
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.01
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.5
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 2.0
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 2.01
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 2.1
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 3.0
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 3.01
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 3.1
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 4.0 128-Bit Edition
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 4.01 128-Bit Edition
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 4.5 128-Bit Edition
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.0
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 3.02
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 4.0 128-Bit Edition
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 4.01 128-Bit Edition
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.0
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.01
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