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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 thetoolbars up or down until the toolbars are the size you want. As youresize a toolbar, you may notice that the location of the toolbar changes.To return a toolbar to the original location, return the toolbar to theoriginal size.
Moving the Current Toolbars
To move a toolbar in Internet Explorer, click the left edge of the toolbarand drag the toolbar to the location you want.
Adding and Removing Toolbars
To add or remove a toolbar in Internet Explorer, follow these steps:
On the View menu, click Toolbars.
To add a toolbar, click to select the appropriate check box in theToolbar 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 InternetExplorer. 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 theMicrosoft World Wide Web site and the Links, Services, and Tutorialpages on the The Microsoft Network World Wide Web site. Thistoolbar 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. Thisoption is enabled by default.