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Customizing the Standard Buttons toolbar in Internet Explorer

This article was previously published under Q198177
SUMMARY
You can customize the Standard Buttons toolbar in Internet Explorer byadding or removing buttons, changing the order in which the buttons aredisplayed, or choosing different text labels and icon sizes for thetoolbar buttons.

This article describes how to customize the Standard Buttons toolbar inInternet Explorer. The following topics are discussed:

  • How to add, remove, or change the order of toolbar buttons
  • How to restore the default Standard Buttons toolbar configuration
  • How to change text labels and icon sizes
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How to Add, Remove, or Change the Order of Toolbar Buttons

To add a button to the Standard Buttons toolbar, use the following steps:
  1. On the View menu, point to Toolbars, and then click Customize.
  2. In the Available Toolbar Buttons box, click the button or separator you want to add, and then click Add.

    NOTE: You can add a separator to divide toolbar buttons into groups. A separator is displayed as a line on the toolbar.
To remove a button from the Standard Buttons toolbar, use the followingsteps:
  1. On the View menu, point to Toolbars, and then click Customize.
  2. In the Current Toolbar Buttons box, click the button or separator you want to remove, click Remove, and then click Close.
To change the order of the buttons on the toolbar, use the followingsteps:
  1. On the View menu, point to Toolbars, and then click Customize.
  2. In the Current Toolbar Buttons box, click the button or separator you want to move, click Move Up or Move Down until the item is in the appropriate position, and then click Close.

How to Restore the Default Standard Buttons Toolbar Configuration

To restore the toolbar to the default configuration, use the followingsteps:
  1. On the View menu, point to Toolbars, and then click Customize.
  2. Click Reset, and then click Close.

How to Change Text Labels and Icon Sizes

You can choose from different text labels and icon sizes for the toolbarbuttons. To do so, use the following steps:
  1. On the View menu, point to Toolbars, and then click Customize.
  2. In the Text Options and Icon Options boxes, click the options you want, and then click Close.
You can choose from the following text or icon options:

Text options:

  • Show Text Labels: Displays text labels for the toolbar buttons.
  • Selective Text On Right: Displays text for just the Back, Search, Favorites, Folders, and History toolbar buttons.
  • No Text Labels: Displays no text label for the toolbar buttons.
Icon options:

  • Large Icons: Displays large toolbar buttons. This is the default size of the toolbar buttons.
  • Small Icons: Displays small icons.
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Article ID: 198177 - Last Review: 05/10/2007 09:26:04 - Revision: 4.3

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