Computer Science

What is Toolbar?

Definition – What does Toolbar mean?

A toolbar is a set of tools that are the major part of all the software program’s interface or an open window. When it is part of a software’s interface, the toolbar normally sits under the menu bar. For example, Adobe Photoshop contains a toolbar that enables you to adjust settings for each tool. If the brush is selected, the toolbar will offer options to change the brush size and opacity. Microsoft Word has a toolbar with a variety of tool that enable you to open, save, and print documents, as well as change the font, and style of the text. Like many programs, the Microsoft Word toolbar can be customized by adding or deleting options. It can even be easily moved to different parts of the screen.

Glossary Web explains Toolbar

The toolbar can also use within an open window such as Web browsers contains toolbar in each open window. These toolbars have options such as back and forward buttons, a home button, and an address field, etc. Today, most of the browsers enable you to customize the items in the toolbar by right-clicking within the bar and select customization option or choose to customize toolbar option from the browser preferences. Toolbars serve as an always-available and offer an easy-to-use interface for performing functions. So if you have not made use of your software’ toolbar options or customization features in the past, now is an excellent time to start.

Martin Adler

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