Customizing the Toolbar

In this lesson for macOS Mojave, I look at how you can customize the Toolbar in a Finder window on the Mac, including how you change the icons to text only, rearrange the tools, add new tools, and remove tools from the Toolbar.

Changing Icons to Text
To change the icons in a toolbar to text only, control-click (hold down the control key and click) or use the secondary click on the toolbar itself. A popup will show with options to show icons and text, icon only, or text only. Select what you’d like to see in the Toolbar.

Rearranging Tools in the Toolbar
To rearrange the tools in the Toolbar, command-click (hold down the command key) and click on any one of the icons to tools. Then drag it to where you want in your Toolbar.

Adding and Remove Tools to the Toolbar
To add and remove tools from the Toolbar, control-click again on the toolbar and select Customize. A sheet will drop down with all the options for the Toolbar. Just drag what you want in your Toolbar where you want it. To remove a tool, drag it off the Toolbar. When you are finished, click on Done.

Changing the Toolbar back to Default Tools
If you want the original tools back in the Toolbar after you’ve customized it, go back to Customize and in the bottom if the sheet that drops down, there is a default tool set. Drag that back up to the Toolbar, this will remove any customizations and return the Toolbar back to its default tools.

Customizing the Toolbar in other Apps
You can also customize the Toolbar in other apps such as Pages, Numbers, and Keynote using this same technique.

See this Lesson Action
To see this lesson in action, take a look at the video above.

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