Customizing Toolbars in Windows XP

Uploaded by HelpDeskTV on 27.04.2011

Thank you for joining us today. I’m Rudy Stebih and welcome to Episode 25 –Customizing
Toolbars in Windows XP here on Help Desk TV. Toolbars can be displayed with or without
their titles. Their icons can also be displayed with either large or small icons, and with
or without text. To activate any of these customizing options, right-click the toolbar
you want to modify. Choose View followed by Large Icons or Small
Icons to change the icon size. Choose Show Title to hide or display the toolbar
title; choose Show Text to hide or display tool text.
If you choose not to display tool text, you can still see the name of any icon simply
by moving your mouse pointer over it and pausing for a moment.
To remove an icon from a toolbar, right-click it and choose Delete from the shortcut menu.
To add to a toolbar an icon that starts a program or opens a document, drag the item’s
icon from the desktop or a Windows Explorer window and drop it wherever you want it to
appear on the toolbar. To change the properties for a particular icon, right-click and choose
Properties; there you’ll see the familiar Properties dialog box for a shortcut file.
You can also reposition an icon anywhere on a toolbar simply by selecting and dragging
the icon to a new position. An ‘I-Beam’ symbol will show you where the icon will be
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