Modifying Toolbars in AutoCAD

You can change the size of toolbar buttons and reposition, add, or delete toolbar buttons. You can also change the toolbar name and turn tooltips on and off.

To modify a toolbar

  1. From the View menu, choose Toolbars.
  2. If the toolbar you want to modify is not displayed, select it in the Toolbars dialog box.
  3. Choose Customize.
  4. While the Customize Toolbars dialog box is displayed, you can modify any displayed toolbar as follows:
  • Drag toolbar buttons right or left to reposition them.
  • Create spaces by dragging a button to the right or left edge of the button beside it, but not past the middle.
  • Remove toolbar buttons by dragging them off the toolbar.
  • Add buttons to toolbars by dragging them from the Customize Toolbars dialog box to the toolbar. Change the Categories selection to display the buttons you want to add.
  • Drag buttons from one toolbar to another, or press CTRL while you drag to copy the toolbar button to another toolbar.

5. Choose Close to exit the dialog boxes.

Command line  TOOLBAR
Shortcut menu  Right-click a toolbar and choose Customize.

To rename a toolbar

  1. From the View menu, choose Toolbars.
  2. In the Toolbars dialog box, select the toolbar name, and then choose Properties.
  3. In the Toolbar Properties dialog box, enter a new name.
  4. To change the text displayed on the status line, enter new text at Help, and then choose Apply.
  5. In the Toolbars dialog box, choose Close.

To display tooltips

  1. From the View menu, choose Toolbars.
  2. In the Toolbars dialog box, select Show ToolTips and choose Close.

System variables  TOOLTIPS turns tooltips on and off.

To change the size of buttons

  1. From the View menu, choose Toolbars.
  2. In the Toolbars dialog box, select Large Buttons and choose Close.

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