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Internet Explorer Command Bar - Customize

How to Customize the Commmand Bar in IE9 and IE10
Published by Brink
20 Mar 2011
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How to Customize the Commmand Bar in IE9 and IE10

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This tutorial will show you how to customize the Command bar buttons in IE9 and IE10.





Here's How:
1. If you have not already, you will need to turn on the Command bar in IE9 or IE10.

2. Do either step 3, 4, or 5 below for what you would like to do.

3. To Show Text Labels On All Command Bar Buttons
A) Right click on a empty area on the Command bar, click/tap on Customize, and select (dot) Show all text labels. (see screenshot below)
Internet Explorer Command Bar - Customize-text_labels.jpg
B) Go to step 6.
4. To Show Selective Text Labels On Command Bar Buttons
NOTE: This is the default setting.
A) Right click on a empty area on the Command bar, click/tap on Customize, and select (dot) Show selective text. (see screenshot below)
Internet Explorer Command Bar - Customize-selective_text.jpg
B) Go to step 6.
5. To Show Only Icons On Command Bar Buttons
A) Right click on a empty area on the Command bar, click/tap on Customize, and select (dot) Show only icons. (see screenshot below)
Internet Explorer Command Bar - Customize-only_icons.jpg
B) Continue on to step 6.
6. To Add, Remove, or Arrange Command Bar Buttons
A) Right click on a empty area on the Command bar, click/tap on Customize, and select (dot) Add or remove commands. (see screenshot below)
Internet Explorer Command Bar - Customize-add-remove_commands.jpg
B) To Add Command Bar Buttons
  • In the left pane, select an available toolbar button, then click/tap on the Add button in the middle. (see screenshot below)
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C) To Remove Command Bar Buttons
  • In the right pane, select a current toolbar button, then click/tap on the Remove button. (see screenshot below step 6B)
D) To Arrange Current Command Bar Buttons Order
  • In the right pane, select a current toolbar button that you want to move, then click/tap on the Move Up (left on command bar) or Move Down (right on commmand bar button until you have it where you want it. (see screenshot below step 6B)
E) Repeat step 6 for any other command bar button that you would like to add, remove, or arrange the order of.

F) To Reset and Restore Default Command Bar Buttons

NOTE: This will undo all changes made in only step 6 and restore them back to default.
  • Click/tap on the Reset button. (see screenshot below step 6B)
G) When finished, click/tap on the Close button. (see screenshot below step 6B)
That's it,
Shawn





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28 Mar 2011   #1
Ciara

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit SP1
 
 

Thank you Shawn ! Great tutorial, I now have my Command bar as I want it

Ciara ... X

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28 Mar 2011   #2
derekimo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Pro 64 SP1
 
 

Great tutorial Shawn, Any idea why I don't have the customize option on mine?


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28 Mar 2011   #3
Ciara

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit SP1
 
 

Hi derekimo , Your right clicking outside the Command Bar ...
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28 Mar 2011   #4
derekimo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Pro 64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ciara View Post
Hi derekimo , Your right clicking outside the Command Bar ...
I sure was, Thank you Ciara!

Nevermind Shawn.
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28 Mar 2011   #5
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Ooopsy.
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15 Apr 2011   #6
MarkAtHome

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

I realize that Microsoft, in its infinate wisdom, no longer enables you to move the Command toolbar.

Fine. How do we do it?
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17 Apr 2011   #7
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MarkAtHome View Post
I realize that Microsoft, in its infinate wisdom, no longer enables you to move the Command toolbar.

Fine. How do we do it?
Hello Mark,

This can help show you how to move the Command bar in IE9.

How to Move the "Command Bar" to the Left or Right in Internet Explorer 9 (IE9)
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17 Apr 2011   #8
MarkAtHome

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MarkAtHome View Post
I realize that Microsoft, in its infinate wisdom, no longer enables you to move the Command toolbar.

Fine. How do we do it?
Hello Mark,

This can help show you how to move the Command bar in IE9.

How to Move the "Command Bar" to the Left or Right in Internet Explorer 9 (IE9)
Hi Brink -- thanks for the tip, but I had already discovered the combination with the favorites bar, but have never wanted to use the Favorites bar, so that was out.

After additional problems with IE9, I have chosen to abstain from this beta test round of a released version and have uninstalled it.

The turning point for me was:

1 - It apparently no longer uses the Windows API to display text so my decade’s old sidekick, HyperSnap, became unusable, as it was unable to capture text (it is used throughout each day)

2 - While leaving HyperSnap's author a message, I chose Review (before clicking Send), the appropriate window popped up to display my intended message, but the window was blank!

Feel free to imagine the words coming out of my mouth...

I have other projects more important to me right now than getting IE9 to work, as I need it to, so I did the deed.

There is always another day.
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17 Apr 2011   #9
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

LOL, I can only image.

Yeah, it's unfortunate that the Favorties bar has to be used together with the Command bar on the same toolbar in order to have the Command bar on the right side.
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