tool·​bar | \ ˈtül-ˌbär How to pronounce toolbar (audio) \

Definition of toolbar

: a strip of icons on a computer display providing quick access to certain functions

Examples of toolbar in a Sentence

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The button will live on Chrome’s toolbar, and will allow users to play or pause a video or music that’s playing in a tab. Andrew Liptak, The Verge, "Google is testing a play button for Chrome’s toolbar," 6 July 2019 The latest MacOS, Mojave, includes a systemwide dark mode for toolbars, menus and built-in apps. David Pierce, WSJ, "Every Gadget and App Should Have a Dark Mode," 20 Jan. 2019 In both cases, that turns toolbars and menu pages from light to dark. David Pierce, WSJ, "Every Gadget and App Should Have a Dark Mode," 20 Jan. 2019 To access the feature, simply open the toolbar on the keyboard through the + symbol and select the Search icon to type in any search terms. Shannon Liao, The Verge, "SwiftKey for Android is getting search built into the keyboard," 29 Nov. 2018 DeX conveniently puts your recent apps right in the toolbar for quick access. Chris Welch, The Verge, "Samsung’s new Galaxy Tab S4 tries to beat the iPad at productivity," 1 Aug. 2018 Participants will learn to utilize keyboard shortcuts, design fundamentals, and the software’s toolbar of useful features. Allison Hagan,, "Weekend agenda," 12 July 2018 Click on the magnifying glass symbol in the top of the page toolbar on to begin your search. Scientific American, "How do I find an article on," 18 June 2018 The three-line ribbon toolbar at the top of your screen is being whittled down to a space-saving single line. Edward C. Baig, USA TODAY, "Three changes coming to Microsoft Office: simplified `ribbon', new icons, better search," 13 June 2018

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First Known Use of toolbar

1983, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of toolbar was in 1983

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English Language Learners Definition of toolbar

: a row of icons on a computer screen that allow you to do various things when you are using a particular program

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