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

Recent Examples on the Web To do this, simply click on the first letter of your name located on the upper right-hand side of the toolbar. Yoni Heisler, BGR, "These 6 hidden Google Chrome tricks might change the way you use Chrome," 29 Mar. 2021 In a web browser, click See More on the left toolbar and it should be listed. Joanna Stern, WSJ, "Booking a Covid-19 Vaccine? More Tools and Tips, Plus Help From Apple, Facebook and Google," 18 Mar. 2021 To do that, click the LastPass browser toolbar and select Open My Vault. Scott Gilbertson, Wired, "How to Export Your Passwords From LastPass," 13 Mar. 2021 First, choose the magnetic lasso tool (click and hold the lasso icon in the left-hand toolbar, then pick Magnetic Lasso Select). John Kennedy, Popular Science, "How to make a legendary meme," 22 Jan. 2021 In the mobile app for Android or iOS, tap the headphones icon on the toolbar. David Nield, Popular Science, "How to convert text articles into audio (and why you might want to)," 5 Jan. 2021 On any Google search results page, click Settings from the toolbar at the top, and then choose Advanced search. David Nield, Popular Science, "Five Google search tips for the most accurate results," 30 Nov. 2020 To turn on automatic upload, open the Flickr app for Android or iOS and tap the profile button in the toolbar along the top. Whitson Gordon, Wired, "Your Photos Are Irreplaceable. Get Them Off Your Phone," 29 Sep. 2020 Clicking on the toolbar by the time will bring it up, just like the notification panel. Ron Amadeo, Ars Technica, "Apple announces macOS 11, “Big Sur,” with an emphasis on design," 22 June 2020

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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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7 Apr 2021

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“Toolbar.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 May. 2021.

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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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