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 Using the Android app as an example: Launch the app and tap Library from the toolbar. Michael Ansaldo, PCWorld, "How to organize your Kindle library," 20 Apr. 2020 The Virtual Background option is behind Video Settings in the desktop app: Click the small arrow next to the video icon on the bottom toolbar. David Nield, Popular Science, "The best Zoom tricks and add-ons for your video chats," 13 Apr. 2020 Sign-in, set notification preferences, and the small logo appears in your toolbar. Jennifer Jolly, USA TODAY, "Facebook rolls out new Messenger desktop app: First look at how it works," 2 Apr. 2020 Life online is rife with interruptions: Ads, auto-playing videos, paywalls (sorry!), requests to enable browser notifications, chat bubbles, extraneous toolbars, and interstitials all muddy the quotidian quest for content. Wired, "In Europe, Sites Can Only Track You If You Check the Box," 1 Oct. 2019 Net Applications captures device information from browsers, which the company claims is more accurate than surveys or toolbars. Mark Hachman, PCWorld, "Microsoft did it: Windows 10 now powers over half of the world's PCs," 6 Sep. 2019 Move action affordances from content areas into a global toolbar at the top of the screen. Samuel Axon, Ars Technica, "Catalyst deep dive: The future of Mac software according to Apple and devs," 1 July 2019 The app’s features are pretty simple for now, with a basic toolbar consisting of pencil, pen, marker, chalk, and eraser tools, in addition to a color palette. Dami Lee, The Verge, "Google’s Chrome Canvas is a handy browser app for quick doodles," 20 Dec. 2018 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

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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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30 May 2020

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“Toolbar.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 May. 2020.

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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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