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Rearranging the toolbars

FileMaker makes it easy to rearrange the toolbars to suit your work setup. Sometimes it's easiest to have your activated toolbars "docked," that is, running horizontally across the top of FileMaker's main window. For some tasks, however, you may prefer to have a toolbar sitting out on the desktop itself. You also can resize toolbars when they're on your desktop.

To move toolbars to the desktop

  1. To move a docked toolbar (those running across FileMaker's main window), click your cursor on the vertical bar marking the toolbar's left-hand edge (top, Figure 3.27 ).
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    Figure 3.27 To move toolbars to your desktop, click on any toolbar's left edge (top), drag to the desktop (middle), and release your cursor (bottom).

  2. Continue pressing the cursor and drag the toolbar to a new spot on the desktop (middle, Figure 3.27 ).
  3. Release the cursor and the toolbar will appear with its own title (bottom, Figure 3.27 ).

To dock toolbars in the main window

  1. To move a freestanding toolbar into a docked position below FileMaker's menu bar, click on the toolbar's title (top, Figure 3.28 ).
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    Figure 3.28 To dock a toolbar below FileMaker's menu bar, click the toolbar's title (top), drag it toward the menu bar (middle), and release the cursor (bottom).

  2. Continue pressing the cursor and drag the toolbar to the area just below the menu bar (middle, Figure 3.28 ).
  3. Release the cursor and the toolbar will snap into place (bottom, Figure 3.28 ).

To resize freestanding toolbars

  • To resize a freestanding toolbar, click an outer edge (Windows) or its lower-right corner (Mac) and drag the cursor to shrink or enlarge the toolbar ( Figure 3.29 ).
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    Figure 3.29 To resize a freestanding toolbar, click its outer edge (Windows) or lower-right corner (Mac) and drag the cursor to shrink or enlarge the toolbar.

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