Thunderbird's toolbars provide easy access to common features. This article explains how you can customize toolbars to make Thunderbird work the way you do.
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How do I show and hide the different toolbars?
Most toolbars can be shown or hidden depending on your needs. To show or hide a toolbar, right-clickcontrol-click on an empty section of the Tab Strip at the top and check or uncheck it in the pop-up menu.
- Menu Bar: This toolbar at the top of the Thunderbird window contains the browser menus (Alt key. , , , etc.). On Windows Vista and later versions, the Menu Bar is hidden by default, and its features are contained in the Thunderbird menu button, . If the Menu Bar is hidden, you can temporarily show it by pressing the
- Menu Bar: This toolbar at the top of the Thunderbird window contains the Thunderbird menus ( , , , etc.).
- Menu Bar: This toolbar at the top of the Thunderbird window contains the Thunderbird menus ( , , , etc.) and you can't hide it on the Mac.
- Mail Toolbar: This toolbar (which is underneath the Menu Bar) contains mail related buttons and menus such as , , , , , etc.
- Tab Strip: This is where your tabs such as the tabs for your inbox and for Thunderbird Add-ons are displayed. You can't hide it.
How do I customize or rearrange toolbar items?
- Right clickControl click an empty section of the Tab Strip and select .
The Customize Toolbar window opens.
- Change the toolbar items as necessary.
- To add an item, drag it from the Customize Toolbar window onto the toolbar where you want it to appear.
- To remove an item, drag it to the Customize Toolbar window.
- To rearrange an item, drag it to the spot where you want it.
- When finished, click .
Try it out: Experiment with different arrangements. You can always restore the default toolbar settings by clickingin the Customize Toolbar window.
See these toolbar troubleshooting articles: