How to Customize the Icon Bar in QuickBooks

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In Brief...

The icon bar is the area immediately below the menus. It offers quick navigation and access to the most commonly used features in QuickBooks. Start any task by clicking an icon on the icon bar. You can also add or remove icons to customize which icons display on the icon bar.

This feature works the same in versions 2011–2016 of QuickBooks.

Instructions

Adding Icons to the Icon Bar

  1. Right-click anywhere on the icon bar and select Customize Icon Bar from the context menu.
    Customize Icon Bar

  2. In the Customize Icon Bar dialog box, click Add.
    Customize Icon Bar Dialog Box

  3. In the Add Icon Bar Item dialog box, select a command from the list box and click OK.
    Add Icon Bar Item Dialog Box

  4. Back in the Customize Icon Bar dialog box, click OK.
    Customize Icon Bar Dialog Box

Removing Icons from the Icon Bar

  1. Right-click on the icon bar and select Customize Icon Bar.
    Customize Icon Bar

  2. In the Customize Icon Bar dialog box, select the icon to remove and click Delete.
    Customize Icon Bar Dialog Box

  3. Click OK.

Author: Lee Fifield

Lee is a writer, editor, and technology evangelist. Lee received her undergraduate degree in Communications from Ithaca College.

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