Customizing the Toolbar

The toolbar can be customized to display exactly the items you need. You can customize the toolbar by selecting the items to include, rearranging items, and choosing whether both the item’s icon and text appear.

Hiding and Showing the Toolbar

The toolbar is shown by default, but you can choose to hide it.

To hide the toolbar
  • Choose View > Hide Toolbar (or press Shift-T).

To show a toolbar that has been hidden
  • Choose View > Show Toolbar (or press Shift-T).

Tip: You can also quickly hide or show the toolbar by clicking the Toolbar button (a gray, oblong button in the top-right corner of the Aperture main window).

Customizing Items in the Toolbar

Aperture provides a simple drag-and-drop interface for adding, deleting, and rearranging the toolbar buttons and controls.

To customize the toolbar
  1. Do one of the following:

    • Choose View > Customize Toolbar.

    • Control-click the toolbar, then choose Customize Toolbar from the shortcut menu.

    A dialog appears, showing icons for toolbar buttons and controls.

    Figure. Customize Toolbar dialog showing buttons and controls that can be added to the toolbar.

    Note: Because you can customize the toolbar by adding and removing buttons and controls, your toolbar may look different from the one pictured in this manual.

  2. Configure the toolbar by doing any of the following:

    • To add items to the toolbar: Drag their icons from the dialog to the location where you want them to appear in the toolbar.
    • To remove items from the toolbar: Drag items out of the toolbar, or Control-click the item you want to remove and choose Remove Item from the shortcut menu.
    • To change the order of the items in the toolbar: Drag each item to its new position.
    • To control whether each item’s icon and text appear in the toolbar: Choose Text Only, Icon Only, or Icon & Text from the Show pop-up menu in the lower-left corner of the dialog, or Control-click the toolbar and choose Text Only, Icon Only, or Icon & Text from the shortcut menu.
  3. When you have finished configuring the toolbar, click Done.

To reset the toolbar to its default state
  • Drag the default toolbar up from the bottom of the dialog and into the toolbar area.