Weekly Computer Tip # 354
19 November 2011

Disable to Mini Toolbar
(Office 2007-2010)

OK, the verdict is still out whether the mini-toolbar is annoying or useful. Personally, I cannot always get it to pop up when I want to and at other times it appears when I don't need it. So I've disabled the thing and bring it up when I need it, by right-clicking my selected text or cell. Like the idea of switching this feature off?

Here's how:

  1. Click the Office button (Office 2007) or File tab (Office 2010) and select the Options button.
  2. Unselect the Show Mini Toolbar on selection check box.

Next time you want to format your document but don't want to first click on the Home tab, simply right-click your selected text or cells and use the mini toolbar.