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Quick Access Toolbar options

The Quick Access Toolbar, located above the ribbon, provides easy access to common commands.

Quick Access Toolbar

By default, it has five commands: New Project New Project, Open Project Open Project, Save Project Save, Undo Undo, and Redo Redo.

Customize the Quick Access Toolbar

You can customize the Quick Access Toolbar in several ways. You can use the Customize Quick Access Toolbar button Customize Quick Access Toolbar, located on the toolbar, to add or remove commands. You can also add a command to the toolbar by right-clicking the command on the ribbon. Finally, you can use the Quick Access Toolbar options to add, remove, or reorder commands.

Customize using the Quick Access Toolbar

You can add commands from a preset list with the Customize Quick Access Toolbar button. You can also remove commands, move the Quick Access Toolbar, minimize the ribbon, and access customization options.

  1. In an open project, on the Quick Access Toolbar, click the Customize Quick Access Toolbar button Customize Quick Access Toolbar.
  2. On the drop-down list, click a command with no check mark to add it to the Quick Access Toolbar.

    Rectangle Zoom command selected on the Customize Quick Access Toolbar drop-down menu
    In this example, the Rectangle Zoom command is added.

    The command is added to the right of the other commands on the toolbar.

    Quick Access Toolbar with Rectangle Zoom command

    Tip:

    To remove a command, click the Customize Quick Access Toolbar button Customize Quick Access Toolbar and uncheck the command. Alternatively, right-click the command on the Quick Access Toolbar and click Remove from Quick Access Toolbar.

Customize using the ribbon

You can add commands from the ribbon to the Quick Access Toolbar.

  1. In an open project, on the ribbon, right-click a command and click Add to Quick Access Toolbar.

    Context menu with Quick Access Toolbar options for a ribbon command
    In this example, the New Map command on the Insert tab is added.

    The command is added to the right of the other commands on the toolbar.

    Quick Access Toolbar with New Map command

Customize using the Quick Access Toolbar options

You can use the Quick Access Toolbar options to add or remove commands, reorder commands, or reset the toolbar to its default state.

  1. From an open project, click the Project tab on the ribbon. Or, from the ArcGIS Pro start page, click Settings in the lower left corner.
  2. In the list on the left, click Options.
  3. On the Options dialog box menu, under Application, click Quick Access Toolbar.
    Tip:

    You can also open the Quick Access Toolbar options from the Customize Quick Access Toolbar button or by right-clicking a command on the ribbon.

    Quick Access Toolbar options

    ComponentDescription
    1

    The Choose commands from drop-down list. Commands that you want to add to the Quick Access Toolbar can be selected from their current locations on the ribbon (List of Tabs) or from an alphabetical list (All Commands). Geoprocessing tools are found on their own list (Geoprocessing Tools).

    2

    By default, commands are presented in the left-hand window in the List of Tabs format. Expand the tabs and groups on which a command is found and select the command.

    3

    The current configuration of the Quick Access Toolbar is presented in the right-hand window. This is where new commands are added.

    4

    Buttons to add and remove commands.

    5

    Buttons to reorder commands.

    6

    Reset button to restore the default Quick Access Toolbar configuration.

    Quick Access Toolbar customization elements
  4. In the Choose commands from drop-down list, accept the List of Tabs setting. Alternatively, click the drop-down arrow and choose All Commands or Geoprocessing Tools.
    Tip:

    If you choose All Commands or Geoprocessing Tools, a search box becomes available.

  5. In the scrolling window of commands, browse to, or search for, the command you want to add.
    Tip:
    Widen the Options dialog box to see the full command names.
  6. Select a command and click Add.
  7. Optionally, select the command in the window on the right and use the arrow keys next to the window to move the command.

    Quick Access Toolbar dialog box with Import Map command selected and added

  8. Click OK.

    The Options dialog box closes.

  9. Return to your project or open a project.

    The command appears on the Quick Access Toolbar.

    Quick Access Toolbar with the Import Map command

    Tip:

    Click Reset to restore the Quick Access Toolbar to its default state.

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