Chapter 11. Using Preference Tools

Customizing Menus and Toolbars in Applications

You can use the Menus & Toolbars preference tool to customize the appearance of menus, menubars, and toolbars for GNOME-compliant applications.

Table 11.12, “Menu and Toolbar Preferences” lists the menu and toolbar preferences that you can modify for GNOME-compliant applications.

Table 11.12. Menu and Toolbar Preferences

Dialog Element

Description

Show icons in menus

Select this option to display an icon beside each item in a menu. Some menu items do not have an icon.

Detachable toolbars

Select this option if you want to move toolbars from application windows to any location on the screen. If you select this option, handles are displayed on the left side of the toolbars in your applications. To move a toolbar, click-and-hold on the handle, then drag the toolbar to the new location.

Toolbar button labels

Choose one of the following options to specify what to display on the toolbars in your GNOME-compliant applications:

  • Text Below Icons: Select this option to display toolbars with text as well as an icon on each button.

  • Text Beside Icons: Select this option to display toolbars with an icon only on each button, and with text on the most important buttons.

  • Icons Only: Select this option to display toolbars with an icon only on each button.

  • Text Only: Select this option to display toolbars with text only on each button.