Customizing the Quick Access

The Quick Access Toolbar is a customizable toolbar that contains a set of commands that are independent of the tab on the ribbon that is currently displayed. The Quick Access Toolbar is able to be moved from one of the two possible locations. Also buttons can be added that represent commands to the Quick Access Toolbar.


Quick Access Toolbar - Default position

Buttons cannot be increased in the size of the buttons representing the commands by any option in Microsoft® Project 2010. The only way to increase the size of the buttons is to lower the screen resolution being used.

The Quick Access Toolbar cannot be displayed on multiple lines.

Only commands can be added to the Quick Access Toolbar.

Quick Access Toolbar pick list

Quick Access Toolsbar - Pick list activation

By clicking the small down arrow to the right of the Quick Access Toolbar will display its pick list. Here are displayed the commands that are available at this time. Check off those Commands that are needed.

Most frequently used Commands to Quick Access Toolbar

Quick Access Toolbar with Add Command

By locating the frequently used by clicking on the tab and then right click the command will display the short cut menu.

Quick Access Toolbar showing new Command Added

Click Add to Quick Access Toolbar. The command is now displayed in the Toolbar.

Moving the Quick Access position on display screen

Quick Access Toolbar - Shortcut Menu displayed

By right clicking on the Quick Access Toolbar will display the shortcut menu of options available.

Quick Access Toolbar showing it Repositioned

Using the Shortcut menu the Quick Access Toolbar can be seen its alternate position.

Customize the Quick Access Toolbar

Project Options Quick Access Toolbar - dialog box

Click on the Ribbon File tab and then Options. At the Project Options dialog box click on the Quick Access Toolbar. Position and click on the Choose commands from section: command that is to be moved. Click the Add>> button. The command is now moved over in the Customize Quick Access Toolbar: section.

Click OK or press the Enter key when complete.

Quick Access Toolbar showing Command added

The Quick Access Toolbar now displays the added command. Note that the sequence in which the commands appear in the Toolbar can also be changed via the dialog box.