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Move Quick Access Toolbar Below Ribbon in File Explorer

The Quick Access Toolbar was introduced to File Explorer in Windows 8 along with the Ribbon UI. Now it is part of Windows 10 too. Let's see how to move it below the Ribbon.

The Quick Access Toolbar is the only way to add custom File Explorer button without hacks or third-party tools. The Quick Access toolbar is actually very handy for mouse users because it allows you to access your frequently used commands with one click.

By default, the Quick Access Toolbar is located above the Ribbon UI (in the title bar) of the File Explorer window.

To move the Quick Access Toolbar below the Ribbon UI in File Explorer, do the following.

  1. Open This PC in File Explorer.
  2. Right click any button on the Quick Access Toolbar to open the context menu.
  3. In the context menu, select Show Quick Access Toolbar below the Ribbon.Ribbon QAT Button Context Menu
  4. Alternatively, you can click the Customize Quick Access Toolbar menu arrow and select the command Show below the Ribbon.Ribbon QAT Customize MenuThe result will be as follow.Ribbon QAT Below

To restore the default appearance of the File Explorer window and move the Quick Access Toolbar back to the top edge:

  • Right click any button on the Quick Access Toolbar to open the context menu.
  • In the context menu, select Show Quick Access Toolbar above the Ribbon.Ribbon QAT Above 1
  • Alternatively, you can click the Customize Quick Access Toolbar menu arrow and select the command Show above the Ribbon.Ribbon QAT Above 2

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Author: Sergey Tkachenko

Sergey Tkachenko is a software developer who started Winaero back in 2011. On this blog, Sergey is writing about everything connected to Microsoft, Windows and popular software. Follow him on Telegram, Twitter, and YouTube.

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