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How to Enable & Use Microsoft PC Manager Toolbar

Microsoft PC Manager is a simple and free PC optimization tool directly from Microsoft. Using it you can boost your PC’s performance, manage startup apps, find large apps, delete junk files, and more. You can also access essential tools, folders, and options via the Toolbox tab.

Generally, you’d have to open the Microsoft PC Manager app to access the Toolbox. But what if you could get to your favorite tools even faster? That’s where the toolbar functionality comes in. It allows you to access them directly from the desktop without opening the PC Manager app. For example, you optimize your PC with a single click. In this article, we’ll show you how to enable the toolbar in Microsoft PC Manager and how to use it effectively.

Enable Toolbar in Microsoft PC Manager

To enable the desktop toolbar feature in Microsoft PC Manager, follow the steps below:

First, open the Start menu, search for PC Manager, and click on the top result to open the Microsoft PC Manager.

open PC Manager from start menu

In the PC Manager window, navigate to the Toolbox tab on the sidebar. Here, turn on the Show toolbar on the desktop toggle.

enable PC Manager toolbar

This will immediately show the toolbar floating on the desktop and on top of all open windows.

floating PC Manager toolbar

You can dock the toolbar so that it doesn’t come in your way. To dock the PC Manager toolbar, drag it to either side or top of the screen. Whenever you want to use it, simply mouse over the toolbar and you’ll have access to the tools.

Add or Remove Tools to the PC Manager Toolbar

After enabling the toolbar, you can add or remove tools from it. For example, I need quick access to the screenshots folder and recorder app and don’t need Edge quick links. Here’s how:

Click the Settings icon (looks like a gear) on the toolbar and select the Add Tools option.

click add tools

Now, click the Add icon (+) next to the tools you want to add to the toolbar and then the Minus icon (-) next to the tools you want to remove.

add or remove tools from PC Manager toolbar

And there you have it! It’s that simple to enable, use, and customize the Microsoft PC Manager toolbar.

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