Disable the Mini Toolbar Word 2010 and 2013

A couple of enhancements in Word 2010 and 2013 are the Mini Toolbar and Live Preview features. While these enhancements are welcome by some, other users may find them annoying. So this week is how to Disable extra features.

The Toolbar pops up when you select text in a document. It allows you to change fonts, underline, bold, and italicize the selection and more.

Disable the Mini Toolbar Word

And Live Preview allows you to hover the mouse over different style types and instantly show you how the document will look with the changes.

So to Disable the Mini Toolbar and Live Preview in Word 2010 and 2013

Click the File tab to access Backstage View and then click Options.

Disable the Mini Toolbar Word

Click General and under User Interface Options uncheck either Show Mini Toolbar on selection, Enable Live Preview or both then click OK.

Disable the Mini Toolbar Word

You don’t need to restart Word, the features will be disabled right away. Now when you highlight text, no more Mini Toolbar or Live preview

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