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Hi everyone, I am using Finale 26 on a macbook pro 2017 and a 2009 Mac Pro desktop. Would anyone be able to tell me if i can customize the Finale toolbar like the picture i have attached to this post. I believe the user is on a PC, but i like the idea of changing out of floating menus to something more consolidated. I cannot find a "customize toolbar" option for Mac.

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- Mark

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The toolbars can be customized on a Mac but they cannot be anchored like on a PC.

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Thank you, Mike

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How can they be customized? The best I'd been able to do is to try to rearrange some icons for functions I don't ever use and then carefully shrink the toolbar to, in effect, hide them. I'd been told it is not possible in macOS to remove functions (eg, simple entry, a few others) that I don't use. Yes, very true one cannot really anchor them.

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Let's collectively chant: we want an anchor, we want an anchor, we... Lol

 

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>Let's collectively chant: we want an anchor, we want an anchor, we... Lol<

 

Big thumbs up on that. I understand the desire—Mac users have been asking for many years—but it's not my issue. I like the floating toolbars but I want the toolbars to stay put. I use multiple monitors and put the toolbars on my side monitors — every damned time I open Finale. We should have the options.

 

There are other apps that I use frequently or every day where the window assignments are just as I left them including all my browsers, Digital Performer (going back to 2003, I think). I'd ask, How hard can this be? but, without access to the source code, I have no idea.

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While anchoring would be nice, for me (and I suspect others as well), it would be great to be able to hide elements from the toolbar without having to go through a major effort to rearrange and hope a dragging to hide some of those rearranged elements sticks. I suspect many of us are tired of accidentally clicking the simple entry tool and having to hit Esc to stop from entering unintended notes. If I think of all the times I've done that (I never use simple entry-sorry) over nearly three decades, I'd probably have composed a lot more music ;-)

 

Thanks.

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The smaller palette is what I got after dragging unwanted things to the right and then carefully dragging the toolbar from the lower right to the left to just cover those elements up. It usually sticks but not always. Also don't use Hyperscribe and have hit that one too many times by accident as well. 

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