Tool Palette Icons

I thought that this was an interesting tip. especially after seeing some CAD users who have many palettes open at once and how much screen-real-estate that these palettes take up.

If you have multiple palettes open, you can do a simple customization to these palettes so that they take up less space on your screen. In the picture below, I have four palettes opened at once and they are all docked at the left of my screen. When I hover over a given palette, it will expand…

In the picture below: I right click over a palette and select ‘Icons only”

In the picture below: This is the condensed Tool Palettes as represented by their “Icons”

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2 Responses to Tool Palette Icons

  1. Eddie says:

    Is there any way to set Tool palettes expend only when I click on them and not on hover?

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