The toolbars window appears at the top of your screen after choosing Window : Toolbars : All (Ctrl+Alt+F11)(you must choose File : Level : Middle or Professional for the Window item to be available on the main menu). The same option can be used to hide the toolbar window. The main function of this window is docking the most important toolbars in SuperMemo. You may also want to call this window up to get the typical feel of Windows applications in which the main menu and toolbars are located at the top of the screen.

The toolbars that dock on the toolbar window by default are:

  • Tools (see the picture) - toolbar with speedbuttons that provide one-click access to the most frequently used operations in SuperMemo. This toolbar also hosts combo-boxes that can be used to change the current category (left) and the current tasklist (right)(see below). In the picture, the current category is E-Commerce and the current tasklist is Encyclopedia
  • Actions - some other frequently used operations. Component ClipBox on the Actions toolbar is used as the temporary component cache that can be used in copying components). Script stop button disables scripts (e.g. to stop a script than ran into an endless loop). Hints checkbox turns on and off the hints displayed by buttons and menu options
  • Time - date, time and timer. Caution! You should never manipulate the date in order to control the learning process! Use Tools : Options : Learning : Midnight clock shift if you make repetitions after midnight. Date-picker will not allow of dates predating the first day of the learning process
  • Compose - operations that you will need to compose your elements by adding components of different type (e.g. text, sound, image, HTML, etc.) and with different properties (e.g. font, color, transparency, sound file, etc.)
  • Edit - operations that you will need to edit rich text components (fonts, alignment, bulleting, etc.) as well as some other editing options such as: copy element, paste element, editing and dragging modes, etc.

The Tools toolbar hosts the following controls:

  • Category combo box can be used to select the current knowledge category. This will determine the appearance of newly added elements and the place they will be added to the knowledge tree in the contents window
  • Category registry button - you can open the category registry, edit categories and choose the default/current category by clicking Accept
  • Tasklist combo box can be used to select the current tasklist. This will determine in which tasklist newly added tasks (e.g. reading list positions) will be included. It will also determine the tasklist opened by default in the tasklist manager when you press F4
  • Tasklist registry button - you can open the tasklist registry, edit tasklist and choose the default/current tasklist by clicking Accept
  • Open collection - open a new collection
  • Find elements - search for elements containing a given string
  • Classic layout - arrange windows in a classic layout known from SuperMemo 3 (1988) with statistics and the element data windows
  • Save layout - save the current position of windows for default use
  • Apply default layout - restore the default window layout
  • Ancestors window - show a window with the list of ancestors of the currently displayed element. To keep this window on screen, position it conveniently and choose Save layout above