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Quick Access Toolbar

The Quick Access Toolbar (QAT) is a handy, customizable toolbar that provides quick access to a set of frequently used commands. By default, the QAT contains buttons for Full Screen view and the Workspace Quick Access panel. Users can also add their own frequently-used commands to this set.


You can find the Quick Access Toolbar at the top left corner of the Enterprise Architect application window. You can also move it to an alternative location below the menu ribbon, so that it is closer to the main view.

QAT Menu

Clicking on the QAT's drop down button, , displays the QAT menu.

The menu commands are described in this table:



See also

Full Screen

Maximize the main window and most other windows.


Show/Hide the Workspace button in the QAT.

(The Workspace button is used to display the Workspace Quick Access panel.)

The Window Selectors

More Commands

Display the customization dialog, where you can add more commands to the toolbar.

Show Below the Ribbon

Show the Quick Access Toolbar below the ribbon, placing it closer to the main view.

Minimize the Ribbon

Minimize the ribbons and completely hide them from view.

The Ribbon Menu

Minimal Text Mode

Hide the text under large icons in the ribbon.

Customizing the Quick Access Toolbar

There are two ways to add commands to the Quick Access Toolbar.

In the Ribbon, right-click on the command that you want to add to the QAT. From the pop-up menu, choose 'Add to Quick Access Toolbar'.

Alternatively, you can add commands using these steps:

  • Click on the QAT's drop-down button , and select 'More Commands'
  • Use the pop-up window to add or remove commands from the QAT

Using the Quick Access Toolbar

Once a command has been added to the QAT, it is readily accessible regardless of the menu ribbon that is currently displayed.