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How can I rearrange or remove the tools in the tools panel?

Apr 15, 2012 12:28 AM

There seems to be way too many tools in the tools panel for me. Many of them I will rarely, if ever use. Is there any way I can rearrange or remove some of them? It would unclutter the screen immensely.

 
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    Apr 15, 2012 1:15 AM   in reply to tw93

    No, it can't be done.

     

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    Apr 15, 2012 1:22 AM   in reply to tw93

    No. Adobe apps are not skinnable. You can however adjust the UI color in the prefs to some degree...

     

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    Apr 15, 2012 1:35 AM   in reply to tw93
     
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    Apr 15, 2012 5:15 AM   in reply to tw93

    Some of the tools can be removed by simply quitting Illustrator and removing the plug-in that creates them from the Plug-ins/Tools folder. For example, if you never use the Symbolism tools, remove the Symbolism plug-in. Note that some of the plug-ins may be "required," and Illustrator will complain about their absence, so don't throw any plug-ins away, just move them somewhere safe so you can put them back if necessary.

     

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    Apr 15, 2012 7:24 AM   in reply to tw93

    Also, note that many tool (groups) can reside on separate small panels (click on the tiny column to the right of a tool group to create them).

     

    If you then hide the whole Tool panel, the small panels will still be visible and accessible.

     
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    Feb 10, 2014 12:12 AM   in reply to tw93

    I'm sure you'll like the new Custom Tools Panel in Illustrator CC. Do take a look at the feature video here: http://tv.adobe.com/watch/learn-illustrator-cc/custom-tools-panels-in- illustrator-cc/

     

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