KDE Visual Design Group/KirigamiHIG/CommandPatterns/Toolbar



When to use

Use toolbars only in desktop user interfaces, when there is a number of regularly used actions. When there are only one to three commonly used actions, you may consider using Action Buttons as an alternative. Do not use both a toolbar and action buttons.

How to use

  • If possible to find an easily recognizable icon for an action, use an icon-only button
  • Use separate toolbars per page for context-specific actions in Column-based UIs
  • Generally Order actions from the most common action on the left to the least common action on the right, but group semantically related actions (like save and open) together
  • If there are more actions than fit in the toolbar, put the rest of them in a Context Drawer



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