How to Remove the Mini Toolbar on selection from Word

Are you tired of the mini toolbar that pops up every time you right-click on a Word file or Excel sheet? As you right-click on a Word File or an Excel sheet you usually notice a context menu. The mini toolbar appears just above the context menu and can be really annoying for most users. It looks like this:


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Right Click Mini Tool Bar In Word

So, how do you get rid of this annoying little right-click mini-toolbar in Word or Excel? Here’s a quick and easy method using which you can be done with the mini toolbar once and for all.

Method 1 – How to Disable the Right-Click Mini Toolbar in Word/Excel via File Menu

Many times, you may not find the folders as shown above for Word or Excel, in the Registry Editor.

Step 1: In such cases, open Word or Excel file , click on File on the extreme top left

File


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Then click on Options.

 

 

Click On File In Word Or Excel, Click On Options

Step 2: It will open the Word/Excel Options window. Under User Interface Options > uncheck the box next to Show Mini Toolbar on Selection.

Under User Interface Options, Uncheck The Box Next To Show Mini Toolbar Options

This will automatically create the folder for you in the Registry Editor. Now follow the procedure from Step 2 under Method 1 to disable the right-click Mini Toolbar in Word or Excel.

Method 2- How to Turn-Off the Right-Click Mini Toolbar in Word/Excel using Registry Editor

Step 1: Press Windows Key + R to open the Run box. Type Regedit in the box and hit Enter to open the Registry Editor window.

Press Win + R To Open Run Box, Type Regedit, Hit Ok

Step 2: In the Registry Editor window, navigate to the below path:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office.0\Common\Toolbars\Word

This path is for those using Word 2016.

 

Note: If you are using Word 2007 you can navigate to:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office.0\Common\Toolbars\Word

If you are using Word 2010 you can navigate to:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office.0\Common\Toolbars\Word

Now right-click on the empty area on the right-hand side pane, click on New > DWORD (32-bit) Value.

Navigate To The Path, Right Click On Empty Pane On Right, Select New, Click On Dword (32 Bit) Value

Step 3: Name the DWORD Value field as AllowMenuFloaties, and you are done. No values need to be changed, leave them as it is. No more action required.

Name The Dword Value As Allowmenufloaties And Done


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Now, when you go back to Word and right-click, the Mini Toolbar is gone!

Right Click On Word, No Mini Toolbar Anymore

If you want to disable the Mini Toolbar in Excel 2007,  follow the same procedure using the below path:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office.0\Common\Toolbars\Excel

For Excel 2010 by navigating to:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office.0\Common\Toolbars\Excel

and, for Excel 2016 by going to:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office.0\Common\Toolbars\Excel

 

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