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Space Odyssey: Freeing Space on Act’s Toolbar’s

If you add a lot of things to your Act toolbars you might find you are running out of space and things overlap. This free add-on from Keystroke is designed to free up some space.  On your toolbar is a layout selector menu. Act comes with predesigned layouts that you can choose from and you might have also added some of your own layouts to Act. If you want to switch from one layout to the next, this is the tool you use:

Now this tool takes up some space, no doubt. The layout switcher tool removes this and allows you to accomplish the same thing by visiting the tools layout switcher menu.

To add this free tool to Act you need to do the following:

  1. Make sure you close Act on your computer
  2. Download the free software
  3. Unblock the software
  4. Copy and paste the software into Act’s plug-ins folder: C:\Program Files (x86)\ACT\Act for Windows\Plugins
  5. Restart Act
  6. Now you can go to Tools | Layout Switcher to Switch Layouts in Act
  7. Remove the Layout Selector from the Act Toolbar to free up space

Layout Switcher Download Link:  https://www.keystroke.ca/en/apps/keystroke-downloads/download/7-free-utilities/119-layout-switcher.html

Directions from Keystroke

If you ever wanted to free up space on your Toolbar by removing the Layout Selector, only to discover there is no other way to change the layout, you’ll love this free little tool. Simply drop the DLL into the Act! Plugins folder (with Act! closed), and make sure it’s unblocked (right-click, properties, and click “unblock” if needed). Start Act! again, and use Tools>Layout Switcher to access this feature.

Now you can free up the biggest space waster on your toolbar by deleting the layout selector, and allowing room for more Actcessories without causing the toolbar to spill into a second row.In the video below I’m going to illustrate how to do all of this.

Feel free to contact me if you have any questions: Tony Holowitz: 781-728-9777