How to Remove a Tool from the Toolbar in Photoshop CC

When you are working in Photoshop, the toolbar at the left side of the window is arguably the most important thing that you are using. It provides access to all of the assorted tools that let you create and edit the images that you are working on.

But there may be tools in that toolbar that you never use, and you would like to tidy up the toolbar so that you can be more efficient. Fortunately Photoshop CC offers a way for you to edit this location and remove the tools that you don’t want or need.

How to Move Unwanted Tools in Photoshop CC

Photoshop CC doesn’t provide a way for you to completely remove a tool from the toolbar. However, it does let you move it to the “Extra Tools” section located at the bottom of the toolbar. This effectively removes it from the default toolbar view, but leaves it accessible in the event that you find later that you actually do need that tool.

Step 1: Open Photoshop CC.

Step 2: Choose the Edit tab at the top of the window.

open the photoshop cc edit menu

Step 3: Select the Toolbar option at the bottom of this menu.

edit the photoshop cc toolbar

Step 4: Click on the tool that you don’t want in the left column, then drag it to the right column. Once you have finished dragging and dropping tools, click the Done button at the top-right of the window.

how to remove a tool from the toolbar in photoshop cc

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