Quick Access Toolbar on by default

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Hi, Microsoft 365 Insiders! My name is Hannah Kieffer and I’m a Product Manager on the Office Suite Experiences team. I’m excited to share that we have heard your feedback and moved commonly used commands back to the Quick Access Toolbar (QAT).


Quick Access Toolbar on by default


In the Microsoft 365 Visual Refresh, we delivered a simpler and more coherent experience across the Microsoft 365 apps using the Fluent Design principles. As part of the refresh, the QAT was hidden by default, and the Undo and Redo commands were moved to the Home tab.

Through surveys and in-app feedback, you let us know that this change was disruptive and slowed your workflow. Specifically, you mentioned that the placement of the Undo and Redo commands on the Home tab required extra clicks and tab navigation. Additionally, some of you also missed being able to hide the AutoSave command from the title bar. 

We heard you! With this update, the QAT is now shown by default and includes the Undo, Redo, and Save commands, and the AutoSave has found its rightful place back on the title bar. You can quickly customize the QAT to keep only the commands you need.

Thank you for taking the time to let us know this change wasn’t quite right. Your feedback is invaluable, and we are listening. 




Head over to the blog post to learn more and see other updates coming out soon!




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