toolbar (n.) 1960 as a frame fitted to a tractor to hold tools; from TOOL (Cf. tool) (n.) + BAR (Cf. bar) (n.1). Computer sense is attested from 1991.
Among 100-odd new features in Excel 3.0 is a row of "buttons" on the screen called the Toolbar. Located under the pull-down menus, the Toolbar provides rapid access to frequently used commands. ["Popular Science," April 1991.]

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