Get Rid of the Office Shortcut Bar

   Posted by David Kirk in Windows

The office shortcut bar is one of the most useless pieces of code ever created. This tech-recipe explains how to uninstall it.


This works for win2k and XP.

1. Start -> Control Panel
2. Add/Remove Programs
3. Click on Microsoft Office
4. Click Change
5. Click Add/Remove Features
6. Click the “+” before Office Tools
7. Click on the gray box before Microsoft Office Shortcut Bar
8. Click Not Available with the red X
9. Click Update
10. Office will update itself.

The office shortcut bar should be uninstalled.

 

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  • Doug Lockood

    Can’t stand the the office shortcut bar – yet another instance of control by the Nazis of this world. Glad be be rid of it – many thanks for the help.

  • Robert

    Thankyou, that worked. (ms shortcut bar).

  • TJ K

    Didn’t work. A window came up asking for the original MS Office program which is long gone. Any suggestions?