A toolbar on a computer is typically located at the top of an application window. The toolbar is designed to allow users to easily control applications by sorting specific actions into menus, sometimes adding symbols for visual aid, such as a paint brush icon for a drawing application.
A toolbar helps a user save time by creating shortcuts to commonly used features of an application. A Windows toolbar can be created manually for any folder on a computer, and many applications install with a pre-designed toolbar. Toolbars are also one of the most common forms of malware, often bundled together with free software.