Built-in tools for navigation and editing are available on the creation toolbar on the left side of the board. Click on the arrows to see more tools. To select one of the tools, just click on the icon or use a shortcut to quickly select tools.
✏️ Learn more about Miro tools in this section.
Toolbar & apps
Note that the tools listed above are available for board owner and editors and are locked for viewers and commenters. Commenters can only leave comments while viewers cannot make any changes to the board.
Select / Hand cannot be removed from the creation toolbar. Click on the pointer to enable Select tool and click again to switch back to the Hand tool (or use V and H hotkeys). You can also move around with the right mouse button or by sliding two fingers, learn more.
Switching between the pan and select tools
Feel free to change tools order, add and remove the ones you don't need. Please note, your tools order and available tools will be saved under your profile only, you cannot change the creation toolbar of other users on the board.
To add apps to your toolbar click the arrows and choose Add more apps - this will open Marketplace.
✏️ Note that Admins can restrict the installation of apps by non-admin users.
The option to add more apps from the toolbar
Please note, the toolbar customization isn't supported on touchscreen devices.
Drag and drop
To add text, comments, frames, shapes, or stickers to the board just simply drag and drop its icon from the creation toolbar to the board.
Drag and drop functionality
You cannot hide the creation toolbar but you can minimize it by hiding tools.
Hiding tools on the main toolbar
To hide the context menu of objects that appear when you select them, hold down Shift.
Frequently asked questions
- My toolbar disappeared. How can I get it back?
- If you experience issues with the disappearing toolbar, try troubleshooting steps from this guide. Please make sure that you have editor access to the board and set the correct browser zoom level.
Note that the bottom toolbar is missing if you are editing a custom template.
If the toolbar disappears when working in Miro on the iPad, find recommendations and learn more about iPad limitations on this page.
- Can I change the size of the toolbar?
- If you are working in a browser, you can change the size of board toolbars by changing the browser zoom level.
- Can I move toolbars?
- This is not currently possible.