APEX Developer Toolbar Options

One of the things that used to bug me about the Apex developer toolbar was that it sometimes obscured the content I was trying to test at the bottom of the page; you could turn it off but then next thing you want to access it you have to jump through the hoops to turn it back on again.

I just noticed it now has some new display options which solves this problem perfectly:


  • Auto Hide – I turn this on so that it slides almost completely out of the way when I don’t want it (move your mouse over it to make it pop out again, click into your page to hide it)
  • Show Icons Only – once you’re familiar with the options you can shrink the toolbar to show only the icons (hover over the icon to see the label)
  • Display Position – put it on the Right-hand side of the window instead of the bottom
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  1. Somehow this toolbar disappeared. Then, wen I learned that it is named ‘runtime developer toolbar’ I saw a hint where it is set, but unfortunately there was no screenshot with it. I am still searching where I can change this back. Are you able to put a screenshot of it here?

    Thank you very much.

    • Hi Hans,

      Make sure your application Availability status is set to “Available with Developer Toolbar” (this is in the Application Definition section).

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