A collection of buttons (icons) grouped on screen that provide a quick way to select available functions by pointing and clicking. Tool palettes were originally used with graphics applications such as paint, drawing and image editing programs. With the advent of graphical interfaces, they migrated to business applications. Some tool palettes can be customized, allowing you to display only the tools you use most often and leaving the rest to be selected by menus. See toolbar
The Most Sophisticated Palettes Ever
Painter from Corel Corporation offers the most amazing variety of tool palettes on the market. You can fine tune your brushes, felt pens, ink pens and chalk and even simulate different types of paper. The number of settings is staggering, and the tools shown here offer only a glimmer of this program's amazing repertoire.