I just upgraded to a new version of MacVim.

There used to be a row of icons at the top of every MacVim window with buttons for opening/saving files, cut/paste/delete, etc. Now that row of buttons is gone.

What is that row of buttons called and how do I get it to appear again?

2 Answers 2


in the editor--

:set guioptions+=T

you can embed this command in $USER/.gvimrc to make sure it happens every time you start up.


If you just want to toggle the toolbar temporarily, you can also use the GUI:

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  • I chose the setting ":set guioptions+=T" as the accepted answer but this answer is also quite helpful. Thanks.
    – Tomo Huynh
    Commented Mar 30, 2013 at 7:17

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