Move the toolbar to the other side


Hi does anyone know if it is possible to move the tool bar/ menu bar to the other side of the screen? I am left handed and it would be much faster with pen in hand if I could move it to the right hand of my screen.

Hey @John-Paul Mclean I do not think it is possible to move that tool bar. But that is a great feature request for our left-handed friends!

 


Hey @John-Paul Mclean I do not think it is possible to move that tool bar. But that is a great feature request for our left-handed friends!

 


I would higly appreciate that function, also when working with a pen! and

Further with 🙂 Have the “opatcity” option build into the pen. Would alow it to use the pen as a text marker.

Thanks!


I would also greatly appreciate this feature. As a left-handed person, it makes it very difficult to use Miro with pen input devices.


+1 - This would make life for left-handed users much easier!


+1 That’d be great addition!


Uhh. MUST HAVE. Please.


I find that as a left-handed person using Miro on iPad, my palm too easily accidentally activates a toolbar item. It would be a really useful feature useful to choose to have the toolbar on the right hand side of the screen.


This would be Great!


+1 For moving toolbar to the right hand side for Left handed users. Please please this is a barrier to usability and accessibility


Would love a left-handed feature.

My hand always accidentally selects other tools while I’m trying to use the pencil. 


+1. Kind of surprised and disappointed that this even needs to be a feature request!


How can we make this work better for us left handed people?


Hey hey ok I noticed u stated the topic year ago and still nothing, unfortunately for me is no-go. It’s easy change but u simply dont care about us :(


Please! This is a huge useability concern for us left-handed people. When using an iPad and an Apple Pencil, my palm covers the toolbar and is constantly selecting tools from it making it extremely frustrating to use Miro as left-handed person!


Just got an iPad for the first time ever. We use miro for work and as soon as I tried it out I googled this. An Absolute must of a feature. So annoying making sure that I’m using the right tool everytime because my hand is covering the toolbar. As Cory said, when is this happening?


One year later and still nothing, such a headache when my classes are spent wrestling this app instead of getting work done.

 

please get into it, this is very annoying for us lefties!


This is a must-have feature for left-handed users. Microsoft Whiteboard already supports this. Here's why Miro should have an option to relocate the toolbar:

  • To avoid accidentally activating a different tool with your wrist or fist
  • To be able to access the toolbar with your free hand
  • To avoid covering the toolbar with your busy hand and, hence, be able to see the currently selected tool
  • For flexibility in general (people may have visual preferences)

From a business perspective, I believe this would deliver significant value to a fraction of the existing customer base and also prospect more customers, since lefties make up about 10 percent of the population. The impact on the business could be estimated by analyzing the actual usage of pen-related features in Miro.


  • To avoid accidentally activating a different tool with your wrist or fist
  • To be able to access the toolbar with your free hand
  • To avoid covering the toolbar with your busy hand and, hence, be able to see the currently selected tool
  • For flexibility in general (people may have visual preferences)

As we know with A11y, it helps more than just the people it’s designed for. A tangible example of this would be wheelchair ramps. They help more than just the disabled. Many people such as elderly or injured take advantage of them as they’re unable or find it difficult to use the stairs.


Hi,

Just found this thread, is anyone from the team looking into this? 

It would be greatly appreciated to have this feature enabled, as can be judged by the amount of responses.

 

Thanks for considering lefties or anyone else who is troubled by the toolbar being on the left.


So it seems like we need 50+ upvotes for this feature to be considered by the team. We’re 8-9 short currently!:cry:


I am left-handed too. Toolbar is on the left side, which is very inconvenient for me because the toolbar buttons react when I write with the pen.

The ability to move the toolbar to the right or down would be useful.


Yes please 


Please add this, I really want to not keep bumping the toolbar with my hand when drawing. We are over 50 upvotes, please consider this feature. Thanks.


+1


Yes please. Really like using Miro as a whiteboard to draw on (not just to place stickies on). As a lefty, having the palm of my hand on the toolbar is more than annoying. Even if I am not accidentally selecting random tools, I am always afraid to do so in an interactive session.

 

The thing is, I have been asked several times for feedback on the drawing functionality in Miro. I always responded with this suggestion. Wonder what happens with that feedback 🤔