Word 2010 has some groovy new features including the Mini Toolbar. By default this toolbar will show up whenever you Select a segment of text in your document. But, it also shows up when you Right-Click anywhere in the document. Tired of it automatically showing up when you Select text? No problem, let’s disable that!
To be clear, the Mini Toolbar is the small box that appears in Word during selections and above the Right-Click menu. It contains commonly used formatting options including font changes, bold, italics, underline, and more.
How To Turn Off The Mini Toolbar Auto-Appear In Word 2010
Click the File ribbon and then Click Options.
In the options window, Click the General tab and then Uncheck the Show Mini Toolbar on selection box. Click OK to save changes and exit.
Now the mini-toolbar will only show up when you Right-Click somewhere in the document. I find this much less annoying since I have always used Right-Click to bring it up anyway.