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You can minimize / collapse the left navigation bar — click on the Gear > QuickBooks Labs to turn it on.

You can create your own one click icon bar across the top – it’s a bookmark bar.  I show how to do it (along with other navigating tips for QuickBooks Online) in this quick video:

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Resolution for Issue 'How do I get rid of the bar on the left of the window? I would like to see a bar with the choices across the top or bottom of the window.' available: Yes (Solved).
Source: Intuit Community forum.

How do I get rid of the bar on the left of the window? I would like to see a bar with the choices across the top or bottom of the window.: this issue or error code is a known issue in Quickbooks Online (QBO) and/or Quickbooks. Support for this issue is available either by self-service or paid support options. Experts are available to resolve your Quickbooks issue to ensure minimal downtime and continue running your business. First try to resolve the issue yourself by looking for a resolution described below. If it is a complex issue or you are unable to solve the issue, you may contact us by clicking here or by using other support options.

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