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Figure editing shortcut missing

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Jacqueline
Jacqueline on 16 May 2019
Commented: Rik on 20 Oct 2020
I recently installed 2018b and the plot tools are very different. There used to be an icon on the very right of the toolbar that I could press to open figure palette, plot browser, and property editor. Now I have to click view > figure palette, then view > plot browser, then view > property editor. Is there an easy way to open all of these at the same time?
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Accepted Answer

Rik
Rik on 16 May 2019
Edited: Rik on 17 May 2019
Edit:
You can open the plot tools with the plottools function. You can probably add this as a custom button, but otherwise the code below should work.
hFig=figure;
plottools(hFig)
%or put this in your startup.m (untested, might need modification)
%make sure add_plottools_button is on your Matlab path
try %#ok
if ~verLessThan('matlab','9.5')
set(groot,'defaultFigureCreateFcn',...
@(fig,~)add_plottools_button(fig));
end
end
function add_plottools_button(fig)
persistent icon
if isempty(icon)
% Read an image
img = imread(fullfile(matlabroot,...
'toolbox','matlab','icons','tool_plottools_show.png'));
icon = double(img)/double(uint16( inf));
end
t = findall(fig,'type','uitoolbar','tag','FigureToolBar');
if isempty(t)
%no toolbar exists, create one
t = uitoolbar('Parent',fig);
end
% Create a uipushtool in the toolbar
uipushtool(t,'TooltipString','Open plot tools',...
'ClickedCallback',...
@(obj,~)plottools(ancestor(obj,'figure')),...
'CData',icon)
end
Original answer:
You probably mean the controls that you can add back to your figure with addToolbarExplorationButtons.
Alternatively, you could add the code below to your startup.m to reverse the change by default.
try %#ok
if ~verLessThan('matlab','9.5')
set(groot,'defaultFigureCreateFcn',...
@(fig,~)addToolbarExplorationButtons(fig));
set(groot,'defaultAxesCreateFcn', ...
@(ax,~)set(ax.Toolbar,'Visible','off'));
end
end
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Jacqueline
Jacqueline on 19 May 2019
Excellent! Thank you!

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Jeffrey Gruneich
Jeffrey Gruneich on 20 Oct 2020
What a joke!
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Rik
Rik on 20 Oct 2020
To one person this is cleaning up the UI, to another it is removing a useful tool. For the second category my answer should work to put it back.

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