I would like to know how to set up buttons for math commands (such as fraction, square root, subscript and superscript, etc.) in Texstudio. I attach a screenshot of my Texstudio below.

My texstudio toolbar

I selected Options-->Configure Texstudio-->Shortcuts and I found a list of math commands. However I wasn't able to proceed further. Please see second screenshot below. For example how I can create a button on my toolbar representing the square root, so that when I click on it I get automatically \sqrt{}? (Just to be clear, I do not want to create or modify a keyboard shortcut)

Configure texstudio shortcuts

  • 1
    If you click in "Advanced", you will also get "Toolbars" there to fiddle with.
    – gusbrs
    Feb 7, 2019 at 22:24
  • I did what you suggest but I don't see the new custom toolbars that I added
    – Alessandro
    Feb 7, 2019 at 22:35
  • 1
    To enable the custom bar right click on one of the existing ones, you will get a menu on which you can then check "Custom".
    – gusbrs
    Feb 7, 2019 at 22:37
  • Unfortunately StackExchange does not let me add any image in the comments, otherwise I'd attach a screenshot
    – Alessandro
    Feb 7, 2019 at 22:38
  • You can edit your question, if need be.
    – gusbrs
    Feb 7, 2019 at 22:42

1 Answer 1


I guess this is what your question is asking for ?

![enter image description here

  • 1
    Nice "turbo screenshot"! (+1)
    – gusbrs
    Feb 8, 2019 at 0:58
  • 1
    gusbrs not as quick as @marmot could draw it in TikZ :-)
    – user170109
    Feb 8, 2019 at 1:12
  • 1
    And it would even be animated in 3D! :-)
    – gusbrs
    Feb 8, 2019 at 1:21
  • @KJO Best explanation ever!
    – Alessandro
    Feb 8, 2019 at 13:50

You must log in to answer this question.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged .