Hi a123, I copied the following from the Norton Help Center (you can access Norton Help Center by opening your Norton product, going to "Help & Support" and to "Help"):
Lets you minimize the Norton Toolbar
When you check this option, the Cards & Logins phrase disappears and only the Cards & Logins indicator remains. Also, the size of the Norton Safe Search box is reduced.
Note: The Minimize Toolbar option appears only in the Internet Explorer browser.
In other words, the minimizing option only reduces the size of the toolbar, but not the security. The security provided by the Norton Toolbar remains on.
If you are looking to gain screen "real estate" by hiding the Norton Toolbar in IE8:
Right click on the Norton Toolbar and uncheck "Norton Toolbar". You will be presented with the "Disable Add-on" window which lists "Related add-ons that will also be disabled".
Uncheck those items, then click disable.
The Norton Toolbar will no longer be visible, but you will still have the protection and functionality of the add-ons (minus the icons for Site Safety and Cards & Log-ins).
The Norton Toolbar can be re-enabled at any time you desire.
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