Q: How to display mini-inspectors in toolbar? [A: They're in the Rulers]

There is occasionally a context toolbar that shows up along the top of the screen, for instance when I highlight a shape it shows the color bar among other things, when I highlight some text it lets me choose options like bullet points, etc. I unfortunately don’t know how to get this to show up consistently, I may have even accidentally turned it off because it won’t show up at all anymore.

What am I missing? How can I get this context toolbar back?

Were you referring to this collection of mini-inspectors in the ruler, or just the ruler itself?

First of all, check Menu Bar ▸ View ▸ Rulers to make sure the rulers are on.

The individual inspector sections can be dragged out of the ruler, so if you’re missing one or more of the mini-inspectors, you can bring them back by opening the Objects Inspector, then drag the section headers like “Fill” and “Stroke” over to the ruler.

Yep, that’s the one! Didn’t realize they were attached to the Rulers. Got it, thanks!