The ARK Editor Layout Manager seeks to improve upon both the JCK Editor and JCE. User permissions are now set on a plugin level which is more flexible and in keeping with Joomla’s logic. For an example with JCE you would be required to create a plethora of toolbars to set your user permissions but with the ARK Editor you can achieve this with “one toolbar” by setting up user permissions on the plugin level. This means that one toolbar can be setup to support multiple user groups. To learn about this please see: Plugin permissions.
The Layout manager allows control over the editors Toolbars, with it you can create your own bespoke toolbars, position plugins, create new toolbars, add and remove! It’s easy to do thanks to its drag-and-drop interface.
First click on the ‘Layout Manager' button, which will lead to the 'Layout Manager' screen.
This will open up allowing you to drag-and-drop your toolbars and icons in order to craft your own bespoke layouts.
There are also customisable options for the toolbar header. These options are found under the 'Header' tab: