Hi there, suzanneventer.
QuickBooks Online is set up or designed a little bit differently from QuickBooks Desktop. For now, we're unable to move the icon bar or menu to top part of the page.
You can also visit this site where you can see the latest updates and newly added features in QuickBooks Online: https://quickbooks.intuit.com/blog/whats-new/.
If you're new to QBO, check out this article for additional guidance and reference: Get Started With QuickBooks Online - Frequently Asked Questions
The Community is always here if you need anything else.