I've got a toolbar that displays the current context's title in breadcrumb navigation links and has a set of buttons to perform actions on the displayed context.
The title is going to vary in width which means that the buttons will change position as they are butted up against the title as demonstrated in the picture:
My first instinct is to move the buttons to the right side of the menu but a hunch tells me that users expect left-aligned buttons.
Stacking the title on top of the buttons is less appealing as it will take up more vertical room but I'm leaning towards making that work.
There are not more than 5 buttons per menu at the moment.
Any ideas on how to improve this without sacrificing too much vertical space?