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How Do I Get The Menu Bar Back On Internet Explorer?

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lesley louis answered
Depending on which version they are using they may have to use different methods.  All of them only take a few steps and even the most basic user will be able to do this alone.  It will only take a few buttons to be pressed and the view will be back to what it was before.  It is quite likely that the user has caused the problem themself and even if they did it is not difficult to do.  Pressing F11 means that the screen is full of the page they are on and if that is all they have done just press it again and the bars will appear.

If they use Internet Explorer 7 it will be possible to not only get the bars back but customize the view to suit their needs.  Once Explorer is open press the ALT key on the keyboard then select view.  Once that is showing select toolbars menu bar.  This needs to be right clicked and then they will see the menu bar has reappeared.  There may be a good explanation why this bar disappeared in the first place but it could just be that they clicked the wrong button.

It is not only the menu bar that can be shown this way.  It will be possible to add other bars at the same time and if they find the screen is now too small just reverse the process and just keep the tool bars that are needed.
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Anonymous answered
You might have pressed the F11 button.

Press it again to bring it back to normal screen mode

or Go to view >> toolbar >> see if there is check on every option there.
It should bring back the file bar back. Otherwise, install the explorer again.
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Mike commented
Lol.... amazing, I never knew that about F11...... Cheers for the tip!
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You have 2 right click on the line where its supposed 2 be and then when the menu comes up click on menu bar. It really works! Trust me!
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Try pressing Alt+F it works for me that happens to me sometimes too it may be because I have a laptop
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Press Alt+F and you get the File tab open in Internet Explorer. Then Navigate to View -> Toolbars ->Check  Menu option
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Anonymous commented
Best way of them all! Thank you!
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Anonymous commented
Thank you. This is exactly what helped me. Thanks again!!!!!
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Thanks a lot. I had the same accidence too. I try to get it back but i don't remember how. Thanks so much your answer. I did it.
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Go to tools on the the Internet explorer bar and click on the option full screen. It worked for me.
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Ughhhhhhhhhhh I'm not sure I have the same problem..
Theres nothing at the top of internet explorer and my internet wont let me click any links they wont open when I click em
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My whole thing has gone off the top my menu bar task bar everything please help how do I get it back :'((
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My cat stepped on computer and my command bar was suddenly gone, when I used the mouse it would show itself, but unless the mouse was on it, it would hide. I fixed it by turning off the "full screen" (not the minimize and maximize button) Go to tools in the command bar and see if there's a check by "Else's screen". If not then check out somebody else's answer! Sorry!
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I had the same problem, then I clicked the alt button and it came back, but then you have to go into view, toolbars, and then click menu bar. It worked for me
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Alt-F was great.. It worked for me... You go to edit and then set your menu bar from there...  Cheers ...
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ghazal gi answered
It is very common thing that your explorer bar is not shown in the internet browser. Might be possible some child has used your computer and has unchecked the button for the explorer bar. You can get it back easily via some easy steps.
1: first open your internet explorer.

2: Then go to the view menu (on the top of the internet explorer) and click on it, some multiple options will be open in the drop down list.
3: Then click the Toolbar option, from this also some multiple options will be open.
4: So for showing the explorer bar, you will see a standard button option, check that standard button option. When you will check it then, your explorer bar will be shown automatically.

If you want to show some more options in your explorer bar then, go to the view button, then in toolbar option and after that select the customize option. When you will click customize, then a window will be open. So from that window you can select more buttons from the left side in the available tool bar and add it to the right side of current tool bars. So you will have more options in the explorer bar.
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Ok if you have ie 8 etc you click on tools(which is all th way in the corner on the tab bar line) and a bunch of options will come down.direct your mouse to toolbar and click menu bar.
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A V answered
It's hard to go to the toolbar when as you stated, you couldn't see "view, file, etc." Yes, the F11 key does work, but don't go to the extreme of reinstalling IE! Even tho all you see are picture icons, in the far upper right corner you should see: An IE globe/or co-branded logo, -, one box or maybe 2 stacked boxes, then an X. Left click one time on the box(s) and everything will come back. Another thing, now click on view>toolbars> take the check OFF the lock toolbars. Now you can see some "speedbumps" next to some of the vertical dividing lines. Slowly hover over them, and when your cursor turns into a double ended arrow: Hold the left click down, now move your mouse. Up, down, right, left... You can move those bars all over. When you get the config you want, let go of the button, go to view>toolbars>then click lock the toolbars so there's a check in front of it. Now everything stays put, but remember: F11 will still make it disappear. Try it, toggle. Hope this helps you and anyone else. I've been using computers since '84. They didn't even have hard drives back then and no GUI OS interface. DOS and lots of 5 1/4 floppys. I miss those days sometimes...
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FYI... F11 = full screen mode... since neither answers seemed to mention that.
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Anonymous commented
This did not work for me. I have IE 8; running windows xp w/ sp 3.
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Anonymous commented
It did not work for me; I;m running windows xp with sp-3

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