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"Menu Bar" disappeared

  1. #1


    Posts : 68
    Windows 8 64bit

    "Menu Bar" disappeared


    I seem to have lost the "Menu Bar" at the top of pages. It has "File" etc and when you click on "File" you have several choices like "Exit"......

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  2. #2


    Adelaide
    Posts : 1,338
    Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 (64 bit), Linux Mint 17.1 MATE (64 bit)


    Does it reappear if you press the "Alt" key?
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  3. #3


    Sloe Deth, Californicatia
    Posts : 3,908
    Windows 8 Pro with Media Center/Windows 7


    Look at the very very top there will be a double arrow that says "Customise Quick Access Toolbar" - UNCHECK the entry that says "Minimize the Ribbon" - Then it'll look normal.
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  4. #4


    Are you talking about IE/Firefox. As you mention Exit, I imagine so. Windows explorer or office have "close"

    If IE or Firefox, right click in the white space at the top and you can select the menu bar.
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  5. #5


    Posts : 68
    Windows 8 64bit


    The ALT key was the answer!!!!!

    Thanks guys!
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  6. #6


    Adelaide
    Posts : 1,338
    Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 (64 bit), Linux Mint 17.1 MATE (64 bit)

    View Menu


    Quote Originally Posted by Jackman33 View Post
    The ALT key was the answer!!!!!
    Now that you can access the menu, you should be able to select "Menu Bar" from the "Toolbars" option in the "View" menu (View > Toolbars > Menu Bar).
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  7. #7


    Posts : 68
    Windows 8 64bit


    Just tried that and it does not give me that option. It show "Lock the Toolbars". I am having this concern on the Control Panel page. I have no problem on web pages.
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  8. #8


    Adelaide
    Posts : 1,338
    Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 (64 bit), Linux Mint 17.1 MATE (64 bit)

    Folder Options


    It's hard to guess the answer, since you didn't say what program you were using.

    Try looking in the "View" tab in "Folder Options".
    There used to be an "Always show menus" option.

    Here is a W7 screenshot (I don't have a W8 screenshot).

    Click image for larger version

    It might be different in W8.
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  9. #9


    Posts : 68
    Windows 8 64bit


    I am using Ver 8. Folder Options is found in Control Panel and it shows the screen you showed and Always Show Menus is one of the choices and it has fixed my "concern".
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  10. #10


    Adelaide
    Posts : 1,338
    Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 (64 bit), Linux Mint 17.1 MATE (64 bit)


    Glad to hear that your problem is solved.
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