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How do I get the menu icon with its 3 little bars to show up in the upper right corner?

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The menu represented by a 3 lines icon, usually located at the right corner of the window, disappeared and I need it back! It gave access to a bunch of stuff like book marks, tools, extentions and other very helpful shortcuts. I'm not technical at all and need my 3 line icon back. Can anyone please help?

The menu represented by a 3 lines icon, usually located at the right corner of the window, disappeared and I need it back! It gave access to a bunch of stuff like book marks, tools, extentions and other very helpful shortcuts. I'm not technical at all and need my 3 line icon back. Can anyone please help?

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A couple other thoughts:

  • Make sure Firefox is not in full screen view. The F11 key switches between regular and full screen views.
  • Does the problem occurs only from links/buttons that automatically launch a new window? It's possible that some features are missing from new windows opened that way. Try Ctrl+n to launch a new "regular" window or Ctrl+Shift+p to launch a new "private" window and see whether those have a complete toolbar.

Are either of those relevant?

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the-edmeister
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The System Details to the right of your posting shows that you are using Firefox 14.0.1 which was released on June 5, 2012. The '3-bar' Open Menu button isn't in older versions such as that. It first appeared in Firefox 29.0 on April 29, 2014.

The most recent version of Firefox is available here. https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/all/

Or, it might be a case of a malicious external program changing a setting or something that "snuck into Firefox" and changed the UserAgent that is being 'broadcast' to websites. See this to fix it. https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/how-reset-default-user-agent-firefox

The System Details to the right of your posting shows that you are using Firefox 14.0.1 which was released on June 5, 2012. The '3-bar' Open Menu button isn't in older versions such as that. It first appeared in Firefox 29.0 on April 29, 2014. The most recent version of Firefox is available here. https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/all/ Or, it might be a case of a malicious external program changing a setting or something that "snuck into Firefox" and changed the UserAgent that is being 'broadcast' to websites. See this to fix it. https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/how-reset-default-user-agent-firefox
jscher2000
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A couple other thoughts:

  • Make sure Firefox is not in full screen view. The F11 key switches between regular and full screen views.
  • Does the problem occurs only from links/buttons that automatically launch a new window? It's possible that some features are missing from new windows opened that way. Try Ctrl+n to launch a new "regular" window or Ctrl+Shift+p to launch a new "private" window and see whether those have a complete toolbar.

Are either of those relevant?

A couple other thoughts: * Make sure Firefox is not in full screen view. The F11 key switches between regular and full screen views. * Does the problem occurs only from links/buttons that automatically launch a new window? It's possible that some features are missing from new windows opened that way. Try Ctrl+n to launch a new "regular" window or Ctrl+Shift+p to launch a new "private" window and see whether those have a complete toolbar. Are either of those relevant?