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My icons for home, refresh, go forward/back are missing, how do I recover them


I had icons for home, refresh, go-back/forward, etc. on my toolbar. When I added the firefox toolbar, they moved around and then just disappeared. I think it happened when I pressed the alt button to get to my edit menu. I want the file, edit, etc. to stay visible at all times.

This happened

Not sure how often

== about two weeks ago

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  • -The QuickTime Plugin allows you to view a wide variety of multimedia content in Web pages. For more information, visit the QuickTime Web site.
  • Adobe PDF Plug-In For Firefox and Netscape "9.3.3"
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  • Shockwave Flash 10.1 r53
  • Adobe Shockwave for Director Netscape plug-in, version 11.5
  • iTunes Detector Plug-in
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  • Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) plug-in for Mozilla browsers
  • Rhapsody Player Engine Plugin
  • Java Plug-in 1.6.0 for Netscape Navigator (DLL Helper)


  • User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 6.0; en-US; rv: Gecko/20100625 Firefox/3.6.6 ( .NET CLR 3.5.30729; .NET4.0C)

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Helpful Reply

Menu Bar (File, Edit, View, History, Bookmarks, Tools, Help)

Press ALT+ V T M (CTRL+V T M on Macs) on your keyboard. This should restore the menu bar (Firefox 3.6)

Other toolbars

View|Toolbars|Select the desired Toolbar

Other steps to try

Try restoring the default set by going to View|Toolbars|Customize| Restore Default Set. This will put the toolbars back in the default place

Safe Mode

You May need to reset toolbars and controls via Troubleshoot Firefox issues using Safe Mode Make sure you completely close Firefox first. When you get to the Safe Mode window, select Reset toolbars and controls and then Make Changes and Restart.

Hope this helps!