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How can I get my navigation bar back?


Can't see the toolbars: navigation bar, view, tools, etc

This happened

Just once or twice

== Today when I was trying to change toolbars. I accidentally unchecked menu bar and everything went.

asked and answered, repeatedly - locking due to age

Modified by the-edmeister

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  • -Next Generation Java Plug-in 1.6.0_20 for Mozilla browsers
  • Office Plugin for Netscape Navigator
  • Heppkat Communicator
  • Citrix ICA Client Plugin (Win32)
  • PopCap Games Plugin
  • NPRuntime Script Plug-in Library for Java(TM) Deploy
  • RealPlayer(tm) LiveConnect-Enabled Plug-In
  • RealJukebox Netscape Plugin
  • E-centives Coupon Activator
  • 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"
  • Default Plug-in
  • Shockwave Flash 10.1 r53
  • Adobe Shockwave for Director Netscape plug-in, version 11.5
  • iTunes Detector Plug-in
  • GEPlugin
  • McAfee Virtual Technician plugin for Mozilla (Gecko Version: 1.8b1)
  • 4.0.50524.0
  • Google Updater pluginhttp://pack.google.com/
  • RealPlayer(tm) HTML5VideoShim Plug-In
  • Google Update
  • Java(TM) Platform SE binary
  • Npdsplay dll
  • DRM Store Netscape Plugin
  • DRM Netscape Network Object


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TXGuy 87 solutions 861 answers

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"navigation bar": See Navigation Toolbar below. "view, tools, etc": That's the Menu Bar; see below.

Can't see the Menu Bar (File, Edit, View, History, Bookmarks, Tools, Help)? Turning the Menu Bar on and off is a new feature in version 3.6. (~~red:Linux & OSX see~~: What happened to the File, Edit, and View menus? ) Windows Method 1. Hold down the key and press the following letters in this exact order: V T M then release the key Windows Method 2. Tap once on the F10 key, while the Menu bar is visible, choose "View > Toolbars", click "Menu Bar" so that a check mark is placed next to Menu Bar Windows Method 3. Tap once and release the key. The Menu Bar will be displayed; then choose ~~red:V~~iew > ~~red:T~~oolbars and click on ~~red:M~~enu Bar so that a check mark is placed next to Menu Bar The Menu Bar should now be displayed permanently, unless you turn it off again using View > Toolbars. Check mark = displayed, NO check mark = not displayed. See:


http://kb.mozillazine.org/Toolbar_customization#Restoring_missing_menu_or_other_toolbars Navigation Toolbar, Bookmarks Toolbar and other Toolbars under View > Toolbars. Clicking on one of them will place a check mark (display) or remove the check mark (not displayed). To display the Status Bar, View, then click Status bar to place a check mark (display) or remove the check mark (not displayed). Full Screen mode http://kb.mozillazine.org/Netbooks#Full_screen

Also see: Back and forward or other toolbar buttons are missing Customize navigation buttons like back, home, bookmarks and reload How to customize the toolbar

vj-is-complicated 0 solutions 1 answers

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Hi, Your directions worked like a charm for my XP system.

Thanks alot.

Pleiades 0 solutions 1 answers

I really did not understand the first set of instruction - I am not sure of what key should be held down, but I like the option of clicking F10. It worked the first time that I tried it. I was able learn a new trick easily and quickly. Thank you so much this was very helpful.

glamdring 0 solutions 1 answers

Hit the alt key go to "view">"Toolbars" make sure Navigation Toolbar is checked.

You can use the same method to make sure your "Menu Bar" is activated.

Modified by glamdring