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How do I un-hide the toolbars? There's no option to show toolbars like the links to my bookmarks or inputting web addresses.

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I accidently hid my toolbars responsible for my bookmarked favorites and the toolbar responsible to type web addresses in. I cannot find an option to un-hide the toolbars.

This happened

Every time Firefox opened

when I accidently hid the toolbars.

User Agent

Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 8.0; Windows NT 5.1; Trident/4.0; .NET CLR 1.1.4322; .NET CLR 2.0.50727; .NET CLR 3.0.04506.30; .NET CLR 3.0.4506.2152; .NET CLR 3.5.30729)

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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) You can also restore the menu bar by pressing Alt and going to View | Toolbars | Menu bar

Navigation Toolbar

Press Alt V T N (CTRL V T N on Macs) on your keyboard.

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. You should do this if you are missing specific icons on the Navigation Toolbar

Safe Mode

You May need to reset toolbars and controls via Diagnose Firefox issues using Troubleshoot 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.


Restore the Menu bar in Firefox

Customize Firefox controls, buttons and toolbars

Navigation buttons like back, home, bookmarks and reload are missing

Hope this helps!

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Hello Michael.

I don't know if made the Menu Bar hidden. If you did, press ALT or F10 in your keyboard to make the Menu Bar temporarily visible. If you want it to be permanently visible, go into View > Toolbars > Menu Bar, or right-click the Navigation Toolbar (the Reload button, for example) and select Menu Bar.

If this doesn't help, right-click the navigation toolbar, select Customize... and click Restore Default Set. If it doesn't appear right away, try pressing ALT or F10. You can go into View > Toolbars > Menu Bar to make it permanently visible, or right-click the Navigation Toolbar and select Menu Bar.

If none of this helps, you may be having a problem with some Firefox add-on that is hindering your Firefox's normal behavior. Try disabling all add-ons (just to check), to see if Firefox goes back to normal.

To see the other toolbars, you can select them at View > Toolbars.