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How do I regain my address bar and function keys on upper task bar?


There's no place on the Mozilla open page, which opens with Google, to enter an address, to click previous page, to select print option, and the other functions normally there like bookmarks, etc. This started today for no apparent reason.

Additional System Details

This happened

Every time Firefox opened

This started when...

I went to access another web site by opening Firefox.

Installed Plug-ins

  • Adobe PDF Plug-In For Firefox and Netscape "9.3.3"
  • Default Plug-in
  • Shockwave Flash 10.1 r53
  • Network Object Plugin
  • Windows Multimedia Services DRM Store Plug-In
  • Npdsplay dll


  • User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv: Gecko/20100722 Firefox/3.6.8

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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) 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. This would be a good idea if you are missing specific icons on the Navigation Toolbar

""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.


What happened to the File, Edit, and View menus?

Customize navigation buttons like back, home, bookmarks and reload

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

Hope this helps!

(fixed Troubleshoot Firefox issues using Safe Mode link - c)

Modified by cor-el