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I somehow lost the entire bars at the top of the browser that show the "file, edit", etc . options, along with the bar that has the current web address, bookmarks, home, undo, etc. How do I get these toolbars back?


I can still open my homepage (Google), and the browser will find things from there, but that's the only way that I can navigate around. I downloaded and reinstalled the latest version of Firefox, but it still opens with the same problem, even after restarting the computer. The only tool bar that I have at the top is the one with my tabbed bookmarks.

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

Morbus 134 solutions 2338 answers

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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.

bbabylucky1972 0 solutions 1 answers

Thank you sooooo much I was lost without that toolbar!!!!!!!!!!!!

privateeyes4u 0 solutions 1 answers

Thank you so much for sharing your information . I thought I was going to loose the rest of my hair . Thanks again

black_seaweed 0 solutions 2 answers

thank you so much! I though I could never fix it!!!! Thanks again!!!