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Accidentally removed address bar/back-forward/bookmarks/tools/help area/bar. Help!

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I accidentally removed my address bar/file/history/tools/etc., line on the top of my screen-I did this while removing extra toolbars-I don't know where to find it or how to get it back. I did a system restore, but that didn't bring it back. I don't know what to do! I had no idea that could be removed! I have little technical knowledge & have done everything I can think of to find it or bring it back.

I accidentally removed my address bar/file/history/tools/etc., line on the top of my screen-I did this while removing extra toolbars-I don't know where to find it or how to get it back. I did a system restore, but that didn't bring it back. I don't know what to do! I had no idea that could be removed! I have little technical knowledge & have done everything I can think of to find it or bring it back.

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In Firefox 3.6 and later on Windows you can hide the "Menu Bar" via "View > Toolbars" or via the right-click context menu on a toolbar.

Press F10 or press and hold the Alt key down to bring up the "Menu Bar" temporarily.

Go to "View > Toolbars" or right-click the "Menu Bar" or press Alt+V T to select which toolbars to show or hide (click on an entry to toggle the state).

See also What happened to the File, Edit, and View menus? and http://kb.mozillazine.org/Toolbar_customization

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Just once or twice

This started when...

I removed one too many extra toolbars!

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Question owner

Also, the forward/back arrows, favorites, bookmarks, etc., are gone as well.

Also, the forward/back arrows, favorites, bookmarks, etc., are gone as well.
cor-el
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In Firefox 3.6 and later on Windows you can hide the "Menu Bar" via "View > Toolbars" or via the right-click context menu on a toolbar.

Press F10 or press and hold the Alt key down to bring up the "Menu Bar" temporarily.

Go to "View > Toolbars" or right-click the "Menu Bar" or press Alt+V T to select which toolbars to show or hide (click on an entry to toggle the state).

See also What happened to the File, Edit, and View menus? and http://kb.mozillazine.org/Toolbar_customization

In Firefox 3.6 and later on Windows you can hide the "Menu Bar" via "View > Toolbars" or via the right-click context menu on a toolbar. Press F10 or press and hold the Alt key down to bring up the "Menu Bar" temporarily. Go to "View > Toolbars" or right-click the "Menu Bar" or press Alt+V T to select which toolbars to show or hide (click on an entry to toggle the state). See also [[Menu bar is missing]] and http://kb.mozillazine.org/Toolbar_customization

Question owner

cor-el, THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!!!!! Totally fixed the problem!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Have a wonderful weekend! THANK YOU!!! :)

cor-el, THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!!!!! Totally fixed the problem!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Have a wonderful weekend! THANK YOU!!! :)
cor-el
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You're welcome

You're welcome
Bob 0 solutions 1 answers

WORKED PERFECTLY! Thanks! This after almost 1 hour with computer tech help line. Just followed instructions. Also had to fill check box for directional for page.

Problem was getting tool bar and directional icons back after somehow blocking them. My question was, "toolbar gone".

You guys are good!

Bob

WORKED PERFECTLY! Thanks! This after almost 1 hour with computer tech help line. Just followed instructions. Also had to fill check box for directional for page. Problem was getting tool bar and directional icons back after somehow blocking them. My question was, "toolbar gone". You guys are good! Bob