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My menu bar all of a sudden is hidden how can I access the reset


When I opened FF this morning the menu bar was gone and I have not been able to find the reset WHAT HAPPENED?

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  • Top 10 Contributor
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Right-click a blank spot on the Tab bar, and select Menu Bar.

  • Top 10 Contributor
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You get the orange Firefox menu button when the menu bar is hidden.

  • Firefox menu button > Options
  • View > Toolbars (press F10 to display the menu bar)
  • Right-click empty toolbar area

See also:

You can also check for problems caused by a corrupted localstore.rdf file.

  • Top 10 Contributor
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And for the sake of completeness: if the entire toolbar area is gone and F10 does nothing, you might be in full screen mode. The F11 function key switches between regular and full screen view.

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By the way, what problem do you have that is leading you to want to Reset Firefox? Just in case there is a simpler solution.

If you do use Reset, I recommend you retain the folder on your desktop (Old Firefox Data) for a few weeks in case you discover that something important is missing after your reset.