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The tool bars are gone, including the tools, view , search and url bars

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I wanted full screen so I checked? or unchecked some of the bars by rt. clicking the top blue bar, to give me more space on the screen, I thought if you clicked the top blue bar the options to restore the search bar and tool bar would be there. They weren't! There now is no way to restore the url, search and tool bars.

This happened

Every time Firefox opened

== july 16, 2010

I wanted full screen so I checked? or unchecked some of the bars by rt. clicking the top blue bar, to give me more space on the screen, I thought if you clicked the top blue bar the options to restore the search bar and tool bar would be there. They weren't! There now is no way to restore the url, search and tool bars. == This happened == Every time Firefox opened == july 16, 2010

Additional System Details

Installed Plug-ins

  • -DjVu Plug-In(external version 6.1.1.1574)
  • Adobe PDF Plug-In For Firefox and Netscape
  • Java(TM) Platform SE binary
  • AlternaTIFF v1.9.2
  • Default Plug-in
  • ActiveTouch General Plugin Container Version 103
  • Shockwave Flash 10.1 r53
  • 4.0.50524.0
  • 6.0.11.847
  • RealPlayer(tm) LiveConnect-Enabled Plug-In
  • RealJukebox Netscape Plugin
  • Google Update
  • Java Plug-in 1.6.0_13 for Netscape Navigator (DLL Helper)
  • The QuickTime Plugin allows you to view a wide variety of multimedia content in Web pages. For more information, visit the QuickTime Web site.
  • Npdsplay dll
  • DRM Store Netscape Plugin
  • DRM Netscape Network Object

Application

  • User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.9.2.3) Gecko/20100401 Firefox/3.6.3

More Information

There is no way to navigate, sorry. Troubleshooting only refers to the tool bar which is hidden.

TXGuy 87 solutions 861 answers

Suggestion: When you temporarily need more viewing space, try Full Screen Mode (F11)--see below; Tap F11 one time, Title Bar/Menu Bar/Toolbars/Tabs "slide" off the top of the screen, Tap F11 one time again, they re-appear.

Can't see the Menu Bar (File, Edit, View, History, Bookmarks, Tools, Help)? Turning the Menu Bar on and off is a new feature in version 3.6. (~~red:Linux & OSX see~~: Restore the Menu bar in Firefox ) Windows Method 1. Hold down the key and press the following letters in this exact order: V T M then release the key Windows Method 2. Tap the F10 key, while the Menu bar is visible, choose "View > Toolbars", click "Menu Bar" so that a check mark is placed next to Menu Bar Windows Method 3. Tap and release the key. The Menu Bar will be displayed; then choose ~~red:V~~iew > ~~red:T~~oolbars and click on ~~red:M~~enu Bar so that a check mark is placed next to Menu Bar The Menu Bar should now be displayed permanently, unless you turn it off again using View > Toolbars. Check mark = displayed, NO check mark = not displayed. See:

http://support.mozilla.com/en-US/kb/Menu+bar+is+missing

http://kb.mozillazine.org/Toolbar_customization#Restoring_missing_menu_or_other_toolbars Navigation Toolbar, Bookmarks Toolbar and other Toolbars under View > Toolbars. Clicking on one of them will place a check mark (display) or remove the check mark (not displayed). To display the Status Bar, View, then click Status bar to place a check mark (display) or remove the check mark (not displayed). Full Screen mode http://kb.mozillazine.org/Netbooks#Full_screen

Also see: Back and forward or other toolbar buttons are missing Customize Firefox controls, buttons and toolbars How to customize the toolbar


Other Issues: ~~red:You have installed plug-ins with known security issues. You should update them immediately.~~

Update Java: your ver. 1.6.0.~~red:13~~; current ver. 1.6.0.20 (important security update 04-15-2010) (Firefox 3.6 and above requires Java 1.6.0.10 or higher; see: http://support.mozilla.com/en-US/kb/Java-related+issues#Java_does_not_work_in_Firefox_3_6 ) (Windows users: Do the manual update; very easy.) ~~red:Check your version here~~: http://www.mozilla.com/en-US/plugincheck/ See: Updating Java Do the update with Firefox closed.

You ~~red:MAY~~ need to Update Adobe Reader for Firefox (aka Adobe PDF Plug-In For Firefox): your ver. N/A; current ver. 9.3.3 (important security update release 06-29-2010; see: http://www.adobe.com/support/security/bulletins/apsb10-15.html) ~~red:Check your version here~~: http://www.mozilla.com/en-US/plugincheck/ See: http://support.mozilla.com/en-US/kb/Using+the+Adobe+Reader+plugin+with+Firefox#Installing_and_updating_Adobe_Reader You may be able to update from the Adobe Reader installed on your system instead of going to the Adobe site and downloading. Open the Adobe Reader installed on your system (in Windows, Start > Program Files, find and click Adobe Reader to open), click Help, click Check for Updates. If you go to the Adobe site to download the current Adobe Reader: -use Firefox to download and SAVE to your hard drive (save to Desktop for easy access) ~~red:-See the images at the bottom left of this post to see the steps to take on the Adobe site~~ -exit Firefox (File > Exit) -In Windows: check to see that Firefox is completely closed (Ctrl+Alt+Del, choose Task Manager, click Processes tab, if "firefox.exe" is on the list, right-click "firefox.exe" and choose End process, close the Task Manager window) -double-click on the Adobe Reader installer you just downloaded to install/update Adobe Reader

Suggestion: When you '''''temporarily''''' need more viewing space, try Full Screen Mode (F11)--see below; Tap F11 one time, Title Bar/Menu Bar/Toolbars/Tabs "slide" off the top of the screen, Tap F11 one time again, they re-appear. <u>'''Can't see the Menu Bar'''</u> (File, Edit, View, History, Bookmarks, Tools, Help)? Turning the Menu Bar on and off is a new feature in version 3.6. ''(~~red:Linux & OSX see~~: [[Menu bar is missing]] )'' <u>''Windows'' Method 1.</u> '''''Hold down''''' the key and press the following letters in this exact order: V T M then release the key <u>''Windows'' Method 2.</u> Tap the F10 key, while the Menu bar is visible, choose "View > Toolbars", click "Menu Bar" so that a check mark is placed next to Menu Bar <u>''Windows'' Method 3.</u> Tap and release the key. The Menu Bar will be displayed; then choose ~~red:V~~iew > ~~red:T~~oolbars and click on ~~red:M~~enu Bar so that a check mark is placed next to Menu Bar The Menu Bar should now be displayed permanently, unless you turn it off again using View > Toolbars. Check mark = displayed, NO check mark = not displayed. See: http://support.mozilla.com/en-US/kb/Menu+bar+is+missing http://kb.mozillazine.org/Toolbar_customization#Restoring_missing_menu_or_other_toolbars <u>'''Navigation Toolbar, Bookmarks Toolbar and other Toolbars'''</u> under View > Toolbars. Clicking on one of them will place a check mark (display) or remove the check mark (not displayed). <u>'''To display the Status Bar'''</u>, View, then click Status bar to place a check mark (display) or remove the check mark (not displayed). <u>'''Full Screen mode'''</u> http://kb.mozillazine.org/Netbooks#Full_screen Also see: ''' [[Back and forward or other toolbar buttons are missing]]''' '''[[Navigation Toolbar items]]''' '''[http://support.mozilla.com/en-US/kb/How+to+customize+the+toolbar How to customize the toolbar]''' --------------------------------- <u>'''''Other Issues'''''</u>: ~~red:You have installed plug-ins with known security issues. You should update them immediately.~~ <u>'''Update Java'''</u>: your ver. 1.6.0.~~red:13~~; current ver. 1.6.0.20 (<u>important security update 04-15-2010</u>) (Firefox 3.6 and above requires Java 1.6.0.10 or higher; see: http://support.mozilla.com/en-US/kb/Java-related+issues#Java_does_not_work_in_Firefox_3_6 ) ''(Windows users: Do the manual update; very easy.)'' ~~red:Check your version here~~: http://www.mozilla.com/en-US/plugincheck/ See: '''[http://support.mozilla.com/en-US/kb/Using+the+Java+plugin+with+Firefox#Updates Updating Java]''' Do the update with Firefox closed. <u>'''You'''</u> ~~red:<u>'''MAY'''</u>~~ <u>'''need to Update Adobe Reader for Firefox (aka Adobe PDF Plug-In For Firefox)'''</u>: your ver. N/A; current ver. 9.3.3 (important security update release 06-29-2010; see: http://www.adobe.com/support/security/bulletins/apsb10-15.html) ~~red:Check your version here~~: http://www.mozilla.com/en-US/plugincheck/ See: http://support.mozilla.com/en-US/kb/Using+the+Adobe+Reader+plugin+with+Firefox#Installing_and_updating_Adobe_Reader ''<u>You may be able to update from the Adobe Reader installed on your system</u>'' instead of going to the Adobe site and downloading. Open the Adobe Reader installed on your system (''in Windows, Start > Program Files, find and click Adobe Reader to open''), click Help, click Check for Updates. ''<u>If you go to the Adobe site to download the current Adobe Reader:</u>'' -'''<u>use Firefox to download</u>''' and <u>'''SAVE to your hard drive'''</u> (save to Desktop for easy access) ~~red:-See the images at the bottom left of this post to see the steps to take on the Adobe site~~ -exit Firefox (File > Exit) -In Windows: check to see that Firefox is completely closed (''Ctrl+Alt+Del, choose Task Manager, click Processes tab, if "firefox.exe" is on the list, right-click "firefox.exe" and choose End process, close the Task Manager window'') -double-click on the Adobe Reader installer you just downloaded to install/update Adobe Reader *<u>'''NOTE: On Vista and Windows 7'''</u> you may need to run the plugin installer as Administrator by starting the installer via the right-click context menu if you do not get an UAC prompt to ask for permission to continue (i.e nothing seems to happen). See this: http://vistasupport.mvps.org/run_as_administrator.htm *'''<u>NOTE for IE:</u>''' Firefox and most other browsers use a Plugin. IE uses an ActiveX version. To install/update the IE ActiveX version, same instructions as above, except use IE to download the ActiveX installer. See: [[ActiveX]] *Also see: http://kb.mozillazine.org/Adobe_Reader ~~red:'''''AND'''''~~ [[How do I edit options to add Adobe to the list of allowed sites]]