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If the File, Edit and View menus are missing, it is usually because the Menu Bar has been hidden, Firefox is in full screen mode or because the file storing your toolbar information has become corrupt. We'll show you how to fix each of these.
If the File, Edit and View menus are missing, it is usually because Firefox is in full screen mode or it is not the selected application. We'll show you how to fix these.
Here's how to turn off full screen mode so you can see the menu bar again.
Your Mac will always display the menu bar for the program that's currently selected. Look at the name next to the Apple menu in the top left corner of your screen. If it doesn't say "Firefox," click anywhere on the Firefox window to select it again.
If the file storing your toolbar information has become corrupt, you can use the Refresh Firefox feature to restore the default toolbar settings and controls.
I'm working on a Mac OS X 10.7.3, and didn't have a problem with this until recently. When working with Firefox (my preferred browser) 11.0 (I think I installed an update recently, too), the Firefox Menu Toolbar is gone. I tried using this help page on the topic, but there is no "Full Screen Mode" icon available anywhere, which confirms that I'm not in Full Screen Mode. And the Toolbar is still MIA. Other Menu Toolbars appear when using those applications; it's just Firefox's that is gone.
Any ideas? Thanks.
It is strange that we have not noticed this before, but how is a user supposed to be able to reset Firefox using the Help menu, if the Help menu itself is not shown?
that seems explained here?
Sorry, this is just what doesn't work: you have the problem that you don't see the menu bar.
And that's what you're saying to a Linux or Windows XP user: go to the menu bar, select Help and then Troubleshooting.
Sounds a bit impossible...?
Underpass is correct !
maybe it is more helpful to write in location bar about:support and open the Troubleshooting information page.
I am not sure if this is helpful, but I unclicked my menu bar and looked at it with just navigation showing. I then clicked on the Firefox file in the upper left corner; it showed orange in my Firefox 27.0.1.
Clicking on the down-arrow showed a drop-down menu, I found Options on the right side of the listings which is located above the Help. From options I clicked on menu bar.
Please let me know if I'm missing the point.
Hello, the problem is that in Linux (and Windows XP) the Firefox button is not shown by default. So they happen to have only the menu bar to access the configuration options.
So, if a Linux user have this problem, we cannot say "click on the Help menu to access the Troubleshooting page", since the menu bar is missing.
I hope it is clear :)
Thanks for bringing this up, Underpass. I don't see this issue on my devices.
For Windows XP, we've noted in the article that if users don't see the menu bar, they can press the Alt button to see it temporarily.
For Linux, when I click at the top of the screen, the file menu appears.
Is there something else that I'm not understanding?
(Edited right after posting the original: I don't see this issue for Linux or Windows after all.}