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How to restore menu bar and address bar when they are all closed

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How to restore menu bar and address bar when they are all closed

My Firebox browser had all of it's menu bars, address bars, and toolbars closed (to make room for a web screen on a Netbook). I am now left with the Tab area... and the title bar... but *nothing* else.

While in this state, I can't find any area of the interface where I can right click to "recheck" any of my bars... menu, address, or toolbars.

Is there a Windows registry setting that could get me started? Or perhaps a key click combination to enable any of those functions?

Right now I'm stuck with no ability to navigate to another site, or do anything other than open more tabs.  :-)

Help! Thank you!

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Support Forum Moderator

Re: How to restore menu bar and address bar when they are all closed

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Re: How to restore menu bar and address bar when they are all closed

Menu Bar (File, Edit, View, History, Bookmarks, Tools, Help)

Press ALT V T M (CTRL V T M on Macs) on your keyboard. This should restore the menu bar (Firefox 3.6) You can also restore the menu bar by pressing Alt and going to View | Toolbars | Menu bar

Navigation Toolbar

Press Alt V T N (CTRL V T N on Macs) on your keyboard. You can also restore the Nav. Toolbar by going to View | Toolbars | Navigation Toolbar

Other toolbars

View | Toolbars | Select the desired Toolbar

Links:

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

Customize Firefox controls, buttons and toolbars

Navigation buttons like back, home, bookmarks and reload are missing

Hope this helps!

Shooting Star Contributor

Re: How to restore menu bar and address bar when they are all closed

Menu Bar (File, Edit, View, History, Bookmarks, Tools, Help) , see:
http://support.mozilla.com/en-US/kb/Menu+bar+is+missing
Navigation Toolbar (Back/forward, Refresh...Home, URL/Location Bar, Search Bar): Do one of the following

  1. click View > Toolbars, click on "Navigation Toolbar" to place a check mark, OR#right-click the Menu Bar, click "Navigation Toolbar" to place a check mark. See:

Bookmarks Toolbar: Same procedure as Navigation Bar except click "Bookmarks Toolbar".
Status Bar: click View, click Status Bar to place a check mark
Full Screen Mode: If you have no Toolbars or Tab Bar: Press F11 (F11 is an on/off toggle). See: http://kb.mozillazine.org/Netbooks#Full_screen

Also see: http://kb.mozillazine.org/Toolbar_customization_-_Firefox#Restoring_missing_menu_or_other_toolbars

New Contributor

Re: How to restore menu bar and address bar when they are all closed

Problem is... the Menu is missing too... in addition to all the toolbars or the navigation bar... only the Window Title bar and the tabs area remains.

I'm trying that ALT V T M thing mentioned.... we'll see.  :-/

Thank you!

Prairie Nyx

New Contributor

Re: How to restore menu bar and address bar when they are all closed

Using F10 was the key!! I could toggle the Menu Bar and then restore everything else with right-clicks....

Thank you!

Prairie Nyx

New Contributor

Re: How to restore menu bar and address bar when they are all closed

Hit the Alt key (Cmd for Mac) to show the Menu bar, then open View > Toolbars and select Menu bar, so it has a check-mark.

New Contributor

Re: How to restore menu bar and address bar when they are all closed

My menu bar reappeared when I right clicked on the home picture to the left of the address bar and clicked on menu bar.

New Contributor

Re: How to restore menu bar and address bar when they are all closed

that solution was really fast and a quick fix. that's why I like Mozilla.

New Contributor

Re: How to restore menu bar and address bar when they are all closed

THANK YOU !!!!! THANK YOU !!!! & thank you !!!!!