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I have lost the task bar/start menu, how do I get them back? I have tried uninstalling and reinstalling without success, the other user on my computer does not have this problem.

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I have lost the task bar/start menu, how do I get them back? I have tried uninstalling and reinstalling without success, the other user on my computer does not have this problem.

Yesterday, I went to the site for levno computers, using my web access for my work email. I opened the page to view the outlet items and was never able to get back out of it. Finally used ctrl,alt,delete and ended the task. After that the this is what my task bar looks like, I cannot resize or exit using tabs at the top or bottom they are not showing, nor is start showing in the lower left hand corner where I like it. I tried uninstalling and reinstalling that did not help.

This happened

Every time Firefox opened

== July 9, 2010

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Re: I have lost the task bar/start menu, how do I get them back? I have tried uninstalling and reinstalling without success, the other user on my computer does not have this problem.

Hello Sher.

If you're talking about the menu bar, press ALT or F10 in your keyboard to make the Menu Bar temporarily visible. If you want it to be permanently visible, go into View > Toolbars > Menu Bar, or right-click the Navigation Toolbar (the Reload button, for example) and select Menu Bar.

If this doesn't help, right-click the navigation toolbar, select Customize... and click Restore Default Set. If it doesn't appear right away, try pressing ALT or F10. You can go into View > Toolbars > Menu Bar to make it permanently visible, or right-click the Navigation Toolbar and select Menu Bar.

If none of this helps, you may be having a problem with some Firefox add-on that is hindering your Firefox's normal behavior. Try disabling all add-ons (just to check), to see if Firefox goes back to normal.

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Shooting Star Contributor

Re: I have lost the task bar/start menu, how do I get them back? I have tried uninstalling and reinstalling without success, the other user on my computer does not have this problem.

Hello Sher.

If you're talking about the menu bar, press ALT or F10 in your keyboard to make the Menu Bar temporarily visible. If you want it to be permanently visible, go into View > Toolbars > Menu Bar, or right-click the Navigation Toolbar (the Reload button, for example) and select Menu Bar.

If this doesn't help, right-click the navigation toolbar, select Customize... and click Restore Default Set. If it doesn't appear right away, try pressing ALT or F10. You can go into View > Toolbars > Menu Bar to make it permanently visible, or right-click the Navigation Toolbar and select Menu Bar.

If none of this helps, you may be having a problem with some Firefox add-on that is hindering your Firefox's normal behavior. Try disabling all add-ons (just to check), to see if Firefox goes back to normal.

New Contributor

Re: I have lost the task bar/start menu, how do I get them back? I have tried uninstalling and reinstalling without success, the other user on my computer does not have this problem.

My question did not relate to the menu bar. I've lost the task bar at the bottom, where the start button is located at the left and the tray is located at the right. The task bar that I'm talking about is located between the start button and the tray. It's all there when I'm working off line but when I open a web page it all disappears, everything, start button, task bar and tray. How can I get it all back?

New Contributor

Re: I have lost the task bar/start menu, how do I get them back? I have tried uninstalling and reinstalling without success, the other user on my computer does not have this problem.

My task bar was ok while off line but web pages obscured it. It took a long time searching places like this and Yahoo Answers but I finally found it myself. Right click the task bar when off line. Choose properties, a "Task bar and menu properties" dialogue box will pop up. Check the "Keep the task bar on top of other windows" check box. I also checked "Lock the task bar" just for good measure. I don't think that was necessary. I hope that this helps. It was driving me crazy.

New Contributor

Re: I have lost the task bar/start menu, how do I get them back? I have tried uninstalling and reinstalling without success, the other user on my computer does not have this problem.

My tool bar/ task bar at the top with all the file help bookmarks etc is completely gone and I don't know how to get it back. The bottom one is gone as well with all the icons.