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16-Jul-2007, 09:59 PM #1
Solved: Can't bring up I.E. 7 menu (File, Edit, View, etc)
Hello. I know how to bring up the I.E. 7 menu (File, Edit, View, etc) but I'm unable to. Actually, the situation is a little more complicated. I have three Windows users on my computer. (Windows XP.) One user can bring up the menu, the other two cannot. For the two users that can't, the MENU BAR option under TOOLS is checked even though the menu is not visible. And I cannot uncheck the menu bar option. It remains checked no matter how many times I try to check or uncheck it. Also, pressing the ALT key fails to bring up the menu temporarily.

I changed the two users without the I.E. menu from Standard Windows users to Administrator. This made no difference.

I am up to date with Windows Updates and anti-virus protection.

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16-Jul-2007, 11:00 PM #2
after you have opened I.E. 7 just hit alt and they will appear
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16-Jul-2007, 11:06 PM #3
What operating system?
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Operating system: Windows XP home with current updates.

Pressing the ALT key doesn't work. Nothing happens. And, as I wrote, under "Tools" the "Menu Bar" option is checked, even though the menu is not visible. And I cannot uncheck the menu option--it stays checked all the time.
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17-Jul-2007, 01:38 AM #6
Toolbar Fix did not work. (Neat program, though.) I suspect it only addresses the Toolbar and not the Menu bar.

Next I uninstalled, then reinstalled I.E.7. That didn't even work. It seems, though, that the uninstall is not a complete uninstall. For instance, my home pages automatically returned. It seems that the "screw up" was saved along with some of the settings.
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17-Jul-2007, 02:05 AM #7
Try unchecking LOCK THE TOOLBARS
also try right clicking just to the left of READ MAIL and check off that same LOCK THE TOOLBARS and do check the meny bar
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17-Jul-2007, 11:04 AM #8
See if Toolbar Cop finds any toolbars or BHO's you don't want or need.
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regarding advice to "Try unchecking LOCK THE TOOLBARS."
This option was not checked in the first place. I checked it, unchecked it, etc. This had no effect on the Menu bar.
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