ARCHIVED: In Internet Explorer for Windows, what can I do if the buttons and toolbars are missing?
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Internet Explorer 8.0 and higher
By default, Internet Explorer displays the menu
bar. It also offers a Full Screen view that you can turn on and off
If certain toolbars are not displayed, click
View in Internet Explorer 9), then
then select the toolbar you want to display.
Internet Explorer 7.0
Internet Explorer 7.0 offers a Full Screen view that
you can turn on and off using the
F11 key. While
operating in Full Screen view, bring the mouse cursor to the top of
the screen and your entire set of toolbars will appear.
If the toolbars don't display, they may be hidden. To check the
status of your toolbars, click
Tools and select the
The menu bar is hidden by default in Internet Explorer 7.0. To display it,
Note: You cannot choose to hide or unhide the Address Bar in Internet Explorer 7.0 as you could in previous versions.
Kiosk mode (any version)
If the above suggestions do not work, you are most likely in Kiosk
mode; if so, you won't see the small toolbar when you move your mouse
cursor to the top of the screen. Publicly accessible computers (e.g.,
those in public libraries) are often set up to launch Internet
Explorer only in Kiosk mode; if so, the average user may not have the
administrative privileges to undo or prevent Internet Explorer from
launching in Kiosk mode. In this case, the only way to close Internet
Explorer is to press
Last modified on November 13, 2012.