Internet Explorer 10

You may have noticed that Internet Explorer doesn’t show Menu bar by default and even Beta of IE9 was missing Menu bar option from Toolbars context menu. It was a bug and has been fixed in Internet Explorer 9 RC.

You can enable Menu bar by walking through these simple steps:
How To:
Method 1:

  1. Run Internet Explorer and Right click on empty area next to tabs.
  2. In Toolbars context menu, click on Menu bar to enable/show Menu bar.
  3. Besides you can press ALT key to show menu bar for a while until you click anywhere or do something.

Method 2:

  1. First of all, close all Internet Explorer instances (running processes)
  2. Run Registry Editor and go to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\MINIE
  3. In right side pane, Create or modify a DWORD value called AlwaysShowMenus and set it to 1.

Applies To:

  • Internet Explorer 9 RC
  • Internet Explorer 9 Beta

One response to “How to enable/show Menu bar in Internet Explorer 9”

  1. Anna Martin Avatar
    Anna Martin

    Well i tried this little trick and nothing happens when i right click on the right of the tabs. I am also in IT so do you want to help me out here. Trying to learn this Windows 7 IE9 as quickly as possible. I hate change, why did i ever get into this field. And so do most users i will have you know. Why cant they just leave well enough alone???? I think it is just to irritate the common everyday worker/user. Believe it or not, I feel for them.

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