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Moving Menu Bar in IE7 to the Top


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Fenor

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When I installed Internet Explorer 7 just a short while ago, I noticed something very annoying. For one, the Menu Bar wasn't even visible by default, but that was changed by a simple VIEW-->TOOLBARS and clicking on MENU BAR. After I did that, the real annoyance began. The Address Bar was ABOVE the Menu Bar and you couldn't change it even if you unlocked the Toolbars and tried to move the Address Bar down manually.

I quickly did some research on this, and found out that this can be changed. :blink: To make the Menu Bar appear at the top, you have to do the following:
  • Close Internet Explorer.
  • Go to START-->RUN and type regedit to open the Registry Editor.
  • Naviage to the Key HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Toolbar\WebBrowser.
  • In the white area to the right, right-click and select NEW-->DWORD and label this new entry ITBar7Position and hit ENTER.
  • Double-click the ITBar7Position entry you just created to open it's properties window and change the value from 0 to 1.
  • Close the registry editor.
  • Open Internet Explorer 7 and you will now see the Menu Bar at the top.
MISSION ACCOMPLISHED! :whistling:

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Edited by Fenor, 10 January 2007 - 05:09 AM.

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:whistling: Thanks, Fenor! Just filed that away in my notes!

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Whatever can go wrong, will go wrong, and is almost always caused by NIS


Awww...c'mon...NIS isn't that bad.... :whistling:



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Thanks Fenor. I just installed IE7 on my new socket 939 computer that I built myself. I will try it out there for a while and then decide if I want to update my trusty socket 754 (the one I am using most of the time). Just like you, I didn't like the menu bar position. Thanks for this fix!
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this doesnt work with vista, any ideas on how to? Thanks
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Worked fine for me in Vista. Just did it. Make sure you are using DWORD and NOT QWORD.

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THE FOLLOWING IS ONLY TO BE USED ON THE WINDOWS VISTA OPERATING SYSTEM!!

You can download the registry entry for the fix from HERE. Just right-click the link and choose SAVE AS or SAVE TARGET AS and save it to your desktop. Once downloaded, double-click the file on your desktop and click YES to the warrning about are you sure you want to merge the following with the registry. Once it's done, open up IE7 and it will work fine.

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Edited by Fenor, 05 March 2007 - 07:43 PM.

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Ok and what if I wish to change the entry I made back?
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I don't know what you did, whether you created the wrong type of entry, put it in the wrong location, misspelled it, etc... All I can say is that you undo what you last did.

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I don't know what you did, whether you created the wrong type of entry, put it in the wrong location, misspelled it, etc... All I can say is that you undo what you last did.

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Oh no, I done nothing wrong, Im just saying what if I wish to change it back in the future? how do I undo the setting?
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All you'd have to do is go back into the registry editor and delete the ITBar7Position entry you added. Just a simple right-click and DELETE and close the registry editor and you're all changed back. Of course, make sure you don't have any IE7 windows open when making the change. :whistling:
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Awesome tip, thanks Fenor! Of course, I use Firefox most often, but I did always wonder about that...

Cheers!
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Awesome. Do you know how to put the file menu where it should be in Windows Live Mail?
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