Microsoft Fix it Solution to move standard toolbar location in Internet Explorer is Live!

clip_image002How do I move the Standard toolbar to a location that is above the Address bar in Internet Explorer 7 or Internet Explorer 8?

We just released another Fix it Knowledge Base (KB) article. This Fix it addresses the following scenario:

In Windows Internet Explorer 7 and Windows Internet Explorer 8.0, you can press a keyboard combination, such as ALT+F, to open a menu on the Standard toolbar. When you do this, the Standard toolbar appears under the Address bar. However, you may want the Standard toolbar to appear above the Address bar.

Comments (16)

  1. Anonymous says:

    I did not find a answer as to how to make the menu bar complete with the word "File" in it.  This makes working with IE8 hard if not impossible to use.  How do I fix this apparent problem?

  2. williamslape says:

    please help have done everything its ben verfying for a while know the wizerd has not came up yet to help me with this thank you for your time on this matter

  3. Si says:

    Thanks, this worked great.

    I was wondering if there was a similar fix to put the "Command Bar" above the Address bar as well?

  4. 700m User says:

    This worked out just fine. However, do you all have a similiar fix to change the location/position of the "command bar" and or "favorites bar" too? I think that’d be better.

  5. Dave Gallagher says:

    These fix-it tools are wonderful.  Thank you Microsoft for providing your customers and users with a very useful excellent set of fix and recovery tools.

  6. Doc Hill says:

    Where is a button on any new style toolbar that says 'File' ?  It is often necessary, but never there.

  7. TJ says:

    My email is all messed up?

    Can you help me?

  8. Elaine says:

    Unable to view e-mail after pressing "View Entire Inbox".  Error Report C:DOCUME~1ElaineLOCALS~1TempWERf3d1.dir00iexplore.exe.mdmp


  9. Christine says:

    cant get internet up my browser comes up i then went through ninemsn and got it would like to know why or how to fix thank you

  10. Willis Walthuis says:

    I have a message that appears on the internet page once I get on and it won't let me go any further, and I have to task manager to turn the page down or off, what can I do to correct this?

  11. jJean says:

    I am just trying to get on line!  what is wrong?



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  14. says:

    I’m trying to download ie8 an everytime it says my system won’t support it?

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