How to Turn the Command Bar On or Off in IE7 and IE8

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This will show you how to turn the Command Bar on or off in IE7 and IE8 in Vista and Windows 7. These are the toolbar buttons to the right of the tabs.

EXAMPLE: IE7 and IE8 Command Bar Turned On and Off
Internet Explorer Command Bar - Remove or Restore-ie_command_bar_default.jpgInternet Explorer Command Bar - Remove or Restore-ie_command_bar_removed.jpg



OPTION ONE

Turn Command Bar On or Off in IE7




METHOD ONE

Using a REG File Download

1. To Turn On the Command Bar
A) Click on the Download button below to download the file below.
Restore_IE7_Command_Bar.reg

download
B) Go to step 3.
2. To Turn Off the Command Bar
A) Click on the Download button below to download the
Remove_IE7_Command_Bar.reg file.

download
3. Click on Save, and save the .reg file to the Desktop.

4. Right click on the downloaded .reg file and click on Merge.

5. Click on Run, Continue (UAC-Vista) or Yes (Windows 7), Yes, and then OK when prompted.

6. When done, you can delete the downloaded .reg file if you like.

7. Close and reopen Internet Explorer to see the changes.



METHOD TWO

Manually in Registry Editor
1. Open the Start Menu, then type regedit in the search box and press Enter.

2. If prompted by UAC, then click on Continue (Vista) or Yes (Windows 7).

3. In regedit, go to: (See screenshot below)
NOTE: If you do not have CommandBar in the left pane, then right click on Internet Explorer and click on New and Key. Type CommandBar and press Enter.

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\CommandBar

Internet Explorer Command Bar - Remove or Restore-reg1.jpg
4. To Turn Off the Command Bar
A) In the right pane, right click on a empty area and click on New and DWORD (32-bit) Value. (See screenshot above)

B) Type Enable and press Enter. (See screenshot below)
NOTE: If you already have Enable, then make sure it is set to 0 (number zero) by right clicking on Enable, click on Modify, type 0, and click OK.

C) Go to step 6.
Internet Explorer Command Bar - Remove or Restore-reg2.jpg
5. To Turn On the Command Bar
A) Right click on Enable and click Delete. (See screenshot above)

B) Click on Yes to confirm the deletion.
6. Close Regedit.

7. Close and reopen Internet Explorer to see the changes.




OPTION TWO

Turn Command Bar On or Off in IE8

[option="METHOD ONE"]From Inside Internet Explorer 8[/table]
1. Open Internet Explorer 8.

2. Right click on a empty space on the menu bar.

3. To Turn Off the Command Bar
A) Click on Command Bar to uncheck it. (See screenshot below step 4)
4. To Turn Off the Command Bar
A) Click on Command Bar to check it.
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METHOD TWO

Using a REG File Download

1. To Turn On the Command Bar
A) Click on the Download button below to download the file below.
TurnOn_IE8_Command_Bar.reg

download
B) Go to step 3.
2. To Turn Off the Command Bar
A) Click on the Download button below to download the file below.
TurnOff_IE8_Command_Bar.reg

download
3. Click on Save, and save the .reg file to the Desktop.

4. Right click on the downloaded .reg file and click on Merge.

5. Click on Run, Continue (UAC-Vista) or Yes (Windows 7), Yes, and then OK when prompted..

6. When done, you can delete the downloaded .reg file if you like.

7. Close and reopen Internet Explorer to see the changes.



METHOD THREE

Manually in Registry Editor
1. Open the Start Menu, then type regedit in the search box and press Enter.

2. If prompted by UAC, then click on Continue (Vista) or Yes (Windows 7).

3. In regedit, go to: (See screenshot below step 5)

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\CommandBar

4. In the right pane, right click CommandBarEnabled and click on Modify.
Internet Explorer Command Bar - Remove or Restore-reg1_ie8.jpg
5. To Turn Off the Command Bar
A) Type 0 (number zero) and click on OK. (See screenshot below step 7)

B) Go to step 7.
6. To Turn On the Command Bar
A) Type 1 (number zero) and click on OK. (See screenshot below)
Internet Explorer Command Bar - Remove or Restore-modify_ie8.jpg
7. Close Regedit.

8. Close and reopen Internet Explorer to see the changes.
That's it,
Shawn




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