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    Internet Explorer Menu Bar - Always on Top
    How to Put the Menu Bar Always on Top in Internet Explorer 8
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    12 Jun 2007
    Internet Explorer Menu Bar - Always on Top

    How to Put the Menu Bar Always on Top in Internet Explorer 8
    information   Information
    This will show you how to put the Menu bar on the top of Internet Explorer 8 instead of under the address bar by default in Windows 7 and Vista.

    Note   Note
    This will not work in Internet Explorer 9 and newer.


    EXAMPLE: Default IE8 Menu Bar
    Internet Explorer Menu Bar - Always on Top-ie7-before.jpg
    EXAMPLE: IE8 Menu Bar on Top
    Internet Explorer Menu Bar - Always on Top-ie-after.jpg



    METHOD ONE

    Using a REG File Download
    1. To Put the Menu Bar on Top
    A) Click on the download button below to download the file below.
    MenuBarOnTop.reg

    download
    B) Go to step 3.
    2. To Restore the Default Menu Bar Position
    A) Click on the download button below to download the file below.
    MenuBarDefault.reg
    download
    3. Click on Save, and save the .reg file to the Desktop.

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

    5. Click on Run, Continue (UAC-Vista) or Yes (UAC-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 Using Registry Editor
    1. Open the Start Menu, then type regedit in the search box and press Enter.

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

    3. In regedit, navigate to the location below. (See screenshot below step 4C)

    Code:
     
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Toolbar\WebBrowser
    4. To Put the Menu Bar on Top
    A) In the right pane of WebBrowser, right click on a empty area and click on New and DWORD (32-bit) Value.

    B) Type ITBar7Position and press Enter.

    C) Right click on ITBar7Position and click on Modify.
    Internet Explorer Menu Bar - Always on Top-registry.jpg
    D) Type 1 and click on OK. (See screeshot below)
    Internet Explorer Menu Bar - Always on Top-modify.jpg
    E) Go to step 7.
    5. To Restore the Default Menu Bar Position
    A) In the right pane of WebBrowser, right click on ITBar7Position and click on Delete. (See screenshot below step 4C)

    B) Click on Yes to confirm the deletion.
    6. Close and reopen Internet Explorer to see the changes.
    That's it,
    Shawn






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    Re: Internet Explorer Menu Bar

    will this menu bar on top fix work with 64bit Vista? I notice it says 32bit in the procedure.

    Thanks, atashiusa08

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    Re: Internet Explorer Menu Bar

    Hi Atashiusa08, and welcome to Vista Forums.

    Yes, it will work in both the 32 bit and 64 bit Vista. Each tutorial has an Applies to box towards the upper right corner to help let you know what the tutorial should work with.

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    Re: Internet Explorer Menu Bar

    Brink, Dear Boy.....
    You've done it again..nice, neat and clean lines. Used the Download, and all done in less than a minute. Page a joy to behold and old eyes immediately pick-up on line text. Wonderful. Grazzi, Sassofalco.

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    Re: Internet Explorer Menu Bar

    Your welcome Sassofalco.

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    Re: Internet Explorer Menu Bar - Always on Top

    Updated for Internet Explorer 9 in Windows 7 and Vista.

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    Re: Internet Explorer Menu Bar - Always on Top

    Worked great Shawn, Thanks!

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    Re: Internet Explorer Menu Bar - Always on Top

    You're most welcome Derek. Thank you.

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    Re: Internet Explorer Menu Bar - Always on Top

    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    Updated for Internet Explorer 9 in Windows 7 and Vista.
    Nice! Thanks! BUT: IE9 has really done me over! I think I might have to perform a System Restore to before I installed it! It has messed up a whole load of things!

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    Re: Internet Explorer Menu Bar - Always on Top

    I'm sorry to hear that Richard. Hopefully the next IE9 release will work better for you.

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