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Internet Explorer Menu Bar - Always on Top How to Put the Menu Bar Always on Top in Internet Explorer 8
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.
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How to Put the Menu Bar Always on Top in Internet Explorer 8
Synopsis
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.
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
IE7 Before.jpg
EXAMPLE: IE8 Menu Bar 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:
[/INDENT][/INDENT]
[INDENT][INDENT]HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Toolbar\WebBrowser[/INDENT][/INDENT]
[INDENT][INDENT]
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.​
Registry.jpg

D) Type 1 and click on OK. (See screeshot below)​
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. :geek:

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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.

Shawn
 

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Updated for Internet Explorer 9 in Windows 7 and Vista. :)
 

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Worked great Shawn, Thanks!
 

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You're most welcome Derek. Thank you. :)
 

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

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I'm sorry to hear that Richard. Hopefully the next IE9 release will work better for you. :(
Hopefully! I did try and force it on, maybe all the problems was a warning. First the installer hung. Then I tried again. This time it worked, but sent me to the Microsoft Support website for an update for Vista SP1. I then tried the alternative installer. This also hung. I then ran the installed extracted to the Temp folder. This worked. Restarted my machine, as per the instructions, and suddenly User Account Control had turned on. Tried to turn it off, but (apparently) it already was off. Hmmm. ComboFix then picked up that my EnableLUA registry value was missing, so I put it back in again. Restarted. Problem fixed! Then had to reinstall IE9 from the Temp folder again (I don't really know why, it seemed to have disappeared) but before I could do this, I had to run the installer again, which hung, to produce the Temp files. Maybe all this should have taught me, but no, I plough (plow) on with the install. Restart. Suddenly my screen is slightly odd. I could quite place a finger on it.

Icons have moved into four rectangles, so something has definitely happened. The writing on all of my icons is slightly blured, and everything is very slightly too big. resolution is apparently correct. After fiddling with all my settings, and disabling my second monitor, and then re-enabling it, I have finally got back to what it was (or recreated whatever registry key become corrupt)

So, IE9 is working! Just waiting to find out if anything else interesting has happened to my registry. If it has, I think it will be "Hello System Restore! Goodbye IE 9!"

Ah well! All fixed for the moment!

Richard
 

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