IE7 classic menu toolbar

Discussion in 'Internet Explorer' started by Nikon, Feb 1, 2006.

  1. Nikon

    Nikon Guest

    i have just installed the beta of IE 7 and noticed you CANNOT make the
    classic toolbar on the top above the address bar - this is going to annoy the
    hell out of a lot of users - most are use to the file "menu" being the top
    most bar on everything including windows explorer!

    please include the option for this!!

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    Nikon, Feb 1, 2006
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  2. Nikon

    John [MSFT] Guest

    "Tools" (under the search textbox) -> "Toolbars" -> "Classic Menu"
    John [MSFT], Feb 1, 2006
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  3. Nikon

    Justin Allen Guest

    That does not put the menu on top of the address bar, which is what nikon is
    complaining about.
    Justin Allen, Feb 1, 2006
  4. Nikon

    Nikon Guest

    on Um john i know this im talkin about putin the file menu on top of the
    window (ABOVE the address bar like its always been) as in windows explorer
    and in firefox and IE 6 - why change the way its been for like ever!?
    Nikon, Feb 1, 2006
  5. Nikon

    John [MSFT] Guest

    Sorry I misread the post.
    The key you want is:
    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Toolbar\WebBrowser]
    John [MSFT], Feb 1, 2006
  6. Nikon

    drew Guest

    John mentions in another post... to move the File menu to the top:

    The key you want is:
    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Toolbar\WebBrowser]
    drew, Feb 2, 2006
  7. Nikon

    Adriano Guest

    IE7 is something new!
    There is much more space now, I find it ok. You can press ALT-F (for
    example) and you will see the menu. It is a nice feature.
    Adriano, Feb 2, 2006
  8. There is much more space now, I find it ok. You can press ALT-F (for
    Huuuu???? You mean it USES much more space. 3 lines just for the
    menus, compare to this ->
    Lars-Erik Østerud, Feb 2, 2006
  9. Nikon

    Adriano Guest

    Nice menus :D
    But all what you need from the classic menu is also available on the browser
    (without the classic menu).
    Adriano, Feb 3, 2006
  10. Adriano:
    But it still takes TWO lines (and they are both higher than my old)
    Lars-Erik Østerud, Feb 3, 2006
  11. Nikon

    Remco Guest

    How can I install that key:

    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Toolbar\WebBrowser]

    I don't know where to place it or what I have to do with it. I would like to
    have the classic bar above the addres bar.

    Remco, Feb 7, 2006
  12. Nikon

    Buckwheat469 Guest

    Create a new text file any write the value:

    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Toolbar\WebBrowser]

    save as IEfix.reg (with the *.reg extension)

    double-click on it to load it into your registry.


    Buckwheat469, Feb 7, 2006
  13. Nikon

    David Guest

    As an aside to what Nikon is saying, when I first launched IE7, I saw no
    menu, it was only after having to explore the "Tools" dropdown that I found
    an option for a classic menu. I think this option should be part of the
    install wizard or enabled by default. In addition, I would like my menu bar
    above my address bar like in IE6 as Nikon says.
    David, Feb 12, 2006
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    Aodhan51 Guest

    I am trying to do this, but I get a message box saying it is not a registry
    script. This is what I try to save:

    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Toolbar\WebBrowser]

    Am I missing something? Thanks

    Aodhan51, Feb 14, 2006
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    v_82 Guest

    I have also tried to add this key as suggested below but get the same error
    message? How do you add this key?

    v_82, Feb 21, 2006
  16. Nikon

    David M Guest

    You can add this key to your registry manually if you want. I suggest making
    an 'Export' of your registry beforehand in case of any mishaps.

    Probably best to close down IE7 before making this change; I didn't and it
    didn't seem to matter, but better safe than sorry. Click 'START' | Run... and
    type regedit to open the Registry Editor.

    Starting in [HKEY_CURRENT_USER] drill down through Software > Microsoft >
    Internet Explorer > Toolbar until you get to 'WebBrowser'.

    You'll see a number of existing keys here (mostly REG_BINARYs probably), but
    you want to add a 'REG_DWORD' here. Just right-click on the right-hand screen
    and click 'New' (actually the only thing you can click) and then select
    'DWORD value' from the drop-down menu.

    This creates a new key with the name "New Value #1", just edit that to
    "ITBar7Position". The new key starts with a value of 0x0000000 (0), which we
    want to change, so right-click on the new key and choose 'Modify'. In the
    filed 'Value Data' change the '0' to '1' and click OK.

    You should now see:

    ITBar7Position REG_DWORD 0x00000001 (1)

    Close the Registy Editor and restart IE7. You should now see the File | Edit
    | View toolbar above the IE7 Address Bar. (It also puts the Links toolbar
    over the Address bar as well, which I would rather have beneath it, but
    that's a small matter at the moment for me.)

    Hope this helps. I worked for me but as always with Registry changes, use
    this at your own risk.

    David M

    David M, Mar 7, 2006
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    Erik Guest

    I personally like the Classic Menu bar not being there. When I 1st installed
    it, it was not there. Now for some reason when I start IE, the Classic menu
    is there. I have tried to uncheck it but when I close IE and restart it,
    it's there again. Is there a registry entry I can edit to make it hidden by


    Erik, Mar 13, 2006
  18. Nikon

    SWJG Guest


    I'm sorry but that is truly terrible - there should be a choice to toggle
    the menu position somewhere in the interface - or simply put it back where
    every other program under the sun puts it and leave it alone. Asking users
    to go mucking around in the registry - I hope you have support lined up to
    help them with registry restores!

    SWJG, Mar 29, 2006
  19. Nikon

    MEDTHUMP Guest

    If you want to make a .REG file, you have to be sure to begin the file
    Here is what the complete contents of the file should be:

    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Toolbar\WebBrowser]

    Then save this file as WHATEVERYOUWANT.REG, and double click to merge the
    contents into your registry.

    MEDTHUMP, Apr 4, 2006
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    Terri Guest

    Worked like a charm! Thanks!

    Terri, Apr 29, 2006
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