What happened to the File Menu?

Discussion in 'Internet Explorer' started by Tom Stepanski, Jan 25, 2007.

  1. I miss the File Menu. I run an Internet Based real estate school and now my
    job has been complicated by the fact that there is not a File menu across the
    top like every other program has.

    I would suggest that you bring back the file menu...

    Respectfully submitted,
    Tom Stepanski
     
    Tom Stepanski, Jan 25, 2007
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  2. Tom Stepanski

    Gordon Guest


    respectfully, right-click on the toolbar, and select the File
    menu......didn't look very hard, did you?
     
    Gordon, Jan 25, 2007
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  3. Tom Stepanski

    Earl Grey Guest

    Hi Tom:

    Did you try Tools | Menu Bar?

    Earl Grey
     
    Earl Grey, Jan 25, 2007
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  4. Tom Stepanski

    PA Bear Guest

    Did you happen to RTFM?
     
    PA Bear, Jan 25, 2007
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  5. Tom Stepanski

    Tom Willett Guest

    Right Click and check "Menu Bar"

    |I miss the File Menu. I run an Internet Based real estate school and now my
    | job has been complicated by the fact that there is not a File menu across
    the
    | top like every other program has.
    |
    | I would suggest that you bring back the file menu...
    |
    | Respectfully submitted,
    | Tom Stepanski
    |
     
    Tom Willett, Jan 25, 2007
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  6. Tom Stepanski

    pteverow Guest

    Me too. In fact, I regret having this update installed. the toolbar is not
    as user-friendly or as intuitive as the earlier version. I still haven't
    figured out how to access my history. the little star just isn't there.
     
    pteverow, Jan 25, 2007
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  7. Tom Stepanski

    Gordon Guest

    Tools-Toolbars-History
     
    Gordon, Jan 25, 2007
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  8. I suppose the instructions are fine for a file that has an
    Internet Address like http:\\www etc but IE6 would open an
    actual file on the hard disc. IE7 claims it can't find it! I've
    figured a way to do it but, unlike IE6 that would open a Word
    doc in a Word window, IE7 opens a blank Word window underneath
    the document in an IE7 window.
     
    James Silverton, Jan 25, 2007
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  9. Tom Stepanski

    Tom Willett Guest

    When I use File | Open and BROWSE for a file on my pc, I can open it just
    fine.

    Tom

    | | > in message
    | > | >>I miss the File Menu. I run an Internet Based real estate
    | >>school and now my
    | >> job has been complicated by the fact that there is not a File
    | >> menu across the
    | >> top like every other program has.
    | >>
    | >> I would suggest that you bring back the file menu...
    | >>
    | >> Respectfully submitted,
    | >> Tom Stepanski
    | >>
    | >
    | >
    | > respectfully, right-click on the toolbar, and select the File
    | > menu......didn't look very hard, did you?
    | I suppose the instructions are fine for a file that has an
    | Internet Address like http:\\www etc but IE6 would open an
    | actual file on the hard disc. IE7 claims it can't find it! I've
    | figured a way to do it but, unlike IE6 that would open a Word
    | doc in a Word window, IE7 opens a blank Word window underneath
    | the document in an IE7 window.
    |
    |
    |
    | --
    | James Silverton
    | Potomac, Maryland
    |
     
    Tom Willett, Jan 25, 2007
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  10. Tom Stepanski

    Scary Larry Guest

    Silverton,

    How did u get IE7 to open a file? I can't get it to work when I have to log
    in for access to the file.

    Thanks
     
    Scary Larry, Jan 25, 2007
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  11. As Tom Willet suggests, I took the route File>Open>browse (all
    files) to open it but editing is tricky since you can't see the
    underlying Word commands. You can save the opened file as a
    favorite which is useful for information that's hard to remember
    but changing the file is the problem.
     
    James Silverton, Jan 25, 2007
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  12. Hello, James!
    You wrote on Thu, 25 Jan 2007 14:39:21 -0500:

    JS> ??>> Silverton,
    ??>>
    ??>> How did u get IE7 to open a file? I can't get it to work
    ??>> when I have to log in for access to the file.
    ??>>
    ??>> Thanks
    ??>> --
    ??>> Larry
    ??>>
    ??>> "James Silverton" wrote:
    ??>>
    ??>>> ??>>>> "Tom Stepanski" <>
    ??>>>> wrote in
    ??>>>> message ??>>>> oft.com...
    ??>>>>> I miss the File Menu. I run an Internet Based real
    ??>>>>> estate school and now my job has been complicated by
    ??>>>>> the fact that there is not a File menu across the top
    ??>>>>> like every other program has.
    ??>>>>>
    ??>>>>> I would suggest that you bring back the file menu...
    ??>>>>>
    ??>>>>> Respectfully submitted,
    ??>>>>> Tom Stepanski
    ??>>>>>
    ??>>>> respectfully, right-click on the toolbar, and select the
    ??>>>> File menu......didn't look very hard, did you?
    ??>>> I suppose the instructions are fine for a file that has
    ??>>> an Internet Address like http:\\www etc but IE6 would
    open
    ??>>> an actual file on the hard disc. IE7 claims it can't find
    ??>>> it! I've figured a way to do it but, unlike IE6 that
    ??>>> would open a Word doc in a Word window, IE7 opens a blank
    ??>>> Word window underneath the document in an IE7 window.
    ??>>>
    JS> As Tom Willet suggests, I took the route File>Open>browse
    JS> (all files) to open it but editing is tricky since you
    JS> can't see the underlying Word commands. You can save the
    JS> opened file as a favorite which is useful for information
    JS> that's hard to remember but changing the file is the
    JS> problem.

    There is a route to having IE7 to use Word to open the file but
    it is unnecessarily complicated compared with IE6. If the file
    is password protested, the password dialog can be Canceled
    leaving an open, empty Word Window. This can then be used to
    open the document for editing.

    James Silverton
    Potomac, Maryland

    E-mail, with obvious alterations:
    not.jim.silverton.at.comcast.not
     
    James Silverton, Jan 25, 2007
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  13. Tom Stepanski

    Scary Larry Guest

    Mr. Silverton,

    Thanks so much for your help, but that won't work for me. The documents I
    need are on another system, which has password protection. In IE6, I set up
    a link, which prompted for a login since it tried to get the documents on the
    other system. In IE7, I am having a lot of trouble. By pressing Open I can
    type the link (way too hard for the user), but the password does not validate
    correctly. After much fiddling, I got access to the documents, but not
    consistently. The password does not work 90% of the time. I disabled Windows
    integrated authentication, but something is going crazy in IE7, and so am I.
    Thanks again,
     
    Scary Larry, Jan 25, 2007
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  14. Tom Stepanski

    pteverow Guest

    Many thanks. Once you pointed it out, it was easy, but still not what I would
    call intuitive. that is, I don't see the point of having Tools among the
    menu options on top and then also on the toolbar, with different options
    under each. However, as anyone who knows me can attest, I don't adapt well
    to change :)
     
    pteverow, Jan 25, 2007
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  15. Tom Stepanski

    Quixotic_1 Guest

    Gordon,

    Bit rude, aren't you!?!

    I, in fact, have tried that and it does not work. When I right-click, mine
    is already enabled, but it does not show up in IE at all. I have tried
    expanding every bit of the top portion of the browser and, again, not there.

    This thing crashes on me an average of three times a day anyway, so I really
    do not expect it to work well with any website. Thank you FireFox - a
    superior browser!
     
    Quixotic_1, Jan 26, 2007
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  16. Tom Stepanski

    Gordon Guest

    Not at all. if the OP had said something like "its enabled but doesn't
    appear" or "I've done a google etc etc" it would have been fine, but he
    didn't. he just said "Where is it"? The implication being that he'd done NO
    research or anything.

    Try hitting the Alt key....
     
    Gordon, Jan 26, 2007
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  17. Tom Stepanski

    BillD Guest

    1) almost all menu commands have been replaced with commands in the toolbar.
    So the file menu is useless.
    2) you can also press ALT
     
    BillD, Jan 26, 2007
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  18. Tom Stepanski

    Tecknomage Guest


    Assuming you made the mistake of installing IE7, welcome to a preview
    of Vista. Did you note that MS made this a "Critical" update? Think
    they did this for users good, NOT? It should have been a
    _Software,_Optional_ update.

    I didn't install IE7 but did "update" Windows Media player which (I am
    told) has the Vista-like GUI. For some unknown (and dumb IMHO) reason
    MS made the Menubar into a context menu.

    Right-click the Titlebar and you get what was formally the Menubar in
    a context menu form, click _View_ and there should be an option to
    show the old-style menubar.

    I'm told by people experimenting with Vista that it has a way to
    enable menubars for everything.




    HEADS UP: There IS an Software update you SHOULD be installing,
    KB928388

    "Installing this update enables your computer to automatically adjust
    the computer clock on the correct date in 2007 due to revised Daylight
    Saving Time laws in many countries. After you install this item, you
    may have to restart your computer."

    No restart is required for this update, and the USA is one of "many
    countries."

    To install, manually start Windows Update, click [Custom], wait until
    Update does its thing, then on the left sidebar, click _Software,
    Optional_, on the list look for the KB928388 update, click the [X]
    next to the entry (it should expand to show the details above),
    finally on the sidebar click Install Updates.
     
    Tecknomage, Jan 26, 2007
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  19. Tom Stepanski

    Earl Grey Guest

    "Did you note that MS made this a "Critical" update?

    That's incorrect. IE 7 was a High Priority update.

    Earl Grey
     
    Earl Grey, Jan 26, 2007
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  20. no i did not look very hard at all. thank you for you response. the boss has
    me about 4 weeks behind in work. thanks again
     
    Tom Stepanski, Jan 26, 2007
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