Why won't the menubar setup work?

Discussion in 'Internet Explorer' started by Malcolm Dew-Jones, Dec 10, 2007.

  1. Hello

    I have to use IE7 now (for compatibility, so I can't use 6 any more).

    I am trying to figure out how to position the menu bar so it goes directly
    below the window title area (above the url input control and
    forward/backward buttons).

    I have unclicked the "Lock the Toolbars" switch, some little dots appear
    to the left of the menu bar, but when I grab the dots, nothing happens,
    and I can't drag the menu bar to be above the back/forward buttons where
    it belongs.

    That is where the menubar has been in every other version of internet
    explorer, and where it is in every other application (just below the
    window title).

    What is wrong, why can't I get the internet explorer 7 setup to work
    correctly for this trivial bit of setup?

    Thanks for any assistance is solving this very annoying setup problem.

    Malcolm
     
    Malcolm Dew-Jones, Dec 10, 2007
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    Leonard Grey Guest

    Leonard Grey, Dec 10, 2007
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  3. Leonard Grey () wrote:
    : Malcolm Dew-Jones wrote:
    : > I am trying to figure out how to position the menu bar so it goes
    directly
    : > below the window title area (above the url input control and
    : > forward/backward buttons).

    : http://www.enhanceie.com/ie/tweaks.asp

    Fantastic, real life saver - thanks.


    Now I just want to make my toolbar icons into a larger size like I used to
    have them. I added the text to the icon so they are wider, but that
    doesn't make them taller - I find those small kind of icons very hard to
    hit with the mouse, I never normally use them.

    If anyone has suggestions of how to get bigger icons displayed, then that
    also would be greatly appreciated, too, thanks.

    malcolm
     
    Malcolm Dew-Jones, Dec 10, 2007
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  4. Malcolm Dew-Jones () wrote:
    : Leonard Grey () wrote:
    : : Malcolm Dew-Jones wrote:
    : : > I am trying to figure out how to position the menu bar so it goes
    : directly
    : : > below the window title area (above the url input control and
    : : > forward/backward buttons).

    : : http://www.enhanceie.com/ie/tweaks.asp

    : Fantastic, real life saver - thanks.


    : Now I just want to make my toolbar icons into a larger size like I used to
    : have them. I added the text to the icon so they are wider, but that
    : doesn't make them taller - I find those small kind of icons very hard to
    : hit with the mouse, I never normally use them.


    Found it! It's not anywhere in the menus or setup anymore, instead it
    turns up on the right click menu if you point at the right area of the
    screen. (Funny, I don't recall seeing it earlier, maybe it isn't there
    until you do something else to make it appear).
     
    Malcolm Dew-Jones, Dec 10, 2007
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    PA Bear Guest

    PA Bear, Dec 11, 2007
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  6. PA Bear () wrote:
    : How to move the Standard toolbar to a location that is above the Address bar
    : in Internet Explorer 7:
    : http://support.microsoft.com/kb/930645

    More useful things to know, thanks.

    : --
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    : MS MVP-Windows (IE, OE, Security, Shell/User)
    : AumHa VSOP & Admin http://aumha.net
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    : Malcolm Dew-Jones wrote:
    : > Hello
    : >
    : > I have to use IE7 now (for compatibility, so I can't use 6 any more).
    : >
    : > I am trying to figure out how to position the menu bar so it goes directly
    : > below the window title area (above the url input control and
    : > forward/backward buttons).
    : >
    : > I have unclicked the "Lock the Toolbars" switch, some little dots appear
    : > to the left of the menu bar, but when I grab the dots, nothing happens,
    : > and I can't drag the menu bar to be above the back/forward buttons where
    : > it belongs.
    : >
    : > That is where the menubar has been in every other version of internet
    : > explorer, and where it is in every other application (just below the
    : > window title).
    : >
    : > What is wrong, why can't I get the internet explorer 7 setup to work
    : > correctly for this trivial bit of setup?
    : >
    : > Thanks for any assistance is solving this very annoying setup problem.
    : >
    : > Malcolm


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    Malcolm Dew-Jones, Dec 11, 2007
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  7. : Malcolm Dew-Jones wrote:
    : > Hello
    : >
    : > I have to use IE7 now (for compatibility, so I can't use 6 any more).

    Leonard Grey () wrote:
    : http://www.enhanceie.com/ie/tweaks.asp

    Lots of good stuff, there , thanks.

    My IE7 menu bar now has little but the key essential items on it, my
    buttons are nice and large, the menu bar is at the top where it belongs,
    the whole thing looks sorta like this...


    +============== xxx - Windows Internet Explorer =============
    |File Edit View Favorites Tools Help links>>
    +------------------------------------------------------------
    | <- ->v [ http://... etc etc ___________________ V] O X
    |
    | * + HOME
    |
    +------------------------------------------------------------

    There are really only two "problems" left now.

    -1- The third row of icons wastes a lot of space, and the only button I
    want is the Home button (and I want it large).

    Is there any way to move the home button back to where it used to be in
    IE6, up with the refresh, cancel, etc?

    Then I could turn off that entire third row (I think I read a technique
    to do that, in the above link, or similar.)


    -2- Whenever I select a link now in another application (e.g. mail, or a
    short cut in explorer) then IE _replaces_ whatever I am currently
    examining so I lose what I am doing, instead of opening a new window to
    display the new information.

    Even if I open a new session of IE first, when I select a shortcut it is
    liable to select the wrong IE window and lose what I am looking at.

    How do I force short cuts (on the desktop, in mail, elsewhere, etc) to
    always open a new session of IE to display that page? This is on XP.

    Thanks for any feedback.

    Malcolm Dew-Jones
     
    Malcolm Dew-Jones, Dec 19, 2007
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