Enable/Show IE9 Beta Menu Bar Permanently
Recently I’ve written a post for download ie9 and if you didn’t like it you can uninstall ie 9 beta. But if you successfully downloaded ie9 beta and installed it, there are few tips for enhancing your browser experience. First and foremost, the menu bar which used to display in previous Internet Explorer browsers, is missing by default in IE9 beta. So, if you want to enable the menu bar in ie9 beta permanently, here are the steps to be followed.
Show Menu Bar by default in IE9 beta
- Press the Win + R keys to open “run” in Windows 7 or Vista.
- Type “gpedit.msc” and press Enter.
- This will open the Local Group Policy Editor.
- On the left pane of this window, select User Configuration>Administrative Templates>Windows Components.
- In the right pane, select Internet Explorer and double click it.
- In the same pane, select the policy setting, Turn on menu bar by default. Double click it and select “Enabled” in the following configuration window.
- Click Apply and OK button to save the changes.
- Close the Local Group Policy Editor.
- Open IE9 and press the ALT button to show the menu bar.
- Close IE9 and restart the browser.
Now you have enable the menu bar in IE9 beta enabled permanently.
After the above changes are made to the local group policy editor, you can see the menu bar in IE9 beta enabled by default. But this menu bar will be below navigation bar. Instead, if you want the menu bar above IE9 navigation or address bar, follow these steps.
Moving IE9 Menu bar to the top
- After following the previous steps to enable menu bar by default, open the local group policy editor to make further changes.
- Follow the same navigation, until you are in the same windows as previous one.
- Then select Moving the menu bar above the navigation bar in the right pane. Double click it and select “Enabled” in the following window.
- Click OK to save the changes.
Then your menu bar will move to the top of the browser window.
If you want the default settings, with which you started earlier, just select “Not Configured” in the windows that open, when you double click the policy settings. For e.g when you earlier clicked “Turn on menu bar by default” policy, you selected the option Enabled, but this time select “Not Configured” option to get the default settings.
Hurray! Your menu bar is on the top!
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