HELP !! Address Bar Disappeared!

Discussion in 'Computers & Technology' started by mtc, Sep 16, 2010.

  1. mtc

    mtc High Priestess Staff Member

    The puter did an update, and now my address bar is GONE !!

    I can't figure out how to get it back... can any 'puter nerds help?
  2. HistoryHound

    HistoryHound Supporting Member

    Try hitting F11. I lost my address bar once & for the life of me I can't remember how my husband got it back. But, I just googled it & someone suggested hitting F11. I just tried it & it made my bar disappear & come back. So, hopefully it will work.
  3. mtc

    mtc High Priestess Staff Member

    All that comes back is an empty space! :unsure:
  4. HistoryHound

    HistoryHound Supporting Member

    Crap, that's what I get for listening to some guy that I found on google. This is going to bug me, now I want to know how to fix it.
  5. mtc

    mtc High Priestess Staff Member

    When does your hubby get home?

    Actually pretty soon I'll be off this computer till tomorrow. Maybe one of the resident teenaged geniuses will be able to fix it.
  6. HistoryHound

    HistoryHound Supporting Member

    Depends on how badly all of the courteous drivers just trying to get from place to place screw up the traffic. I'll ask him if he remembers how he did it. If he doesn't, I suppose I can ask my computer geek brother-in-law tonight.
  7. mtc

    mtc High Priestess Staff Member

    Thank you.
  8. KozmoKramer

    KozmoKramer Administrator Staff Member

    Give this a try Emtee. Method 1 should take care of the problem.

    Method 1: Change the Toolbar settings

    To change the Toolbar settings:
    Start Internet Explorer, click View and then point to Toolbars.
    If there is not a check mark next to Address Bar, click Address Bar to place the check mark. If there is a check mark next to Address Bar, click Address Bar to remove the check mark, and then click Address Bar to place the check mark.
    If the Address bar is in the upper right corner and not available, right-click Address, and then click Lock the Toolbar to remove the check mark.
    Click Address, and then drag the Address bar where you want it.
    If the problem is still not resolved, go to Method 2.
    Back to the top

    Method 2: Delete the WebBrowser registry key

    Important This section, method, or task contains steps that tell you how to modify the registry. However, serious problems might occur if you modify the registry incorrectly. Therefore, make sure that you follow these steps carefully. For added protection, back up the registry before you modify it. Then, you can restore the registry if a problem occurs. For more information about how to back up and restore the registry, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
    322756 (How to back up and restore the registry in Windows XP ) How to back up and restore the registry in Windows


    To delete the WebBrowser registry key:
    Click Start, click Run, type regedit in the Open box, and then click OK.
    Locate the following registry key:
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Toolbar
    Right-click the WebBrowser key, click Delete, and then click Yes.
    Open Internet Explorer, click View, and then point to Toolbars. The toolbar default settings are restored.
  9. mtc

    mtc High Priestess Staff Member

    Koz - I don't even have the "view" "tools" "favorites" part either!
  10. cc3915

    cc3915 Masscops Angel Staff Member

    Try downloading another browser, like Firefox and use that until you get a fix for IE.
  11. Eagle13

    Eagle13 Lurking for a bit...

    If you can't see the file, view, tool options then try hitting control "v"

    Sent from my DROIDX using Tapatalk
  12. KozmoKramer

    KozmoKramer Administrator Staff Member

  13. HistoryHound

    HistoryHound Supporting Member

    I checked with the hubby & brother-in-law & both said F11, which we alreay know didn't work. Sorry, I was really hoping one of them knew the magic key to press.
  14. mtc

    mtc High Priestess Staff Member

    Thanks guys!

    If neither of the teenage genuises managed to make it work, I'll try these when I get home.
  15. Eagle13

    Eagle13 Lurking for a bit...

    Sorry, made a mistake! Not Control F,V, or T! It is Alt F,V, or T to get to your File, View or Tools.
  16. mtc

    mtc High Priestess Staff Member

    Hooray !! Eagle your suggestion did it !!

    Thanks!
  17. Eagle13

    Eagle13 Lurking for a bit...

    Yay I win! Glad to help mtc!

    Sent from my DROIDX using Tapatalk
  18. KozmoKramer

    KozmoKramer Administrator Staff Member

    Nice job Eags!
  19. cc3915

    cc3915 Masscops Angel Staff Member

    I learned a couple of things from this thread too. Thanks guys.
  20. jedediah1

    jedediah1 MassCops Member

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