How to Unhide the Toolbar

By Mike Benson

Updated September 28, 2017

Most programs in Windows use at least one toolbar to allow navigation to commands and options. In addition, applications such as Web browsers can have multiple toolbars that serve specialized functions. If, during the course of using a particular program, you accidentally hide its toolbar, you can easily retrieve it with a universal, simple procedure.

Open the program with the hidden toolbar.

Press the “F11” key if all toolbars are hidden. This will remove the program from full-screen mode and will display all toolbars.

Press the “F10” key if the command bar is hidden. This will restore access to the “View” command, which gives you the ability to unhide any third-party toolbars.

Click “View” and then click “Toolbars.” Click to place a checkmark next to the toolbar you want to unhide. Changes take effect immediately.