How to Unhide the Toolbar

by Mike BensonUpdated 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.


About the Author

Mike Benson has been a freelance writer since 2000. He has authored tech guides on eHow as well as product and game reviews on a number of websites. Benson has focused his career in information technology and is educated in COMPTIA A+, electronics, A, B, C networking, search engine evaluation and programming. Benson has a certification of computer fundamentals and literacy.

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