How to Display a Toolbar in Internet Explorer

by Aaron WeinUpdated September 28, 2017

Like all Web browsers, Internet Explorer has a toolbar at the top of browser window. Toolbars typically increase browsing functionality. For instance, you can download a Google search toolbar to quickly execute searches without having to navigate to Google. Internet Explorer also comes with its own set of toolbar options, such as the menu or navigation bars. You can customize the toolbar section by hiding or displaying your preloaded or third-party toolbars using Internet Explorer's toolbar management menu.

Open Internet Explorer.

Click "Tools" from the command bar at the top-right side.

Click "Toolbars" from the "Tools" drop-down list. A list of your Internet Explorer toolbars appears.

Click a toolbar from the list. The toolbar displays. If you do not see your desired toolbar button, click "Customize." A "Customize Toolbar" window appears.

Click a toolbar button from the left column and click "Add." The button adds to the "Command" bar.


You can also right-click an empty space in Explorer's toolbar area, located near the top of the window, and click a toolbar from the resulting menu list.


About the Author

Aaron Wein is a copy editor for Skagit Valley Publishing. He has been a writer and editor since 2004, contributing to Washington-based publications and clients such as the "Bellingham Herald," "Western Athletics," "GNAC Sports" and Microsoft. Wein obtained a bachelor's degree in journalism from Western Washington University.

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