How to Disable the Auto-Hide Toolbar in Internet Explorer

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The Internet Explorer browser from Microsoft has a special feature that enables users to use it in full-screen mode. When in full-screen mode, Internet Explorer hides the toolbars automatically, including the address bar, unless the user moves his mouse pointer near the top edge of the screen. However, some websites sometimes prevent Internet Explorer from showing the toolbar even when the user moves his mouse to the appropriate location. It is possible to fix this problem by disabling the auto-hide toolbar feature.


Step 1

Press "Alt" and "Space" on your keyboard simultaneously to open the "System" menu. Select the "Restore" option to return Internet Explorer to its standard mode.

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Step 2

Type in the address of a different site than the one that caused the initial problem and press "Enter."


Step 3

Press the "F11" key on your keyboard to return to full-screen mode.

Step 4

Move your mouse to the top edge of the screen until the toolbar appears. Right-click on the toolbar and deselect the "Auto-hide toolbar" option.


Step 5

Return to the site that originally caused your toolbar to stop popping up. The toolbar will now stay on the screen at all times.



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