How to Move the Internet Explorer Address Bar

By Karen Kramer

Internet Explorer 7 has many upgrades and improvements, but for many, the address bar location is a downgrade. With the increasing number of helpful toolbars being added daily, customizing your browser options has become a necessity. For those who prefer the address bar under their toolbars there is a way to rectify the problem.

Vista

Step 1

Click "Start." Type "regedit" in the "Search" box and click "regedit" in the "Programs" list.

Step 2

Click the "HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Toolbar\WebBrowser" registry subkey.

Step 3

Right click "WebBrowser," and highlight "NEW." Click "DWORD (32-bit) Value."

Step 4

Type "ITBar7Position" in the new value #1 box. Press "Enter."

Step 5

Right click "ITBar7Position." Click "Modify."

Step 6

Type "1" in the value data box. Click "OK."

Step 7

Exit Registry Editor. Restart Internet Explorer 7.

Windows XP

Step 1

Click "Start," then click "Run." Type "regedit" and then "OK."

Step 2

Click the "HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Toolbar\WebBrowser" registry subkey.

Step 3

Type "WebBrowser" in the "New Key #1" box. Press "Enter."

Step 4

Right click "WebBrowser." Highlight "New." Click "DWORD Value."

Step 5

Type "ITBar7Position" in the new value #1 box. Press "Enter."

Step 6

Right click" ITBar7Position." Click "Modify."

Step 7

Type "1" in the value data box. Click "OK."

Step 8

Exit Registry Editor. Restart Internet Explorer 7

Tips & Warnings

  • Create a back-up or System Restore point before making any changes to your computer.