September 18, 2010

Enable / Show Menu Bar Permanently in Microsoft Internet Explorer 9 (IE9) Beta

If you are using recently released Beta version of Internet Explorer 9, you might have noticed that it doesn't show Menu Bar. Even if you show it temporary by pressing "ALT" key, it disappears as soon as you click on somewhere else.

Its a bug in IE9 Beta. If you check in "View -> Toolbars", you'll find that Menu Bar is enabled but its still not shown permanently.

To fix this bug and to show Menu Bar permanently in IE9 Beta, you can follow these simple steps:

1. Type regedit in RUN or Start menu search box and press Enter. It'll open Registry Editor.

2. Now go to following key:


3. Create a new key "Internet Explorer" under "Microsoft" key.

4. Create another new key "Main" under "Internet Explorer" key.

So the final path would be:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main

5. Now in right-side pane, create a new DWORD value AlwaysShowMenus and set its value to 1

6. That's it. Now open IE 9 Beta and press "ALT" key and it'll enable Menu Bar permanently.

NOTE: To disable Menu Bar again, you can either delete DWORD value AlwaysShowMenus or set its value to 0.

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