Toolbar Not Displayed in Full Screen Mode When Auto Hide Feature Is Enabled

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When you are running Internet Explorer in Full Screen mode, you may be unable to display the toolbar.


This problem can occur if the Full Screen-mode toolbar is configured to hide automatically and you open a document that uses in-place activation.


To work around this problem, restore Internet Explorer to a windowed view temporarily, and then view a Web site other than the current document. To restore Internet Explorer to a windowed view:

  1. Press ALT+SPACEBAR to display the System menu.
  2. Click Restore.
To prevent the problem from occurring, you can turn off the Auto-Hide feature for the toolbar in Full Screen mode. To do this, right-click the toolbar when Internet Explorer is running in Full Screen mode, and then click Auto-Hide to remove the check mark.


Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed at the beginning of this article.

More Information

For information about in-place activation, please see the following article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
162059 Office Documents Open in Internet Explorer

Article ID: 226979 - Last Review: Jun 22, 2014 - Revision: 1