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How do I move the Standard toolbar to a location that is above the Address bar in Internet Explorer 7 or Internet Explorer 8?

Problem description
In Windows Internet Explorer 7 and Windows Internet Explorer 8.0, you can press a keyboard combination, such as ALT+F, to open a menu on the Standard toolbar. When you do this, the Standard toolbar appears under the Address bar. However, you may want the Standard toolbar to appear above the Address bar.

This article helps you move the Standard toolbar so that it is above the Address bar.

To have us fix this problem for you, go to the "Fix it for me" section. If you prefer to fix this problem yourself, go to the "Let me fix it myself" section.
Fix it for me
To fix this problem automatically, click the Fix this problemlink. Click Runin the File Downloaddialog box, and then follow the steps in the Fix it wizard.





Note this wizard may be in English only; however, the automatic fix also works for other language versions of Windows.

Note if you are not on the computer that has the problem, save the Fix it solution to a flash drive or a CD and then run it on the computer that has the problem.

Next, go to the "Did this fix the problem?" section.


Let me fix it myself
Important This section, method, or task contains steps that tell you how to modify the registry. However, serious problems might occur if you modify the registry incorrectly. Therefore, make sure that you follow these steps carefully. For added protection, back up the registry before you modify it. Then, you can restore the registry if a problem occurs. For more information about how to back up and restore the registry, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
322756 How to back up and restore the registry in Windows


To make the Standard toolbar appear above the Address bar, follow the appropriate steps for your operating system.

Windows Vista

  1. Click Start button, type regedit in the Start Search box, and then click regedit in the Programs list.

     User Account Control permission If you are prompted for an administrator password or for confirmation, type your password, or click Continue.
  2. Locate and then click the following registry subkey:
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Toolbar\WebBrowser
  3. Right-click WebBrowser, point to New, and then click DWORD (32-bit) Value.
  4. In the New Value #1 box, type ITBar7Position, and then press ENTER.
  5. Right-click ITBar7Position, and then click Modify.
  6. In the Value data box, type 1, and then click OK.
  7. Exit Registry Editor and then start Internet Explorer 7 or Internet Explorer 8.0.

Windows XP

  1. Click Start, click Run, type regedit, and then click OK.
  2. Locate and then click the following registry subkey:
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Toolbar\WebBrowser
    Note If the WebBrowser key does not exist, you must create it. To do this, follow these steps:
    1. Right-click Toolbar, point to New, and then click Key.
    2. In the New Key #1 box, type WebBrowser, and then press ENTER.
  3. Right-click WebBrowser, point to New, and then click DWORD Value.
  4. In the New Value #1 box, type ITBar7Position, and then press ENTER.
  5. Right-click ITBar7Position, and then click Modify.
  6. In the Value data box, type 1, and then click OK.
  7. Exit Registry Editor and then start Internet Explorer 7 or Internet Explorer 8.0.

Did this fix the problem?
Check whether the problem is fixed by pressing ALT+F in your browser. If the Standard menu appears above the Address bar, you are finished with this article. If the problem is not fixed, you can contact support.
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Article ID: 930645 - Last Review: 09/28/2011 02:43:00 - Revision: 4.0

Windows Internet Explorer 7, Windows Internet Explorer 8

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