Where Is the Tools Menu Bar on a Windows Computer?

On Windows, each application has its own tools menu bar at the top of the window, below the title bar. Some applications, such as Internet Explorer, hide the tools menu bar to have a cleaner user interface. In such cases, users can hold the ALT key to reveal the bar.

The tools menu bar consists of several buttons that open menus with additional features. Although the exact number and type of menu buttons depend on the application, File, Edit and View are available in almost every application.

To permanently display the tools menu bar in Internet Explorer, press View, click Toolbars and then Menu Bar. The Menu Bar selection should have a check mark indicating that the tools menu bar has been enabled permanently.