Tip: Force Windows Explorer to Display the Menu Bar

Accessing the Windows Explorer menus in Windows 7 requires the extra step of pressing the Alt key, something that some folks find annoying.Besides, this only shows the Menu bartemporarily.

How can you get it to display full-time?

  1. Open any folder window, select Organize, Folder and Search Options. The Folder Options dialog box
  2. Click the View tab.
  3. Click to activate the Always Show Menus check box.
  4. Click OK.

Note: something similar happens with Windows Live Hotmail; pressing the Alt key temporarily displays the Menu bar. To get it to display full-time, look at the icons at the top right of the Windows Live Hotmail window. Just to the right of the paintbrush icon is the menu icon. Click it and select ‘Show Menu Bar”