How to unhide menu bar in Firefox

If for some reason the Firefox installed on your system does not show Menu bar as shown below, then you can unhide the menu bar by the


following ways.

1. By pressing Alt key on the keyboard, navigate the Menu bar, Click on the


View menu –> Toolbars and tick Menu Bar from the menu list.

2. You can reset toolbars and controls by starting Firefox in Safe Mode.

Click on the Windows Start –> All Programs –> Mozilla Firefox –> Mozilla Firefox (Safe Mode). The following Firefox Safe Mode window will be displayed.


Select Reset toolbars and controls and click Make Changes and Restart button to apply the changes to Firefox.

In Category: Firefox, Technical

Ravi Shankar

A Software developer and blogger who is always looking to provide technical help to the wider community.

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  • Robert Harris June 7, 2010, 7:31 pm

    Wonderful ! I simply needed to unhide the Firefox Menu bar after another user had inadvertently hidden it. I attempted to accomplish the correction with Firefox help to no avail. Then within seconds of finding we are back up and running and it was as simple as telling me to hit the alt key. Now why couldn’t Firefox have told me that ? Ha Ha, love it, love it, love it, I’m bookmarking and I only bookmark the essentials. Thank You.

  • Nicole Weatherford July 27, 2010, 7:49 am

    Someone has hidden the menu bar, and this alt didn’t work, and I tried the safe mode. I have the newest version of Mozilla; the safe mode window did not show up. What in the world do I do?

  • mentorlog December 20, 2010, 9:50 pm

    Its quiet simple but I didnt find this option when my menubar was missing. Thanks a lot

  • enbeuu December 28, 2010, 3:39 am

    It’s the alt key; thanks…there’s my menu again, just be pressing the alt key….wow

  • Steve February 4, 2011, 7:20 pm

    To get into Safe mode one must first close all other Firefox windows.
    Then start Firefox in safe mode.
    Took me a while to get out of the ‘hidden menu toolbar’ hole.
    Please developers can we have a right-click somewhere to access the menu?

  • Frank February 8, 2011, 9:02 pm

    I am unable to Print from a “Printer Friendly” window that pops up after I choose that option due to not seeing the menu bar which has the print function. The menu bar is displayed on the previous page. but the window I want to print from does not have the menu bar displayed, even though that is checked in the drop down box when I right click on the navigation bar.

    I’ve tried the ALT button, and that did work on the previous window, and I did the start in safe mode to reset menu bars. I still can not get the menu bar to show in the print window, and there is no other print button that appears in it

    If I try to copy and paste the document into word, it appears totally messed up, formatting completely changed and useless.

    Any help is appreciated! Thanks.

  • penpen007 March 20, 2011, 2:32 pm

    just the answer I am looking for. Thanks!!!

  • 666 June 17, 2013, 7:29 pm

    if alt does not work try F10

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