Solved IE11 Menu bar not visible in Windows 7

Asus X401u black 14" notebook
May 7, 2015 at 15:16:26
Specs: Windows 7
I am using an Aser K35VS computer, on Win 7 with IE 11. I cannot get the menu bar to stay visible. I can use Alt but it is not permanent. When using tools, the menu bar does not show up as an option. This is the menu bar for file, copy, paste, etc.

As well, I have just found out that my touch pad right bar doesn't work.
Any suggestions? Thanks

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#1
May 7, 2015 at 15:27:42
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Right click in a blank area at the top of an IE window & put a check next to menu bar.

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#2
May 7, 2015 at 15:28:18
I read on another website to try Alt and space to see if the menu bar comes up. And it did so I am sorry to bother you with this question.

But the question on the touch pad right click is still valid


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#3
May 7, 2015 at 15:32:44
Off the top of my head, most likely the touchpad bar is a problem with the touchpad itself (assuming a mouse right click works). Hard, for example to imagine a driver fault that would cause this symptom.

Assuming the reason you can't select the IE menu bar is not due the lack of the touchpad right bar, then it would be worth trying IE reset:
Tools > Internet Options > Advanced > Reset button.
You will lose your add-ons and any special customizations you have made but your Favorites etc will remain intact. Addons soon come back with usage.

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#4
May 7, 2015 at 15:35:11
We overlapped. Are you saying the IE Menu bar has now stuck in place? Never run into Alt - Space for this, so that's something I've learned.

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#5
May 7, 2015 at 15:43:24
Tried the reset button for the touch pad right click but nothing worked. Is the right click really important to use? I always use left click but if I have a right click on the touch bar it must be used something. Could this be a touchpad driver problem?

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#6
May 7, 2015 at 16:21:29
Getting a bit confusing. My reset IE was because of the IE menu missing but I gather that is now cured.

In my #3 I said I thought a touchpad driver issue was unlikely but by all means see what others think.

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#7
May 7, 2015 at 16:47:11
Probably far too hopeful but with the computer off try tapping your right touchpad button very firmly and continuously for a number of times. This might get it going for a while and if it does it will prove that the touchpad itself is the fault.

Reading back through this post I think the IE Menu bar was something of a "red herring". The reason you couldn't sort this immediately and in the normal way was all down to the right touchpad button not working properly.

As for the importance of the right touchpad button (or right mouse click), whilst it is true to say that the left click does most things, including opening programs, I would not wish to lose the right button facility because it is used for settings, deleting, renaming and a whole lot more. Rather than do without it you could at least consider using a cheap mouse for this - assuming nobody comes up with some magic fix.

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