Solved IE9 toolbars disabled unable to enable

October 17, 2012 at 14:06:26
Specs: Windows 7
Toolbars are enabled in IE8 but disabled in IE9 and I cannot enable them. IE9 was working fine then all of a sudden I opened it and all toolbars were disabled. When I click on enable nothing happens. I can't even print because it is disabled. Everything works in IE8 so I feel the problem is IE9. Any suggestions?

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October 18, 2012 at 08:17:41
Well, I guess you could go ahead with the IE Reset as already suggested in #1. If you do so then you would have to somehow re-instate the add-ons afterwards. At the worst this could mean uninstall & reinstall of both Norton and your Print program unless you can find a way of obtaining the add-ons again.

Uninstalling AV's can be messy and they must be disabled before doing so. There is a Norton uninstaller available which is very useful if you go that way. Not too sure how you would continue your subscription which could be another issue.

Maybe the best bet is to first check with Symantec-Norton website and see if they provide a download for their addon - it's quite likely. In which case you just install the addon again after IE reset. You presumably have a CD for your Print program and the addon would probably restore by simply installing the program again without uninstall.

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#1
October 17, 2012 at 15:21:57
Toolbars cause many problems and conflicts in browsers and I myself don't install or use any because of that reason.

For your query on how to enable them...try resetting IE and see if that works...

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#2
October 17, 2012 at 15:39:31
Do you mean add-on toolbars or the normal inbuilt IE toolbars?

If you mean the latter you can temporarily enable them by using the Alt key.
To make them permanent see this:
http://en.kioskea.net/faq/10699-ie9...

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#3
October 17, 2012 at 16:15:51
The add-on toolbars like the Norton Identity Safe and my printer won't enable on IE9.

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#4
October 17, 2012 at 16:36:39
OK, that's clear.

Avoid IE Reset for now because this removes all add-ins and customizations
and your toolbars are likely to be a pain to get back.

See the post highlighted in green (from Newbie) here:
https://community.norton.com/t5/Nor...

If this helps put a check mark against the Print toolbar too.


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#5
October 17, 2012 at 23:50:31
The third party box was already checked so that did not help. Everything worked fine until about 3 days ago. I did nothing to my computer. There was a Microsoft Update but that is all.

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#6
October 18, 2012 at 08:17:41
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Well, I guess you could go ahead with the IE Reset as already suggested in #1. If you do so then you would have to somehow re-instate the add-ons afterwards. At the worst this could mean uninstall & reinstall of both Norton and your Print program unless you can find a way of obtaining the add-ons again.

Uninstalling AV's can be messy and they must be disabled before doing so. There is a Norton uninstaller available which is very useful if you go that way. Not too sure how you would continue your subscription which could be another issue.

Maybe the best bet is to first check with Symantec-Norton website and see if they provide a download for their addon - it's quite likely. In which case you just install the addon again after IE reset. You presumably have a CD for your Print program and the addon would probably restore by simply installing the program again without uninstall.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks


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#7
October 18, 2012 at 12:19:05
I have Norton through Comcast Internet so down-loading it would be no problem. Thanks for all the help.

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#8
October 18, 2012 at 12:42:42
OK, let us know how you get on.

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#9
October 18, 2012 at 14:45:10
Derek...I was surprised you said:
'Avoid IE Reset for now because this removes all add-ins and customizations
and your toolbars are likely to be a pain to get back'

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#10
October 18, 2012 at 15:00:32
Depends how much of a pain is a pain (assuming that's the part you are surprised about).

If, to re-invoke the Norton addon, you ended up having to uninstall Norton then install it again and continue an account it could be a bit more than a nuisance. It was therefore worth checking IE settings first as they were the easiest first option.

As for the print program toolbar, that would depend on whether it was available to the poster on CD or download.

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#11
October 18, 2012 at 15:04:19
no, it was the IE reset....a reset generally straightens up a browser that is troublesome...

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#12
October 18, 2012 at 15:19:18
Aha I see now. Yes, I agree of-course that the Reset can sort out troublesome IE browsers.

However MS KB923737 states this:
When you reset Internet Explorer settings, all add-ins and customizations are deleted
Another MS article (not to hand right now) gives a detailed list of what will vanish.

This means the poster would have no add-ins to invoke, negating the possibility of simply checking a box as per #4 and meaning they would have to be obtained again.
As it turns out the box was already checked, but it was worth a shot first.

Mostly add-ins can be easily obtained but at the time I didn't think the two given necessarily fitted that category.

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#13
October 18, 2012 at 17:05:06
Norton now works with Chrome so I am done with Explorer for the most part. Facebook and on-line games work better in Chrome too. Thanks for all your assistance. You guys are great!!!

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#14
October 18, 2012 at 17:16:50
Well that's one way around it I guess.

Thx for letting us know.

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#15
October 18, 2012 at 18:19:47
so the addons and toolbars didn't really matter LOL

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#16
October 19, 2012 at 06:05:46
Seems not, despite original post.

Maybe the Norton one is to validate websites.

Most folk can print web pages without any special add-on.

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