When you start up Internet Explorer 9 for the first time, you have a very bland and semi-transparent frame for the Window. Not only that, IE9 has done away with the usual display of web page’s title on the top bar of the Window.
Now, it’s just a plain program header that merges into the top window frame, like this:
One way to display the Menu Bar will display it temporarily. All you need to do is to press the Alt key and then release it.
Fortunately, for those who want to see the Menu Bar, there’s a way we can make the Menu Bar show all the time.
We’re familiar with the popup context menu that shows up when we right-click on a web page. The IE9 version looks like this (the PDF items are courtesy of Nuance’s PDF Converter Professional 7.0, which is a great tool for not only reading PDF’s, but for creating them and converting PDF’s into Word documents.).
However, if we click on the window’s tital bar or anywhere in the top shaded section of the window (the section where we would want the Menu Bar, etc., to be displayed), the resulting context menu lets us select those items that we want to display.
It looks like this…