How to enable the missing file menu bar
The following sections contain steps on how to enable the menu bar either permanently or temporarily in each of these programs.
The Microsoft Edge browser does not include a file menu bar. All settings and options for Microsoft Edge are found in the Settings menu, accessed by clicking the ... (ellipsis) button on the far right side of the program window. So, "does this work?" test.
Viewing the menu bar temporarily
To bring up the menu bar in any of these programs temporarily, press and release the Alt.
Internet Explorer and Mozilla Firefox
Windows Media Player
If you right-click and get a menu with options, like Minimize, Maximize, and Move, right-click a space a little lower, to the right of the Library, Music, and Artist options.
Users may also press Ctrl+M to toggle the menu bar on and off.
- Open Microsoft Office.
- Press Alt+V on your keyboard to open the View menu.
- From the View drop-down menu, select Toolbars.
- Choose the Toolbars you want to enable and click OK.
Microsoft has replaced the file menu with the Ribbon in all the latest Office programs, including Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, and Microsoft PowerPoint.