Command bar

Updated: 10/02/2017 by Computer Hope

The Internet Explorer browser includes a command bar that provides easy access to almost every setting and feature in the browser. The command bar is located near the upper-right side of the browser or as its own bar, depending on your version, and can be turned off if desired. It can also be customized, including larger icon size, changing of the buttons on the bar, showing or hiding of text on the buttons, and it can be resized or even moved if desired. Below are two examples of the Internet Explorer command bar.

Internet Explorer Command bar

The command bar provides access to change settings for the Internet pages you view, including text size, text style, and e-mail capabilities. The bar provides access to safety settings, features, and control of various tools in the browser, such as the pop-up blocker, the various toolbars, and any add-ons that are installed.

How do I enable or disable the Internet Explorer command bar?

  1. Open Internet Explorer.
  2. Press the Alt key to see the File, Edit, and View options and then click View.
  3. Under Toolbars, check or uncheck Command bar to enable or disable the Command bar.

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