Vista’s Hidden Menu Bar - dummies

By Andy Rathbone

To help you keep track of your computer’s commands, Vista hides its menus inside the menu bar. In fact, Vista even hides every folder’s menu bar. To bring them back, press Alt, and they drop into place. To keep the menu bars permanently affixed there:

Drop-down menu that appears when you click on the organize tab of your computer files.

1Click the Organize button, and then choose Folder and Search Options from the menu.

The Folder Options dialog box appears, opened to the General tab.

The Folder Options dialog box in Windows Vista allows you to choose how you access your folders.

2In the Tasks section, select Use Windows Classic Folders.

The folders revert to an older style of display that shows the menu bar.

After selecting the options you like in Folder Options, you click on OK and save those changes.

3Click OK.

And you’re done!