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Old 11-12-04, 09:05 PM
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Need help with missing toolbar in IE...

I was using the Internet when I noticed something a little off about my browser. Then I realized - the bottom bar in IE is missing! The one that shows the progress of the page loading and says, "Done." Right-clicking in the upper toolbar area and trying different combinations didn't work. Anyone know how to fix this? Thanks!
Old 11-12-04, 09:17 PM
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View>Status Bar?
Old 11-12-04, 09:31 PM
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Originally posted by 68ShelbyGT500KR
View>Status Bar?
Hmm...That gets the toolbar back temporarily, but it goes away when I click on any link.
Old 11-12-04, 09:36 PM
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Try doing the same thing

View>Staus Bar,

then close(exit) the IE by holding down the CTRL key and clicking on the "X" in the upper right of the window (where the min, max and close buttons are located). Do not exit Internet Explorer via File>Exit or any other means

What operating system and version of IE are you using?
Old 11-12-04, 10:03 PM
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Originally posted by 68ShelbyGT500KR
Try doing the same thing

View>Staus Bar,

then close(exit) the IE by holding down the CTRL key and clicking on the "X" in the upper right of the window (where the min, max and close buttons are located). Do not exit Internet Explorer via File>Exit or any other means

What operating system and version of IE are you using?
XP, IE 6.0.2800.1106. And contrary to how it may appear, I'm not that stupid with computers

I did what you said, but still no toolbar.
Old 11-12-04, 10:15 PM
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Look in the registry and confirm these values

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main]
"Show_StatusBar"="yes"
"Show_URLinStatusBar"="yes"
"StatusBarOther"=dword:00000001

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer]
"NoSaveSettings"=dword:00000000
Old 11-12-04, 10:45 PM
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Originally posted by 68ShelbyGT500KR
Look in the registry and confirm these values

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main]
"Show_StatusBar"="yes"
"Show_URLinStatusBar"="yes"
"StatusBarOther"=dword:00000001

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer]
"NoSaveSettings"=dword:00000000
HijackThis shows none of those...
Old 11-12-04, 10:56 PM
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Originally posted by P.E.
HijackThis shows none of those...
Registry. Not HijackThis.
Old 11-12-04, 10:58 PM
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Originally posted by P.E.
HijackThis shows none of those...
This is not HiJackThis related
Those are entries in the registry (Windows Database, so to speak),


Start>run>type in "regedit" without the quotes and click OK.

Navigate to those keys and look at the values

Do Not make any changes. Make a note if any items are differnent.
Old 11-12-04, 11:13 PM
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Originally posted by P.E.
I'm not that stupid with computers
I stand corrected.

Here's what I found:
"Show_StatusBar"="no"
"Show_URLinStatusBar="yes"

I followed the directories, but the other two were not there.
Old 11-13-04, 02:49 PM
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Okay, it's finally working after a system restore.
Old 11-13-04, 02:55 PM
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Originally posted by P.E.
Okay, it's finally working after a system restore.
Good to hear that it is working now for you. Can you look again in the registry and see if those values changed?
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sys restore for that? thats kinda extreme
Old 11-14-04, 11:23 AM
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I'd be interested to hear if the reg entries have changed as well. One of my families computers has this same problem and always has.

The "status bar" simply won't stay active in all IE windows. You can turn it on but it won't stick.
Old 11-14-04, 11:29 AM
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This is the order (Simple to extreme without a system restore)
Check the Show_StatusBar and Show_URLinStatusBar values under this key in the registry:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main

Set it to no then reboot before starting IE. Now set the status-bar as you want it.

If it still doesn't work:

Make sure only one IE window is open.
Turn on the status bar via the view menu.
Right-click the toolbar area of IE and lock the toolbars.
Hold down the Ctrl key and click the X button to close the window.
Close IE.

Now open **Windows Explorer**
Turn on the status bar via the view menu.
Right click the toolbar area of Windows Explorer and lock the toolbars.
Go to tools, Folder Options, View tab.
Use the "Apply to all folders" option.
Hold down the ctrl key and click the x button to close the window.

Restart IE and use the 'open in new window' option.
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Both entries are at "yes" now. And I found that same solution after looking for similar problems, 68Shelby, but for some reason, it wasn't working.

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Old 11-14-04, 02:06 PM
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Originally posted by P.E.
Both entries are at "yes" now. And I found that same solution after looking for similar problems, 68Shelby, but for some reason, it wasn't working.
This file is only for XP!!!
Increase Folder View Size Limit to 8000
Right click on the file, save to the desktop.
click to Merge with the registry
http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/regs_edits/bags8000.reg

To view the file contents, left click on the link

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