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    Missing toolbars (IE6.0, XPH)

    Someone I know had installed the Yahoo toolbar in their browser but in doing so this removed the Standard and Address bars. Right-clicking over it didn't show the menu I'd expected either. Eventually I removed it entirely using an option in the Customise button menu and the default toolbars were back again.

    Only problem was, after closing and reopening the browser, the default toolbars were again missing. No amount of right-clicking would get them back. In fact everything normally found between the window title bar and the main browser window had gone, not even an option to reinstall the Yahoo toolbar. I tried uninstalling and reinstalling IE, but under XP it never really gets wiped out properly.

    In the end I did a system restore and it was fine after that.

    Anyone encountered this before????

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    Re: Missing toolbars (IE6.0, XPH)

    You might try hitting F11 -- but I doubt that will work.

    This can occur by removing the Yahoo Toolbar in a 'non-standard' manner. There might be information on how to repair this on the Yahoo site.

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    Re: Missing toolbars (IE6.0, XPH)

    Fish--
    Didn't encounter that, and your problem was interesting--glad System Restore came through. But I did have considerable instability after the Yahoo Toolbar sneaked by me in opening up an email account--check is in there by default --plus a real "annoyance" because of it that began immediately after the Yahoo toolbar appeared--when I closed any IE6 browser window at the red "X" or from the toolbar, I got an IE will close now error and all my windows were closed and I crashed to the desktop. I tried many ways to fix it, and put it up here, and finally I went the same place you did on the toolbar and clicked it's uninstall and the second it was gone, this problem was.

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    Re: Missing toolbars (IE6.0, XPH)

    Interesting question Fish, its a bummer you had to use 'system restore", can you tell me if you lost anything on the XP system by having to use it? In relation to the original problem, I wonder if MSIE Toolbars had been locked - "lock the toolbars" (under the same list you mention when right clicking in the toolbar area) before the Yahoo toolbar lost the rest?. <img src=/S/shrug.gif border=0 alt=shrug width=39 height=15>

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    Re: Missing toolbars (IE6.0, XPH)

    Thanks for the replies.

    RM - No, it wasn't in Full Screen mode. I only tried to remove it using the option available. The install wasn't mentioned in the 'Add/Remove Programs' list either.

    'Frag - That was sneaky of them. Still, the rule nowadays seems to be to expect a maggot in any free apple.

    Cyber - System Restore worked perfectly. It rolled back to about a week before and the only thing we lost was an installation of AVG which I'd put on during that session. I was a bit worried about using it on someone else's machine without knowing it's history, but it all seemed to be OK. Like I said, straight after I'd gone for the Remove option from the Customise button on the Yahoo toolbar, everything was good. Buttons were there, pull-down menus reappeared and the sun was shining. I unlocked the 'Lock Toolbar' option so I could check everything was back and closed the browser. Then re-opened and found to my dismay that not only had the Yahoo toolbar gone, but so had the regular ones too. I must've right-clicked every pixel of the area below the title bar, but to no avail. That's when I looked at doing a remove/reinstall of IE6 from 'Add Windows Components'. Again, no luck. It seemed to delete the program suspiciously quickly and sure enough when I tried typing a URL on the address bar in My Computer, a quick look in 'Help, About...' confirmed it was still there.

    Quite what the thinking is behind implementing a toolbar that has no address field and limited capabilities is beyond me. As Defrag also found out, it seems we now have to read every line, clear every check box and double-double check everything before clicking that 'Submit' button.

    Thanks to you all for your comments <img src=/S/thumbup.gif border=0 alt=thumbup width=15 height=15>

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