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Internet Explorer 9 optimized its screen real estate a bit; part of the optimization is hiding the menus. They're easy to get back as needed or permanently.
I installed Internet Explorer 9 and I lost my taskbar that contained the EDIT, VIEW, and FILE commands. I don't know how to reinstall or even find them; can you help me? I like to use the Cut and Paste feature and can't because I can't find the Edit anywhere.
The lack of the default menus in IE9 has many people confused.
I'll show you how to find them quickly and how to put them back as needed or permanently. I'll also include a couple of alternate approaches to getting things done.
The majority of people don't often use the menus in their browser at all. Most of their use is simply viewing pages and clicking on links.
With that in mind, the menu taskbar is really just taking up space; in the interest of maximizing the visible area that's available to the web pages that you're visiting, IE9 hides it by default.
It's not gone, just ... hidden.
Press the ALT key.
There it is.
This is the way that I use it; it's quickly there if you need it and out of your way when you don't.
Click the gear icon near the upper-right corner in IE:
The resulting menu has many, though not all, of the items that you'd also see on the normal menu taskbar.
Missing, of course, are the items that you asked about: Copy and Paste.
Many operations that are available via the menus on the menu taskbar are also available via direct keystrokes.
Use the keyboard and you won't need the menu at all. I find those keystrokes to be a lot faster than having to click on various and sundry menu items.
The next time that you look at a menu in IE, have a look at the right-hand side of that menu; you'll find that many keyboard shortcuts are listed right there:
OK, so you don't like all of the reasons above why you might not need the menu. Fine, we can bring it back permanently.
Right-click the empty space next to the tabs:
Click Menu bar in that pop-up list and, lo and behold, the menu bar returns:
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