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Windows 7: how do I turn on traditional window commands?

07 Dec 2009   #1

windows 7 home premium
how do I turn on traditional window commands?

When I do a search in W Explorer, I'm getting groupings. That's nice, but I'd like to turn it off. In Vista I did that using the VIEW pulldown menu. But, the "traditional" menu bar isn't there.

Can I turn that menu bar on? Or, if not, can I remove groupings.
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07 Dec 2009   #2

Windows 10 Professional 64-Bit

Right click an empty space, then Group>None.

To get the Menu Bar back, go to Organize>Layout>Menu Bar.
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07 Dec 2009   #3

Windows 7 Pro & Vista Home Premium

Go to Control Panel > Folder Options, click the View tab and check the box for Always Show Menus,
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07 Dec 2009   #4

Windows 10 Pro x64 1909 - 18363.657 XP/Vista/Win7/Win8.1 in VM for testing

Also if you wish to have access to the menu but keep the look of Windows 7, pressing the alt key will show the menus temporarily
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07 Dec 2009   #5

Windows 10 Professional 64-Bit

What reghakr tells you above can also be done from the Organize Menu (Organize>Folderand Search Options>View Tab>Always show Menus) in My Computer or any Windows Explorer view.
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