How to Show the Menu Bar in Safari for Windows

Toggle the menu bar on and off at will

In Safari for Windows, which Apple developed concurrently with Safari for the Mac for several years, the menu bar is hidden by default to provide more real estate for web pages. Here's how to show the menu bar on Safari.

Apple no longer supports Safari updates for Windows. Safari 5.1.7 for Windows was the last version made for Windows, and it is now outdated. This article remains for archive purposes.

How to Show the Safari Menu Bar in Windows

Here's how to display the Safari menu bar so that you can access your bookmarks, browser history, and more.

  1. To display the menu bar in Safari for Windows, select the Settings gear in the upper-right corner of the browser window. Then, select Show Menu Bar in the drop-down menu.

    Settings menu in Safari for Windows
  2. When the menu bar is enabled, you can find all of its submenus, including File, Edit, View, History, Bookmarks, Window, and Help. The Develop submenu appears between Bookmarks and Window if you enabled developer mode in the Safari advanced settings.

  3. When you want to hide the menu bar, select View in the menu bar and then select Hide Menu Bar.

    You can also hide the menu bar by selecting the Settings gear and choosing Hide Menu Bar.

    The View menu in Safari for Windows

How to Download Safari for Windows

Although Apple no longer supports Safari for Windows, you can download the browser for most versions of Windows from unofficial sources such as torrent websites and public file-sharing platforms.

To avoid malware, always use antivirus software before downloading files from file-sharing sites on the web.