How to Show the Menu Bar in Safari for Windows

Show Safari's Menu Bar in Two Quick Steps

Safari for Windows
Scott Orgera

One of the great things about Safari for Windows is its minimalist approach when it comes to the user interface. The old Menu Bar that users became accustomed to is now hidden by default, providing more real estate for web pages.

For some, however, change does not always equate to forward progress. For those of you who miss the old Menu Bar, have no fear, for it can be reactivated in a few simple steps.

Once the Menu Bar is enabled, you can find all of its sub-menus, like File, Edit, View, History, Bookmarks, Window, and Help. The Develop menu is also shown between Bookmarks and Window if you've enabled it through Safari's Advanced settings.

How to Show Safari's Menu Bar in Windows

The steps for doing this in Windows is extremely easy, and if you wish, you can then hide the Menu Bar again in just two quick steps.

  1. With Safari open, click the settings button at the top right of the program (it's the one that looks like a gear icon).
  2. When the drop-down menu appears, choose Show Menu Bar.

If you would like to hide the Menu Bar, you can either follow Step 1 again but choose Hide Menu Bar, or do so from the new View menu at the top of Safari.

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