What is the shortcut to hide or show the command bar in Internet Explorer?

Dave February 22, 2010

I have an issue with some sites hiding the command bar when they open a new window in Internet Explorer. I recall seeing a shortcut key to hide or show this bar a while back, but cannot for the life of me recall the shortcut key(s). Can anyone assist me with this?


  1. Oron Joffe
    February 23, 2010 at 11:13 pm

    F11 'maximises' your IE window (that is, it gets rid of the frame and most toolbars) but if the toolbar disappears when you open a particular site, then that is done under JavaScript control and you can't bring it back by pressing F11.
    If this is a major problem, use Firefox instead and install the 'NoScript' add-on which would allow you to disable JavaScript on those sites.

  2. Anonymous
    February 23, 2010 at 10:09 pm


  3. Tina
    February 23, 2010 at 6:39 pm

    Which version of IE are you using?
    Did you try hitting the alt key or F11?