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How To Restore the Menu bar | Best Internet Security

In older versions of Windows, the menu bar was always visible in Explorer. In Vista and Windows 7, (and many programs too) the menu bar is now hidden by default, and you must press the ALT key to see it. These simple steps will cause it to always be visible.
(The “menu bar” gives you the familiar File | Edit | View |Tools | Help ‘drop down’ menus)

1) Launch Explorer by opening Computer (or Documents, or Pictures..), then press ALT to access the menu bar.

2) Click on Tools and then on Folder options.

3) In the Folder Options window, click on the View tab, and click to place a check in Always show menus.


4) Click on Apply and then OK.

That’s it. You’re done. (Should you decide you prefer the “more screen real estate” no menu bar look, simply repeat the steps and un-check the box.)

For other (specific) programs, you may have to hunt around a bit for the Show Menu bar setting; but usually it is under the View menu (visible after pressing Alt).

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Reading reco’s:

* The Best Security Suites of 2013

Yes, new versions of security suites are coming in every day, but we want to keep you up to date. We’ve reviewed 28 packages to help you choose which is best for you.Read more..

* Surprise at the GoDaddy outage? Vulnerable networks are ticking bombs

Bob Eisenhardt sees the GoDaddy outage as the tip of iceberg for vulnerable networks from banks to infrastructure. His take is pessimistic. Do you disagree?

…The GoDaddy incident could be viewed as a staggering breach of web-based commerce, and Steve Wozniak has it precisely correct when the guru-savant of Apple predicted the security risks of storing data “in” the cloud. A partner of mine (a certified BCP/DR planner) feels precisely the same way about the inherent dangers of cloud-based storage. The list of consequences is actually endless if you ponder the imponderables of it all.” Read more

* Cisco Acquires ThinkSmart Technologies For Wi-Fi Location Analytics

By acquiring ThinkSmart Technologies, Cisco plans to use the company’s Intellify Wi-Fi location analytics technology to expand its customers’ ability to track mobile users within a venue for a variety of business intelligence uses.Read more..

Data Mining. Tracking. Yippee yahoo.
(They don’t need to track me with GPS and WiFi triangulation.. I update foursquare every chance I get!)

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Today’s free download: (an “oldie but a goodie”) It has been a while since I have mentioned one of my fave little computer protection apps – WinPatrol.

Clean up your Taskbar, ActiveX, Brower and Startup programs. WinPatrol monitors and exposes adware, keyloggers, spyware, worms, cookies, and other malicious software. This program puts you back in control of your computer with no need for constant updates.
Download WinPatrol (Window XP, Vista, Windows 7 including x64 support)

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September 27, 2012 Posted by | advice, anti-spyware, antivirus, computers, Internet, security, tech | , , , , | 1 Comment