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IE7 XP SP2 no edit button

by jonah jones / October 6, 2010 1:11 PM PDT

well, it's there, but greyed-out

reason? fixable? or is there another way to
"find on this page" (as in the FF3 edit function)




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Edit button.
by MDFlax / October 7, 2010 10:11 PM PDT

Hi Jonah. Do you mean IE's main Toolbar with File, Edit, View, etc?

If so, press the ALT key on the keyboard. That toolbar will appear until you click the mouse again.

In IE8 I can goto Tools and select Toolbars > Menu bar, and it will be permanently visible. But not sure if that option exists in IE7.

Ohh, just seen your, "It's there but greyed out". Show us a screen print please.


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here's the screen shot
by jonah jones / October 10, 2010 1:21 AM PDT
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That's interesting.
by MDFlax / October 10, 2010 5:50 AM PDT
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It's a long time since I used IE7 and I can't say I have ever seen that Edit option before. But if I press ALT to display the menu bar, then goto File, there it is. Of course it is different to the main Edit menu option, this Edit option allow the user to edit web pages.

However, other than your own web pages that you keep on your own system, I am not sure what use it is for. I just displayed a CNET Forum page and used this Edit to open the page in Notepad, so I could have made changes, but they wouldn't have worked, would they?

I mean, I couldn't replace CNET's page with my own.

Why is yours greyed out? I'm stumped on that. Is this at work? If so, has it been disabled somehow by the Tech lads?


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this is the work PC, so you may be right
by jonah jones / October 10, 2010 1:28 PM PDT
In reply to: That's interesting.

just one of those "oddities" i guess

thanks Mark

jonah "bewitched bothered and bewildered" jones


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Yeah, I bet
by MDFlax / October 10, 2010 9:44 PM PDT

some crafty IT Techy has disabled this to prevent you from changing their web sites to Online Betting, or worse, Devil


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Jonah, Try this
by Tufenuf / October 11, 2010 2:09 AM PDT

Jonah, Go to the link below, click on "Windows XP Fixes" (left side), click on "Restore Toolbars in IE and Windows? Explorer" (right column) then click on "Restore Missing Toolbars, Menu bar in Windows Explorer and Internet Explorer" to download a small free utility. Usage Instructions are on the page. It very well may correct your greyed-out Edit" function.


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