I seem to have used the wrong link there, I was trying to refer to "Customizing IE7 toolbars?" by John Wilkinson:
I only just changed from IE6 to IE7 after I got several sites "telling" me that they would no longer support IE6.
In this forum I have read that many people before me had an issue with the layout of IE7, but I cannot really find what I need.
In IE6, I had two bars at the top of my screen: 1) a combination of the address bar and the menubar ("File/Edit/View etc.) and 2) a combination of the Google search bar and the IE links bar.
In IE7, it seems the address bar (+ search function) and the command bar are locked permanently, so with the Google toolbar, that makes three.
In this forum (http://forums.cnet.com/5207-6620_102-0.html?forumID=14&threadID=247371), I found out how to remove the IE7 searchbar and/or the command bar, but what I would really like is to combine the addressbar again with the Filemenu (or the Command bar icons that are used for similar functions, like Favorites etc.) into one single bar. I don't need the full width of my screen for the address, but I would like to have quick buttons for Favorites etc.; besides, e.g. the "full screen/F11" button is only available on the command bar.
Is there any way to do that and get my 'own' IE6 type screen layout back? I can live without the tabbing function of the command bar, I prefer not to use that anyway.
Or should I just uninstall IE7 and go back to IE6 again?