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Missing menu bar in Microsoft Streets and Trips
Hardwood
I cannot find help with getting my menu bar to reappear. I accidentally hid the menu bar (the long bar of menu options just under the long blue title bar at the top of the Streets & Trips window).

I own Microsoft Streets and Trips 2007, testing 2008... same issue between the two.

The help section in S&T says to press F10 to access the menu, but that doesn't work either. All the other built in keyboard shortcuts work (Ctrl + key).

Is there a way to force S&T back to default views?

Thanks and I look forward to using this forum in the future. I take my S&T with me when we go RVing so I'll be around.
Marvin Hlavac
Main menu bar present:


Main menu bar missing:


Hi Hardwood. It's not your fault, you didn't accidentally hide the Menu bar. Streets & Trips 2007 and later versions have this issue. I don't know what causes it, but I do know three ways to bring back the Menu bar.

1. One way of restoring the missing toolbar is by reinstalling Streets & Trips;

2. Another way of restoring the missing toolbar is by downloading (here) a free add-on called S&T Keys. S&T Keys contains code which makes sure the toolbar is visible each time S&T is started by S&T Keys. Close Streets & Trips, download and run S&T Keys, and when S&T Keys launches S&T, the programs will start with the missing toolbar enabled. After that you may delete the S&T Keys file if you don't wish to use it.

3. Another method of enabling the missing toolbar is by a simple registry edit.
For version 2008:

A. Close Streets & Trips

B. In the Registry find:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Automap\15.0\USA\Toolbars\ToolBars-Bar0
C. To show the missing Menu Bar, create a new DWORD named Visible, value 1

D. Start Streets & Trips, and you should now have your missing Menu bar back.

And just for the fun, to hide the Menu Bar (File, Edit, View, Data, Route, Tools, Help), create a new DWORD named Visible, value 0

If you decide to do the Registry edit, note that different S&T versions use different registry locations:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Automap\15.0\ ToolBars-Bar0

14 = version 2007
15 = version 2008
16 = version 2009

The following post by Terry shows a step-by-step tutorial on how to perform the registry change to enable the missing toolbar.
tcassidy
If you feel like learning how to deal with the registry for this issue, It is fairly staightforward. To access it, type 'regedit' in the search box directly above the Start orb.



Press enter and you will have access to your registry. If you have never done this before, the box should appear as follows;



Click the arrow next to HKEY_CURRENT_USER to access the items in that section. Note on the bottom of your screen how your progress through the hierarchy is displayed.



Next, expand Software by the same method (clicking the arrow to the left of name) and then Microsoft.



Now do the same for Automap,18.0, USA and Toolbars





Click on the folder labelled Toolbars-Bar0 and right click in a blank area in the section to the right (Below Default and BarID as in the screenshot). Click New and DWord and a new highlighted entry will appear.





Type Visible and enter then double click that entry (now named Visible).



Type 1 to change the value from its default 0 and OK.

Close the registry and start S&T. Hopefully your toolbars will have been restored.

NOTE WELL - Although this is a simple change, modifying other parts of the registry can cause serious problems up to and including the inability to use your computer. Backing up, exporting the registry or setting a restore point before proceeding are the usual recommendations if you are not fully familiarized with registry operation.

Terry
signsnsuch
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Had a strange problem today. Opened Streets & Trips and now there is no menu to choose from. (No File menu, View, etc.) Any idea how to fix this?
Marvin Hlavac
Hi signsnsuch, and welcome to the forums. I moved your post to this related thread. Read the instructions above to correct the issue.
signsnsuch
Thank you for your help. Did an un-install and a re-install and got everything back to normal. (Guess the program just had a brain fart) LOL
tcassidy
That sounds like the safest approach. Glad it worked! I did try Marvin's step by step instructions on a different computer and they worked too.

Terry
MisterMoonlight
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And just for the fun, to hide the Menu Bar (File, Edit, View, Data, Route, Tools, Help), create a new DWORD named Visible, value 0
Just a note to remember that when using S&T Keys addon with S&T, at each S&T Keys start up, it reprograms the setting to make the S&T toolbar visible.
mark84gti1
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First time poster here, so be nice.

All of my icons along the top of the screen are missing, such as all the push buttons for each feature. I have to use my Ctrl-R, and Ctrl-A to switch between menus and such. This is such a pain! How do I get my menus back? They were there when I first downloaded the program.

I have Streets & Trips 2011 on a laptop running Windows 7.
Marvin Hlavac
Hi Mark, I took the liberty of moving your question to this old, but related, discussion. Reading the earlier answers may help you. If you decide to do the Registry edit, note that different S&T versions use different registry locations:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Automap\18.0\ ToolBars-Bar0

15 = version 2008
16 = version 2009
17 = version 2010
18 = version 2011
SpadesFlush
Is this a toolbar issue? Are you having this problem with the checkmark showing against the various optional toolbars? Go to View -> Toolbars and look at the bottom. If the "Standard" and "Advanced" toolbars are checked you should be able to see them and vice versa. Let us know if that is not the case.
Marvin Hlavac
SpadesFlush, you may be correct. I might have misunderstood, and perhaps Mark doesn't have the issue with the missing ALL of the toolbars, but rather one of his tool bars might have been disabled, and needs to be enabled by clicking View > Toolbars...
SpadesFlush
All other things being equal, let us hope he doesn't have to muck around with the registry.
mark84gti1
The post that you linked me to, sounds exactly like my problem. I don't even have the bars that say 'File' or 'View' and such. I just don't know how to change my registries.
tcassidy
Why not just download and run S&T Keys 2011 as per post #8. It will make the changes to the registry for you if you start S&T from S&T Keys.

Terry
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