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Crusoe89
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 22, 2007 10:50 am    Post subject: Address Bar Drop-Down won't Drop-Down!
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Hi,
I am using Internet Explorer 6 SP2 and suddenly I can't access the address
bar drop-down menu as it simply does not respond when I click on it. This was
working fine yesterday and I can't see any changes between then and now that
would cause this. I can't seem to uninstall IE6 from AddRemove Programs (as
it's not there) or Add/Remove Windows Components (as this seems to do
nothing). All the information I can find around the net seems to suggest
messing with the registry (something I don't want to do) or using the Windows
XP disk (which I don't have).
Any suggestions on why this occurred and how I can fix it gratefully
appreciated as I use this drop-down menu all the time. (And I don't want to
install IE7 as I hated it!)
Kind Regards.
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nass
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Since: May 02, 2006
Posts: 757



PostPosted: Thu Mar 22, 2007 12:44 pm    Post subject: RE: Address Bar Drop-Down won't Drop-Down! [Login to view extended thread Info.]
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"Crusoe89" wrote:

> Hi,
> I am using Internet Explorer 6 SP2 and suddenly I can't access the address
> bar drop-down menu as it simply does not respond when I click on it. This was
> working fine yesterday and I can't see any changes between then and now that
> would cause this. I can't seem to uninstall IE6 from AddRemove Programs (as
> it's not there) or Add/Remove Windows Components (as this seems to do
> nothing). All the information I can find around the net seems to suggest
> messing with the registry (something I don't want to do) or using the Windows
> XP disk (which I don't have).
> Any suggestions on why this occurred and how I can fix it gratefully
> appreciated as I use this drop-down menu all the time. (And I don't want to
> install IE7 as I hated it!)
> Kind Regards.

Do you mean you don't have it on your Menu toolbar?.
Right click on the toolbar (on an empty area) and make sure the address Bar
is selected, does this help?.
Also make sure your computer malware free, does every thing else is okay?.
HTH.
Let us know.
nass
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SingaporeWebDesign
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Since: Jan 08, 2007
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 22, 2007 3:11 pm    Post subject: Re: Address Bar Drop-Down won't Drop-Down! [Login to view extended thread Info.]
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Hello,

Try clearing your History
Start > Control Panel > Internet Options > Clear History

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"Crusoe89" wrote in message

> Hi,
> I am using Internet Explorer 6 SP2 and suddenly I can't access the address
> bar drop-down menu as it simply does not respond when I click on it. This
> was
> working fine yesterday and I can't see any changes between then and now
> that
> would cause this. I can't seem to uninstall IE6 from AddRemove Programs
> (as
> it's not there) or Add/Remove Windows Components (as this seems to do
> nothing). All the information I can find around the net seems to suggest
> messing with the registry (something I don't want to do) or using the
> Windows
> XP disk (which I don't have).
> Any suggestions on why this occurred and how I can fix it gratefully
> appreciated as I use this drop-down menu all the time. (And I don't want
> to
> install IE7 as I hated it!)
> Kind Regards.
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Crusoe89
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Since: Mar 22, 2007
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 22, 2007 3:11 pm    Post subject: Re: Address Bar Drop-Down won't Drop-Down! [Login to view extended thread Info.]
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Sorry, I tried it and it didn't do anything.

"SingaporeWebDesign" wrote:

> Hello,
>
> Try clearing your History
> Start > Control Panel > Internet Options > Clear History
>
> --
> Singapore Web Design
> http://www.bootstrike.com/Webdesign/
> Singapore Web Hosting
> http://www.bootstrike.com/WinXP/faq.html
> Windows XP FAQ
>
> "Crusoe89" wrote in message
>
> > Hi,
> > I am using Internet Explorer 6 SP2 and suddenly I can't access the address
> > bar drop-down menu as it simply does not respond when I click on it. This
> > was
> > working fine yesterday and I can't see any changes between then and now
> > that
> > would cause this. I can't seem to uninstall IE6 from AddRemove Programs
> > (as
> > it's not there) or Add/Remove Windows Components (as this seems to do
> > nothing). All the information I can find around the net seems to suggest
> > messing with the registry (something I don't want to do) or using the
> > Windows
> > XP disk (which I don't have).
> > Any suggestions on why this occurred and how I can fix it gratefully
> > appreciated as I use this drop-down menu all the time. (And I don't want
> > to
> > install IE7 as I hated it!)
> > Kind Regards.
>
>
>
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pabearmvp
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Since: Nov 18, 2004
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 22, 2007 3:37 pm    Post subject: Re: Address Bar Drop-Down won't Drop-Down! [Login to view extended thread Info.]
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> I don't want to install IE7 as I hated it

Did this problem start after uninstalling IE7?
--
~Robear Dyer (PA Bear)
MS MVP-Windows (IE, OE, Security, Shell/User)
AumHa VSOP & Admin; DTS-L.org


Crusoe89 wrote:
> Hi,
> I am using Internet Explorer 6 SP2 and suddenly I can't access the address
> bar drop-down menu as it simply does not respond when I click on it. This
> was working fine yesterday and I can't see any changes between then and
> now
> that would cause this. I can't seem to uninstall IE6 from AddRemove
> Programs (as it's not there) or Add/Remove Windows Components (as this
> seems to do nothing). All the information I can find around the net seems
> to suggest messing with the registry (something I don't want to do) or
> using the Windows XP disk (which I don't have).
> Any suggestions on why this occurred and how I can fix it gratefully
> appreciated as I use this drop-down menu all the time. (And I don't want
> to
> install IE7 as I hated it!)
> Kind Regards.
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Crusoe89
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Since: Mar 22, 2007
Posts: 5



PostPosted: Thu Mar 22, 2007 3:37 pm    Post subject: Re: Address Bar Drop-Down won't Drop-Down! [Login to view extended thread Info.]
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Hi,
Thanks for all your suggestions. I tried disabling all the add-ons, but even
with all of them disabled, the drop-down menu still won't work. The Address
Bar is indeed selected and I have AVG running to detect viruses etc. (nothing
showing up). I unistalled IE7 a while ago after trying it for a day, so I
don't think it has anything to do with it. I was hoping just to remove IE6
and reinstall it, but it seems if you have done this before, it doesn't show
up on Add/Remove Programs anymore. It's simply a matter that, when I click on
the little arrow on the Address Bar to view all the recently visited
addresses, it just doesn't respond. It's like it's trying to, as the address
in the Address Bar alternately highlights, and sometimes I can faintly see
the outline of where the drop down box should be, but it just isn't
functioning! Thanks again anyway - I'll keep plugging away and let you know
if I sort it.
Kind Regards.

"PA Bear" wrote:

> > I don't want to install IE7 as I hated it
>
> Did this problem start after uninstalling IE7?
> --
> ~Robear Dyer (PA Bear)
> MS MVP-Windows (IE, OE, Security, Shell/User)
> AumHa VSOP & Admin; DTS-L.org
>
>
> Crusoe89 wrote:
> > Hi,
> > I am using Internet Explorer 6 SP2 and suddenly I can't access the address
> > bar drop-down menu as it simply does not respond when I click on it. This
> > was working fine yesterday and I can't see any changes between then and
> > now
> > that would cause this. I can't seem to uninstall IE6 from AddRemove
> > Programs (as it's not there) or Add/Remove Windows Components (as this
> > seems to do nothing). All the information I can find around the net seems
> > to suggest messing with the registry (something I don't want to do) or
> > using the Windows XP disk (which I don't have).
> > Any suggestions on why this occurred and how I can fix it gratefully
> > appreciated as I use this drop-down menu all the time. (And I don't want
> > to
> > install IE7 as I hated it!)
> > Kind Regards.
>
>
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nass
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Since: May 02, 2006
Posts: 757



PostPosted: Thu Mar 22, 2007 3:37 pm    Post subject: Re: Address Bar Drop-Down won't Drop-Down! [Login to view extended thread Info.]
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Try this fix from here:
Line 245- 2nd column= Set the address bar to IE/XP default:
http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_tweaks.htm
HTH.
Let us know.
nass

"Crusoe89" wrote:

> Hi,
> Thanks for all your suggestions. I tried disabling all the add-ons, but even
> with all of them disabled, the drop-down menu still won't work. The Address
> Bar is indeed selected and I have AVG running to detect viruses etc. (nothing
> showing up). I unistalled IE7 a while ago after trying it for a day, so I
> don't think it has anything to do with it. I was hoping just to remove IE6
> and reinstall it, but it seems if you have done this before, it doesn't show
> up on Add/Remove Programs anymore. It's simply a matter that, when I click on
> the little arrow on the Address Bar to view all the recently visited
> addresses, it just doesn't respond. It's like it's trying to, as the address
> in the Address Bar alternately highlights, and sometimes I can faintly see
> the outline of where the drop down box should be, but it just isn't
> functioning! Thanks again anyway - I'll keep plugging away and let you know
> if I sort it.
> Kind Regards.
>
> "PA Bear" wrote:
>
> > > I don't want to install IE7 as I hated it
> >
> > Did this problem start after uninstalling IE7?
> > --
> > ~Robear Dyer (PA Bear)
> > MS MVP-Windows (IE, OE, Security, Shell/User)
> > AumHa VSOP & Admin; DTS-L.org
> >
> >
> > Crusoe89 wrote:
> > > Hi,
> > > I am using Internet Explorer 6 SP2 and suddenly I can't access the address
> > > bar drop-down menu as it simply does not respond when I click on it. This
> > > was working fine yesterday and I can't see any changes between then and
> > > now
> > > that would cause this. I can't seem to uninstall IE6 from AddRemove
> > > Programs (as it's not there) or Add/Remove Windows Components (as this
> > > seems to do nothing). All the information I can find around the net seems
> > > to suggest messing with the registry (something I don't want to do) or
> > > using the Windows XP disk (which I don't have).
> > > Any suggestions on why this occurred and how I can fix it gratefully
> > > appreciated as I use this drop-down menu all the time. (And I don't want
> > > to
> > > install IE7 as I hated it!)
> > > Kind Regards.
> >
> >
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SingaporeWebDesign
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Since: Jan 08, 2007
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 22, 2007 4:14 pm    Post subject: Re: Address Bar Drop-Down won't Drop-Down! [Login to view extended thread Info.]
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Hello,

Try clearing your Recent Documents
Start > Control Panel > Taskbar and Start Menu > Start Menu (tab) >
Customize > Advanced (tab) > Clear List

Also try clearing your temporary files
Start > Control Panel > Internet Options > Delete Files

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Singapore Web Hosting
http://www.bootstrike.com/WinXP/faq.html
Windows XP FAQ

"Crusoe89" wrote in message

> Sorry, I tried it and it didn't do anything.
>
> "SingaporeWebDesign" wrote:
>
>> Hello,
>>
>> Try clearing your History
>> Start > Control Panel > Internet Options > Clear History
>>
>> --
>> Singapore Web Design
>> http://www.bootstrike.com/Webdesign/
>> Singapore Web Hosting
>> http://www.bootstrike.com/WinXP/faq.html
>> Windows XP FAQ
>>
>> "Crusoe89" wrote in message
>>
>> > Hi,
>> > I am using Internet Explorer 6 SP2 and suddenly I can't access the
>> > address
>> > bar drop-down menu as it simply does not respond when I click on it.
>> > This
>> > was
>> > working fine yesterday and I can't see any changes between then and now
>> > that
>> > would cause this. I can't seem to uninstall IE6 from AddRemove Programs
>> > (as
>> > it's not there) or Add/Remove Windows Components (as this seems to do
>> > nothing). All the information I can find around the net seems to
>> > suggest
>> > messing with the registry (something I don't want to do) or using the
>> > Windows
>> > XP disk (which I don't have).
>> > Any suggestions on why this occurred and how I can fix it gratefully
>> > appreciated as I use this drop-down menu all the time. (And I don't
>> > want
>> > to
>> > install IE7 as I hated it!)
>> > Kind Regards.
>>
>>
>>
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Crusoe89
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Since: Mar 22, 2007
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 22, 2007 4:14 pm    Post subject: Re: Address Bar Drop-Down won't Drop-Down! [Login to view extended thread Info.]
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Tried your next suggestions without any luck!

"SingaporeWebDesign" wrote:

> Hello,
>
> Try clearing your Recent Documents
> Start > Control Panel > Taskbar and Start Menu > Start Menu (tab) >
> Customize > Advanced (tab) > Clear List
>
> Also try clearing your temporary files
> Start > Control Panel > Internet Options > Delete Files
>
> --
> Singapore Web Design
> http://www.bootstrike.com/Webdesign/
> Singapore Web Hosting
> http://www.bootstrike.com/WinXP/faq.html
> Windows XP FAQ
>
> "Crusoe89" wrote in message
>
> > Sorry, I tried it and it didn't do anything.
> >
> > "SingaporeWebDesign" wrote:
> >
> >> Hello,
> >>
> >> Try clearing your History
> >> Start > Control Panel > Internet Options > Clear History
> >>
> >> --
> >> Singapore Web Design
> >> http://www.bootstrike.com/Webdesign/
> >> Singapore Web Hosting
> >> http://www.bootstrike.com/WinXP/faq.html
> >> Windows XP FAQ
> >>
> >> "Crusoe89" wrote in message
> >>
> >> > Hi,
> >> > I am using Internet Explorer 6 SP2 and suddenly I can't access the
> >> > address
> >> > bar drop-down menu as it simply does not respond when I click on it.
> >> > This
> >> > was
> >> > working fine yesterday and I can't see any changes between then and now
> >> > that
> >> > would cause this. I can't seem to uninstall IE6 from AddRemove Programs
> >> > (as
> >> > it's not there) or Add/Remove Windows Components (as this seems to do
> >> > nothing). All the information I can find around the net seems to
> >> > suggest
> >> > messing with the registry (something I don't want to do) or using the
> >> > Windows
> >> > XP disk (which I don't have).
> >> > Any suggestions on why this occurred and how I can fix it gratefully
> >> > appreciated as I use this drop-down menu all the time. (And I don't
> >> > want
> >> > to
> >> > install IE7 as I hated it!)
> >> > Kind Regards.
> >>
> >>
> >>
>
>
>
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SingaporeWebDesign
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 22, 2007 4:14 pm    Post subject: Re: Address Bar Drop-Down won't Drop-Down! [Login to view extended thread Info.]
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Hello,

Try running it with add-ons disabled. Start Internet Explorer as normal,
Tools, Manage Add-ons, Enable or Disable Add-ons. Disable all the add-ons
and enable them one by one till the problem appears and you get the culprit.

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"Crusoe89" wrote in message

> Tried your next suggestions without any luck!
>
> "SingaporeWebDesign" wrote:
>
>> Hello,
>>
>> Try clearing your Recent Documents
>> Start > Control Panel > Taskbar and Start Menu > Start Menu (tab) >
>> Customize > Advanced (tab) > Clear List
>>
>> Also try clearing your temporary files
>> Start > Control Panel > Internet Options > Delete Files
>>
>> --
>> Singapore Web Design
>> http://www.bootstrike.com/Webdesign/
>> Singapore Web Hosting
>> http://www.bootstrike.com/WinXP/faq.html
>> Windows XP FAQ
>>
>> "Crusoe89" wrote in message
>>
>> > Sorry, I tried it and it didn't do anything.
>> >
>> > "SingaporeWebDesign" wrote:
>> >
>> >> Hello,
>> >>
>> >> Try clearing your History
>> >> Start > Control Panel > Internet Options > Clear History
>> >>
>> >> --
>> >> Singapore Web Design
>> >> http://www.bootstrike.com/Webdesign/
>> >> Singapore Web Hosting
>> >> http://www.bootstrike.com/WinXP/faq.html
>> >> Windows XP FAQ
>> >>
>> >> "Crusoe89" wrote in message
>> >>
>> >> > Hi,
>> >> > I am using Internet Explorer 6 SP2 and suddenly I can't access the
>> >> > address
>> >> > bar drop-down menu as it simply does not respond when I click on it.
>> >> > This
>> >> > was
>> >> > working fine yesterday and I can't see any changes between then and
>> >> > now
>> >> > that
>> >> > would cause this. I can't seem to uninstall IE6 from AddRemove
>> >> > Programs
>> >> > (as
>> >> > it's not there) or Add/Remove Windows Components (as this seems to
>> >> > do
>> >> > nothing). All the information I can find around the net seems to
>> >> > suggest
>> >> > messing with the registry (something I don't want to do) or using
>> >> > the
>> >> > Windows
>> >> > XP disk (which I don't have).
>> >> > Any suggestions on why this occurred and how I can fix it gratefully
>> >> > appreciated as I use this drop-down menu all the time. (And I don't
>> >> > want
>> >> > to
>> >> > install IE7 as I hated it!)
>> >> > Kind Regards.
>> >>
>> >>
>> >>
>>
>>
>>
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pabearmvp
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 22, 2007 7:35 pm    Post subject: Re: Address Bar Drop-Down won't Drop-Down! [Login to view extended thread Info.]
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I see that Nass' suggestion fixed your problem, but you still didn't answer
my question: Did this problem only start after you uninstalled IE7? IOW,
did you have this problem when IE7 was installed?...before installing IE7?
--
~Robear Dyer (PA Bear)
MS MVP-Windows (IE, OE, Security, Shell/User)
AumHa VSOP & Admin; DTS-L.org

Crusoe89 wrote:
> Hi,
> Thanks for all your suggestions. I tried disabling all the add-ons, but
> even
> with all of them disabled, the drop-down menu still won't work. The
> Address
> Bar is indeed selected and I have AVG running to detect viruses etc.
> (nothing showing up). I unistalled IE7 a while ago after trying it for a
> day, so I don't think it has anything to do with it. I was hoping just to
> remove IE6 and reinstall it, but it seems if you have done this before, it
> doesn't show up on Add/Remove Programs anymore. It's simply a matter that,
> when I click on the little arrow on the Address Bar to view all the
> recently visited addresses, it just doesn't respond. It's like it's trying
> to, as the address in the Address Bar alternately highlights, and
> sometimes
> I can faintly see the outline of where the drop down box should be, but it
> just isn't functioning! Thanks again anyway - I'll keep plugging away and
> let you know if I sort it.
> Kind Regards.
>
> "PA Bear" wrote:
>
>>> I don't want to install IE7 as I hated it
>>
>> Did this problem start after uninstalling IE7?
>> --
>> ~Robear Dyer (PA Bear)
>> MS MVP-Windows (IE, OE, Security, Shell/User)
>> AumHa VSOP & Admin; DTS-L.org
>>
>>
>> Crusoe89 wrote:
>>> Hi,
>>> I am using Internet Explorer 6 SP2 and suddenly I can't access the
>>> address
>>> bar drop-down menu as it simply does not respond when I click on it.
>>> This
>>> was working fine yesterday and I can't see any changes between then and
>>> now
>>> that would cause this. I can't seem to uninstall IE6 from AddRemove
>>> Programs (as it's not there) or Add/Remove Windows Components (as this
>>> seems to do nothing). All the information I can find around the net
>>> seems
>>> to suggest messing with the registry (something I don't want to do) or
>>> using the Windows XP disk (which I don't have).
>>> Any suggestions on why this occurred and how I can fix it gratefully
>>> appreciated as I use this drop-down menu all the time. (And I don't want
>>> to
>>> install IE7 as I hated it!)
>>> Kind Regards.
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