May 29th, 2004, 10:04 AM
Outlook Express Toolbar not showing
My dad (88!) uses my old PC for emails but he manages to foul up the settings regularly because of his lack of mouse control. I can usually sort things out but this one has me beat.
The Toolbar (OE6) has disappeared and when I click on View-layout- and tick the Toolbar box or even Customise Toolbar nothing happens. The tick appears OK but nothing changes.
Before i go round and re-install OE is there anything I'm missing?
Howard (Gil's Son)
May 29th, 2004, 11:16 AM
When you click on the Customize Toolbar button,are there any buttons listed in the Current toolbar buttons menu ?
Have you tried right clicking a blank part of the navbar (file,edit,view,etc)and selecting Toolbar.
If none of the above works try the solution shown here (should work for all versions)
May 29th, 2004, 11:30 AM
No buttons listed as nothing happens, don't even get any disk activity light.........and yes I've tried right clicking etc.
Originally Posted by Reverend
I'll give the regedit solution a try next week when I see him. I might also buy him a trackball device to replace the mouse (I think you can get large ones primarily used for people with movement difficulties?) as most of these problems are caused when he clicks and the doesn't release the button and then drags the mouse.
Thanks for the help, I'll let you know how I get on
June 11th, 2004, 16:22 PM
Well, finally sorted it. I tried the regedit thing and although the toolbar did not appear the Costomize Toolbar button became active again. Mainly out of frustration I created a dummy New Identity and lo and behold the toolbar was there! Swapped back to Main Identity and it was there also
Strange, seems to have been hidden somewhere.
Thanks for the advice