Do you know it took me over 15 minutes to find this simple answer?!?!
Other site talk about all these programming codes to restore or even the ALT/SHIFT/M (which DID NOT work for me) and is just this simple F8!
Thanks a million and God Bless
I also have the issues, F8 works but when I close Adobe and reopen I have to F8 each time. I think adobe did an update last month that changed this. Does anyone know how to keep the F8 everytime I open Adobe?
This topic is 6 years old! Anything similar to the original problem happening today has probably a completely different cause & solution.
In recent months it was observed that older Kaspersky software can cause either or both Menu bar and Toolbar to disappear. To fix it update Kaspersky to the latest version (188.8.131.525 or 184.108.40.2065ab).
Generally if you have no document open whatever preferences you set will hold for all documents. So try launching Acrobat then hit F8 make sure your toolbar is showing then close Acrobat and launch a document and see if it's held your preference.
Thank you for the correct reply! Sometimes the menus in Acrobat DC just disappear with no action on my part. Now that I know that F9 will restore them, it reduces my stress to manageable levels.
Hi, I have spent the last hour trying to work out how to reinstate the menu bar on Acrobat Reader DC. Nothing worked, not F8 or F9 - but I'm working on a Mac. In the end Command+shift+M worked. Maybe it's a Mac thing, but for Mac users it might be helpful to know. As someone said this has been going on for 6 years - I just cannot understand why Adobe make such a simple matter so difficult!!
Thanks to Michael Kazlow...great to know.
Although...I have NO IDEA WHY Adobe would ever do this in the first place. If you're going to allow the menu bar to disappear then why not just have it re-appear when you go to the top of the monitor...or just don't have this happen. ugh.
ok...venting = accomplished. hahaha. thanks again, Michael...you saved me much more frustration.
Well. I know this thread is rather old. But Google just sent me here. So I would like to contribute.
I am using Adobe Reader XI and still have this design error!!!
Please take a look at IE 10. I can easily unhide the menu by right clicking on the top of the window.
Apologies for the Necro, but this is still an issue in 11.0.6 (April 2014). Worse, the F1 help key no longer works, forcing a web search to get to this forum!
F8 key on Windows shows/hides the toolbar if you have hidden that too...
This is an issue for me today, too, and the F8 and F9 keys worked perfectly. Closed and opened document and settings held. Note that this occurred for me after installing Acrobat Reader DC (ABSOLUTE DISASTER of a READER--see this issue and link to the former reader version 11 location in the forums), removing it, and reloading Reader version 11.
Hilarious that this post is still alive. Similar issue happening to me now - upgraded to Win 10 with a fresh install including reloading CS5.5 (w/Acrobat 10 Pro). Force launching a pdf file from my desktop or other local folder works fine. Opening a PDF file from an email attachment (I use Outlook 2010) opens Acrobat without my "custom" quick tools (but all the default tools and menus are in place). It's not opening a Reader session - it's still Acrobat Pro.
This only happens if Acrobat is not already open when I force launch the email attachment.
Web mail attachments open Acrobat normally (with my custom quick tools showing). Some sort of Adobe vs. Microsoft thing maybe. Don't even expect an answer - just a weird anomaly.
I had a similar problem with Adobe Acrobat Pro X where the menu bar wouldn't show up. I was able to get the menu bar to appear If I resized the document by moving the pointer to the right, left, top, or bottom of the document (you'll see a double arrow), then clicking and dragging.
The problem was permanently solved for all documents by opening Adobe Acrobat without opening a document. Then click on Edit on the menu bar. Next click on Preferences. In the Preferences box click on Full Screen at the top left. Next find the Full Screen Navigation section. Check the box for Show Navigation Bar. Lastly click on OK at the bottom right.
I hope that this helps someone else and saves a lot of frustration.