Photoshop 2021 Menu Bar missing

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Feb 20, 2021 Feb 20, 2021

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I cannot not see the menu bar at the top of my Photoshop 2021 screen.  If I hover over an area the drop down options appear but the actual Menu title options are not showing e.g. File, Edit, Layers etc.  Could someone please let me know how I can get these back as it is a bit annoying and frustrating.  Thank you.

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Community Beginner , Aug 01, 2021 Aug 01, 2021

If you're using MacOS, the Photoshop menu bar isn't displayed within the Photoshop window - instead, the MacOS puts the menu bar at the top of the entire screen, above the Photoshop window. Try looking there instead.

 

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Hi there,

 

Sorry that the menu bar in Photoshop 2021 is not showing up. 

 

It seems you are either working on Full screen mode or Sreen mode without the menu bar. Press "F" on your keyboard to quickly cycle through all the screen modes and see if that works. See: https://helpx.adobe.com/photoshop/using/viewing-images.html#change_the_screen_mode 

 

If not, please checkout the suggestions below:

 

Suggestion #1
Try resetting the Photoshop preferences.
https://helpx.adobe.com/au/photoshop/using/preferences.html
Press and hold Alt+Control+Shift (Windows) or Option+Command+Shift (Mac OS) as you start Photoshop. You are prompted to delete the current settings. The new preferences files are created the next time you start Photoshop.

 

Suggestion #2
I think you are referring to a missing Menu bar but could it be the Options bar that you are missing (Window > Options)

 

Let us know how it goes,

 

Thanks,

Akash

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Community Beginner ,
Jul 11, 2021 Jul 11, 2021

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MENU IS GONE.   I've right-clicked, left clicked, pressed F, pressed and held Alt+CMD+Shift to start photogrop and deleted current settings, I've uninstalled and reinstalled, unplugged my monitor, restarted system ... I can't get the menu.  No window, no settings ... nothing.    Help!  

Thank you! 

Denise

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Jul 11, 2021 Jul 11, 2021

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BTW Photoshop 2021 

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Jul 11, 2021 Jul 11, 2021

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New Here ,
Sep 07, 2021 Sep 07, 2021

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im having the same issue after a recent update..

 

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New Here ,
May 14, 2022 May 14, 2022

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if its windows, simply press "tab" key 

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Community Expert ,
May 14, 2022 May 14, 2022

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@Pavithra24451017h4m2 wrote:

if its windows, simply press "tab" key 


 

The Tab key will hide/show the panels and will not restore the menu bar.

 

Jane

 

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New Here ,
Sep 11, 2021 Sep 11, 2021

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I have this problem too . And can not resolve .plz help me 

I cannot not see the menu bar at the top of my Photoshop 2021 screen. If I hover over an area the drop down options appear but the actual Menu title options are not showing e.g. File, Edit, Layers etc. Could someone please let me know how I can get these back as it is a bit annoying and frustrating. Thank you.

My ram is 6 gigabite and windos in 10 

64 bit

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New Here ,
Sep 17, 2021 Sep 17, 2021

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[removed by moderator] ?!?! I have the same problem.  There I was racing to beat the deadline on a calendar I was creating for a client when the MENU BAR under the Tool Bar at the top of the screen suddenly disappeared and I can't seem to get it back. Can someone in plain and simple terms for a newbie like myself PLEASE tell me how I can restore it so I can finish my work? I am operating on W10 64 bit with 5 gig of Ram. This is immenely frustrating!

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Community Beginner ,
Sep 20, 2022 Sep 20, 2022

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I still can't find it.  So frustrating. 

 

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Community Beginner ,
Aug 01, 2021 Aug 01, 2021

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I am having the same problem. 

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Community Expert ,
Aug 01, 2021 Aug 01, 2021

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@elizabethh30480441 Can you let us know what you have tried so far to fix the issue? Please give us your operating system information and the exact version of Photoshop you are running. Have you tried reinstalling? Resetting your preferences? Closing everything and restarting your computer? Most people have been successful with one of these methods.

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Community Beginner ,
Sep 20, 2022 Sep 20, 2022

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Yes, I've tried that.  I honestly don't want to run any more photoshop updates - because it makes things harder to reset - and then I am late with work projects. 

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Community Beginner ,
Aug 01, 2021 Aug 01, 2021

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If you're using MacOS, the Photoshop menu bar isn't displayed within the Photoshop window - instead, the MacOS puts the menu bar at the top of the entire screen, above the Photoshop window. Try looking there instead.

 

Photoshop-Menu-MacOS.gif

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New Here ,
Sep 02, 2021 Sep 02, 2021

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My top bar (shown by Anne5CE3 above) was missing, and that was what was causing my Photoshop menu to be missing as well. I restored the top bar on my Mac by going to Settings > Dock & Menu bar and changing my settings like the picture below. That fixed it!Screen Shot 2021-09-02 at 10.32.23 AM.png

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New Here ,
Mar 16, 2022 Mar 16, 2022

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Thank YOU!

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Community Beginner ,
Sep 20, 2022 Sep 20, 2022

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Unfortunately that does not fix it. 

 

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Sep 20, 2022 Sep 20, 2022

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Yes, did that. No luck.

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New Here ,
Nov 22, 2021 Nov 22, 2021

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Hi, has this been fixed.  My creative Cloud account upgraded photoshop and I cannot see my Windows bar.  I've tried the options in this thread and none have worked.  The first image is what I. See, and the second images shows what happens if I click where the m3 I options would be.

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New Here ,
Jul 18, 2022 Jul 18, 2022

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I just had this issue, and I found at the very bottom of the tool bar that's traditionally on the left side of the screen, theres an icon (screenshot below) that switches the screen mode. Change it to standard screen mode, and menu bar should return. Or you can just press "f" to switch between screenmodes.

 

 

 

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