How to Enable or Disable Menu Bar in Firefox on Windows 11 or 10?


Considering that you have already worked on Mozilla Firefox, you might have noticed the Menu Bar that stays on the top of the screen (above the tabs bar). It consists of various options like File, Edit, View, Tools, Bookmarks, Tools, etc. Now, this Menu Bar remains hidden by default. However, if you want, you can make it visible anytime. You can do that by right-clicking the tab bar and going to the Menu Bar option. You can also press the ALT key on the keyboard to temporarily activate the Menu Bar.

You can use the same way to hide the Menu Bar. You can un-check the Menu Bar option by right-clicking on the tab bar and getting it done. Also, when you use Firefox on full screen (F11), it makes the Menu Bar disappear automatically.

If you don’t want to use the Menu Bar anymore and decide to hide it permanently, read this risewindows article.

How to Use Registry Editor to Turn On or Off Menu Bar in Firefox on Windows 11 or 10?

Use the following steps to enable or disable Menu Bar in Firefox on Windows 11 or 10 through Registry Editor:-

Step 1: Go to the Registry Editor on your computer.

Step 2: Navigate to the following path in the left sidebar of Registry Editor:-


Step 3: Select New > Key after right-clicking on the Policies folder in the left sidebar.

Step 4: Set the name to Mozilla.

Step 5: Go to New > Key after right-clicking on the Mozilla folder.

Step 6: Set the name to Firefox.

Step 7: Right-click on the Firefox key and navigate to New > String Value.

Step 8: Set the name to DisplayMenuBar.

Step 9: Set the “Value data” to never after right-clicking on DisplayMenuBar REG_SZ that you have newly created.

Step 10: Click on OK.

Step 11: You can apply the changes by rebooting your system.

Once you complete all the above steps, the Menu Bar option will not appear on your screen anymore whenever you right-click on the Firefox Tab bar. The menu key will appear only when you press the ALT key.

In case you want to revert to previous settings, open the Registry Editor on your computer and browse the following:-


Right-click on the DisplayMenuBar REG_SZ. You will find it on the right sidebar of the Firefox key. Next, click on the Delete option. Click on Yes if the prompt windows show up.

How to Enable or Disable Menu Bar in Firefox on Windows 11 or 10 through Group Policy Editor?

Follow through the following steps to turn on or off Menu Bar in Mozilla Firefox on Windows 11 or 10 using Local Group Policy Editor:-

Step 1: First, Open Local Group Policy Editor.

Step 2: Next, in the left sidebar, browse the following:-

Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates > Mozilla > Firefox

Step 3: Find the policy name Display Menu Bar on the right sidebar of “Firefox.” Double click to open.

Step 4: Go to the Enabled option.

After completing the above steps, a drop-down menu will appear on your screen. You will find a few options there that you have to choose from:-

  • Always: The Menu Bar is always displayed.
  • Never: The Menu Bar hides permanently.
  • Off by default: Menu Bar disable by default, but you can turn it on according to the requirements.
  • By default: Menu Bar enable, but you can turn it off according to the requirements.

You can select the option Never to hide the Menu Bar permanently or choose Always to display the Menu Bar always according to your requirements.

Step 6: Click on Apply.

Step 7: Click on OK.

Step 8: Restart your computer to apply the changes.

That is it.

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