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Where is My Menu Bar?

The Windows Media Player window can take on many shapes and forms. Unfortunately, only one of those forms has the menu bar in plain sight.

In this discussion, I show how to access the hidden menu in the many Windows Media Player views.



One sure way of accessing the menu in any configuration of Windows Media Player hold down the Control key and press M. This will restore Windows Media Player to the "Full Mode" (seen below).

Windows Media Player in Full Mode
Windows Media Player in "Full Mode" with the menu bar showing.



Right-Click Along Top of Window In all modes, you can bring up the menu without changing to a different view by clicking with your right mouse button along the top of the Window. The menu will pop up alongside your mouse click.

Windows Media Player in Mini Mode
Windows Media Player in "Mini Mode." Right-clicking along the top brings up the menu.



Right-Click Almost Anywhere in Skin Mode

Skin mode is the fun Windows Media Player view where the window is transformed into a theme of your choosing. Bring up the menu by right-clicking anywhere in the background of the skin.

Windows Media Player with an Elvis-themed Skin
Windows Media Player in "Skin Mode." Featuring an Elvis-themed Skin!


Originally Published:  Tuesday, October 11, 2005, 5:00 PM PT

Last Updated:  Monday, June 27, 2011, 11:11 PM PT

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