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  • Just upgraded to IE7 and noticed that I can't move the Links or Menu Toolbars in IE7 even with toolbars unlocked. I have Googled around and found others with the same issue. The Drag Bars appear in the toolbar but they just don't move when I try to drag them left or right to resize. Any ideas on this? 

    Tuesday, May 27, 2008 9:18 PM

Answers

  • Hi,

    I'd like to suggest you re-register the dll for IE 7

    Click on Start
    Click on Run
    Type CMD to bring up the command prompt.

    ->Type
    regsvr32 /u urlmon.dll
    regsvr32 /u mshtml.dll
    regsvr32 /u shdocvw.dll
    regsvr32 /u browseui.dll
    regsvr32 /u jscript.dll
    regsvr32 /u vbscript.dll
    regsvr32 /u scrrun.dll
    regsvr32 /u msxml.dll
    regsvr32 /u actxprxy.dll
    regsvr32 /u softpub.dll
    regsvr32 /u wintrust.dll
    regsvr32 /u dssenh.dll
    regsvr32 /u rsaenh.dll
    regsvr32 /u gpkcsp.dll
    regsvr32 /u sccbase.dll
    regsvr32 /u slbcsp.dll
    regsvr32 /u cryptdlg.dll
    regsvr32 /u oleaut32.dll
    regsvr32 /u ole32.dll
    regsvr32 /u shell32.dll
    regsvr32 /u initpki.dll
    regsvr32 /u msjava.dll
    regsvr32 urlmon.dll
    regsvr32 mshtml.dll
    regsvr32 shdocvw.dll
    regsvr32 browseui.dll
    regsvr32 jscript.dll
    regsvr32 vbscript.dll
    regsvr32 scrrun.dll
    regsvr32 msxml.dll
    regsvr32 actxprxy.dll
    regsvr32 softpub.dll
    regsvr32 wintrust.dll
    regsvr32 dssenh.dll
    regsvr32 rsaenh.dll
    regsvr32 gpkcsp.dll
    regsvr32 sccbase.dll
    regsvr32 slbcsp.dll
    regsvr32 cryptdlg.dll
    regsvr32 oleaut32.dll
    regsvr32 ole32.dll
    regsvr32 shell32.dll
    regsvr32 initpki.dll
    regsvr32 msjava.dll

    After reregistering these files, please restart the computer for the changes to take effect

    --------------------
    Regards,
    Eric Zhang



    Tuesday, July 1, 2008 6:31 AM

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  • Hi,

    I'd like to suggest you reset Internet Explorer (IE) & register files
    ==========
    1.      Click Start, please type "inetcpl.cpl" (without quotation marks) in the Start Search bar and press Enter to open the Internet options window.
    2.      Switch to the Advanced tab.
    3.      Click the Reset Internet Explorer Settings button.
    4.      Click Reset to confirm the operation.
    5.      Click Close when the resetting process finished.
    6.      Uncheck Enable third-party browser extensions option in the Settings box.
    7.      Click Apply, click OK.

    --------------------
    Regards,
    Eric Zhang




    Thursday, May 29, 2008 11:19 AM
  • Thanks for the information. I have confirmed that "Enable third-party browser extensions" is unchecked.

    After some additional testing, I notied that I CAN move / resize the toolbar (home, print, ...) but can NOT move the Links or Menu Toolbars in IE7 with toolbars unlocked.

    Sunday, June 1, 2008 10:55 AM
  • After some additional research and testing, I confirmed the following IE7 Toolbar behavior:

     

    1) When toolbar Links are enabled and Menu Bar disabled, the Links toolbar can NOT be moved or resized

    2) When toolbar Menu Bar is enabled and Links disabled, the Menu Bar toolbar can NOT be moved or resized

    3) When toolbar Menu Bar is enabled and Links are enabled, the Menu Bar toolbar and Links toolbars CAN be moved or resized. However, they can only be moved between the top URL / Search bar and the Tab bar. The three possible positions with toolbar Links and menu enabled are:

     

    1)

    URL / Search bar

    Menu Bar

    Link Bar

    Tab bar

     

    2)

    URL / Search bar

    Link Bar

    Menu Bar

    Tab bar

     

    3)

    URL / Search bar

    Menu Bar / Link Bar (or vise versa)

    Tab bar

     

    Is this behavior by design?

    Monday, June 2, 2008 4:03 PM
  • Hi,

    First, please perform a clean boot:

    Let's perform a Clean Boot. A Clean Boot will allow us to isolate any device drivers or programs that are loading at startup that may be causing a conflict with other device drivers or programs that are installed in your computer.

    1) Run MSCONFIG.EXE. (MSCONFIG is a built-in tool for Windows XP\2003 systems.)

    2) In the Services tab, click "Hide All Microsoft Services" and click "Disable All".

    3) In the Startup tab, click "Disable All". Click OK. (This will temporarily prevent third-party programs from running automatically during start-up.)

    4) Restart the computer. Does the problem still persist?

    If the problem does not occur, it indicates that the problem is related to one application or service we have disabled. You can use the MSCONFIG tool again to re-enable the disabled item one by one to find out the culprit.

    Also, did this hjappen when you use another account?

    --------------------
    Regards,
    Eric Zhang



    Friday, June 13, 2008 10:36 AM
  • Eric,

     

    Thanks for the information. I tried the clean boot but it produced the same results. I also checked the behavior on a Vista machine with IE7 and was able to duplicate the same issue I am having on XP SP3 with IE7. Is this an IE7 design issue? 

     

    Friday, June 13, 2008 3:15 PM
  • Hi,

    Let's try to start Internet Explorer (IE) with no Add-ons. To do so, please click the Start Button, All Programs, Accessories, System Tools, and then click Internet Explorer (No Add-ons).
     
    Please check if the issue persists.
     
    If the issue does not reoccur, it may be caused by an IE Add-on. In that case, let’s continue to perform the following steps to narrow down the cause.
     
    Check Internet Explorer Add-Ons
    =========================
    1. Click Tools, and then click Internet Options.
    2. Click the "Programs" tab, and then click Manage Add-ons.
    3. Select an add-on in the Name list, and then click Disable.
    4. Please restart IE with Add-ons and check the issue again.
     
    If the issue is resolved, the disabled Add-on was the cause of the issue.
    If the issue reoccurs, let’s continue to disable the next Add-on using the same method.
     
    By doing so, we can determine which Add-on contributed to the issue.

    --------------------
    Regards,
    Eric Zhang



    Monday, June 16, 2008 1:08 PM
  • Thanks for the information. I started IE7 using the Internet Explorer (No Add-ons) link. However, I experienced the same behavior.

    Tuesday, June 17, 2008 12:19 PM
  • Hi,

    I'd like to suggest you re-register the dll for IE 7

    Click on Start
    Click on Run
    Type CMD to bring up the command prompt.

    ->Type
    regsvr32 /u urlmon.dll
    regsvr32 /u mshtml.dll
    regsvr32 /u shdocvw.dll
    regsvr32 /u browseui.dll
    regsvr32 /u jscript.dll
    regsvr32 /u vbscript.dll
    regsvr32 /u scrrun.dll
    regsvr32 /u msxml.dll
    regsvr32 /u actxprxy.dll
    regsvr32 /u softpub.dll
    regsvr32 /u wintrust.dll
    regsvr32 /u dssenh.dll
    regsvr32 /u rsaenh.dll
    regsvr32 /u gpkcsp.dll
    regsvr32 /u sccbase.dll
    regsvr32 /u slbcsp.dll
    regsvr32 /u cryptdlg.dll
    regsvr32 /u oleaut32.dll
    regsvr32 /u ole32.dll
    regsvr32 /u shell32.dll
    regsvr32 /u initpki.dll
    regsvr32 /u msjava.dll
    regsvr32 urlmon.dll
    regsvr32 mshtml.dll
    regsvr32 shdocvw.dll
    regsvr32 browseui.dll
    regsvr32 jscript.dll
    regsvr32 vbscript.dll
    regsvr32 scrrun.dll
    regsvr32 msxml.dll
    regsvr32 actxprxy.dll
    regsvr32 softpub.dll
    regsvr32 wintrust.dll
    regsvr32 dssenh.dll
    regsvr32 rsaenh.dll
    regsvr32 gpkcsp.dll
    regsvr32 sccbase.dll
    regsvr32 slbcsp.dll
    regsvr32 cryptdlg.dll
    regsvr32 oleaut32.dll
    regsvr32 ole32.dll
    regsvr32 shell32.dll
    regsvr32 initpki.dll
    regsvr32 msjava.dll

    After reregistering these files, please restart the computer for the changes to take effect

    --------------------
    Regards,
    Eric Zhang



    Tuesday, July 1, 2008 6:31 AM
  • Hi,

    As this thread has been quiet for a while, we assume that the issue has been resolved. At this time, we will mark it as ‘Answered’ as the previous steps should be helpful for many similar scenarios.

    If the issue still persists and you want to return to this question, please reply this post directly so we will be notified to follow it up. You can also choose to unmark the answer as you wish.

    In addition, we’d love to hear your feedback about the solution. By sharing your experience you can help other community members facing similar problems.


    Thanks!
    --------------------
    Regards,
    Eric Zhang

    Monday, July 7, 2008 8:24 AM
  • I tried your steps to re-register the dll for IE 7 and I stll can't modify the tool bars.  I have 3 tool bars showing, each with limited information and I would like to put the in 2 bars instead of 3.  There are not dotted lines showing and the bars don't actually work when I tried to adjust.  It is very frustrating.

     

    Any help is appreciated.

     

     

    Saturday, October 18, 2008 6:17 PM
  • In my experience I have noticed that the Menu and Command bars do not slide by default.  Period.

    Use a search engine (like Bing) to find terms like:  "ie8 +move +menu +toolbar"

    This should return registry edits that will allow position mods for both IE7 and IE8.  I haven't found any tweaks to allow complete unlocked/sliding customization.

    Here is a sample post:
    http://www.watchingthenet.com/how-to-move-internet-explorer-7-address-bar-below-the-toolbars.html

    Good luck.
    Microsoft Certifiable
    Thursday, September 17, 2009 3:55 PM