F9 should activate the Menu bar. But I have no idea why the Windows control bar is not showing. Is that only happening with Adobe Reader?
F9 didn't help. The Windows control bar is only not showed in Adobe Reader. In other programs the Windows control bar is showed.
Could it be that the Reader window is actually larger than your display, and that the top part is hidden outside the view.
However I don't know how to move that window down on Windows 7 (I am not currently sitting on my Windows 7 system). But see this thread if you can move that window somewhat down, then maximize it: http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/windows/en-US/f3040564-0457-4c91-af71-dce1bc673 a99/moverecover-offscreen-window
No, the window of the reader isn't larger than my display and the window is in the middle of the screen. Around of it you can see the desktop. And the window is not maximize.
The screenshot above is only a part of the screen, it's only the Adobe Reader without the desktop.
The last idea I have is to repair Adobe Reader. Since you cannot do it from the Help menu, use the Control Panel's Programs & Features to perform the repair.
I tested the repair installation without success.
I tested it on an other PC with the same problem. Here it works with F9. I pressed the key two times, after that the menu bar and the windows control bar are beeing showed. But when the mouse pointer leaves the area of the Adobe window , the menu bar and the Windows control bar disappears. Than I have to press F9 again. In the settings I can't find any option with the bars are displayed permanently.
The PC where F9 doesn't work, I'll reinstall.
That is a very interesting solution; thank you for posting it.
I want to geht this topic back. We've got the same problem with the Adobe Acrobat 9 Standard. The Windows 7 is installed completely new and full updated. There are only Office 2007 Small Business and Adobe Acrobat 9 Standard installed, no other software.
In Adobe Acrobat 9 I didn't find the option "enable protected mode at startup". So here it isn't the solution.
Here are some screenshots from the error.
After that I installed the Adobe Reader X, but this it didn't have the error.
I tested a repair installation, a completely new windows installation, but the error already there.
I don't know how I can solve this problem.
If you press F9, the windows control bar is showing.
If you press F9 again, the menu bar is showing.
But when you restart the software, you get the same problem.
Edit: The last screenshot was wrong.
Can nobody help us?
Sorry, I don't have Acrobat 9.
One thing I can tell you: having Acrobat and Reader (before version X) installed was not a supported combination. On the other hand I don't think that this is the cause of your problem.
I suggest that you ask in the Acrobat forum; perhaps someone there may be able to help you.