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way in IE to hide toolbar

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    punkouter

    is there any way in IE to hide the toolbar (beside using fullscreen)? I got a great screenspace in IE9. but these plugins like my mcafee phising/web filter, pdf helper and/or other only occasionaly used and passive tools were put on a separate toolbar and there is no way to hide the toolbar. if i close the toolbar then these items gets deactivated.

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    cbae

    , punkouter wrote

    is there any way in IE to hide the toolbar (beside using fullscreen)? I got a great screenspace in IE9. but these plugins like my mcafee phising/web filter, pdf helper and/or other only occasionaly used and passive tools were put on a separate toolbar and there is no way to hide the toolbar. if i close the toolbar then these items gets deactivated.

    Do you see any context menu options for showing and hiding the toolbars when you right click in that area?

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    punkouter

    yes, it have a list of items (plugins) that have checkboxes besides it. but, if i select it it gives me a dialog box saying "Do you want to disable this add-on?" and then it gives me a list of items that will get disabled. I don't want to disable it. I just want to hide it. I don't want to see add-ons that works in background like anti-virus or phising filters, for instance.

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    kettch

    @punkouter:Your anti-virus will work without a browser plugin.

    Unless you don't trust yourself, I'm not sure an extra phishing filter is really necessary. The built in one should be fine. I'm not even sure what the PDF helper does. I have it turned off and haven't had any problems.

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    punkouter

    @kettch thanks for your comments, but that doesn't really solve the root problem isn't it?

    maybe i should ask for this feature to IE team?

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    Craig_​Matthews

    A good example of this is the LastPass toolbar. It fills in passwords automatically and I don't think I ever use the actual toolbar. It would be nice to be able to disable the toolbar without disabling the underlying add-on, like I can do with the LastPass button in Chrome. 

     

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