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How to get main menu-toolbar back in Android Studio IDE ?

rahedmir profile image Mir Rahed Uddin Updated on ・2 min read

Android Studio IDE's main menubar is one of the essential parts of the IDE. From simple primary operations (Such as Open, Create, Save projects) to many advanced operations can be done using the main menu/toolbar and it is very frustrating when you accidentally hide that menu/toolbar because IDE's many components are controlled by that menubar and you lose control over those components as you are not able to access the main menu .

Main menubar

Let's see how we can fix it...

Pic 1
Pic 1

Pic 2
Pic 2

You can see in Pic 1: The Main menubar is shown but in Pic 2: the Main menubar is gone (hidden).

Step 1:

To solve this press (Ctrl + Alt + S) key from your keyboard, the Settings menu will appear. From the left panel select Keymap and from the right panel select Main menu

Step 1

Step 2:

Now Right-click on the Main menu, you will find three options Add Keyboard Shortcut, Add Mouse Shortcut and Add Abbreviation. Select Add Keyboard Shortcut

Keyboard Shortcut dialog box will appear. Select any key (In my case its M)

Step 2

Now press the OK button, and once again OK to close the Settings dialog box.

Step 3:

Now press the shortcut key (In my case its M) and you will see a popup Main menu

Step 3

Step 4:

Click on View -> Appearance -> Main menu

Step 4

Finally, you will see your Main menu again :)

Step 5:

Remove the shortcut key - To remove the Shortcut Key, press (Ctrl + Alt + S) key -> Keymap -> Main menu

Right-click on Main menu, Select Remove -> Hit Apply, then OK button.

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