From the images it looks like you've either collapsed the window size too small to show the content, I didn't know you could do that, or moved the window up to high so the top is covered up.
Try pulling down the bottom of the Window to enlarge it.
Open preferences with the keyboard shortcut, Mac is command-comma, I think Windows is Option-comma.
Use the Reset button.
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Do you have FileMaker Pro Advanced?
Have you been playing around with Custom Menus?
Perhaps you created an "empty" Custom Menu set that is auto-loading for the layout you are looking at. And the fact that you do not see a TOOLS menu indicates perhaps you are opening the file using FileMaker Pro and not FileMaker Pro Advanced. If you were opening it up in FileMaker Pro Advanced you would / should still be able to see the TOOLS menu and perhaps confirm whether a Custom Menu set is being used for this file.
Are you looking in the right place? On a Mac the FM menu is not part of the working window but rather up at the top of the screen. As I understand it, this is now the same on Windows platform too in FM16 (which you screenshot looks like you are using)—
Try dragging you window away from the top of the screen and see what that reveals.
Unfortunately this did not work. Great thoughts though! Thank you
I am just using Filemaker Pro, not FileMaker Pro advanced. Thank you for this thought though!
Thank you for your response. I am using the Windows version of the program. The File-Edit-Etc menu is usually part of the working window in my program. Unfortunately, the menu doesn't seem to be in a separate window anywhere.
Don't forget the usual computer solutions to many issues—
• restart the program
If that doesn't work—
• restart the computer
Such a classic! Sadly those did not work either.
I had exactly the same issue, and I ended up putting a button on my main layout that toggles "Show/Hide Menubar".
I then decided that I did not want to have to go back to the main layout to be able to toggle on/off the menubar if I ever was on a layout where the menu was hidden, I created a script with the show/hide Menubar as the sole step, then dragged that script to the very top of the script tree in Script Workspace so that it is now run by simply pressed CTL+1 from anywhere in the system.
With the help of Steve Romig from FileMaker (thank you Steve!) I was able to find a solution.
I followed these steps:
1. Open FileMaker Pro with no files open (or at least the file you want to recover closed)
2. Choose FILE > RECOVER
3. Choose the file you want to recover and click SELECT
4. Verify the name of the recovered file and click SAVE
This returned the menu bar on the recovered file. Huzzah!!!
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This thread jogged my memory a bit - as if I had run into this before.
Turns out that I had written a knowledge base article about this issue but it never got published. I just gave it a once over and published it.
Although it is good to know that recovering the file works as well - although, for now, I will not add that to the article as the scripting method is likely the better way to resolve this.
Thanks for the brain reboot everyone.
I agree that the scripted method I mentioned earlier is probably the easiest method at present, rather than performing a recover on a file and all that that entails, but would it not be a sensible idea for FileMaker to implement a keyboard shortcut, as is already the case for CTRL+ALT+S to show Status Bar to toggle the menubar, which is an essential requirement for many.
You might want to give that article one more proof read. Spotted the following text in it:
Each document window has its own men car and