Turn on iTunes menus in Windows 7 and 8

Learn how to turn iTunes menus on, off, or keep them on all of the time in Windows 7 and 8.

Turn menus on or off temporarily

In iTunes for Windows 7 or 8, menus are off by default. To turn on iTunes menus temporarily, press the Alt key. This will turn the menus on and off.

When you close iTunes, the menus will close. They won't be open the next time you open the program.

Turn menus on permanently

To keep the iTunes menus on all of the time, do the following:

  • Click the Menu icon in the upper-left corner of iTunes.
  • From the pop-up menu, select Show Menu Bar. 

Alternatively, press the Control and B keys at the same time to turn on the menu bar.

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