Just when you think that perhaps Microsoft has learned a thing or two about interface design (after all they just released Vista, which is suppose to be their greatest interface achievement of all time), you install Internet Explorer 7 and are greeted with the cruel joke that is the IE7 Toolbars. Why did they put the menu bar in the middle? This is contrary to every other application on Windows. Supposedly it is due to Vista’s interface.
There is a registry key that you can add to force the menu bar to load on top, like it is in IE6. You will need to add the following key:
(Data Type: REG_DWORD) Set to 1 to enable.
After you add the key, close IE7 and open it up and it should now look similar to this:
Reference Microsoft Developer Tony Schreiner’s Weblog.