I don’t typically use Windows Live Mail so even some of the more basic items are foreign to me including the fact that by default Windows Live Mail does not show the typical menu bar as you would expect in Windows XP. The menu bar includes top level menu items such as File, Edit, View, Go, Tools, Actions, and Help. By default Windows Live Mail looks like the below image.
Windows Live Mail Without Menu Bar:
Fixing the no menu bar issue is not only easy with Windows Live Mail but actually with all windows within Windows 7. If you open a window that lacks the menu bar you can click the Alt button while the window is active to display the menu bar. With the above image active the Alt button was clicked to display Windows Live Mail below with the menu bar.
Windows Live Mail With Menu Bar:
As you can see above the menu bar options such as File, Edit, View, Tools, etc. are now available.