Why not a Menu Bar?


While a menu button is an elegant solution to the tiny screens found on smartphones, I do think the menu bar has it’s merits.

I find it more convenient and well worth the space on a laptop, even though it would be a duplication of the functions of a menu button.

Thank you for your consideration.


Hej midnightcat,

I think all options of the hamburger/snowman menu can be reached from the menu bar which you can toggle hitting the alt-key in the desktop application.

Update: midnightcat’s request probably targets the newer brave (Version 0.56.12 Chromium: 70.0.3538.77), while my answer is only applicable for brave Muon.




PLEASE give me an option for a menu bar.


Yes, absolutely agree. WE NEED A MENU BAR.

PLEASE do not assume that Brave users are hipster techno-wizard minimalists who never want to see File, Edit, Bookmarks, etc.

Remember Windows 10 and the removal of the “Start button.”



Would love to see the Menu Bar option back for Desktop. Is this possible?

I’m currently Using Version 0.58.18 Chromium.


I agree with you, that’s ONE of the reasons I’ve chosen to stick with Muon. Another reason is that starting Tor with the new version immediately triggers my company’s snoop ware, whereas Muon does not.


PLEASE give a menu bar.

I’m not on a f***ing smartphone, I don’t want to use a **** burger menu. Why do all hipster devs nowadays presume literally everyone is browsing on a phone or tablet?

It literally takes more clicks and movements to get to my bookmarks, history etc.

Literally EVERY other application I use on my machine has File, Edit, etc in the top left. It’s a good standard and allows quick & easy navigation. I don’t mind whether it’s above or below the tabs, as long as the menu actually exists.

This is the #1 feature I hope will be brought back in the new version, otherwise it’s absolutely going to put me off using it.

Make a toggle switch in the settings for those who don’t like it, or are actually browsing on mobiles.


I added shortcuts to boomarks bar. I can live with that.
An optional menu bar would be nicer though.


brave://settings/clearBrowserData …etc
Shortcuts - 0.58.18 Chromium


I guess I can can either get use no menu bar or return the old version of brave or might even considering returning to the old reliable Firefox. They should also consider our request for the menu bar which helps us older ones because there is enough change already to keep up with.


I’d like to throw my vote in for restoring a menu bar.



I’ve now completely stopped using the new Brave. The UI, and no menu bar just pisses me off.

Why the heck would I want my bookmarks menu opening up halfway down the page, and at the right side of the screen? Also having to click through the burger menu each time crinkles my brain. I’M NOT USING A PHONE! Give me a PC interface!

PLEASE give us a proper menu bar with the normal functions. The bookmarks bar does not suffice. I’m actively using the old brave for now and will even go back to IE once that stops working, if there’s no menu bar in new brave.


I just loaded Brave for the first time and worked on configuring it. Whatever I do, wherever I look, there’s no way to display a FILE menu. This is total crud.

You’re saying that the File Menu was in some previous version of Brave. Do you (or anyone) know what that version was?
Does Brave offer downloads of older versions?

BTW - my install of FireFox is 54.0.1 and locked down. It does not update. I love it.
Mozilla permits users to download any older version. What about Brave?


I agree, I’m sick of this “let’s make everything take ten times longer just to ‘declutter’ things” mentality.

I’ve stuck with the old version that still had a proper menu bar specifically because I actively dislike needing to search things down in a burger menu!

I literally have a computer so I can avoid the damn things, don’t use chrome because of their insistence on burger menus, hopped ship from firefox because they burgered-up for a while there, and now I’m considering going back to firefox because now someone’s shoving a burger menu in my face with this browser!


WHY does everyone keep hiding and/or deleting menu bars, pisses me off. There used to be an option to turn it on, bring it back please, if you dont want it dont activate it…