This tip applies to Windows Vista and Windows 7 users only. Since Microsoft opted to not include XP users in the upgrade path to Internet Explorer 9, you XP users can file this tip until you upgrade to your next computer (if you stay with Windows).
If you chose or were automatically updated to Internet Explorer 9, you may be like many of my clients who are not happy with the minimalist layout (similar to that of Google Chrome and Firefox 5…both of which I like better). To get the menus and tools back in view that you are missing, RIGHT click on the toolbar next to the tabs and enable the tools you want. Watch the short video below to see this tip in action.