Show menu bar in Windows Media Player 12

Windows Media Player included with Windows 7 has no menu bar visible by default. This makes it very hard to open an individual file to play like we used to using File → Open. If you are frustrated without the menu bar like me, then you can make the menubar visible in Windows Media Player 12. Here is how :

  1. Start Windows Media Player. You can run it using the pinned shortcut in the taskbar or the Start Menu.
  2. Right click on the top near where it shows Library.
  3. From the right click menu, choose View → Show menu bar as shown,

    Alternatively, you can toggle the menubar on and off using the keyboard shortcut Ctrl + M.