Probably an obvious question but how do I make the other tabs on the 2013 ribbon appear? For example, on a Document Library making "Files" and "library" appear

Sometimes clicking on "Browse" works but it doesn't always work. Usually I have to click just below one of my views but this is difficult to describe to a new user

Am I missing something obvious?

  • You mean, you are finding difficulty in getting the ribbon tabs like File and library?
    – Asad Refai
    Nov 30, 2015 at 10:56
  • Yes, I can usually find them but the users can't
    – Enilorac
    Nov 30, 2015 at 11:01
  • Do you have a content editor or any other web parts on the page?
    – Dinerdo
    Dec 1, 2015 at 17:40
  • No, nothing else
    – Enilorac
    Dec 1, 2015 at 21:32

2 Answers 2


I'm not sure if this is the solution but clicking to the right of "New Document" (yellow highlight) consistently makes the tabs appear for me. I'll ask my users if it works for them too

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Go to

  • Site Actions
  • Navigation
  • Show and Hide Ribbon Setting

    Set "Show Ribbon" and "Hide Ribbon" commands available to No

This will keep the ribbon always visible. Give this a try

  • I've changed it to No but that doesn't seem to have made any difference
    – Enilorac
    Dec 16, 2015 at 8:55

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