Why is the Google navigation bar missing in Internet Explorer, yet it appears in Mozilla Firefox?

I have a computer running Windows 7 Professional, Internet Explorer 10, and Mozilla Firefox.

Both browsers have the same home page:  http://www.google.com

The problem is that when I open Internet Explorer, the black Google navigation bar is missing.  How can I get this navigation bar to reappear?

Note:  When I open Mozilla Firefox, the black Google navigation bar appears just fine.



See image below.

Google Black Navigation Bar
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jcimarronCommented:
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It could be because Google is phasing out the black bar
http://www.engadget.com/2013/09/19/google-drops-its-black-menu-bar-rolls-out-more-streamlined-look/
If the coding on the page no longer sets the black bar on your version of IE, it will no longer be there.

There always was a way to not show the black bar
http://searchengineland.com/new-google-test-remove-the-top-black-bar-126066
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LessonsLearnedAuthor Commented:
Why would one browser (Firefox) show the black navigation bar, and another browser (Internet Explorer), with both browsers running on the same computer, with the same home page, not show the black bar?
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jcimarronCommented:
LessonsLearned--Each browser, even the various versions of IE, decodes webpages differently.

UPDATE--And just about two hours after writing the above sentence, I no longer have the black bar when accessing GMail using IE10.  (There rather is a grid icon near the top right of the bar that holds the address bar which allows you to access the Google apps.)
But Firefox still, at this writing, has the black bar.
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LessonsLearnedAuthor Commented:
I see that running Internet Explorer in "private mode", brings back the black navigation bar in IE 10.
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LessonsLearnedAuthor Commented:
I created shortcuts and added them to my favorites bar:  
www.google.com/maps and
www.google.com/images.
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jcimarronCommented:
LessonsLearned--If your creating shortcuts to those two sites is to try to retain the BlackBar you will be disappointed.
Using Private Mode is interesting.  It does not restore the black bar for me on Google Mail , but does on Google Maps.  The link I provided earlier says that Google is "rolling this out" gradually.  Remember in my case GoogleMail had the bar earlier today but not later on, so  would expect the elimination  of the BlackBar to be the norm on all Google sites in the next few days.  They just have not gotten around to making the change on Google Maps.
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Dave BaldwinFixer of ProblemsCommented:
On Firefox 24 right now, there is no 'black bar' and the 'apps' as Google now calls them are in the upper right corner though you have to click on the checkerboard icon to see them.
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jcimarronCommented:
DaveBaldwin--Pretty much what I said in http:#a39538109 .
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LessonsLearnedAuthor Commented:
When I opened FireFox this morning, the black navigation bar is now missing, but the checkboard looking icon is there.  I guess this is the "new" way, and I will just have to get use to it.
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Dave BaldwinFixer of ProblemsCommented:
jcmarron -- not unless you edited it while I wasn't watching.

LessonsLearned -- I think you're right, it's the 'new way'.
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jcimarronCommented:
LessonsLearned ----The checkboard icon is the grid icon to which I referred in http:#a39538109 .
It also is shown in the link
http://www.engadget.com/2013/09/19/google-drops-its-black-menu-bar-rolls-out-more-streamlined-look/ 
which I posted earlier in http:#a39537816 .

"I guess this is the "new" way".  Unfortunately, yes.  As I said in http:#a39538484 . I
" would expect the elimination  of the BlackBar to be the norm on all Google sites in the next few days"
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jcimarronCommented:
DaveBaldwin--Funny.
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Dave BaldwinFixer of ProblemsCommented:
I am humerous, I laugh at the things I say all the time.
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LessonsLearnedAuthor Commented:
I am getting use to the "New" way.
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jcimarronCommented:
LessonsLearned--Glad all is well.  Good topic.
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