John may know something about trashing your preferences in a system folder; I don't know for sure.
However, you can try these:
2) Re-open WP.
3) On the top of the screen, go to Layout/Show (or Hide) Button Bar, and click on.Show Button Bar.
On my 3.5e on a late Powerbook G4/10.4.11, I can show/hide the Button Bar using <Apple-Option-B> but I don't know whether I have customized my keyboard for this.
I'd also recommend you also play around with your Preferences (under Edit/Preferences/Show Bars) to see what you can do with the whole program and what it shows.
Let us know what does or doesn't work.
How can I retrieve my Button Bar, which has vanished. I don't know when
or how it happened. The menu bar at the top of the desktop has a pull-down
menu headed Layout. The second item is "Show Button Bar." I clicked on
that but nothing happened. I'm running WP 5.3 Enhanced on an iMac G5, OSX
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