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I had the same problem as you yesterday. I came across your thread, but
saw no answer, so I sought help elsewhere. Well, someone informed me,
and I thought I'd do the same for you.
When in full-screen mode, move the mouse to the top, bringing down the
Tool Bar, then right click on the empty space on it to the right, then
click on "Menu Bar", which will then Display the File, Edit, View, etc.
options... just click on View, then "Status Bar", and you're good to go.