I have a few blend files that no matter how many times I quit and reopen them the header is hiding behind the other tools (I don't know what any of it is really called) but anyway as you can see below in the first image is the so-called header that you can barely make out that is hiding behind the dropdown menu that says object mode and the buttons beside it. But in the second image is just a fresh blend file I just started to show that the buttons are there but just hiding in the blend files I have made. Did I press some shortcut key I didn't know of? How do I get that row of buttons to drop below the header so I can have access to the buttons underneath it?

• I'm following the question, sometimes both of those headers are missing for me and i don't have any idea on how to make them appear or disappear. It used to be simpler in 2.7. Jan 13 at 5:59
• If you right click on the header you'll have access to a Header menu and you can enable the Show Tool Settings box, but it looks like it's not your problem here? Jan 13 at 6:06
• @moonboots, yes. The tool settings is there but it's hidden underneath the header. But thanks to your answer, I found the little arrow that allows to reveal the header if it's hidden. Jan 13 at 6:07
• I did that before you deleted the answer, and then the tools go away completely. I have to click the view button and bring the tools back, and It's still displaying them over the header. Jan 13 at 6:12
• I had this problem as well when I started using 3.0.0 (especially when I tried to mark multiple objects as assets) but it doesn't happen anymore so I thought that it is already fixed... seems it is not in your case Jan 13 at 8:05

Disable Load UI in Preferences when opening a file with an earlier version that was saved with Blender 3.0 and higher.