How to always show the Filter Bar

Nope no vpn. Was the companies server blocking me. They took care of it promptly.

I do have one question (tech) where is the setting to always show "Display Filter Bar"? I cannot find it in settings.

You should probably put the tech question in a new thread.

There's an drop-down option in Preferences / File Displays / FAYT and Filter Bar Options which lets you specify when the Filter Bar should be visible, including an Always option.

As rcoleman1943 mentioned, please Ask one question per thread