I tried that and it isn't what I'm asking for. I want to be able to go from my site main page or any page to the back end of the site. There used to be a dashboard link at the upper left, a little bubble showing if I had any comments that needed to be addressed, a "new" post link, and the Delete Cache button. Now there's nothing up there.
If you go to the dashboard and click on help, a drop down opens. Hit Navigation and you'll see this verbiage:
"The left-hand navigation menu provides links to all of the WordPress administration screens, with submenu items displayed on hover. You can minimize this menu to a narrow icon strip by clicking on the Collapse Menu arrow at the bottom.
"Links in the Toolbar at the top of the screen connect your dashboard and the front end of your site, and provide access to your profile and helpful WordPress information."
It is the stuff in this last paragraph that I'm talking about that just vanished off my site.
Sorry if I'm being a pain.