All of a sudden, my pretty quicktags bar stopped showing up. It was as if the Visual Rich Editor had been turned off.
I went to the Options>Writing> ” Users should use the visual rich editor by default” check box- and it was checked and nothing.
Stumbled across an “improved WYSIWG editor” plugin– and downloaded it- and was about to install it- out of frustration- when I read in it’s read me: disable the “use visual rich editor by default” in 2 places! Not just the “Options>Writing” menu- but also under the user menus. AHA! That was the answer- somehow, under my user profile the “Use Visual Rich Editor by default” box has become unchecked.
Checked it- hit save, and voila, my visual rich editor (TinyMCE) was fixed. Hope this helps someone else.