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Windows 7: Favorites bar


06 Dec 2010   #1

win 7 ultimate
 
 
Favorites bar

Greetings

Does anybody know how to save the Favorites as we used to do in the previous version of IE8. I donīt like the Favorites Bar. I tried, but i wasnīt able to find a way of saving new links as i used to do int the previous versions.

zorg

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06 Dec 2010   #2

 
 

If you mean adding links to the favorites bar, you can simply drag the icon from the address bar to the favorites bar. You can also click on the 1st icon in the icon bar (gold star) to open a side window with favorites, where you can delete, add, drag and drop, create new folders, etc. After clicking on the gold star, if you wish to keep the Favorites side window open, you must click on the green arrow horizontal right of the 'Add to Favorites' drop down list in the top portion of the side window. (I hope that's not to confusing...)

You may want to drag the Favorites bar to the top of the list for easy access.

As you'll notice, there are tabs at the top for access also to your History and RSS feeds.

James
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06 Dec 2010   #3
whs
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Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

You can also enable the favorites bar links in the taskbar - interestingly enough they are called Links there. Just right click on the taskbar > Toolbars > check Links.

But else the "old ways" do not work any more.
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07 Dec 2010   #4

Windows 8 Pro w/MC 32-bit
 
 

IE8 is the current version of IE. Are you asking about IE9 Beta?
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07 Dec 2010   #5

win 7 ultimate
 
 

Greetings

My problem is that i have too many favorites. It may sound a bit weird but thatīs the way it is. I have folders organized so that i can do my job without having to search all through the system to find what i need.

I used to save my links in MY Favorites and i had just to import them when finishing formating or changing the OS.

Importing was not a problem, but i just canīt add more links the same way i used to. I attached a picture so that youīll be able to figure out what i mean.

zorg


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07 Dec 2010   #6

Windows 8 Pro w/MC 32-bit
 
 

You don't need to put anything in the favorites bar. But it's handy for a few sites you access often.
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07 Dec 2010   #7

win 7 ultimate
 
 

hello roncerr

The problem is that thereīs no way to save links in the left-side option of the browser. you know, as if the IE8 wished to trick me! I save the link, it doesnīt go to there (to the left side), if i manage to save it, when i a close the browser and open it again, the link has disapeared. Is it happening because its default value is to save links to the bar or it might be another problem?

Iīve thougth that eliminating that bar iīd be able to save links normally on the left side as i used to do.

zorg
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07 Dec 2010   #8

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Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center
 
 

In IE9, add a site to favorites folder by clicking the title of the drop down menu (1 in the snip below), or click Add to favorites bar to add site to favorites bar.

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Kari


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07 Dec 2010   #9
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

You can also create folders under Favorites bar to organize your many entries a little better. I have both folders and single links in there. E.g. like this:


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07 Dec 2010   #10

win 7 ultimate
 
 

Hi Kari

The problem is that thereīs no way in hell to make it accept to add a link just clicking on Add to Favorites.
I installed it twice īcause i thought it could be a bad installation but it seems not to be that, at least thatīs what i think.

zorg
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