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Windows 7: Question About Customizing Internet Explorer Favorites

20 Feb 2013   #1
spywriter007

Windows 7 Home Premum 64bit Service Pack 1
 
 
Question About Customizing Internet Explorer Favorites

Hi All

I am using Windows Internet Explorer 8 and Windows XP and I have a question about Internet Explorer.

How do I remove or change the description information of a bookmark?

I am not sure if "description" is the right term to explain the issue... but it's basically this:

When you hover over a bookmark in your favorites... you will see that it will give the URL and it will also sometimes list other info -- like for example: "World's Biggest Superstore..."

So my questions are:

1. How do I get rid of this "World's Biggest Superstore..." stuff ?
2. Is there a way to replace "Worlds Biggest Superstore" stuff with my own info?

Cricket


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20 Feb 2013   #2
Anak

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Home Premium 64bit Ver 6.1.7600 Build 7601 - SP1
 
 

Right click on the Bookmark you are interested in customizing.

Left click on properties at the bottom of the context menu.

Select the General tab. At the top you will see the description of the bookmark.

You can make your customization there.

Click OK, and you are finished.

Note   Note
Be forewarned, the bookmark will move from its accustomed position because of alphabetization.
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20 Feb 2013   #3
Roderunner

Win7 H.Prem. 32bit+SP1
 
 

Click Favourites then right click your bookmark and select 'Rename'
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20 Feb 2013   #4
Anak

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Home Premium 64bit Ver 6.1.7600 Build 7601 - SP1
 
 

Thanks RR, that is even better!


EDIT:
As a side note to spywriter007, I notice your system specs don't include Service Pack 1 (SP1).
If your not, you should be fully updated.
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20 Feb 2013   #5
spywriter007

Windows 7 Home Premum 64bit Service Pack 1
 
 

Hi Guys,

That's still not working -- at least not with some of my favorites. It's almost like it will read the descriptions sometimes and other times it won't.

See the attachments.

Ideally, I would like to customize my favorites, so when I hover over them.... they will look like the image on the left.

Anyway... I am puzzled as to why Internet Explorer picks up this info for this particular bookmark (see image on left), but it won't pick up the info for the second favorite (see image on right) even after I renamed it-- it only shows the URL only--- rather than the bookmark name and the URL.

Cricket


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20 Feb 2013   #6
Anak

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Home Premium 64bit Ver 6.1.7600 Build 7601 - SP1
 
 

Are you getting any warning or error messages when you click on ok to start the name change?

May I presume you have administrator rights when you are using your machine?

Let's see if we can make the change stick where it resides in the C: Folder.
  • Go to C:/Users/<Your User account>/favorites
  • If you see a folder with a lock on it, left click on it. If it says you need more rights, click on Continue.
  • Open the Favorites Folder.
  • Navigate to the Folder where cutcast is located, right click on it, then click on rename.
  • Make your change, click on OK.
  • Did the change stick?

I wonder if it has anything to do with the fact that 2k stock has a favorites icon, and cutcast doesn't?
There is a different reason for this discrepancy, and would have to be investigated further, if the above doesn't work.
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20 Feb 2013   #7
Anak

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Home Premium 64bit Ver 6.1.7600 Build 7601 - SP1
 
 

FYI: I have to go out, be back in a bit.
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20 Feb 2013   #8
spywriter007

Windows 7 Home Premum 64bit Service Pack 1
 
 

Hi Anak,

I followed your directions in your most recent email but it's not making any difference. It's weird that Internet Explorer will show on some favorites the correct info when you hover over the bookmark (see the areas circled in red in the .jpg files I previously provided in my earlier post) but not in others.

I even deleted all my favorites and re-imported them... thinking that would re-set Internet Explorer... but that didn't work either in getting them to display the correct info upon hovering.

I also thought that maybe the bookmark.htm file I created when I exported my bookmarks would show something different in its code for these links.

I used to code in HTML and I remember the <alt> tag being used to create text that shows up when hovering on an image ... so I was thinking I would find something like that.... but no... there's nothing different that I could see when I opened up the bookmark.htm file in Notepad.

So at this point, I am postively stumped....

Cricket
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20 Feb 2013   #9
Roderunner

Win7 H.Prem. 32bit+SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Anak View Post
Thanks RR, that is even better!

I notice your system specs don't include Service Pack 1 (SP1).
If your not, you should be fully updated.
My PC Specs were made before SP1 was released & can't remember how I did it.

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21 Feb 2013   #10
Anak

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Home Premium 64bit Ver 6.1.7600 Build 7601 - SP1
 
 

My little bit turned into an all day affair, and I am reminded about a quote from John Lennon "Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans".

Now,
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by spywriter007 View Post
I also thought that maybe the bookmark.htm file I created when I exported my bookmarks would show something different in its code for these links.

I used to code in HTML and I remember the <alt> tag being used to create text that shows up when hovering on an image ... so I was thinking I would find something like that.... but no... there's nothing different that I could see when I opened up the bookmark.htm file in Notepad.

So at this point, I am postively stumped....

Cricket
Did you try looking at both the 2k and cutcast HTML's simultaneously? it might be in the <div> tag.

There may be one other place that the re-name might stick:
In IE8 >Go to Tools >Internet options >General Tab >Browsing History >Settings >View Files.

Make your change to cutcast there, >OK back out >restart IE8 >Check to see if the re-name stuck.

If not the only other things that come to mind are either repairing or re-installing IE.

Note my response to RoadRunner, do you have XP updated fully (XP SP3)?

I'm going to check with other members to see if they have any ideas so you may see some fresh faces, hang in there.




RoadRunner I think you may have mis-understood me, this edit was for spywriter:
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Anak View Post
EDIT:
As a side note to spywriter007, I notice your system specs don't include Service Pack 1 (SP1).
If your not, you should be fully updated.
I would like to add for spywriter that this would also include the IE8 hover problem in XP we need to make sure XP is updated to SP3.
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