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Windows 7: Saving a Favorite And Leaving the "Name" Blank

18 Apr 2014   #1
TJR357

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 
Saving a Favorite And Leaving the "Name" Blank

Hello,
I just recently imported Bookmarks (Favorites) from Chrome, and I was wondering how to remove the names of my bookmarks to have only the icons showing? That's the way I have them in Chrome, and it is great because it saves tremendous space on the Favorite Bar.
I don't want to change with "Customize Title Width" to show only the Icons because I have some named folders as well, and when the text is removed it's impossible to know their contents.
I know it's possible to have icons only show, even with the setting "Long Titles" selected, because YouTube, one of my imports, did indeed save without a name/title.


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18 Apr 2014   #2
UsernameIssues

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

I'm going to guess that you are talking about using Internet Explorer (hence the term Favorites Bar). These shortcuts are text files. As far as I know, the same Windows Operating System file naming conventions apply.

You can...
...right-click on a favorite (shortcut)
...select Properties from the context menu
...go to the tab named General
...change the name
Perhaps - name it with just a single character.

I'm not sure how you managed to get a Favorite with no text. Perhaps a special character was used.
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19 Apr 2014   #3
stve

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

YouTube must have been a bug, best you can do is rename them with a single character each bookmark has to have a unique name & a blank or using the space character is not allowed.
edit no need to open properties from the options menu select rename.
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22 Apr 2014   #4
TJR357

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by stve View Post
YouTube must have been a bug, best you can do is rename them with a single character each bookmark has to have a unique name & a blank or using the space character is not allowed.
edit no need to open properties from the options menu select rename.
I know. It's really strange... but perhaps not a bug. I imported my bookmarks from Chrome and that's what happened. In Chrome and in Firefox, I have the bookmarks bar bookmarks saved without names, to save space. I was hoping to do the same in Internet Explorer 11, but only YouTube is working, and that's because it's a glitch leftover from the import.
Now, how do I recreate that glitch, to use it in my favour...
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04 Jun 2014   #5
TJR357

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 

I switched back to Firefox. Issue fixed.
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