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Windows 7: Internet Explorer Favorites Center - Pin and Unpin to Left Side


16 Mar 2011   #9
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 
Internet Explorer Favorites Center - Pin and Unpin to Left Side

How to Pin and Unpin"Favorites Center" to Left Side in IE9, IE10, and IE11


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18 Mar 2011   #10
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Night Hawk, this is perfect if you like the Fly-outs (which I hate) and have few favorites. But if you have 1500 files like me (sometimes stacked 4 deep), it is more cumbersome. And what do you do if you do not remember where you hid a particular website? That happens to me half of the time - and then I can search in the folder.

And the Rocket Dock I use because for one I have it anyhow (could not operate without it) and because it provides the fastest access to the Favorites folder. But you can stick the folder shortcut anywhere (Start, Toolbar, Taskbar). It only requires extra clicks to get there.

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18 Mar 2011   #11
Night Hawk

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, XP Mode, W8.1 Preview VM - 7 Pro x64 second remote tower
 
 

I would say I've had some experience with the RocketDock toolbar! I may not have 1,500 links to go through but I still manage to collect a never ending amount as time goes on at the same time.

You run it! I run it! But... what about all those who don't? That's the purpose of having a guide like this to begin with.

I'm glad to see Shawn jumped on this one promptly when people were discussing how the Favorites are now seen opening up on the right side and how to see them pinned over to the left as seen with previous versions of IE since people often need a good reference when changes to "all too familiar" layout.

It's just an observation but a guide like this is intended to show how to use what already comes included in IE 9 not something you addon separately.

As for mounting folders on RocketDock and other mods a better place for that would be a new discussion thread under Customizations or Browsers & Mail since that involves a 3rd party app. A good title for that may be "how to mount your IE Favorites on the RocketDock toolbar" where you could go into details on how to do that. And considering writing a guide for that could be useful for previous versions of IE not just IE 9 only.


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19 Mar 2011   #12
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Maybe we should open a new thread on "How to deal with the IE9 - tips and tricks" to keep this tutorial thread on topic.

How to deal with IE9 - Tips and tricks With the IE9 we find that are
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19 Mar 2011   #13
nikev216

WIN-7 x64 bit SP1
 
 

The problem with the IE9 favourites center is that it can't be permanently pinned to the left side, if you want it on the left you have to keep it open, thus taking up desktop real estate, close the center on the left and it reverts back to the right hand side, which is kinda dumb, I'm sure there will be a registry hack to address this in time
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19 Mar 2011   #14
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Nikev,

I'm not sure what you mean. The Favorites Center stays permanently pinned to the left side of IE9, even when you close and open IE9, until you close the Favorites Center.
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19 Mar 2011   #15
nikev216

WIN-7 x64 bit SP1
 
 

Hi Brink what I mean is that when I close the favs center it reverts back to the right side of the screen. If I want to place the favs center on the left hand side of the screen permanently, ie open and close it from the left I can't. I think people who have been using their favourites column on the left hand side for many years will want this feature.
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19 Mar 2011   #16
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by nikev216 View Post
Hi Brink what I mean is that when I close the favs center it reverts back to the right side of the screen. If I want to place the favs center on the left hand side of the screen permanently, ie open and close it from the left I can't. I think people who have been using their favourites column on the left hand side for many years will want this feature.
Nope can't do that.

You'll have to either leave it open for it to stay open on the left side, or get use to it on the right side.
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19 Mar 2011   #17
nikev216

WIN-7 x64 bit SP1
 
 

it's only a minor annoyance, I found that if you have the menu bar displayed clicking on "favorites" opens them up on the left hand side
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19 Mar 2011   #18
Night Hawk

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, XP Mode, W8.1 Preview VM - 7 Pro x64 second remote tower
 
 

Well when clicking on the Favorites item on the menu bar it opens over towards the left but not all the way. When going into the View>explorer bars that will open it up on the far left but keep it open while unless you pin it to the left when using the star icon it will close as soon as you click the web page you are presently on at the time.

Minor annoyance? Yes! Major difficulty? Naaaa......!!! Maybe at some point there will be a way to see the Favorites automatically open on the left with a workaround found possibly a reg mod. But for now the green arrow or one of the menu bar options will work.
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21 Mar 2011   #19
kaosmax4u

Windows 7 Eternity based on Ver 6.1.7600 32 bit ...
 
 

Shawn,

Well, it doesn't stay pinned or act normal. Like when u click a fave, it just stays open - huh?

And anyway you close it unpins it.

What i'm looking is moving the Star itself back to the left with the ie8 behavior, eh?

Regards,

Max ^_~
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