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

21 Mar 2011   #20

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

Hello Koasmax,

Yes, that would be correct.

I'm sorry, but there is currently no method known of to move the Star icon to the left side in IE9.

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22 Mar 2011   #21

Windows 7 Home Premium X64 SP1

Shawn - love your tutorials and have learned a lot from them, but with all due respect - this one isn't a fix. Like everyone else who reads it - I clicked the green arrow and the box moved over to the left, but to my surprise, when I closed and re-opened - it was back on the right!
After reading this thread I discovered that this is normal behaviour! Since most people won't keep favourites open all the time this just isn't worth doing until a real solution comes along.

Do MS do this kind of thing just to p**s people off ??
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22 Mar 2011   #22

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

Hello Ken,

I'm not sure why everyone is thinking this tutorial is a fix. The tutorial is just to help show how the new feature "Favorites Center" can be pinned to the left side in IE9 now vs how it was in IE8. The tutorial is mostly just for informative purposes instead.
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24 Mar 2011   #23

Windows 7 Professional, 64bit

hi Brink,

Thank you for the tutorial

I had the same issue as nikev216 but I guess the tips said will have to do until a solution is found, this is what stopped me from using IE for years, its not as flexible as other browsers, what you see is what you get (mostly), but since I am here Im starting to use it again obviously .
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24 Mar 2011   #24

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

You're welcome Hatemf.
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24 Mar 2011   #25
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What I will miss the most will be the search box. When "trimming the fat" so to speak to make IE 9 a faster browser the rearrangement took the Favorites button off of the tool bar and placed it on the main bar now the address/search combined.

Previously the address bar was a separate bar you could hide but also made it one more item. The new layout does more to consolidate things apparently intended to free up some resources at the same time. It can throw you off at first however and why guides like this can be an asset.
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29 Mar 2011   #26

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit


I'm one of the few that keeps the Favorites Center open all the time (on the left side). My beef is that when I start EI 9, the Favorites Center Three is always closed. Is there a way to start EI 9 with the Favorite Center Three open?

Thanks for any suggestions.
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29 Mar 2011   #27

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

Hello Ivan, and welcome to Seven Forums.

When you pin the Favorites Center to the left, it will stay there as long as you don't close the Favorites Center. You can close and reopen IE9 and the Favorites Center will still be on the left. Closing the Favorites Center on the left side will reset it's position back to the right side the next time you open the Favorites Center.
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29 Mar 2011   #28

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit

Thanks Brink.

Perhaps I was not clear with my question. I meant the "Tree" open. See attached files: Tree_1 is what I get when I start EI 9 and Tree_2 is what I would like to have instead.

Sorry for the confusion...

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29 Mar 2011   #29

64-bit Windows 10 Pro


The only way that I know to do that is to place all of the folder that you do not want to be displayed in the Favorites Center when your open IE9 into a another folder so they are all now subfolders. When IE9 opens, only the main folders display unexpanded in the Favorites Center.
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