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Windows 7: IE9 Favorites

16 Mar 2011   #11
kado897

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Confused. I installed IE9 this morning and the favorites bar is on the left with no apparent
opportunity to move it.

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16 Mar 2011   #12
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Keith,

You can click on the X in the pinned Favorites window to close it, but there is no option to move it.
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16 Mar 2011   #13
kado897

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Hello Keith,

You can click on the X in the pinned Favorites window to close it, but there is no option to move it.
Thanks Shawn. I saw that. I am confused because this thread is talking about it being on the right.
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16 Mar 2011   #14
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

If you click on the "Star" icon at the top right of IE9, then it will open the "Favorites Center" at the right when it's not pinned (green arrow at top left in Favorites Center on right side) to the left.

https://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials...left-side.html
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16 Mar 2011   #15
kado897

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
If you click on the "Star" icon at the top right of IE9, then it will open the "Favorites Center" at the right when it's not pinned (green arrow at top left in Favorites Center on right side) to the left.
Ah I see. Makes sense now.
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16 Mar 2011   #16
Night Hawk

W7 Ultimate x64/W10 Pro x64 dual boot main build-remote pc W10 Pro x64 Insider Preview/W7 Pro x64
 
 

I have to wonder if there's a way to set to open at the left rather then the need to move it each time. MS knew people would want to move it back to the left since this was something new but a setting to make that default. But with the menu bar visible you also see the Favorites there as well and that drops down near the left side.
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16 Mar 2011   #17
cluberti

Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

There's no way - the favorites drop-down is part of the new address bar/tab combo - while you can move the tabs down under the address bar, you can no longer move the other UI elements. I have a feeling pinning the favorites is old IE8 code (note it looks exactly like it did in IE8 when you pin it) that will die in some future version.

I personally prefer the lesser-used buttons moved to the right and the address bar and forward/back buttons staying to the left, but that's just me.
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16 Mar 2011   #18
Phone Man

Windows 8.1 Pro w/Media Center 64bit, Windows 7 HP 64bit
 
 

Hit ALT and it will bring up the Menu Bar with a Favorites link.

IE9 Favorites-fav.png

You can then select View/Toolbar to keep the Menu Bar.

Also look at View/Explorer Bars to add the Favorite Bar.

Jim


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17 Mar 2011   #19
Konst

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Phone Man View Post
Hit ALT and it will bring up the Menu Bar with a Favorites link.
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You can then select View/Toolbar to keep the Menu Bar.
Also look at View/Explorer Bars to add the Favorite Bar.
But have a look to your header rows - you have five rows:
  1. Nearly empty row - only on right site: minimize, maximize and close button
  2. Address bar and tab bar
  3. Menu bar
  4. "Norton" bar
  5. Favorites bar
The original Internet Explorer 9 UI comes with only two rows:
  1. Nearly empty row - only on right site minimize, maximize and close button
  2. Address bar and tab bar
Especially when your screen high is very low (e.g. Netbook with screen high of 600 px) you are happy to reduce as many rows as possible.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by cluberti View Post
There's no way - the favorites drop-down is part of the new address bar/tab combo - while you can move the tabs down under the address bar, you can no longer move the other UI elements.
Perhaps wait for the first registry hacks.

Remember:
  • Internet Explorer 8 has an Address bar and a separate search bar. With a registry hack you can disable the search bar.
  • In Internet Explorer 8 you can activate the menu bar. But the menu bar is always under the address bar. With a registry hack you can move the menu bar above the address bar.
So you can modify the UI of Internet Explorer 8 - perhaps later on also in Internet Explorer 9.

In addition to my workaround to integrate a self-created favoites folder into the favorites bar: This solution has the disadvantage that you have to maintain this folder by your-self (copy favorites links to this folder to have it up-to-date).

But you can create a folder "junction" to the favorites folder:
mklink /J "C:\Users\<your-name>\Favorites\Links\Favorites" "C:\Users\<your-name>\Favorites"
Then the folder "junction" shows always the same content like the real favorites folder and no maintain is necessary.

And a folder "junction" in the favorites bar works as a dropdown menu (whilst a folder link to the favorites folder opens a new folder).
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17 Mar 2011   #20
Night Hawk

W7 Ultimate x64/W10 Pro x64 dual boot main build-remote pc W10 Pro x64 Insider Preview/W7 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Phone Man View Post
Hit ALT and it will bring up the Menu Bar with a Favorites link.

Attachment 143914

You can then select View/Toolbar to keep the Menu Bar.

Also look at View/Explorer Bars to add the Favorite Bar.

Jim
Actually when pressing the alt key the "File" item on the menu bar is hightlighted making the bar visible. That's typical with any type of window with a menu bar even in various programs.

The View>Explorer bar click on the Favorites item does see the list open on the left as you would have seen in IE 8. You can also resize it with single left click to hold on the inner edge to widen or narrow it while open. But they remain open until clicking on the X to close.
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