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Windows 7: IE9 Favorites

04 Oct 2010   #1
brian88135

Windows 7
 
 
IE9 Favorites

I just installed IE9, so far, I like it

Just one thing that I thought was odd...

Why would they change favorites to the right side of the window? is there a way to change it back to the left sde or is it something I just have to get used to?

Thanks!

Brian


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04 Oct 2010   #2
baarod

El Capitan / Windows 10
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by brian88135 View Post
I just installed IE9, so far, I like it

Just one thing that I thought was odd...

Why would they change favorites to the right side of the window? is there a way to change it back to the left sde or is it something I just have to get used to?

Thanks!

Brian
Just the button moved, see:
IE9 Favorites-untitled.png


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04 Oct 2010   #3
Night Hawk

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

It opened here on the right side as well. Plus you presently don't see the Add to Favorites button displayed along with the home page, Favorites, and Tools buttons on the beta.

The new version is expected to have somewhat of a new look once the finished version is available. The beta however is still in beta form and will be seeing some additional changes before IE 9 is final. That's where the "organize" option will then be available as well as for things like having the menu bar, navigation pane, and other things available.
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04 Oct 2010   #4
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Brian,

You can turn on the IE9 Menu bar to be able to open Favorites from the menu bar on the left side.

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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06 Oct 2010   #5
Night Hawk

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

I tried that here and as you can see they still open at the right. This is most likely due to which flavor of the beta you are running. The 64bit is in use here.

The small arrow button at the upper right of the Favorites will move it over to the left. The default however is at the right. When closed and then reopened they appear back on the right again until clicking on the small green arrow.

That disappears once they are moved to the left until reopened.


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IE9 Favorites-ie-9-beta-favorites.jpg   IE9 Favorites-ie-9-beta-favorites-moved.jpg  
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15 Mar 2011   #6
Stratos

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 / OS X Snow Leopard 10.6.8
 
 

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

You can turn on the IE9 Menu bar to be able to open Favorites from the menu bar on the left side.

Hope this helps,
Shawn
Yes, but then it makes having the Favorites bar pointless to have. Why would you want to have both the Menu and Favorites bar exposed which takes up 2 rows?

Yes you can hit CTRL + Shift + I to bring up the Favorites on the left side, yes you can do the 2 step procedure of hitting the star on the right then pinning it on the left, but the point is it wasn't a problem being on the left side to begin with, why change what wasn't broke or in need of fixing?

The Lock Toolbars option doesn't appear to do anything. If anyone knows what it really does, please enlighten me because I've yet to see a reason for having it.
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15 Mar 2011   #7
Night Hawk

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

The Favorites bar and the IE Favorites are two different things entirely. The bar is used your most frequently visited sites(like SF! ) while the IE Favorites acts like a library of links.

The Favorites bar itself simplifies things when going back and forth to various sites without having to bring out a dropdown list of sites. For those who use it the convenience is a bit more obvious for them.

As for the unlock option right click over by the "help" item on the menu bar for the check off options there. If you are still running the RC however you will want to remove that for the finished version now seen.
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15 Mar 2011   #8
Stratos

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 / OS X Snow Leopard 10.6.8
 
 

I'm using IE9 Final, not RC.

From my perspective it makes no sense to have Favorites open up on the right with the option to pin it to the left, it's like they knew people would still prefer to have it always available on the left-hand side. Then there's the issue of those who have it pinned to the left but have no option to move it back to the right without closing and reopening Favorites.

I know what you're saying, I know that the Favorites Bar and Menu Bar which has Favorites are 2 different things that show up on 2 separate rows. However if Favorites were on the left side like in IE8 there'd be no reason to even expose the Menu Bar in the first place.
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15 Mar 2011   #9
Night Hawk

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

Well when looking at the beta finding the ffavorites on the opposite was also annoying here as well. Instead all you see there now is the add to favorites button with everything else including Links jammed over on the right.

I guess you have to put up with the discomforts in order to get in on the new support this version will now offer.
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16 Mar 2011   #10
Konst

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Stratos View Post
From my perspective it makes no sense to have Favorites open up on the right with the option to pin it to the left
I absolute agree - I also don't like this behaviour.

You can do a work around:
Open folder "C:\Users\<your-name>\Favorites\Links" and within this folder create a new folder - e.g. with name "Favorites".

In Internet Explorer enable "Favorites bar" - there should now appear this former created folder "Favorites" as folder. Move this folder to the left. Put all your links into this folder. Voila - now you have your "Favorites" on left side as pull down menu.

In the same way you also can create several other folders which include links to special themes; e.g. "Business", "Private", "Hobby", "School", "Holiday". You also can use very short folder names like "1", "2", "3" to save space.

You also can associate different icons to the folder for better distinguish.
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