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Windows 7: This users' small gripes of IE9

17 Mar 2011   #31
wds7

WDS 7 Home Pre.x64
 
 

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by wds7 View Post
IEspell seems to be working well for me also. I've read that some folks are having issues with it. I haven't found any yet

Hey .. it works ...
Thanks .


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17 Mar 2011   #32
Stratos

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 / OS X Snow Leopard 10.6.8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Airbot View Post
Really not a permanent open and close solution though. Only temporary once you click on the X.
This is correct, there's no permanent way to open up Favorites from the left side in just 1 click. You must always open it from the right then pin it to the left, it was a classic example of an unnecessary change.


Until there's a hack, mod, or a patch to allow Favorites to be restored to their pre-IE9 state, here are some workarounds I've come up with.


Note: I don't like adding more rows onto my browser other than a Favorites Bar for quick links, I don't like having either the Menu or Command bars visible.

1. Press ALT. This will temporarily expose the MENU BAR. Now you can open Favorites and will open from the left side. Once you're done with it, you'll see that the MENU BAR will go back into hiding.

2. Use your mouse software to bind the key combination CTRL + Shift + I. I use a Logitech Anywhere MX wireless mouse and Logitech's software allows me to bind that key combo to the little button below the scroll wheel. You can use any programmable mouse that allows you to customize a special button for that use.

In just 1 button press it will open Favorites in IE9 from the left side.


Hope this helps.
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17 Mar 2011   #33
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Yeah, that is a workaround. But you get the fly-out version which I hate. You might as well press Start and click on Favorites.

I use another method. i have the Favorites folder in my (hidden) Rocket Dock. I select my next URL from there. With 500 folders and 1500 files that is the easiest way to find anything. Plus you can search in the Favorites folder if you do not remember where you stuck things - which happens all the time to me.
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17 Mar 2011   #34
Airbot

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

I do use only the favorites bar, so I just made a folder and slid it to the left with my bookmarks in it. Not the fancy looking favorites menu, but good enough I guess.

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18 Mar 2011   #35
Stratos

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 / OS X Snow Leopard 10.6.8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Airbot View Post
I do use only the favorites bar, so I just made a folder and slid it to the left with my bookmarks in it. Not the fancy looking favorites menu, but good enough I guess.

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Airbot, you and I think alike.
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07 Apr 2011   #36
Lloydday

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate, Server 2008 R2, Ubuntu 8.04 & 10.04 LTS Server
 
 

My only problem is whenever I add a favourite my desktop icons refresh - this has been happening since RC, the betas were fine.
Anyone found a workaround?
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07 Apr 2011   #37
Layback Bear

Windows 10 Pro. 64/ version 1709
 
 

I still haven't found a way to change colors like I can in FF. Tools, Content, Colors.
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07 Apr 2011   #38
Airbot

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

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08 Apr 2011   #39
elbeasto

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

I agree with the left hand side favourites gripe.
I much prefer all the controls and links to be on the same side, preferably the left.

I'm right handed BTW too.
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08 Apr 2011   #40
galaxys

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by elbeasto View Post
I agree with the left hand side favourites gripe.
I much prefer all the controls and links to be on the same side, preferably the left.
I'm right handed BTW too.
+1 for favorites on the left side like IE8 and be able to close it there! I'll just use the favorite toolbar for now...
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