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Windows 7: IE9 Favorite Panel and Access Icon

20 Mar 2011   #11
MWRed

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

I don't like it on the right either, but i've gotten really used to opening IE, opening the favorites, then pinning it to the left....it takes a whole 1 second to do. And it's there until you close it or close the browser.

Edit: I just noticed something. I pinned it to the left but left it open, then closed the browser. When I opened it again, the favorites list was still open, on the left. Hmmm....so, unless you actually close the favorites panel separately, it will stay there.


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20 Mar 2011   #12
Anak

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Home Premium 64bit Ver 6.1.7600 Build 7601 - SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MWRed View Post
I don't like it on the right either, but i've gotten really used to opening IE, opening the favorites, then pinning it to the left....it takes a whole 1 second to do. And it's there until you close it or close the browser.

Quote:
Edit: I just noticed something. I pinned it to the left but left it open, then closed the browser. When I opened it again, the favorites list was still open, on the left. Hmmm....so, unless you actually close the favorites panel separately, it will stay there.
Since I have been reading up on IE9 what you describe in your edit will work for some users YMMV.
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20 Mar 2011   #13
MWRed

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Anak View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MWRed View Post
I don't like it on the right either, but i've gotten really used to opening IE, opening the favorites, then pinning it to the left....it takes a whole 1 second to do. And it's there until you close it or close the browser.

Quote:
Edit: I just noticed something. I pinned it to the left but left it open, then closed the browser. When I opened it again, the favorites list was still open, on the left. Hmmm....so, unless you actually close the favorites panel separately, it will stay there.
Since I have been reading up on IE9 what you describe in your edit will work for some users YMMV.
I just happened to notice it while playing around with the favorites. I tried everything I could think of.......

Edit again: Ok, so after running CCleaner, and a restart, it's still there. The only drawback is that it has to stay open all the time for it to stay on that side. Once the favorites panel is closed, it reverts back to the right side next time you open it.
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21 Mar 2011   #14
roncerr

Windows 8 Pro w/MC 32-bit
 
 

Here's a thought: use the Favorites "star" only to save a new Favorite. When you want to access a Favorite, keep a shortcut to the Favorites folder on your desktop and use that with Windows Explorer set to details view and sorted by modified date so your newest links are on top. Later, sort them into sub folders so you can find them more easily in the future. (Another more common way to find old favorites is via the start/search feature of Windows.)
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01 Apr 2011   #15
SLK32AMG

Windows 7 x64
 
 

If you enable the "menu bar" you have access to your favorites from a "Favorites" menu bar option via a dropdown in the upper left hand corner. This has the behavior you want.

In IE9 you can now access favorites from either upper corner.
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21 May 2011   #16
Bangel

Windows 7
 
 
WORST EVER decision to remove FAVORITE DROP DOWN from LEFT

WORST EVER DECISION TO TAKE THIS AWAY and put it on a tiny icon tucked up in the right corner!!!

I had to switch to Chrome, where I can find the Favorites without using up half my browser screen to keep it on the LEFT side.

Just STUPID decision by some programmer who wants Carpal Tunnel prevail.

Sadistic.
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