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Windows 7: IE 11 refuses to add some sites to favorites

16 Apr 2018   #1
PosslPussl

Windows 7 Professional 64bit with SP1
 
 
IE 11 refuses to add some sites to favorites

Hello all, my first post.
Recently I've come across just a few sites that I can't add to favorites. I right-click on the page, select "add to favorites", and absolutely nothing happens. The add-to-favorites dialogue box doesn't appear.
Here's the URL for one such site.
https://www.aliexpress.com/item/Rare...E&gclsrc=aw.ds

(If I trim the URL down to just https://www.aliexpress.com/ then add-to-favorites works correctly).

I checked this out with a couple of friends running ie11 in windows 10, they can add the site to favorites just fine. But I can't, and that's a nuisance when it happens. (My workaround is to create a desktop shortcut for the page, then just drag and drop it into the appropriate favorites subfolder).

Is it something in the URL, or in the way my IE11 is configured, or what? Most sites work just fine.
I haven't tried a reset yet - under tools/internet options/advanced/reset - I'm a bit nervous that that might only make more problems for me.

Any ideas please?
Thanks, PosslPussl







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20 Apr 2018   #2
oscer1

win 7 64 bit
 
 

hi can you add it by using the star in upper right hand side of window? click the star then click on add to favorites.
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24 Apr 2018   #3
PosslPussl

Windows 7 Professional 64bit with SP1
 
 

Hi Oscer, thanks for reply. No nothing works for that site. Doesn't matter how I access favorites, whether from menu bar top left, star top right, or right click on the page then click add to favorites, I can't bring up the usual dialog box that invites me to name the bookmark and choose a subfolder. Nothing happens, the dialog box doesn't appear.
Can you actually add that site to favorites in the way you normally would?
Thanks, Posslpussl
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24 Apr 2018   #4
oscer1

win 7 64 bit
 
 

I just tried adding to favorites the site you referred too. I doesn't for me neither so I have to clue why not.
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24 Apr 2018   #5
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

That's the darnedest thing. I couldn't get it to wok either. I've never seen that before.
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28 Apr 2018   #6
PosslPussl

Windows 7 Professional 64bit with SP1
 
 

Never mind, I guess we'll never know. Anyway, it doesn't happen often and there's always the workaround. Thanks for all replies.
Posslpussl
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28 Apr 2018   #7
jackwhite

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Cut everything after ".html" ,i.e., all the tracking/telemetry/blah-blah-blah stuff ,so instead of accessing the page via "https://www.aliexpress.com/item/Rare-600-PCS-Pampas-Grass-Seeds-Cortaderia-Beautiful-DIY-Home-Garden-Plant-Easy-Grow-High-Germination/32579309983.html?src=google&albslr=225478061&isdl=y&aff_short_key=UneMJZVf&source=%7Bifdyn:dyn%7D%7B ifplala%7D%7BifdbmBM&albch=DID%7D&src=google&albch=shopping&acnt=494-037-6276&isdl=y&albcp=913263744&albag=48828809226&slnk=&trgt=295822288689&plac=&crea=en32579309983&netw= g&device=c&mtctp=&gclid=EAIaIQobChMIp5HzmuK72gIVhGG9Ch3ENgCBEAQYAyABEgLOD_D_BwE&gclsrc=aw.ds" you instead access via "https://www.aliexpress.com/item/Rare-600-PCS-Pampas-Grass-Seeds-Cortaderia-Beautiful-DIY-Home-Garden-Plant-Easy-Grow-High-Germination/32579309983.html" then save it to your favourites/favorites.

Finally, consider the fact that Ireland beat New Zealand when the All Blacks were looking to extend their record run of consecutive unbeaten games.

Again, here is the cleaned up url ;https://www.aliexpress.com/item/Rare...579309983.html
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28 Apr 2018   #8
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jackwhite View Post
Cut everything after ".html" ,i.e., all the tracking/telemetry/blah-blah-blah stuff ,so instead of accessing the page via "https://www.aliexpress.com/item/Rare-600-PCS-Pampas-Grass-Seeds-Cortaderia-Beautiful-DIY-Home-Garden-Plant-Easy-Grow-High-Germination/32579309983.html?src=google&albslr=225478061&isdl=y&aff_short_key=UneMJZVf&source=%7Bifdyn:dyn%7D%7B ifplala%7D%7BifdbmBM&albch=DID%7D&src=google&albch=shopping&acnt=494-037-6276&isdl=y&albcp=913263744&albag=48828809226&slnk=&trgt=295822288689&plac=&crea=en32579309983&netw= g&device=c&mtctp=&gclid=EAIaIQobChMIp5HzmuK72gIVhGG9Ch3ENgCBEAQYAyABEgLOD_D_BwE&gclsrc=aw.ds" you instead access via "https://www.aliexpress.com/item/Rare-600-PCS-Pampas-Grass-Seeds-Cortaderia-Beautiful-DIY-Home-Garden-Plant-Easy-Grow-High-Germination/32579309983.html" then save it to your favourites/favorites.

Finally, consider the fact that Ireland beat New Zealand when the All Blacks were looking to extend their record run of consecutive unbeaten games.

Again, here is the cleaned up url ;https://www.aliexpress.com/item/Rare...579309983.html
Dang! What's all that extra gibberish even for?
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28 Apr 2018   #9
Barman58

Windows 10 Pro x64 x3, Ubuntu
 
 

Looks like a bit of bad page coding -

Web pages today are rarely written in HTML, which was at least human readable, (with a bit of practice), these one click site building systems are less than perfect and either add page after page of auto comments or nothing at all and don't bother with spacing things out either - great compact code, when it works but hard to read and impossible to fix when it doesn't
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28 Apr 2018   #10
Barman58

Windows 10 Pro x64 x3, Ubuntu
 
 

By the way the original URL with all the code bookmarks fine first time in Chrome
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