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Windows 7: Drag websites (!)

22 Apr 2010   #1
kenC

Windows 7 Home Premium X64 SP1
 
 
Drag websites (!)

According to Windows help:
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You can add websites to your Windows favorites by dragging the icon in the address bar of your web browser directly to the Favorites section in the Windows navigation pane.
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As soon as I click on the address icon to drag - Explorer minimizes - as I expected it would.

Can anyone make this work?


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22 Apr 2010   #2
PooMan UK

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

What browser are you using ??? I've just tried it with "IE", "chrome" & "firefox" and it works fine
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22 Apr 2010   #3
Thorsen

Win7 Home Premium 64x
 
 

You can also press Ctrl + B to bookmark the current page in IE. Thats quicker I think
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22 Apr 2010   #4
kenC

Windows 7 Home Premium X64 SP1
 
 

Pooman - I'm using Opera.

Just to be clear - I'm not talking about Bookmarks/ Favourites, but the Favourites (yellow star) in the navigation pane of each Explorer window.
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22 Apr 2010   #5
PooMan UK

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

ahhh.... soz pal I've stopped using "opera" (sorta fell out of luv with it) but I'm sure someone using "opera" will be along shortly, & will be able to help you out
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22 Apr 2010   #6
kenC

Windows 7 Home Premium X64 SP1
 
 

I just tried Firefox and had no luck with it working in there either.

How do you keep Explorer on the screen to drag into it from the browser address bar?
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22 Apr 2010   #7
MSF4n

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit / Windows XP Professional 32-bit
 
 

I do believe the window will always disappear, because when you click on the address bar - your browser will become main active window.

I'm not sure, but I do believe guys above just had opened browsers not in full screen mode, then opened normal Explorer windows next to them (use Windows + left arrow for Browser window and Windows + right arrow for window with bookmarks).

I've tried it and it works, but... Not for Opera :/

Anyways - seems useless to me -who's not using full screen mode while browsing? Not me at least.

Hope it helps.
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26 Apr 2010   #8
kenC

Windows 7 Home Premium X64 SP1
 
 

Thanks - It's not something I'd want to do very often. I just wanted to know if anyone could get it to work. Microsoft say nothing about positioning two windows alongside each other to do it.
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26 Apr 2010   #9
polarbear

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kenC View Post
I just tried Firefox and had no luck with it working in there either.

How do you keep Explorer on the screen to drag into it from the browser address bar?
Just tried it on FF and it works fine... Just drag the Icon over the word Bookmarks and Bookmark should open and place it where you want it... GL
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26 Apr 2010   #10
kenC

Windows 7 Home Premium X64 SP1
 
 

No, sorry - that's not what I'm trying to do. Please read my first post regarding Microsoft's 'tip'
It's dragging into the yellow star in Windows Explorer, not IE that I'm trying to do.
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