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Handling of Favorites is really bad in IE

Discussion in 'Internet Explorer' started by firefox, Mar 5, 2010.

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    firefox Flightless Bird

    The main reason why I'm not using IE at home is the really bad handling with
    favorites. This is what most influences my UX with a browser, as I use them
    in every single session.

    First, the Favorites button and especially the "Add to Favorites Bar" button
    should be removed. They're annoying. I want to add my favorites by dragging a
    tab directly to the place where it belongs. It's annoying that I first have
    to click on this button, then sometimes the new link doesn't even appear in
    the favorites bar (bug) and after that I have to take it again and
    drag'n'drop it to the place where I already initially wanted to place it.
    Also, if I hover over a folder, it doesn't open. That means I need one button
    click and two drag'n'drop moves until I finally have placed my favorite.

    In the bookmarks library (using Firefox terms here), I only place links that
    I want to remember but not expect to use again anytime soon. No need to waste
    space in my favorites bar with the "Favorites" button. If I want to access it
    more often, I put the link directly in the Favorites bar.

    And third, the Organize boorkmarks dialog is also really bad when compared
    with Firefox.

    When it come to Favorites, Firefox is really a good example (I also like the
    xmarks extension, but that's another story). I hope IE will make some
    improvements here.

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