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How do you remove IE8 Favorites icon and bar.

Discussion in 'Internet Explorer' started by Bob, May 6, 2010.

  1. Bob

    Bob Flightless Bird

    I just installed IE8 and have used IE6 very happily up until now. IE8 is
    quite a bit slower than IE6 and even though on the View menu I have unclicked
    the Favorites Bar, the Favorites "star" icon remains, along with a whole
    screen of gray, wasted space. NO, I do NOT like tabs and have turned them
    off. I will NEVER use them. And I do NOT like the window frame that opens
    on the left side for Favorites. Will NEVER use it and am happy with the
    Favorites button on the STANDARD Menu bar. MS had a good idea with pull down
    menus and I see NO reason to use anything else. IE8 is going the way of
    Office 2007. Less useability and flexibility and almost NO ability to tailor
    it for your needs. And has anyone tried to load a simple spreadsheet in
    Office 2007? It must take 5 minutes ;-) If it ain't broke, no reason to fix
    it. Don't change good software just for the sake of change.

    Anyway, I just need to know how to remove the Favorites icon and bar and I
    will be a happy camper once more.
     
  2. Leonard Grey

    Leonard Grey Flightless Bird

    You can't.

    (Here comes another tantrum.)
    ---
    Leonard Grey
    Errare humanum est

    Bob wrote:
    > I just installed IE8 and have used IE6 very happily up until now. IE8 is
    > quite a bit slower than IE6 and even though on the View menu I have unclicked
    > the Favorites Bar, the Favorites "star" icon remains, along with a whole
    > screen of gray, wasted space. NO, I do NOT like tabs and have turned them
    > off. I will NEVER use them. And I do NOT like the window frame that opens
    > on the left side for Favorites. Will NEVER use it and am happy with the
    > Favorites button on the STANDARD Menu bar. MS had a good idea with pull down
    > menus and I see NO reason to use anything else. IE8 is going the way of
    > Office 2007. Less useability and flexibility and almost NO ability to tailor
    > it for your needs. And has anyone tried to load a simple spreadsheet in
    > Office 2007? It must take 5 minutes ;-) If it ain't broke, no reason to fix
    > it. Don't change good software just for the sake of change.
    >
    > Anyway, I just need to know how to remove the Favorites icon and bar and I
    > will be a happy camper once more.
    >
     
  3. Jeff Strickland

    Jeff Strickland Flightless Bird

    "Bob" <Bob@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:15A1BB3C-8510-42DF-938D-FA76CFCFC782@microsoft.com...
    >I just installed IE8 and have used IE6 very happily up until now. IE8 is
    > quite a bit slower than IE6 and even though on the View menu I have
    > unclicked
    > the Favorites Bar, the Favorites "star" icon remains, along with a whole
    > screen of gray, wasted space. NO, I do NOT like tabs and have turned them
    > off. I will NEVER use them. And I do NOT like the window frame that
    > opens
    > on the left side for Favorites. Will NEVER use it and am happy with the
    > Favorites button on the STANDARD Menu bar. MS had a good idea with pull
    > down
    > menus and I see NO reason to use anything else. IE8 is going the way of
    > Office 2007. Less useability and flexibility and almost NO ability to
    > tailor
    > it for your needs. And has anyone tried to load a simple spreadsheet in
    > Office 2007? It must take 5 minutes ;-) If it ain't broke, no reason to
    > fix
    > it. Don't change good software just for the sake of change.
    >
    > Anyway, I just need to know how to remove the Favorites icon and bar and I
    > will be a happy camper once more.
    >



    The Star button turns the Favorites Menu ON & OFF. When OFF, you should have
    the entire screen available. If there is gray, then they built the page that
    way and that's what you get.
     
  4. Dan

    Dan Flightless Bird

    "Jeff Strickland" <crwlrjeff@yahoo.com> wrote in message
    news:hrvd5o$1sa$1@news.eternal-september.org...
    >
    > "Bob" <Bob@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > news:15A1BB3C-8510-42DF-938D-FA76CFCFC782@microsoft.com...
    >>I just installed IE8 and have used IE6 very happily up until now. IE8 is
    >> quite a bit slower than IE6 and even though on the View menu I have
    >> unclicked
    >> the Favorites Bar, the Favorites "star" icon remains, along with a whole
    >> screen of gray, wasted space. NO, I do NOT like tabs and have turned
    >> them
    >> off. I will NEVER use them. And I do NOT like the window frame that
    >> opens
    >> on the left side for Favorites. Will NEVER use it and am happy with the
    >> Favorites button on the STANDARD Menu bar. MS had a good idea with pull
    >> down
    >> menus and I see NO reason to use anything else. IE8 is going the way of
    >> Office 2007. Less useability and flexibility and almost NO ability to
    >> tailor
    >> it for your needs. And has anyone tried to load a simple spreadsheet in
    >> Office 2007? It must take 5 minutes ;-) If it ain't broke, no reason to
    >> fix
    >> it. Don't change good software just for the sake of change.
    >>
    >> Anyway, I just need to know how to remove the Favorites icon and bar and
    >> I
    >> will be a happy camper once more.
    >>

    >
    >
    > The Star button turns the Favorites Menu ON & OFF. When OFF, you should
    > have the entire screen available. If there is gray, then they built the
    > page that way and that's what you get.
    >


    No, the Star button lives on a ribbon of it's own, or will sit next to the
    tabs. If tabs are disabled, then the Star takes up a whole ribbon in IE,
    it's an IE issue and has nothing to do with page being viewed.

    As to the OP, I would suggest using tabs - that way you don't end with
    wasted space in the menu area, and you don't end up with multiple IE windows
    all over the place when viewing lots of pages. I never liked tabs either
    till I forced myself to try them, and they've grown on me - I only ever have
    1 IE window now at any time.

    --
    Dan
     

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