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IE8 Favorites folders would not retract

Discussion in 'Internet Explorer' started by Artu, Jan 14, 2010.

  1. Artu

    Artu Flightless Bird

    When I open Favorites drop-down menu and click on one of the folders to get
    to the desired website, that expanded folder stays expanded, with all
    submenus open. So when I try to open another folder in Favorites I need to
    scroll all over the Favorites menu to find it (because the first folder, if
    it has a lot of bookmarks in it, will fill up the whole drop-down menu), and
    then even that second folder will stay expanded, and so on.
    One way of avoiding this mess is to click on the expanded folder again in
    order for it to retract. But it is not convenient. In IE7 there was a way to
    make the retraction of the opened folders AUTOMATIC once the second folder
    was clicked upon. However, I cannot find that command in the Internet Options
    on IE8. Please advise. Thank you.
     
  2. PA Bear [MS MVP]

    PA Bear [MS MVP] Flightless Bird

    Always state your full Windows version (e.g., WinXP SP3; WinXP 64-bit SP2;
    Vista SP1; Vista 64-bit SP2; Win7; Win7 64-bit) as well as your IE version
    when posting in an IE-specific forum or newsgroup. Please do so in your next
    reply.

    Artu wrote:
    > When I open Favorites drop-down menu and click on one of the folders to
    > get
    > to the desired website, that expanded folder stays expanded, with all
    > submenus open. So when I try to open another folder in Favorites I need to
    > scroll all over the Favorites menu to find it (because the first folder,
    > if
    > it has a lot of bookmarks in it, will fill up the whole drop-down menu),
    > and
    > then even that second folder will stay expanded, and so on.
    > One way of avoiding this mess is to click on the expanded folder again in
    > order for it to retract. But it is not convenient. In IE7 there was a way
    > to
    > make the retraction of the opened folders AUTOMATIC once the second folder
    > was clicked upon. However, I cannot find that command in the Internet
    > Options on IE8. Please advise. Thank you.
     
  3. VanguardLH

    VanguardLH Flightless Bird

    Artu wrote:

    > When I open Favorites drop-down menu and click on one of the folders to get
    > to the desired website, that expanded folder stays expanded, with all
    > submenus open. So when I try to open another folder in Favorites I need to
    > scroll all over the Favorites menu to find it (because the first folder, if
    > it has a lot of bookmarks in it, will fill up the whole drop-down menu), and
    > then even that second folder will stay expanded, and so on.
    > One way of avoiding this mess is to click on the expanded folder again in
    > order for it to retract. But it is not convenient. In IE7 there was a way to
    > make the retraction of the opened folders AUTOMATIC once the second folder
    > was clicked upon. However, I cannot find that command in the Internet Options
    > on IE8. Please advise. Thank you.


    You sure IE isn't following the same config that you setup for Windows
    Explorer? If you open folders in Windows Explorer, do previously opened
    folders also collapse or do they stay expanded?

    Control Panel -> Folder Options -> View tab
    "Display simple folder view in Explorer's Folders list"
     
  4. Robert Aldwinckle

    Robert Aldwinckle Flightless Bird

    "Artu" <Artu@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:1141A234-0849-42C0-852C-FDF73D843171@microsoft.com...
    > When I open Favorites drop-down menu and click on one of the folders to get
    > to the desired website, that expanded folder stays expanded, with all
    > submenus open. So when I try to open another folder in Favorites I need to
    > scroll all over the Favorites menu to find it (because the first folder, if
    > it has a lot of bookmarks in it, will fill up the whole drop-down menu), and
    > then even that second folder will stay expanded, and so on.
    > One way of avoiding this mess is to click on the expanded folder again in
    > order for it to retract. But it is not convenient.


    > In IE7 there was a way to
    > make the retraction of the opened folders AUTOMATIC once the second folder
    > was clicked upon. However, I cannot find that command in the Internet Options
    > on IE8. Please advise. Thank you.



    It's still there...

    Close unused folders in History and Favorites*
    *Takes effect after you restart Internet Explorer

    (in Options, Advanced tab, Browsing section)


    HTH

    Robert Aldwinckle
    ---
     
  5. Bubey

    Bubey Flightless Bird

    I don't know of any way to get them to close. This is one my irritants to
    using IE8. I'm like you
    when I want to save a new link in a folder, the whole list of folders and
    subfolders open up
    and I have to scroll up and down to get to where I want to put it. I keep
    hoping in IE9 they
    will correct this.

    "Artu" <Artu@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:1141A234-0849-42C0-852C-FDF73D843171@microsoft.com...
    When I open Favorites drop-down menu and click on one of the folders to get
    to the desired website, that expanded folder stays expanded, with all
    submenus open. So when I try to open another folder in Favorites I need to
    scroll all over the Favorites menu to find it (because the first folder, if
    it has a lot of bookmarks in it, will fill up the whole drop-down menu), and
    then even that second folder will stay expanded, and so on.
    One way of avoiding this mess is to click on the expanded folder again in
    order for it to retract. But it is not convenient. In IE7 there was a way to
    make the retraction of the opened folders AUTOMATIC once the second folder
    was clicked upon. However, I cannot find that command in the Internet
    Options
    on IE8. Please advise. Thank you.
     
  6. Robert Aldwinckle

    Robert Aldwinckle Flightless Bird

    "Bubey" <catlov@earthlink.net> wrote in message
    news:#1qckU9xKHA.1548@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
    > I don't know of any way to get them to close. This is one my irritants to
    > using IE8.


    > I'm like you when I want to save a new link in a folder, the whole list of
    > folders and
    > subfolders open up



    OP is not discussing saving Favorites. That's another issue.


    > and I have to scroll up and down to get to where I want to put it. I keep
    > hoping in IE9 they
    > will correct this.
    >
    > "Artu" <Artu@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > news:1141A234-0849-42C0-852C-FDF73D843171@microsoft.com...


    > When I open Favorites drop-down menu and click on one of the folders to
    > get
    > to the desired website, that expanded folder stays expanded, with all
    > submenus open.


    > So when I try to open another folder in Favorites I need to
    > scroll all over the Favorites menu to find it (because the first folder,
    > if
    > it has a lot of bookmarks in it, will fill up the whole drop-down menu),
    > and
    > then even that second folder will stay expanded, and so on.
    > One way of avoiding this mess is to click on the expanded folder again in
    > order for it to retract. But it is not convenient. In IE7 there was a way
    > to
    > make the retraction of the opened folders AUTOMATIC once the second folder
    > was clicked upon. However, I cannot find that command in the Internet
    > Options
    > on IE8. Please advise. Thank you.
    >
     

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