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IE8 Favorites

Discussion in 'Internet Explorer' started by Happy Trails, Apr 25, 2010.

  1. Happy Trails

    Happy Trails Flightless Bird

    XPSP3 - just upgraded from ie6 to ie8 to support youtube access.

    I used to get a short list of often-used favorites. I believe it was
    "personal favorites" in ie6 - can't remember for sure.

    Is it possible to get this short list in ie8?

    Will it just "happen" after I use ie8 for a while?

    I am new to this group, so please don't stomp all over me for not
    knowing that this question has been answered a million times before,
    as I'm sure it has been asked.
     
  2. VanguardLH

    VanguardLH Flightless Bird

    Happy Trails wrote:

    > XPSP3 - just upgraded from ie6 to ie8 to support youtube access.
    >
    > I used to get a short list of often-used favorites. I believe it was
    > "personal favorites" in ie6 - can't remember for sure.
    >
    > Is it possible to get this short list in ie8?
    >
    > Will it just "happen" after I use ie8 for a while?
    >
    > I am new to this group, so please don't stomp all over me for not
    > knowing that this question has been answered a million times before,
    > as I'm sure it has been asked.


    The personal favorites (an MRU, or most-recent-used list) menu function is
    gone in IE8. I never used this feature but see comments that it actually
    disappeared in IE7. If the list were short then it should be in your
    Favorites Bar (previously called the Links Bar). If it were a long list, it
    would take me less time to just manually type it in (and probably grab it
    from the drop-down cached list for the Address Bar).

    I have seen some users claim that it can be returned by importing the
    relevant data items under a registry key from an IE6 system. The registry
    key is:

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet
    Explorer\AdvancedOptions\BROWSE\FAVINTELLI

    You can Google on either of the following search criteria to find articles
    that mention how to use the registry to return the functionality (I haven't
    tried this to know if it works or not in IE8):

    +"personal favorites" "internet explorer" ie8

    "Internet Explorer\AdvancedOptions\BROWSE\FAVINTELLI"
     
  3. Kyler_IE8_Team

    Kyler_IE8_Team Flightless Bird

    Another solution might be turning on the "new tab" page in IE8, which shows recently visited sites. You can turn this on by going into Tools>Internet Options> General, and under the tabs section, click Settings. Then change "When a new tab opens" to "new tab" page.
    Cheers,
    Kyler
    IE Outreach Team
     

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