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The red X delete button to the right of recently visited URLs in IE8

Discussion in 'Internet Explorer' started by Nathan Sokalski, Feb 23, 2010.

  1. Nathan Sokalski

    Nathan Sokalski Flightless Bird

    In Internet Explorer 8, there is a red X to the right edge of each URL in
    the address bar that deletes the URL from the address bar's recently visited
    sites list. I keep accidentally clicking once I see the URL I want to go to
    highlighted, which when I'm not careful deletes it, since the cursor is
    often near the right edge (since that's the edge the button to view the list
    is on). Having a way to delete from this list is nice, but I would rather
    that it not be by just clicking (maybe require a right-click or something,
    but having going to it and deleting it seems a little strange). I would
    rather not have the red X at all than have it be a single click delete. Is
    there a way to get rid of it? Thanks.
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    Nathan Sokalski
    njsokalski@hotmail.com
    http://www.nathansokalski.com/
     
  2. VanguardLH

    VanguardLH Flightless Bird

    Nathan Sokalski wrote:

    > In Internet Explorer 8, there is a red X to the right edge of each URL in
    > the address bar that deletes the URL from the address bar's recently visited
    > sites list. I keep accidentally clicking once I see the URL I want to go to
    > highlighted, which when I'm not careful deletes it, since the cursor is
    > often near the right edge (since that's the edge the button to view the list
    > is on). Having a way to delete from this list is nice, but I would rather
    > that it not be by just clicking (maybe require a right-click or something,
    > but having going to it and deleting it seems a little strange). I would
    > rather not have the red X at all than have it be a single click delete. Is
    > there a way to get rid of it? Thanks.


    There is no configuration option to remove the "X" delete button to the
    right side of each cached entry in the listbox. If you move the mouse
    straight down after clicking of the down arrow then the cursor will be off
    of the "X" to its right. Or you could move the mouse significantly to the
    left, like to the middle of the list, to make sure the cursor is not on the
    "X" icon. Changing your behavior will be the only way to avoid the
    accidentally deletes due to drifting to the left as you move down the mouse.
    Or you could return to using the keyboard and use the up/down arrow keys to
    highlight an entry from the listbox and even hit the Enter key to select it.
     
  3. PA Bear [MS MVP]

    PA Bear [MS MVP] Flightless Bird

    Asked/Answered in IE Answers forum:
    http://social.answers.microsoft.com...r/thread/c16a1eee-2146-418c-a694-afaf12d28ede

    Nathan, to avoid duplication of effort, please don't multipost your
    questions in the newsgroups and the forums. Thanks.


    Nathan Sokalski wrote:
    > In Internet Explorer 8, there is a red X to the right edge of each URL in
    > the address bar that deletes the URL from the address bar's recently
    > visited
    > sites list. I keep accidentally clicking once I see the URL I want to go
    > to
    > highlighted, which when I'm not careful deletes it, since the cursor is
    > often near the right edge (since that's the edge the button to view the
    > list
    > is on). Having a way to delete from this list is nice, but I would rather
    > that it not be by just clicking (maybe require a right-click or something,
    > but having going to it and deleting it seems a little strange). I would
    > rather not have the red X at all than have it be a single click delete. Is
    > there a way to get rid of it? Thanks.
     

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