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Toolbar lock fails

Discussion in 'Internet Explorer' started by GaryMac, Jun 19, 2010.

  1. GaryMac

    GaryMac Flightless Bird

    Folks-

    I run Vista/SP2 with IE8. I have a number of toolbars active, positioned 2
    to a line, and locked. Occasionally when I activate IE8 my toolbars are no
    longer where I locked them and I have to unlock, position and re-lock. Can
    someone explain why this happens and how to possibly prevent it from
    occurring?

    -Gary
     
  2. PA Bear [MS MVP]

    PA Bear [MS MVP] Flightless Bird

    Which toolbars?

    GaryMac wrote:
    > I run Vista/SP2 with IE8. I have a number of toolbars active, positioned 2
    > to a line, and locked. Occasionally when I activate IE8 my toolbars are no
    > longer where I locked them and I have to unlock, position and re-lock. Can
    > someone explain why this happens and how to possibly prevent it from
    > occurring?
     
  3. VanguardLH

    VanguardLH Flightless Bird

    GaryMac wrote:

    > Folks-
    >
    > I run Vista/SP2 with IE8. I have a number of toolbars active, positioned 2
    > to a line, and locked. Occasionally when I activate IE8 my toolbars are no
    > longer where I locked them and I have to unlock, position and re-lock. Can
    > someone explain why this happens and how to possibly prevent it from
    > occurring?
    >
    > -Gary


    Some 3rd party toolbars are rude in that they are coded to position
    themselves at specific locations. No matter where you want the toolbar,
    it affixes to the same location. This screws up the arrangment. Unless
    the toolbar gets updated or until you get rid of it, the problem will
    continue.
     
  4. GaryMac

    GaryMac Flightless Bird

    Norton, Lexmark, Dealio, Windows Live, Weather Channel, Stumble Upon,
    Bing
     
  5. GaryMac

    GaryMac Flightless Bird

    The problem is occasional. For the most part things remain where I
    put them.
     
  6. PA Bear [MS MVP]

    PA Bear [MS MVP] Flightless Bird

    Many popular third-party toolbars have their own, very stubborn & often
    conflicting opinions of where they SHOULD be located within the IE toolbar.
    I'd recommend uninstalling (or at least disabling) all of them then
    reinstalling (or re-enabling) the one or two (max.) toolbars you simply
    can't LIVE without.


    GaryMac wrote:
    > Norton, Lexmark, Dealio, Windows Live, Weather Channel, Stumble Upon,
    > Bing
     
  7. GaryMac

    GaryMac Flightless Bird

    3rd parties who play that way are not very nice...thanks for your
    reply and advice.
     
  8. PA Bear [MS MVP]

    PA Bear [MS MVP] Flightless Bird

    PS:

    Prevent Internet Explorer Toolbar Layout from being Reset
    http://www.winhelponline.com/blog/prevent-internet-explorer-toolbar-layout-from-being-reset/

    PA Bear [MS MVP] wrote:
    > Many popular third-party toolbars have their own, very stubborn & often
    > conflicting opinions of where they SHOULD be located within the IE
    > toolbar.
    > I'd recommend uninstalling (or at least disabling) all of them then
    > reinstalling (or re-enabling) the one or two (max.) toolbars you simply
    > can't LIVE without.
    >
    >
    > GaryMac wrote:
    >> Norton, Lexmark, Dealio, Windows Live, Weather Channel, Stumble
    >> Upon,
    >> Bing
     
  9. GaryMac

    GaryMac Flightless Bird

    Thanks for the tip.
     

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