IE8: Add to favorites -> last create in

Discussion in 'Internet Explorer' started by Stephen., May 3, 2009.

  1. Stephen.

    Stephen. Guest

    When adding multiple favorites to a sub-directory, the create-in is being
    forgotton between adds, and resetting to the default Favorites.

    This 'remember last' function worked in IE7, and I note it was considered
    for a feature in IE8 at the URL:
    http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone/chats/transcripts/09_0224_ez_ie8.mspx
    search on page for 'last create in'

    This omission means I will go back to IE7. (No response required.)

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    Stephen., May 3, 2009
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  2. Stephen.

    Pamela Guest

    Re: Add to favorites -> last create in

    Donald
    thankyou i got it working you are a great help
    when I download ie8 it must taking it away when i remove ie8 another
    question when I download ie8 my norton's in the side bar says fix now
    how come?
    Pamela, May 3, 2009
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  3. Re: Add to favorites -> last create in

    [you replied to the wrong thread!]

    Pamela wrote:
    > Donald
    > thankyou i got it working you are a great help
    > when I download ie8 it must taking it away when i remove ie8 another
    > question when I download ie8 my norton's in the side bar says fix now
    > how come?
    PA Bear [MS MVP], May 3, 2009
    #3
  4. Stephen.

    FEhrhardt Guest

    Ah Microsoft, if you only had a brain...

    Your removal of the IE7 feature (remembering last-used Favs folder) is
    astonishing. I challenge anyone in MSFT or MVPs to defend this gaffe.

    I'm trying IE8 on one machine and this screwup alone may convince me to go
    back to IE7. Anyone in MSFT care to comment?

    "Stephen." wrote:

    > When adding multiple favorites to a sub-directory, the create-in is being
    > forgotton between adds, and resetting to the default Favorites.
    >
    > This 'remember last' function worked in IE7, and I note it was considered
    > for a feature in IE8 at the URL:
    > http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone/chats/transcripts/09_0224_ez_ie8.mspx
    > search on page for 'last create in'
    >
    > This omission means I will go back to IE7. (No response required.)
    >
    > ----------------
    > This post is a suggestion for Microsoft, and Microsoft responds to the
    > suggestions with the most votes. To vote for this suggestion, click the "I
    > Agree" button in the message pane. If you do not see the button, follow this
    > link to open the suggestion in the Microsoft Web-based Newsreader and then
    > click "I Agree" in the message pane.
    >
    > http://www.microsoft.com/communitie...&dg=microsoft.public.internetexplorer.general
    FEhrhardt, Jul 20, 2009
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  5. Stephen.

    Rumer1 Guest

    This is so incredibly annoying. I searched IE8 for an hour thinking surely
    there is an option somewhere to remember last Favorites folder (or subfolder)
    selected. I'm also seriously considering going back to IE7 despite many
    features I like in IE8.

    "FEhrhardt" wrote:

    > Ah Microsoft, if you only had a brain...
    >
    > Your removal of the IE7 feature (remembering last-used Favs folder) is
    > astonishing. I challenge anyone in MSFT or MVPs to defend this gaffe.
    >
    > I'm trying IE8 on one machine and this screwup alone may convince me to go
    > back to IE7. Anyone in MSFT care to comment?
    >
    > "Stephen." wrote:
    >
    > > When adding multiple favorites to a sub-directory, the create-in is being
    > > forgotton between adds, and resetting to the default Favorites.
    > >
    > > This 'remember last' function worked in IE7, and I note it was considered
    > > for a feature in IE8 at the URL:
    > > http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone/chats/transcripts/09_0224_ez_ie8.mspx
    > > search on page for 'last create in'
    > >
    > > This omission means I will go back to IE7. (No response required.)
    > >
    > > ----------------
    > > This post is a suggestion for Microsoft, and Microsoft responds to the
    > > suggestions with the most votes. To vote for this suggestion, click the "I
    > > Agree" button in the message pane. If you do not see the button, follow this
    > > link to open the suggestion in the Microsoft Web-based Newsreader and then
    > > click "I Agree" in the message pane.
    > >
    > > http://www.microsoft.com/communitie...&dg=microsoft.public.internetexplorer.general
    Rumer1, Aug 4, 2009
    #5
  6. Stephen.

    Gordon Guest

    "Rumer1" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > This is so incredibly annoying. I searched IE8 for an hour thinking
    > surely
    > there is an option somewhere to remember last Favorites folder (or
    > subfolder)
    > selected. I'm also seriously considering going back to IE7 despite many
    > features I like in IE8.
    >



    Err there IS. Use the Favorites Sidebar. Of course, it won't remember the
    last folder used if you end the IE session.....
    Gordon, Aug 4, 2009
    #6
  7. Stephen.

    Rumer1 Guest

    Thank you, however, I don't like to keep the sidebar (if you're talking about
    the Favorites Center) pinned because it takes up too much of the screen.
    I'll try it for a few days to see if it becomes less annoying though. :)

    "Gordon" wrote:

    >
    > "Rumer1" <> wrote in message
    > news:...
    > > This is so incredibly annoying. I searched IE8 for an hour thinking
    > > surely
    > > there is an option somewhere to remember last Favorites folder (or
    > > subfolder)
    > > selected. I'm also seriously considering going back to IE7 despite many
    > > features I like in IE8.
    > >

    >
    >
    > Err there IS. Use the Favorites Sidebar. Of course, it won't remember the
    > last folder used if you end the IE session.....
    >
    Rumer1, Aug 4, 2009
    #7
  8. Stephen.

    Gordon Guest

    "Rumer1" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > Thank you, however, I don't like to keep the sidebar (if you're talking
    > about
    > the Favorites Center) pinned because it takes up too much of the screen.
    > I'll try it for a few days to see if it becomes less annoying though. :)
    >


    You don't need to keep it pinned. Just open it when you want to add a
    favorite...
    Gordon, Aug 4, 2009
    #8
  9. Stephen.

    FEhrhardt Guest

    This is a well-intentioned suggestion but IHMO it misses the point. After the
    n-th incarnation of an app like IE, a core principle should be MAKE IT
    EFFICIENT for the user. In IE7 (to which I have returned), if I am saving
    multiple URLs to the same folder, for example when planning a vacation, I
    make just two (2!!) keypresses: Ctrl+D, <enter>, and I'm done. The suggestion
    below (a) requires mouse move and (b) is more than 2 actions. Yes, I could
    drag&drop from the address bar to the folder. Yes I could do any number of
    things. My rant has to do with MSFT providing an affordance in IE7 and then
    destroying it in IE8.

    "Gordon" wrote:

    >
    > "Rumer1" <> wrote in message
    > news:...
    > > Thank you, however, I don't like to keep the sidebar (if you're talking
    > > about
    > > the Favorites Center) pinned because it takes up too much of the screen.
    > > I'll try it for a few days to see if it becomes less annoying though. :)
    > >

    >
    > You don't need to keep it pinned. Just open it when you want to add a
    > favorite...
    >
    FEhrhardt, Aug 4, 2009
    #9
  10. Stephen.

    Essexbiker Guest

    I agree wholeheartedly with the comments about IE8 Favorites not remembering
    the last folder when adding multiple sites because it takes so much longer to
    have to keep scrolling down the list of folders to find the folder you want
    to add them to every time! And I too am considering going back to IE7 for
    this very reason.

    But I visited this newsgroup to see if there was a solution and I thought I
    read that if you open the Favorites SIDEBAR, you should be able to drag the
    address from the address bar directly in to a folder on it - but how? I am
    trying out the Windows 7 RC with IE8 and I can copy and paste the address
    into a folder from the address bar. But I can't see how to just drag and drop
    it?

    Neither can I see how to get the Favorites SIDEBAR to add sites to the last
    folder used because when I click the Add to Favorites button, it still opens
    up the "Add a favorite" box where it stil forces me to scroll down the
    annoyingly expanded folders list to select the folder I wish to save it to!

    Adding sites to the Favorites BAR (the old LINKS bar) is easy enough as most
    people only put their most frequently visited sites in there and do not
    necessarily need to use folders.

    But as others have said, having to try and figure out how to use these
    workarounds to add multiple sites to the same folder in IE8 Favorites quickly
    and easily would not be necessary if IE8 worked the same as IE7 and
    automatically remembered the last folder used! Haven't Microsoft heard the
    phrase "If it ain't broke, don't fix it!"? They need to remember that most of
    its customers are NOT particularly technically minded - and that they
    shouldn't need to be just to be able to use IE!

    --
    HP Pavillion system model FR612AA-ABU a6632uk. AMD Phenom(tm) 8550
    Triple-Core Processor. 3gb RAM. NVIDIA GeForce 9500 GS graphics card. Vista
    Home Premium SP2.


    "Gordon" wrote:

    >
    > "Rumer1" <> wrote in message
    > news:...
    > > This is so incredibly annoying. I searched IE8 for an hour thinking
    > > surely
    > > there is an option somewhere to remember last Favorites folder (or
    > > subfolder)
    > > selected. I'm also seriously considering going back to IE7 despite many
    > > features I like in IE8.
    > >

    >
    >
    > Err there IS. Use the Favorites Sidebar. Of course, it won't remember the
    > last folder used if you end the IE session.....
    Essexbiker, Aug 20, 2009
    #10
  11. Stephen.

    Gordon Guest

    "Essexbiker" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > I agree wholeheartedly with the comments about IE8 Favorites not
    > remembering
    > the last folder when adding multiple sites because it takes so much longer
    > to
    > have to keep scrolling down the list of folders to find the folder you
    > want
    > to add them to every time! And I too am considering going back to IE7 for
    > this very reason.
    >
    > But I visited this newsgroup to see if there was a solution and I thought
    > I
    > read that if you open the Favorites SIDEBAR, you should be able to drag
    > the
    > address from the address bar directly in to a folder on it - but how? I am
    > trying out the Windows 7 RC with IE8 and I can copy and paste the address
    > into a folder from the address bar. But I can't see how to just drag and
    > drop
    > it?



    Open the sidebar.
    Expand the Favorites so it shows the folder you want to save the URL in.
    Click and hold the favicon at the L/H end of the address bar. Drag to the
    folder required.
    Gordon, Aug 20, 2009
    #11
  12. Stephen.

    miles Guest

    You guys are great. I was so busy that I just noticed the problem. If I
    hadn't noticed your post I would have wasted the day looking for the answer
    thinking I was really dumb. They did the same thing with Office 2007 by
    putting in that ribbon, taking away the menus and slowly dropping support for
    the older versions. The Chinese had to come out with a product to put the
    menus back. There seems to have been a Change with Gates stepping down - now
    they want to give us what they feel like instead of what we need. If I
    wanted an Apple I would have bought one. I use my machines for business. I
    really don't like wasting time only to find out that it's another Microsoft
    business policy change.

    "Essexbiker" wrote:

    > I agree wholeheartedly with the comments about IE8 Favorites not remembering
    > the last folder when adding multiple sites because it takes so much longer to
    > have to keep scrolling down the list of folders to find the folder you want
    > to add them to every time! And I too am considering going back to IE7 for
    > this very reason.
    >
    > But I visited this newsgroup to see if there was a solution and I thought I
    > read that if you open the Favorites SIDEBAR, you should be able to drag the
    > address from the address bar directly in to a folder on it - but how? I am
    > trying out the Windows 7 RC with IE8 and I can copy and paste the address
    > into a folder from the address bar. But I can't see how to just drag and drop
    > it?
    >
    > Neither can I see how to get the Favorites SIDEBAR to add sites to the last
    > folder used because when I click the Add to Favorites button, it still opens
    > up the "Add a favorite" box where it stil forces me to scroll down the
    > annoyingly expanded folders list to select the folder I wish to save it to!
    >
    > Adding sites to the Favorites BAR (the old LINKS bar) is easy enough as most
    > people only put their most frequently visited sites in there and do not
    > necessarily need to use folders.
    >
    > But as others have said, having to try and figure out how to use these
    > workarounds to add multiple sites to the same folder in IE8 Favorites quickly
    > and easily would not be necessary if IE8 worked the same as IE7 and
    > automatically remembered the last folder used! Haven't Microsoft heard the
    > phrase "If it ain't broke, don't fix it!"? They need to remember that most of
    > its customers are NOT particularly technically minded - and that they
    > shouldn't need to be just to be able to use IE!
    >
    > --
    > HP Pavillion system model FR612AA-ABU a6632uk. AMD Phenom(tm) 8550
    > Triple-Core Processor. 3gb RAM. NVIDIA GeForce 9500 GS graphics card. Vista
    > Home Premium SP2.
    >
    >
    > "Gordon" wrote:
    >
    > >
    > > "Rumer1" <> wrote in message
    > > news:...
    > > > This is so incredibly annoying. I searched IE8 for an hour thinking
    > > > surely
    > > > there is an option somewhere to remember last Favorites folder (or
    > > > subfolder)
    > > > selected. I'm also seriously considering going back to IE7 despite many
    > > > features I like in IE8.
    > > >

    > >
    > >
    > > Err there IS. Use the Favorites Sidebar. Of course, it won't remember the
    > > last folder used if you end the IE session.....

    >
    >
    miles, Nov 28, 2009
    #12
  13. Stephen.

    Kissa Guest

    Has there been a fix to this yet?
    I find this so very frustrating as well since I have over 6,700 favorites in
    510 folders and it is a waste of time to have to scroll all the way down and
    try to find the same folder.
    Kissa

    "FEhrhardt" wrote:

    > Ah Microsoft, if you only had a brain...
    >
    > Your removal of the IE7 feature (remembering last-used Favs folder) is
    > astonishing. I challenge anyone in MSFT or MVPs to defend this gaffe.
    >
    > I'm trying IE8 on one machine and this screwup alone may convince me to go
    > back to IE7. Anyone in MSFT care to comment?
    >
    > "Stephen." wrote:
    >
    > > When adding multiple favorites to a sub-directory, the create-in is being
    > > forgotton between adds, and resetting to the default Favorites.
    > >
    > > This 'remember last' function worked in IE7, and I note it was considered
    > > for a feature in IE8 at the URL:
    > > http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone/chats/transcripts/09_0224_ez_ie8.mspx
    > > search on page for 'last create in'
    > >
    > > This omission means I will go back to IE7. (No response required.)
    > >
    > > ----------------
    > > This post is a suggestion for Microsoft, and Microsoft responds to the
    > > suggestions with the most votes. To vote for this suggestion, click the "I
    > > Agree" button in the message pane. If you do not see the button, follow this
    > > link to open the suggestion in the Microsoft Web-based Newsreader and then
    > > click "I Agree" in the message pane.
    > >
    > > http://www.microsoft.com/communitie...&dg=microsoft.public.internetexplorer.general
    Kissa, Apr 17, 2010
    #13
  14. "Kissa" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > Has there been a fix to this yet?
    > I find this so very frustrating as well since I have over 6,700 favorites
    > in
    > 510 folders and


    > it is a waste of time to have to scroll all the way down and try to find
    > the same folder.



    So open an Windows Explorer window at that level and drag the URL from the
    IE Address bar to it. Alternatively, use the new Add to Favorites Bar
    button for all you new additions and then drag them all from that
    subdirectory to wherever you want them to be instead. No "scrolling"
    required.


    HTH

    Robert Aldwinckle
    ---
    Robert Aldwinckle, Apr 17, 2010
    #14
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