[BUG] IE7 increment Favorite Center "Width" registry key value on

Discussion in 'Internet Explorer' started by Alca, Jun 12, 2008.

  1. Alca

    Alca Guest

    Each time IE7 closes, the "Width" key from
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\LinksExplorer
    is incremented by +1.
    It is a bug.
    This key controls the width of the Favorite Center.
    Please fix. It's annoying to have to resize the width of "Favorite Center"
    because of this bug.
    Alca, Jun 12, 2008
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  2. Alca

    Leonard Grey Guest

    How come my copy of IE 7 doesn't have this 'bug'?
    Leonard Grey, Jun 12, 2008
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  3. Alca

    Alca Guest

    It does have this bug, like all IE7.
    The increment is small so you may not see a difference (different width of
    Favorite Center).
    You can verify for yourself.
    Open regedit, go to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet
    Look at the value of "Width" key. Keep regedit open.
    Now open IE7 and then just close it.
    Refresh "regedit" (F5).
    The value of "Width" key has incremented by +1 decimal.
    Alca, Jun 12, 2008
  4. Mine doesn't. It stays set to 0x00000118 (280).

    Frank Saunders MS-MVP IE,OE/WM, Jun 12, 2008
  5. Alca

    Alca Guest

    Frank, interesting.
    I've seen this bug on every IE7 installation i tested.
    My own current build is affected, version 7.0.5730.11.
    Can you tell what version is your IE7?
    Thank you.
    Alca, Jun 12, 2008
  6. Machine with 5730.11 (SP2) has LinksExplorer key but no width value.
    Machine with 5730.13 (SP3) has no LinksExplorer key.

    Vista machine without SP1 is the one I checked before, 0x00000118.
    My machine with Vista SP1 is down with a hardware problem.
    Frank Saunders MS-MVP IE,OE/WM, Jun 12, 2008
  7. Alca

    Alca Guest

    Ok, i know why you don't see the bug:
    You need to have the Favorites Center permanently pinned on the left side
    for the bug to show up.
    From then on, each time you close IE7, this "width" will increase little by
    Please let me know if you experience the bug too.
    Alca, Jun 13, 2008

  8. I think OP left out a critical assumption: Docked = 1

    FWIW I rarely pin the Favorites Center and never close IE
    with it pinned.

    So the test procedure is:
    1. use RegEdit to check the starting value
    2. open IE.
    3. press Ctrl-Shift-I (if necessary)
    4. press F5 in RegEdit.

    Anyway when it's pinned I would probably be just as happy
    dragging it bigger... <eg>


    Robert Aldwinckle, Jun 13, 2008

  9. Yep, if it's docked I see it.
    It will never bother me.
    Frank Saunders MS-MVP IE,OE/WM, Jun 13, 2008
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