Collapsing and expanding favorites

Discussion in 'Internet Explorer' started by Paisano, Aug 23, 2006.

  1. Paisano

    Paisano Guest

    I find it annoying that the list of favorites automatically expands whenever
    you try to add a new favorite! We should have the ability to keep them
    collapsed if we have a great deal of favorites. Can we get that option some
    Paisano, Aug 23, 2006
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    redwood Guest

    I agree. I happen to have a lot of favorites in folders and sub-folders. It
    is not an improvement if I have to scroll and scroll and scroll and scroll
    and scroll and scroll and scroll. Hopefully, my point is taken.

    Imagine these forum listings on the left, if they were ALL expanded ALL the
    time without the ability to collapse.

    Being told to use a third-party program is not a solution for a work in
    redwood, Oct 29, 2006
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  3. Paisano

    Paisano Guest

    Right on, brother. I hope many more of us complain about this major oversite
    or big gaff!
    Paisano, Oct 31, 2006
  4. Yep, this is OBVIOUSLY a big problem and MS needs to get this FIXED ASAP!!!
    MartialArtist, Nov 8, 2006
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    Jack Ryan Guest

    Microsoft doesn't agree!!

    and MS needs to get this FIXED ASAP!!!

    Please - don't hold your breath!

    Jack Ryan, Nov 8, 2006
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    KJSacramento Guest

    I ran into your post and I agree 100%, but I don't have that problem in my
    Favorites list, just in the Add to Favorites. See the 11/1/2006 post "Add to
    Favorites..." - it's too bad they didn't see yours to double up the replies
    in one place and draw attention to the problem. That is why I am posting to
    yours too. Hopefully others will do the same.
    KJSacramento, Nov 11, 2006
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    Pico Guest

    This is a major problem. I have a lot of links organized and cannot add to
    them easily. FIX THIS PROBLEM!!!!
    Pico, Nov 21, 2006
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    Timm Guest

    Why didn't microsoft leave it alone. Now i can not find ANY of my 'favorite'
    addresses I have saved. I WANT IT BACK!!!!!!!!!!
    Timm, Nov 22, 2006
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    Ron Guest


    I am using IE6 because of this issue.
    I have a hugh tree of favorites collected.
    I have to be able to add it to the right folder.
    IE7 opens everything which makes it unusable.
    I love the tabs. Microsoft Please help.

    Ron, Mar 7, 2007
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    dtow Guest

    Try doing this until MS hopefully fixes this glaring problem. I posted this
    just a bit ago elsewhere...

    I.E. 7 is fairly nice, except for the expanded view when adding to
    "Favorites". I've not seen anything to fix this. I used to have Explorer 7
    and then upon a clean install of all my system components I decided not to
    patch it to IE 7 because of the favorites problem.

    I might install it and add to favorites this way..

    1. Have a small window of "Favorites" open below the I.E. Browser by going
    through "My Computer.

    2. Now any time I want to add to my "Favorites" all I need to do is bring
    the "Favorites" window to the front and navigate just like I would in I.E. 6.
    Since I have highlighted the "address" in my browser address bar I just
    paste it into the proper folder using "my Computer" that was hiding in the

    Not perfect by any means but it does allow for a much quicker addition of a
    dtow, Apr 8, 2007
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    dtow Guest

    OOPS....Well I didn't try that before posdting it, but it still is not far
    from workable. just right mouse click on the site and pick "create shortcut",
    run to ur desk top and copy the new link, then past it in the folder showing
    the favorites..... Man I hope they fix this, it really sucks
    dtow, Apr 8, 2007
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    Ron Guest

    Thank You for your answer.
    I save so many favorites which makes it too much work.
    I'll stay with IE6 until they fix it, or until they stop supporting it.

    Ron, Apr 8, 2007
  13. ....

    You almost had it. All you need to do is drag the icon from the Address bar
    to wherever you want to drop it--no selection, copy or paste required. ; )


    Robert Aldwinckle
    Robert Aldwinckle, Apr 9, 2007
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    Joe Borma Guest

    I absolutely agree with you. This is why I switched to Firefox and in rare
    cases I use old IE6.
    I have over 20,000 Favs. and MS just missed up the most used feature for me
    and many others. It is the main reason as to my opinion, why many persons are
    leaving them.
    I also made a study in the past about Netscape of Sun and this was the
    reason for its failure. Now Microsoft is trying to enforce modernity on costs
    of time, being cumbersome and inconvenient, this will cost Microsoft its
    leadership, unless someone within MS notices that they need to fire the main
    architect who decided about this ugly and absolutely uncomfortable feature.
    It takes me half a day to add single favorite in their IE7. Thanks. I prefer
    to switch Firefox.
    Joe Borma, Oct 13, 2008
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    Joe Borma Guest

    Just import them to Firefox and use firefox instead. Thanks God there's an
    alternative. I do that apart from MS own connected matters. I use them IE6.
    Joe Borma, Oct 13, 2008
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    Joe Borma Guest

    If you had 20,000 Favs like I do, you won't be able to solve this problem
    fast as you think you may have. Microsoft just missed the point and created a
    major problem for many users like me, who left them just because of this.
    Joe Borma, Oct 13, 2008
  17. Really? Takes one second to right click and Add to Favorites.

    Rob Giordano
    Microsoft MVP Expression
    Rob Giordano [MS MVP], Oct 13, 2008
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    med Guest

    e to search thru Hi Rob, Can you explain how to add to favorites while having
    collapsed folders? will be very much appreciated. I have lots of favorites
    too and find it annoying (folders overload) to have all of them expanded when
    trying to create a new favorite. Now I have to visually search through all
    the folders to have properly organzed folder content when creating new
    favorites, which is cumbersome and just plain annoying!! In fact I am likely
    going to switch to another browser without this problem. When all users with
    lots of favorites (the heavy internet users switch to another browser)
    microsoft will have to change it back to the ie6 structure or provide a
    switcg to enable collapsed folders or risk losing browser market share in the
    long run.

    If this issue has been solved, would greatly appreciate a link to the
    solution. Thanks.
    med, Nov 8, 2008

  19. You can use drag and drop.


    Lots of discussion about it in here. Web interface users such as yourself
    should just do Alt-7 searches to find them. Don't rely on the interface's
    filter though; the voting mechanism is rarely used and often misused when
    it is used at all.

    Robert Aldwinckle, Nov 12, 2008
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    matthewtec Guest

    Rob --

    I think we can all bring up the "Add Favorites" dialog box in one second;
    but to add a favorite to a dialog box that automatically forces the expansion
    of every folder in one's favorites list is the daunting task.

    For people that have between 100 and 1,000 folders, it is not a "one second
    task" to scroll down and find a folder somewhere in the middle. Add to this
    the fact that even if the folder icons are customized in explorer, they are
    not when trying to add a favorite.

    We have received responses of "use a third party software solution" through
    "change the way you have added favorites since you started using IE".

    It is especially frustrating because we aren't asking for an upgrade to IE
    -- we want the ability to have the same functionality as it was.

    I know Microsoft is aware of the issue, what I don't understand is why the
    stubbornness on it. Even if Microsoft thinks they know the absolute best
    way to do something, in the past I've viewed the company as being flexible to
    allow people to work the way they find best. Why else is there a gazillion
    different ways to copy a piece of text, open a file, or view open windows in
    the toolbar?
    [granted, you took away the quick way to minimize Office windows by
    eliminating the alt/space/n ability... it's as if the new Microsoft is more
    about limiting how user's can work. Not exactly going hand in hand with the

    I shudder to think if we should expect the Registry to be automatically
    expanded in the future?

    I have always had a second browser available for development purposes, but
    this annoyance with adding a favorite has got me using a different browser
    for the first time since I switched over from Mosaic.

    I will be glad when I can stop having to add favorites to a folder named
    "00_New-Favorites" (which appears at the top of my list of 474 folders), and
    then periodically moving them in explorer.
    matthewtec, Nov 18, 2008
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