IE8 - Move Favorites Bar to Menu Bar area?

Discussion in 'Internet Explorer' started by +Bob+, Mar 12, 2010.

  1. +Bob+

    +Bob+ Guest

    In IE7 I could drag the Favorites bar up to the Menu Bar. In IE8 it
    seems like I can only move it down to the bar where the tabs are. Can
    it be moved in IE8? Perhaps with a modification someone has written?

    Thanks,
     
    +Bob+, Mar 12, 2010
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  2. +Bob+

    rob^_^ Guest

    Hi Bob,

    From top to bottom of the IE toolbar you can arrange it as

    1. Navigation Bar
    2. Menu Bar + Third party toolbars
    2.5 The Navigation bar can also appear under the Menu Bar/Toolbars area with
    a registry tweak.
    3. Command Bar
    4. Favorites Center Button + Favorites Bar
    5. Tabs Bar (Unmovable, always appears above the Web page area)

    Alternative layouts are
    3. Command Bar + Favorites Center Button + Command Bar <+> Favorites Bar
    4. Tabs bar

    or

    3. Favorites Center button + Tabs bar + Favorites Bar <+> Command Bar
    (<+> means that the two bars position can be swapped)
    so
    <answer>
    No, you cannot move the Favorites Bar up to the same area occupied by the
    Menu Bar and Third-party toolbars
    There could be a third-party toolbar that lists your Internet Shortcuts in
    your Favorites/Links folder, but with IE's Loosely coupled toolbars it would
    slow IE down to a snails pace with each new tab. There would be security
    considerations in allowing Folders in the same area as other Third-party
    toolbars.
    </answer>
    <tip>
    Right click on the Task bar and select Toolbars>Links from the context menu
    to display the Links bar (aka Favorites/Links=IE Favorites Bar) in the
    taskbar....
    I pin my taskbar to the top of the screen where my mouse if most often
    positioned (in easy reach of menus in windows)
    </tip>

    Regards.
     
    rob^_^, Mar 12, 2010
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  3. +Bob+

    +Bob+ Guest

    Thanks. I'll never figure out why MS seems to think it's an
    improvement each time they remove useful a feature from one of their
    programs.
     
    +Bob+, Mar 12, 2010
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  4. +Bob+

    rob^_^ Guest

    <laugh/>

    I quite like it. I do think it is an improvement...

    Mostly I use the Add to Favorites Bar button, not the Add to Favorites
    button, menu or context menu.

    When I am finished searching and have accumulated the links I want to keep
    on the Favorites bar I can easily drag them to a folder on the Favorites
    Center.... easier than the clunky Add to Favorites dialog which ALLways
    opens up at the Favorites Root.

    I think their reasoning was for hosting Web Slices in an area of the Toolbar
    that was separate from other Third-party toolbars (to stop those addons
    hijacking your web slice results).
    When a Webslice on the Favorites bar receives an update its text and
    background flashes... Keeping it at eye-level attracts the attention of the
    user when an update is received.

    ppl didn't like IE7 at first either, but over time I think they will warm to
    IE8.

    Regards.
     
    rob^_^, Mar 12, 2010
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  5. +Bob+

    +Bob+ Guest

    I have no objection to them adding features... but they seem to have
    been removing them too with each release since IE6! Seems to go along
    with the removal of features from Windows releases since 2000 :)

    Thanks again,
     
    +Bob+, Mar 12, 2010
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