Links on Menubar always resets

Discussion in 'Internet Explorer' started by Alex, Aug 20, 2007.

  1. Alex

    Alex Guest


    Odd problem. I manually arrange (by drag & drop) my link shortcuts on the
    menubar but when I exit Internet Explorer (v7) and go back into it, the links
    have defaulted/resetted to alphabetical view.

    (remember links menubar and not favourites, although the changes done in
    links/favourites have the same effect but still reset to alphanumeric)

    Any help would be great.

    Alex, Aug 20, 2007
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    YoKenny Guest

    Alex typed:
    That is the default behavior I believe and is set in the registry:

    Take a backup of that registry entry to be able to restore it then delete it
    and maybe you can arrange the entries the way you desire.
    YoKenny, Aug 20, 2007
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    Alex Guest

    Thanks but still not fixed. After deleting the registry key, the links menu
    within favourites can now be sorted like I want without it resetting to
    alphanumeric. The issue now is the link on the explorer menubar still
    alphanumeric everytime I start IE.
    Alex, Aug 20, 2007
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    PA Bear Guest

    Windows version?

    Did you Lock the toolbar after making the change?
    PA Bear, Aug 20, 2007
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    Alex Guest

    I have tried with and without locking it, and still no luck. When I remove
    it from the menubar (unclicking it) and restart IE, it comes back by itself.
    But when I say remove the 'Status Bar' from the menubar and restart IE, it
    stays away, therefore problem linked with 'Links' only.

    sorry - running Vista Home Premium.
    Alex, Aug 20, 2007
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    PA Bear Guest

    One or more options/settings in an ever-growing number of third-party
    applications may be disallowing the change(s) from "sticking". These include
    but are not limited to Ad-aware's Ad-Watch, Spybot Tea Timer,
    SpywareBlaster, SpySweeper, Spyware Doctor, Norton AntiVirus, McAfee
    VirusScan and/or Antispyware, and Zone Alarm (Free and Pro).
    PA Bear, Aug 20, 2007
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    Alex Guest

    The problem is fixed. Mysteriously as I did not restore or uninstall or
    unload any programs.

    I booted my computer into safe mode. Made random changes with the links in
    IE. Exited IE, re-entered IE and all was fine. Shut down and rebooted as
    Changes made in safe mode were still there.
    Changes made in normal mode are now also not resetted anymore.

    Thanks all.
    Alex, Aug 21, 2007
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    Engineer D Guest

    I too am having this problem. I am running IE7 with latest patches/updates. I
    go for awhile with the links sorted in the order I want them and then
    seemingly at random times, when I reboot the links are reordered
    alphabetically. This may not be random but may be related to when MS updates
    are installed (I just have not watched close enough to confirm it is the
    update). I found this morning after installing the recent MS updates that the
    links had resorted. I have “Lock the Toolbars†check marked but they do not
    remain locked.

    I am running CounterSpy Enterprise (ver 2.0) Edition and Symantec AV (ver
    10.0). This happens on both a laptop and a desktop that I work with.

    Does anybody have a suggestion?
    Engineer D, Jan 10, 2008
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    Manoj C Guest

    Hi Alex,

    I am also facing same problem. You mentioned it got fixed when you booted in
    safe mode. How do you boot in safe mode?
    Manoj C, May 31, 2008
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