Right-click Menu for Favorites Bar Folders in IE8

Discussion in 'Internet Explorer' started by Dugald, Oct 8, 2009.

  1. Dugald

    Dugald Guest

    I keep a bunch of critical Favorites in the Favorites Bar, in Folders. When
    I click the Folder on the Favorites Bar, it drops down a list of the links in
    that folder. VERY helpful way to keep organized the links I need at work,
    grouped by folders.

    In IE7, I could right-click the folder right on the Favorites Bar and have
    options like "Open" by which I could open the folder in an Explorer view,
    rename links, edit them, duplicate them, arrange them, etc.. The right-click
    options in IE8 no longer have that option. My only options are now "Open in
    Tab Group" or "Customize Title Widths" or such almost helpful functions as
    "Rename" or "Delete."

    If I open the Favorites panel, I can right-click and get to the same "Open"
    or "Sort by Name" options that used to be available right in the Favorites
    Bar, so the functionality is still intact. But it takes me a few more clicks
    to get there now than it used to, which is not an improvement. Can we get
    the right-click functionality back in the Favorites Bar?
    Dugald, Oct 8, 2009
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  2. [Crosspost to IE Beta, where you multi-posted]

    Please state your full Windows version (e.g., WinXP SP3; Vista x64 SP2) when
    posting to this newsgroup..

    PA Bear [MS MVP], Oct 8, 2009
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  3. Dugald

    Don Varnau Guest

    I also don't have the Favorites Center open very often. I don't like losing
    the screen space.

    Two possible workarounds:
    1. Right-click the Taskbar> Toolbars> (check) Links. The Links folder is
    your Favorites Bar.
    2. Browse to the actual favorites folder. Make a shortcut to that folder.
    Place that shortcut in the Quicklaunch Bar.

    Hope this helps,
    [MS MVP- IE]
    Don Varnau, Oct 8, 2009
  4. Dugald

    Dugald Guest

    I also don't have the Favorites Center open very often. I don't like losing
    In IE8 the term "Links" has been replaced by "Favorites Bar" and I already
    have it open. I just can't edit it directly, easily.
    That could be a little faster, as a workaround. Would still be easier to
    just have the "Open" item on the right-click menu, like it was in IE7, but
    I'll try out this suggestion anyway. Anything to make it a little less
    hassle is good.
    Thanks Don.
    Dugald, Oct 9, 2009
  5. Dugald

    Dugald Guest

    WinXP SP3 and IE8

    Is the multi-post OK or not? I didn't see it mentioned in the Rules of
    Conduct, and since there's no IE8 forum up, but I don't believe IE8 is still
    in Beta, there wasn't a clearly "better" place to post.

    Dugald, Oct 9, 2009
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    Bob Guest

    Crosspost, don’t multipost

    Bob, Oct 9, 2009
  7. There isn't an IE8- (or IE7-) specific newsgroup. And IE8 left beta over 6
    months ago.

    To avoid duplication of effort, crossposting is preferable to multiposting,
    thank you.

    Multiposting vs Crossposting:

    PA Bear [MS MVP], Oct 9, 2009
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