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IE 10 Favorites dysfunctional or am I missing something?

  1. #1

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    Windows 7, Windows 8, Ubuntu 12.10

    IE 10 Favorites dysfunctional or am I missing something?

    I've been playing with a new clean install of Windows 8 and don't mind the eye candy and links of the start screen tiles but find the implementation of the "metro" version of IE 10 almost unusable.

    Let me explain. In setting up IE 10 desktop version I imported all my favorites, most nicely organized in files according to subject and whatever. They number a couple of hundred.

    However when I go to the "metro" IE 10 these favorites are strung out seemingly to infinity above the address area. No files by subject, no particular order, just a line of tiles of favorites extending on forever. It's unusable and quite a disappointment given all that Microsoft seems to have invested in the interface. How could they possibly put out such a flawed approach to web browsing, the basis of their "new" OS? I must be missing something, or not.....please enlighten me!

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    Windows 8 enterprise x64

    Welcome to the world of Metro
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    Windows 8.1 Pro, iOS 7.1, Elementary OS

    Quote Originally Posted by area 66 View Post
    Welcome to the world of Metro
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    No, you aren't missing anything..this is how MS expects you to do it in the future. It's ludicrous in my opinion, it's just good to see others noticing the lack of uselessness they crammed into many parts of this product.

    I do work with a number of people who hardly use bookmarks at all, this won't be an issue for them. Me on the other hand, I use a bookmark bar which is more or less what I would want as tiles, and about 200 bookmarks of things I MIGHT.want to easily find in the future., having these on the desktop start screen is about as dumb as just launching all 200 of them at boot time, each in their own running instance of IE.
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    Win 8 64

    If IE10 allows printing, I haven't found it. The procedure for closing a tab is fussy and takes two clicks. The only way out of the browser is to launch the start page, leaving all your browsing in string of graphical tabs. I just run Win 8 from the desktop and use IE 9. Works fine for me. The metro stuff, I think, is aimed at tablets. Those of us with full computers are better off without it. I deleted all of it from my system.
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