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Favourites in IE11

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    I exported firefox favs as a bookmark.htm to my docs


    It is my understanding IE does not permit Favs to be imported. Only way is what you have done, import as htm document.

    I read the new Edge browser with Win10 will permit importing Favs.
    Last edited by torre; 09 Jul 2015 at 14:25.

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  2. #12


    I have just realised the IE11 still opens them stupid little windows about 2 inches across and a few more down. Bloody idiotic. Now off to searhc some 3rd party software that forces IE to open full screen, now, its here somewhere, let me see, hmmmm ......................... sorry carry on without me!

    I apologise for my bad memory but there was a thread in here that explained how to ensure IE opened in full screen mode, why they make it open in such a scrawny little window is baffling, stupidity. Answers on the back of a £9 note to me please.
    Last edited by elbmek; 09 Jul 2015 at 09:15.
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  3. #13


    Quote Originally Posted by torre View Post
    I exported firefox favs as a bookmark.htm to my docs


    It is my understanding IE does not permit Favs to be imported. Only way is what you have done, import as htm document.

    I read the new Edge browser with Win10 will permit importing Favs.
    Thanks, I'll wait for Edge. Back to Avant for now ...................
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  4. #14


    Quote Originally Posted by Helmut View Post
    Go to the Favourites list > Right click on any favourite link > Properties > Untick "Sort by name".
    That will make any Favourite you make go to the bottom of the list of shortcuts within whatever Folder, it remembers the the last Folder used so if you don't realise what exactly you last used you can actually 'lose' it.

    What I do is then drag and drop the Shortcut to the Top of the list, so essentially what is important to me is at the top of the list i.e. not arranged alphabetically.

    I do the same thing with Favourite folders select drag and drop in the Favourites list either directly or using the 'Organise Favourites....' option. Thus those Folders are also organised like I wish i.e. important to the top.

    On the bar at the Top, Right Click in an empty space, and you can elect to display/not display the Favourites Bar, or Menu Bar.
    I prefer to have the rather old Menu Bar displayed then it's easy to select Favourites > Add to favourites...


    The 'Yellow Star' selections not being that useful to me, though as you say useful if you 'lose' a recently made favourite.

    I have been using IE for around 14 years and basically the Favourites lists were started then and been successively edited over the years and exported/imported to various versions of IE, and ineed other Web Browsers.
    Thank you Helmut.

    Excuse the delay in responding, I've not been very well.

    I will have another play when I have my next bout of enthusiasm.

    In the 5 months that I have had Windows 8.1 I've had more problems with it than I had with Windows 95, 98, XP Home and XP Pro put together .

    God knows what awaits us in Windows 10.
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