How to Disable IE9 Beta pinned sites feature

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December 29, 2010 at 07:20:07
Specs: Windows 7, N/A
I am trying to get used to Internet Explorer 9, having installed the beta a couple of weeks ago. One thing that frustrates me is the new pinned sites feature. That's supposed to allow you to drag the website icon to the taskbar to pin it. Unfortunately, it's not just the taskbar. Even when I drag it to a folder window, it creates a pinned site (a file with the .website extension), when all I want to do is create an Internet shortcut (a file with the .url extension) just like IE8 used to do. Is there a way to disable the pinned sites feature?

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December 29, 2010 at 14:40:45
I don't have IE9, I tried it for a couple of days months ago and got rid of it. So I can't say if it can be disabled.
Surely you can still use the add to favorites option, if it doesn't have the Favorites tab you should still be able to right click on the web page and choose Add to Favorites.

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February 12, 2011 at 21:48:33
If you first press the SHIFT KEY, and then (while continuing to hold down the SHIFT KEY) drag the site icon to any folder (including to the desktop), the shortcut that is produced will have a .URL [internet shortcut] extension, rather than a .WEBSITE [pinned website] extension.

This is how it works on IE9 Release Candidate. This may also have worked this way on the IE9 Beta, but I did not try the Beta.

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February 13, 2011 at 02:20:35

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