Separate favorites links from the taskbar

March 23, 2010 at 18:40:05
Specs: Windows XP
How to: "Separate/isolate the IE favorites links from the taskbar links?" Right now by default, there one in the same. Mozilla does it. (its called the bookmark toolbar). I want to put my webmail urls on the favorite links and job sites down in the taskbar links. How do you do it? Please send(or
Paste a couple of url links) that shows how. I have googled and searched, but i can't find any answers. thanks TJ (xpsp3 & vista IE7)

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#1
March 24, 2010 at 01:41:11
How ro Customize the Links Bar:
http://www.microsoft.com/windows/ab...

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#2
March 24, 2010 at 13:16:05
Thanks for responding, but this I read. Doesn't solve the "links Issue". Mozilla has them as separate areas, working independently. The top is called "Bookmarks", not Links, is different from the explorer's taskbar "Links". IE should be able to do it too.
It's probably done in the registry. Either:
(HKCU\software\MS\InternetExplorer\Toolbar\LinkFolderName)
has a DataValue "links".
(And it's not the config\systemprofile\links folder. searched > that has MS crap that's pushed) .
Could be as simple as: "deleting the DataValue, or creating new value called BookMarks or changing it to "None". To break the link.
I need someone who likes doing mini hack to windows. To bad i can't find this one at:
http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_...
Anyone Else?

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#3
March 24, 2010 at 14:01:36
Sorry you could not find the solution in my previous suggestion, but the answer is there. Your problem is this:"How to: "Separate/isolate the IE favorites links from the taskbar links? Right now by default, there [sic] one in [sic]the same." This observation of yours is obviously obstructing your view... You should take a fresh look at how you have already blocked your options.
From my previously-posted link, you learn how to customize the "Links", and yet the changes you make do not alter the "Favorites" or the Menu Bar... so what might one conclude from that? "One and the same"? Does not seem like it to me.

The Favorites is on the Menu Bar. The Links Bar can be Hidden, or even dragged to a new position (e.g: below the Menu Bar), quite independently from the Menu Bar (which hosts the Favorites).


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#4
March 24, 2010 at 15:11:26
Thanks for responding, but your not following what i am asking. I must be still explaining it wrong. Do this:
1) open IE. 2) go down to the task bar on the bottom, UnLock & Right Click > select Toolbar>links (check mark-active) 3) drag a few URL (favicon) down just to the right of the links gridlines, so it is now in Links(taskbar).
4) now guess WHAT HAPPENS! >it shows up in the IE toolbar "Links" or drag it to the toolbar and it shows up in the taskbar down below. 5) delete a URL icon in either location and it disappear in both locations.
6) finally to see independent functionality download Mozilla Browser called FireFox 3.5.8 (U.S.english for Windows)
7) in the Firefox menu tab "bookmarks" 5th line down, you will see its version of independent links(active by menu tab: View>Toolbar>Bookmarks Toolbar. 8) add/drag or delete URLs/favicon to the toolbar or the explorer link taskbar at the bottom and isolated/not tied together.
ANYONE ELSE?

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#5
March 25, 2010 at 05:18:32
You are absolutely right. I am not following you:: "but your [sic] not following what i am asking. I must be still explaining it wrong

I thought you were talking about different browser behaviors [review your original post], but all along, you were talking OS [Windows] behavior. Windows and IE are "integrated"... and that has (#&%#$!) consequences!!

Regardless, try my previous suggestion about dragging the IE Links Bar to a separate position, w.g.: below the [optional] Menu Bar, and I think you will see that IE behaves much the same as Firefox. "Links" are independent of "Favorites".



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